We would be happy to help you find your home sweet home right here in Newington Forest. This community offers the perfect mix of a park like setting, fantastic amenities and a great location that can’t be beat! There are 791 single family homes and 1,017 townhomes for a total of 1,808. With respect to the single family homes, there are a variety of styles including colonials, split levels and split foyers. You will absolutely love the wide assortment of community amenities found here. According to the association’s website, over 50% of the land in Newington Forest has been designated for common areas. One great feature is Newington Forest Elementary—the community’s own elementary school! There is also a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool, community center with rooms for residents to rent out, 6 tennis courts, 13 tot-lots, 3 basketball courts, 1 ball field and about 2.5 miles of hiking/biking trails leading to South Run Stream Valley. Picnic tables and horseshoe pits are also available. The homeowner’s association maintains a monthly online newsletter and Facebook page to connect with residents. Mature, tree-lined streets provide peace and tranquility after a long day’s work. Ideally located just off the Fairfax County Parkway, Newington Forest is a commuter’s dream. Connector bus stops are located throughout the neighborhood and offer easy access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro. HOV lanes can be accessed off the Parkway and let you travel to the Pentagon and Washington DC going northbound, and Quantico to the south. All other major commuter routes, Fort Belvoir and the newly constructed NGA campus are very convenient as well.
Whether your interests lie with nature, sports or the arts, there something for you to get involved in around Newington Forest! Renovated a few years ago, the South Run Rec Center offers many interesting ways to keep in shape. Outdoor features include athletic fields, a 24,000 square foot field house with synthetic turf field and trails leading to Burke Lake Park. Inside there is a remodeled state-of-the-art two-story fitness center, Pilates and spin studios and new strength training equipment. Additional recreational spaces nearby include Lake Accotink Park, Pohick Bay Golf Course and Lake Mercer. The Lorton Workhouse Arts Center is super place to let your creativity soar! They offer classes in everything from stained glass, ceramics, drawing and theatre to yoga, dance and Pilates. Other great options include art exhibits, plays, shows and more!