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New Town Homes in Skyview Park

Skyview Park is a community of new town homes within the Engleside community.  It is located in the Mount Vernon district of Fairfax County, between Jefferson Davis Highway and Pole Road and between Sacramento Drive and Frye Road.  The town homes in Skyview Park are new, having been built in the last five years, and offer an open floor plan, spacious kitchens, and closed garages.  In addition, many boast walk-in closets and hardwood floors.  Skyview Park  residents enjoy a neighborhood tot lot, manicured community lawns, and playgrounds.

Mount Vernon High School

Mount Vernon High School, Serving Skyview Park Residents

Skyview Park is served by Woodlawn Elementary School, Whitman Middle School, and Mount Vernon High School.

Commuters rejoice, Skyview Park is close to I495 and Fairfax County Pkwy as well as the Franconia/Springfield metro. In addition, it is only a 15 minute drive to DC, 10 minute drive to Springfield, and 5 minute drive to Old Town Alexandria from Skyview Park.

Homes for sale in Skyview Park:

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1 – 5 of 5.

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(all data current as of

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Lot size: 1,400 sq ft

  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Lot size: 1,400 sq ft

  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,360 sq ft

  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 3,203 sq ft

  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,360 sq ft

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Woodlawn Plantation

Woodlawn Plantation is a 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Woodlawn is located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia in Fairfax County near Fort Belvoir.

Woodlawn’s main Federal-style house was designed by the architect of the U.S. Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, and constructed between 1800 and 1805 for Washington’s nephew Major Lawrence Lewis and his bride, Eleanor “Nelly” Custis Lewis. During the Lewis’ years in residence, Woodlawn comprised over 2,000 acres and was worked by over 100 workers, at least 90 of whom were African American slaves.

In 1846, the Lewis’s son sold the property to two families from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Troths and the Gillinghams, who were members of The Society of Friends (Quakers). Ethically opposed to slavery, the Troths and Gillinghams established Woodlawn as a “free labor colony,” selling lots to both free black and white farmers, and employing only free laborers to demonstrate as false the argument that the abolition of slavery would mean the death of the Southern plantation economy. This belief in liberty and equality made Woodlawn a controversial social experiment in its time and place, and its residents became a target of raids and suspicion by Confederate forces during the Civil War.

By the turn of the 20th century, Woodlawn was sadly deteriorated and, in 1896, severely damaged by a hurricane. In 1901, the playwright Paul Kester moved in — with his mother, brother and 60 cats — and began “restoring” the house to livable conditions. In 1905, Kester moved on to nearby Gunston Hall, and sold Woodlawn to Miss Elizabeth Sharpe, a Pennsylvania coal heiress who spent two decades lovingly rehabilitating Woodlawn and its grounds to suit contemporary views of an ideal early American estate. Woodlawn’s final private owners were Senator and Mrs. Oscar Underwood of Alabama. Following Mrs. Underwood’s death, it was purchased by a private organization to ensure its preservation. In 1952, Woodlawn became the first historic site owned by The National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information call (703) 780-4000 or visit

Homes for Sale near Woodlawn Plantation

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(all data current as of 3/6/2015)

  1. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 950 sq ft
  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,314 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 3,600 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 950 sq ft
  5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 963 sq ft

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Hidden Pond Nature Center Is An Educational Place for Everyone

With a small park for leisurely strolls around a pond and through the woods, Hidden Pond Nature Center can be found at the end of a residential street in the Kenwood Oaks Community of Springfield in the Fairfax County.

25 acres of Hidden Park is ruled over by larger neighboring parks such as Burke Lake Park with 880 acres and Pohick Stream Valley Park with 700 acres.

The Hidden Park is acres of undisturbed woodland, tranquil trails, bubbling streams and an acre pond along with a new 2,000 foot trail and bridge that connects to Pohick Stream Valley Park. A lighted tennis court and a children’s play area can be enjoyed.

Hidden Pond Nature Center is special because of its wide variety of educational activities and programs provided throughout the whole year for school children and community organizations or work. The programs and activities held are connected by Fairfax County Public Schools that meet the local science standard of learning helping teachers in their lessons. The Center also features live displays and exhibits that teach about the natural world of Fairfax County. Books and other items are also sold for nature lovers.

Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greeley Blvd in Springfield VA 22152. Form ore information about their programs and activities you can contact 703-451-9588.

Homes Near the USCG’s TISCOM

The Coast Guard Telecommunication and Information Systems Command or TISCOM sets office just near Hayfield in Fairfax County Alexandria Virginia. The Command is the Coast Guard’s lead developer of voice and data communications systems by developing modern digital communication networks and integrating computer technology in the Coast Guard’s daily routine.

TISCOM provides telecommunications, electronics and information systems that support the Coast Guard. They are organized into 10 divisions :

  • Administration

    entrance to TISCOM

    Entrance at U.S. Coast Guard's TISCOM

  • Ceremonial Honor Guard
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Workstation Engineering
  • INFOSYS Operations
  • Information Assurance
  • Telecommunication Operations
  • Network Engineering
  • Radio Systems
  • Defense Message System or DMS.

All the 10 divisions have their own department divisions as well, carrying out various duties assigned to them. The TISCOM team of engineers,technicians and support staff focuses on solving today’s information technology problems by timely and quality service to the field.

TISCOM is in Fairfax County near Alexandria VA. For those who work at TISCOM  there are many communities to choose from.

Listed are a few places to consider :


Hayfield is a quiet community without the hustle and bustle of traffic or noise. It is located between Newington and Franconia, just a mile away from TISCOM. Beautiful trees and landscaping offers a relaxed and laid back feeling for professionals. Although Hayfield may sound secluded, it actually is close to the city for commuters. There’s just so much to do for leisure at Hayfield. The Hilltop Driving Range is ultimately close as well as the Golf course for a relaxing game of golf. Those who wish to get more of nature can visit Huntley Meadow Park down south. And the shops at Kingstowne Towne Center cater to all shopping needs. Telegraph KinderCare for the little ones is a walk away and so are Hayfield Elementary and Hayfield Secondary. To Find Homes in Hayfield


Southwest of Alexandria in Fairfax County, Franconia is just 3 miles away from TISCOM.  Franconia has access to the metro at both the Franconia/Springfield Metro Station and the Van Dorn Metro Station.  Other transpiration options would be the Metrobus, Virginia Railway Express and other local as well as regional bus line. Franconia borders Fort Belvoir and most of Kingstowne, Hayfield, Manchester Lakes and Windsor Parks.

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Kingstowne is a subdivision of 22,000 acres of housing including 5,400 homes shared by 3 villages – North Village, Middle Village and South Village in Franconia, Alexandria. Kingstowne definitely is a neighborhood where residents can choose from condos, townhouses and single family homes.

The community itself can make use of the various amenities offered:

  • 2 Fitness Centers / Gyms / Aerobic Studio
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Multi Purpose Courts
  • 22 Hiking / Biking Trails
  • 3 Community Centers
  • 24 Toddler Centers / Play areas

Residents find it quite accessible to the Metro’s Blue Line at the Springfield – Franconia Metro or the Van Dorn Metro.  To Find Homes In Kingstowne.

Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadows Park can be found in the Lee District on the southern part in Fairfax County. Huntley Meadows is 4500 acres of natural treasure that makes forests, wetlands and flower filled meadows creates a more outdoorsy nature loved environment for residents. TISCOM is just 3 miles away from the park making the area around Huntley Meadows.

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Belle Haven

Just 5 miles away from TISCOM, Belle Haven is a luxurious and prestigious neighborhood in the south of Alexandria. Belle Haven overlooks the Potomac River and the Belle Haven Country Club. A wide variety of homes can be found here such as cottages, townhouses, manors, houses and luxury homes, all within an arm reach of parks and country clubs away from the hustles and bustles of Northern Virginia. To Find Homes In Belle Haven.


TISCOM is a mere 5 miles away from Huntington where various styles of homes attract people to stay. The Huntington Metro Station on the Yellow Line provides efficient commuting for residents.  Hunting Creek Club and Huntington Club are good options for those on a budget who want easy access to the Metro.  Jefferson Manor offers little well-built brick townhouse with easy access to the Metro.

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Mount Vernon

8 miles from TISCOM, Mount Vernon is located in the southern part of Fairfax County along the Potomac and toward Old Town Alexandria. Mount Vernon’s hills, streams, lakes and forest provide a beautiful landscape. Many homes have views of the Potomac River. Historical sites such as George Washington’s plantation as well as Gunston Hall and Hollin Hill. A variety of parks, restaurants and retail stores are all located nearby for residents’ convenience.

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Rose Hill

This suburb is 3 miles out from TISCOM and is located close enough to DC by commute. Rose Hill has wide accessible streets with ample unrestricted parking. To Find Homes In Rose Hill

Lorton & Fort Belvoir

Lorton and Fort Belvoir are 7 miles from TISCOM located in Fairfax County, south of Alexandria. Lorton is further from the culture, opportunities and activities of Northern Virginia, but cheaper than you’ll find in the city.

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A walk through Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadows is a natural treasure for residents of Northern Virginia. The park is over 4500 acres of wetlands, forest and meadows in urban Fairfax County. I recently took a walk through the park and snapped a few pictures.

Homes for sale near Huntley Meadows Park

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(all data current as of 3/6/2015)

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,600 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,186 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,729 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
  4. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 816 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,482 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,278 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,440 sqft

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