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Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day Weekend Events


Get out, enjoy the weather, and dozens of FREE and some paid events around our region!

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Newington Forest Home for Sale

Newington Forest Home for Sale

Welcome to 8475 MAGIC TREE CT in Springfield, VA. Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac street on a fabulous wooded lot, you will find space for everyone and everything in this 4 bedroom*, 3.5 detached home with garage. Many recent big-ticket improvements include windows, HVAC, lower level jacuzzi bath, water heater and more The remodeled kitchen/family room, complete with granite kitchen island, will be the heart of activity. The large remodeled master bedroom has an exceptional walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom The lower level has two large flex spaces to use any way you want. Office, workout room, craft room, music room, playroom….whatever your needs. The complete lower level could also be used as an in-law suite. There is a full bath for your convenience as well as a laundry room. The door to the outside leads to a concrete patio for you to enjoy summer gatherings. Play games in the flat back yard.  Complete with a storage shed to conveniently store needed items. All this in a treed setting that gives a “back to nature” feeling where you can watch wildlife and relax after a long day.

Located in Newington Forest, where more than 50% of the land is set aside for common areas,  Newington Forest is a neighborhood that is full of amenities.

25-meter swimming pool
community center
6 tennis courts
13 tot lots
3 basketball courts
1 ball field
2.5 miles of hiker-biker trails connecting to the South Run Stream Valley Park.

HOA fee of $138/quarter  includes trash removal, recycling, snow removal, road maintenance, tot lots, pool membership, tennis courts, community center, common area maintenance.

Newington Forest Elementary
South County Middle School
South County High School

This special home is centrally located to major transportation routes. Close to 495, 95, 395, Fairfax County Parkway, Franconia/Springfield Metro (park and ride). Close to Fort Belvoir. Approximately 30 minutes to D.C. and the Pentagon. Newington Forest is also serviced by public transportation. This property is approximately 3 miles from the Lorton VRE train station making the commute to National Landing/Crystal City a breeze. Great for Amazon employees!

Minutes to Springfield Mall and Kingstowne with all the surrounding stores, restaurants and entertainment. Everything is within easy reach, including NoVa’s favorite grocery store, Wegman’s!

Enjoy Farmer’s Markets? You will find them within a few miles in Kingstowne and Lorton

Minutes to the South Run Park and Recreation Center with sports and activities for everyone, including a dog park.

*See floorplan. Easy to put up a wall to enclose.

Lansdowne Resort, Golf Club and Neighborhood

Lansdowne Resort, Golf Club and Neighborhood

Love to Socialize?

If you love to socialize, then Lansdowne on the Potomac is a neighborhood you should consider. The subdivision itself is composed of townhomes, luxury townhomes, patio homes, single family, estate, and what I would describe as mansions on multiple acreage lots with 4 or more garages. There are many things that make this community special. One is the fact that residents have access to both an indoor and outdoor pool at the Potomac Club. The Potomac Club is a center of activity

  • 25 meter indoor pool, heated whirlpool and locker rooms
  • Outdoor resort style pool with spa
  • Fitness Facility
  • Business center with computers
  • Meeting rooms
  • Ballroom facility
  • Game room with pool table, television, air hockey table, and foosball

Kayak along the Potomac from the entrance within the community.

lansdowne piedmont restaurant

The Piedmont Restaurant

Lansdowne on the Potomac is located next to Lansdowne Resort, a four-star hotel. Indulge yourself with a spa treatment. Afterward, choose one of many restaurants and delight yourself with chef-inspired creations. The Piedmont is perfect for summer months with outdoor dining that overlooks bucolic scenery.

The golf course overlooks the Potomac in many places and meanders throughout the community. Some homes back up to the golf course. Golf club memberships are available but if you are not a golfer, you can also choose a social membership.

All this is within a few minutes of your home in Lansdowne on the Potomac.


Market Snapshot Shows You Everything

Market Snapshot Shows You Everything

Market Snapshot is for buyers, sellers and the “just curious”.
It will show you what properties are active,
pending, and sold. It’s valuable information. It’s also easy to read.

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  • school information
  • neighborhood information

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