Welcome home to Laurel Highlands, a great single family and townhome development close to everything in Lorton. Homes in this community were constructed during 2003-2007 by Washington Homes Inc, Engle Homes and K Hovnanian Homes. Because there were three builders, there are several unique styles and floor plans to choose from. Detached homes have square footage of 1,680-3,242 on 2 levels; some homes also have full basements. These colonial homes have either an attached or detached 2-car garage. The luxury 2-car garage townhomes feature 1,760 to 2,200 square feet on the top 2 levels. Streets in Laurel Highlands consist of Finnegan Street, Furey Road, Galvin Lane, Gilroy Drive, McCauley Way, Purvis Drive and Usher Drive. Residents have exclusive access to a wide variety of amenities including a swimming pool with sundeck, basketball courts, tennis courts, tot-lots, walking trails and an elegant clubhouse. The clubhouse features a full kitchen and a very nice great room with a fireplace. There is a helpful website that is maintained by the homeowners association. Much of the site is password protected and contains information such as newsletters, a community calendar, a resource center and important phone numbers. Children in the neighborhood attend the new Laurel Hill Elementary and South County Secondary Schools. This community is in a super location near the Lorton VRE, Route 1 and Interstate 95, offering easy access to Fort Belvoir, Washington, D.C. and Quantico.
There are a wide range of resources available to residents in this section of southern Fairfax County. Several shopping centers such as the Shoppes at Lorton Valley, Lorton Marketplace and the Town Center are close by. Situated off Ox Road, the Shoppes include a Giant, Starbucks, a nail salon, Fetch Bakery, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Sunoco and Lorton Music. A medical center and an eclectic mix of restaurants can be found at the Town Center: Pane e Vino, Vocelli Pizza, Daily Grind, Maya’s Pastries and Fireside Grill. Some of the current tenants at Lorton Marketplace are Glory Days Grille, Caribou Coffee, Angie’s Creamery, UPS Store, Lorton Cleaners, Minnieland Daycare and Shoppers Food. Pohick Bay Regional Park is a nice place to spend an afternoon with its boat launch facilities, canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails and wildlife sightings. The new Laurel Hill Golf Club, named #15 on Golfweek’s 2009 roster of the best municipal golf courses in the nation, is a 71-par course that opened in 2005. Other highlights include 30 practice stations and a clubhouse with a large clubhouse and meeting/dining rooms. With its art exhibitions, broad range of classes and performing arts series, the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center is fantastic new addition to the community.
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