Located just a few miles from the main gate of Fort Belvoir the neighborhoods that make up the Lorton area have a long tradition with the military and military families in Northern Virginia. Lorton history goes back to our first Commander in Chief George Washington.
Lorton Station encompasses 950 residences including condos, townhouses and detached homes. The community offers the 100 acre John Plaskett Park, two community swimming pools, tot lots and sports courts spread throughout the neighborhoods. The Lorton Station Town Center features multiple restaurants and professional offices. The Lorton Market features a large Shoppers Food Warehouse, UPS store, emergency medical center and banking. All of shopping options make it easy for homeowners to stay in the neighborhood for just about everything they need.
Depending on your home location in Lorton Station elementary school children will attend either Laurel Hill or Lorton Station elementary schools. Intermediate and High School students attend either Hayfield or South County Secondary Schools.
The nearby Laurel Hill Golf Course an 18 hole championship course operated by the Fairfax County Park opened in 2007 and with a 9000 square foot club house it has become a terrific place for Lorton residents to gather. Bike paths and walking trials connect different sections of the community and also connect with the Fairfax County Cross County Trail.
The jewel of the area is the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Officially opened in September 2008 the site has retained the old brick from the prison buildings and revamped them into a blend of artist's studios, classroom and performing arts center. Proposed new stores and restaurants will round out the neighborhood making once was depressing area the newest "it" place in Northern Virginia.
With it's convenience to Fort Belvoir, easy access to I-95 and the VRE station for comuting to the Pentagon or the new NGIA facility it is easy to see why Lorton Station has become a popular place to call home. If you are interested in learning more about relocating to the Lorton area give me a call at 703-346-2213.