Sandy Gherardi | Real Estate Agent | Long & Foster

OCCOQUAN FOREST

A Unique Occoquan Riverfront Community

by

SANDY GHERARDI

Long & Foster Realtors

YOUR WATERFRONT PROPERTY SPECIALIST

(202) 468-1144

www.SandySellsWaterfront.com


***COME HOME TO A HAVEN***OCCOQUAN FOREST***
Relax on your Deck *** Fish & boat from your Dock *** Savor Nature

Location
Located approximately 30 miles Southwest of Washington, DC
Minutes from the charming towns of Clifton, Occoquan, & Old Town Manassas

Transportation
By Car: Commute to DC via Route 66, Route 95, or Henderson/ Clifton Roads to Route 123 & Route 50. If you prefer, join one of several slug lines that go to D.C. and the Pentagon.
By Rail: Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter trains offer service from stations in Manassas and Woodbridge. The closest METRO stations are at Franconia/Springfield or Vienna.
By Air: The closest major airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) but Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) & Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is fully accessible, as well.

Shopping
Major shopping abounds at Potomac Mills Mall, Fair Oaks Mall, Tyson’s Corner & The Galleria, as well as at numerous small shopping complexes throughout the Manassas-Woodbridge area. Enjoy shopping in the historic towns of Clifton & Occoquan.

Homes 
The word 'Occoquan', translated from the Doag Indian dialect means 'at the end of the water'." In the midst of the urban sprawl of Fairfax/Prince William Counties, embraced by the Occoquan Reservoir to the north, east and west, is an oasis that few people are aware of.

Occoquan Forest consists of primarily 230 Contemporary styled one-of-a-kind homes on private, wooded, half to one acre lots. A few are Frank Lloyd Wright inspired designs. Natural earth tones, soaring windows and ceilings, an occasional indoor pool, and multiple skylights that flood interiors with sunlight, characterize the homes. Every house is designed to fit into its natural surroundings.

Occoquan Forest is a unique community that attracts unique people. It appeals to individuals and families looking for an alternative to the traditional Virginia colonial home lifestyle. Residents invariably cite their love of the river and woods, along with the strong sense of community, as their reason for choosing to reside in “the Forest”, as residents affectionately refer to it. A number of the pioneers, who long ago chose the neighborhood to raise their families, still reside in the Forest. In a few instances their children have  grown and purchased in the neighborhood, too. Many residents say they “wouldn’t live anywhere else.”
Waterfront resale homes are periodically available from the $500,000's to the $700,000's. Homes with no waterfront or water view (they do have beautiful wooded views) range from the $300,000's to the $500,000's.

For the latest information on homes in Occoquan Forest, contact Sandy Gherardi, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. at sandy@sandysellswaterfront.com or by phone at 202 468-1144.

Community Amenities & Activities
There are a number of community activities that foster bonds between residents. Membership in Occoquan Forest’s Owners Association (OFOA) is voluntary but all residents are encouraged to join and partake of all that OFOA has to offer its members. Due to extensive volunteer efforts, association dues are only $100/year. Covenants and by-laws of OFOA and architectural controls apply to all residents, regardless of their status in OFOA. The architectural guidelines were created to ensure the preservation of the natural, forested look of the community.

Nestled in the community within walking distance of the homes is a community dock, pavillion, playground, large open field, and canoeing, fishing, and boating facilities. OFOA offers a Park for the use of its members, consisting of a Waterfront Picnic Pavilion with tables and charcoal grills, an extensive Tot Lot/Playground, a Boat Launch Ramp & Dock, Boat and Canoe Racks, and Soccer/Football/Volleyball Fields, Horseshoe Site, and Fire Pit. Three of the Six Walking Trails, winding throughout the woods for six miles, end at the park. OFOA members may reserve the pavilion for special occasions. It is the site of several OFOA sponsored annual social events such as a Summer Picnic (with activities for children and adults), a Community Yard Sale, and a legendary Oktoberfest.

The park is part of 32 Acres of Common OFOA Ground. The remainder is in its natural state, and includes a large Marilyn Williams Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary and Bluebird Habitat.

In addition to OFOA sponsored activities, there is also a Garden/Social Club, which meets monthly from September through May and sponsors an annual live auction and a wide variety of seasonal events, including an annual pumpkin carving contest, an Easter egg hunt, and a visit from Santa for the children of the community.

A monthly neighborhood newsletter, The Forest Flyer, was created to inform the neighborhood of upcoming events and matters of general interest.

Occoquan Forest is surrounded by the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir. When cruising along the placid waterway, watching Great Blue Heron and savoring the gentle breeze, it's very hard to believe that you are so close to Washington, DC. You think you must be in the wilds of West Virginia.

Who needs a second home when you have such beauty at your doorstep? Residents of Occoquan Forest vacation at home 12 months a year.


***COME HOME TO A HAVEN***OCCOQUAN FOREST***  

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