Lorton is a charming community located just south of Springfield in Fairfax County, and slightly north of Woodbridge, Virginia. Over the past few years, Lorton VA real estate has undergone considerable growth making it the perfect place to buy your next condo, town home, or single family home. Lorton homes range from single and multi-level condominiums to large, luxurious townhouses and single family homes.
One of Lorton's most prominent communities is Lorton Station. Lorton Station is a 300 acre, planned community comprised of approximately 950 homes. Lorton Station is just under a 30 minute drive to Washington, DC. Other popular neighborhoods in Lorton include Laurel Hill, Laurel Crest, and Laurel Highlands. If you are considering purchasing your next home in Lorton VA, you are certain to find an array of homes to suit your needs.
Today, Lorton continues to be one of northern Virginia's prime real estate locations. Since the expansion of the housing community, Gunston Plaza Shopping Center is now the largest shopping center in Lorton. The plaza includes a medical clinic, several businesses and eateries, a senior citizen's center, post office, and a number of convenience shops. Potomac Mills Mall, located just south of Lorton in Woodbridge, is the largest outlet mall in the area. Springfield Mall is also located in close proximity to the Lorton area. Library services in the area have expanded from bookmobile service to a store front library and now to a 10,000 square foot building. The Lorton Heritage Society has developed the Lorton History Garden on the library's south side.
Lorton has three main parks and one golf course. Occoquan Regional Park, offers batting cages, picnic shelters, boating, walking trails, ball fields and fishing; Pohick Bay Regional Park offers boating, picnicking, pool trails and camping facilities; and Sandy Run Regional Park is a typical roadside park. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole golf course that is open to the public. Also located nearby is the South Run Recreation Center which hosts racquetball, handball, squash, room rental, indoor swimming pool and weight room.
Some of Lorton’s historic landmarks include Gunston Hall, George Mason's Home on Pohick Bay; Pohick Church with George Washington's box; Belvoir, George Fairfax's home, now Fort Belvoir Army Corps of Engineer base; and Cranford Church on Mason Neck. Woodlawn Plantation and Mt. Vernon, George Washington's Home on the Potomac River lie just to the North near Route 1. The town of Occoquan is to the south off Route 123, Ox Road.
For the busy commuter, Lorton houses the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter train station for ease of commuting to areas in and around the Washington, DC area. Lorton is also a short 10-15 minute drive from the Springfield and Van Dorn Street Metro Stations.
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