Prince William County Va
by De Ashton
Townhouses In Lake Ridge
Looking for a new home in Prince William County VA? Are you relocating to NOVA and Woodbridge, Virginia?
If it is BRAC and a permanent change of station, you are not alone. Do they still hand out "post reports"?
The military refer to it as permanent change of station handbook. We used to call it reading the post report.
It contained all the pertinent information and resources for what would become our new "home" for next few years.
Many years ago (longer than I care to remember), it consisted of poorly mimeographed sheets, stapled together into a thick package. Not a single photo.
Later, the reports were spiral bound and contained a couple of colorized photos. Still not much in the way of picturing or remotely imagining what home would look like.
We hope this site will add some of the visuals, along with helpful information and resources to make your move a plesant expenrience.
What we offer you is a more personal look at living in Woodbridge, Virginia.
In fact, this area of northern Virginia has seen a boon in construction, especially in the past few years. In great part, this is due to the expected increase in residents.
The entire landscape of the Woodbridge, Virginia area has changed drastically in recent years. Where there were tree tops there are now rooftops.
We can recall a time, not so long ago, when getting off at the Lorton Exit off I-95 meant a drive through a wooded area as we wound our way towards Route 1. No more.
Now they call it Lorton Station and it is a thriving little habitat with sidewalk cafés, boutiques, and restaurants. There are plenty of houses too...single family, duplexes, apartments, townhouses.
However, that's Fairfax County. Cross the Purple Heart Bridge and the Occoquan River and you are home - in Prince William County VA and Woodbridge.
New home developments are still popping up in the Woodbridge, Virginia area. As long time residents, we have to wonder - where next? Large patches of forested land are being cleared in areas we believed would never be touched.
Every so often, as we drive along a familiar route, there is a slight hesitation, as the surroundings suddenly seem unfamiliar. From week to week, there is noticeable change. We travel on the same route but the farmland is now a new housing development and almost like magic, new houses have mushroomed up where cows and horses used to graze. Not so long ago.
This holds true for central and western Prince William County as well. We have nothing against progress but more and more, progress is encroaching on the peaceful areas of the county. All we can do is say "remember when?”
The newest homes can be found in Potomac Club, across Neabsco Mills Road from Stonebridge and Potomac Town Center. Ryland Homes is growing their newest development at Reid's Prospect, off the Prince William Parkway, next to the County complex and Pfitzner Stadium (home of the Potomac Nationals) with close access to the Shops at County Center anchored by the Harris Teeter supermarket.
Eagles Point is off Route 1, slightly south of Woodbridge at the Route 234 Exit. This is ideal for those who work at Quantico but just as convenient for those who take the VRE to points north. We use any of the three Woodbridge VRE stations (Quantico, Rippon, and Woodbridge) to commute to the Pentagon. Do not forget to get off the train at Quantico. Next stop - Fredericksburg.
We welcome the input of area realtors...many of whom have been our neighbors for years.
And we welcome you - our newest neighbors -to Prince William County Va!