We moved to NVA in 1999 – June to be exact – transferring within the company –
both of us – taking our years – pension- 401 K – vacations and knowledge –
after 32 years for me and 20 plus years for Sherry.
We bought two houses –
moved twice – in 6 1/2 years in Fairfax Va.
Then – we found our home – in Brambleton Va. almost thirteen years ago.
We moved into our home – in August – 2006 –
and have watched our little community grow and grow.
They actually built a new town called Brambleton –
and now are finishing the THIRD High School set to open in September!
Watching all of this – being a part of it – is amazing !
We are a community that sits in the middle of the country –
once you arrive home –
you do not have to go back out into the crazy traffic of NVA.
And in two years or less – the METRO – Silver line – will be 3 1/2 miles away !
The construction of SEVEN more stops is 80 % done –
and will open a brand new line here !
We can hop on – go into D.C. or right to the airports –
everything will be connected !
New four story town homes just completed –
and recently we have been walking the new trails around a huge lake – man made –
Of the new –
OVER 55 community being built just a half mile from our house.
That community is going to have it’s own retail center along with it’s own HOA !
The new four story library just opened a few months ago –
with a huge teen section where you see the windows on the second floor!
Yesterday – it was announced that what is known as HANSON FARM –
Has been turned over to the county –
and next month – development will start on a 257 ACRE preserve !
Soccer fields ( grass)10 of them – 2 pro turf fields –
4 ball diamonds – 1 cricket field – multiple tennis and basketball courts.
FIVE LAKES – pavilion’s -picnic areas and tables and grills.
A park lodge – rest rooms – and the list goes on –
all to be completed in two years.
The farm house and outbuildings will be preserved as a historic site.
This is but a glimpse of where we choose to live 13 years ago.
In the end of the development –
there will be an additional 5 to 10 miles of trails to the already 15 miles we have now.
We were very fortunate – we love our home –
(not the cold Winter )
Our roots are now here for the time being.
I hope this provides a look into the Country living in NVA!
Just another day in my life !
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Great photos Tom! Enjoying your blog very much 🙂 XOXO Your Groupie