Occoquan, VA Real Estate News

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
The story of Hammill Hotel, an early 19th century (ca.1830) made of brick is inextricably woven into the history of Occoquan, VAOccoquan got its' name from a Dogue Indian word translated as "end of the waters." Located along the shore of the Occoquan River which joins the Potomac River a few miles away the location was naturally suited for commerce.By 1736 there was a tobacco warehouse and by 1750 an industrial complex had begun. The town had water grist mills, saw mills, a bakery, forges and homes.It was the growing level of commerce that prompted Edward Hammill to open Hammill Hotel. It is believed to be the first brick structure in Occoquan and was considered to be the finest inn in Occoquan.In 1862 it became a Confederate Army headquartersThe town fire of 1916 caused severe damage ...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
I saw him at dusk wading along the short of Occaquan Creek near Belmont Bay.  Made me wish I had a tripod with me!   If you are planning a move to or from the Washington, DC area, I can help!  I am licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  You may call, email or text me at:  Housepat@mac.com, 202-549-5167 SEARCH ALL LISTINGS IN THE DC METRO AREA CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG IN THE WASHINGTON POST!
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
The Disc Golf course at Burke Lake Park in Springfield is extremely popular. Although I have never played it, my association with the sport came about when the Rotary Club of West Springfield agreed to provide both material and labor to replace damaged "tees". I never realized the frisbee had developed into a popular game with rules similar to golf. You can learn more about frisbee golf or disc golf at Professional Disc Golf AssociationLast summer as president of the Rotary Club of West Springfield I decided to visit the disc golf course since signs recognizing our contribution were about to be installed.I used my "charm" or the fact I am old enough to be their grandmother to convince a foursome of young men to demonstrate the disc or frisbee golf technique. I even learned innova disc i...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
If you've been waiting for a chance to buy a new home within walking distance of Historic Occoquan then your patience has paid off.  Ground has broken for the new neighborhood of Potomac Crest located just off of Occoquan Road.  With starting prices at $270,000 the 76 Townhouse style condominiums feature one car garages and up to 3 finished levels. All four models feature 9 foot first floor ceilings, gas cooking, nickel lighting, and home media pre-wired.  Upgrade options are available including adding a fireplace, upgraded kitchen cabinets and decks to name a few.  The homes are being built by Basheer & Edgemoore well known in the Northern Virginia area for quality workmanship. The townhomes will be convenient not only to Historic Occoquan but will have easy access to I-95, Fort Belvoi...
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By Donna Williams
(United Real Estate)
The town of Occoquan is located on the north eastern part of Prince William County.  It is located close to several commuter routes - Route 123 going into Fairfax County, I95 and Route 1 to points North and South, and Old Bridge Road if you lucky enough to be going to the western part of the county against most of the rush hour traffic.   Below is a video of the town of Occoquan showcasing a variety of restaurants, retail stores, historic landmarks, events, and the people of Occoquan.  It is one of the best I've seen and it really does a great job of covering all the different aspects of the town.  If you have not stopped by the town recently or are thinking of relocating here, check out what the town has to offer.    http://youtu.be/VRDdV5ItnFo      Here's the website to find direction...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
The smiles are infectious as the children see Santa enter the room.  If you hurry you may still be able to make your reservation to have Breakfast with Santa at the Pink Bicycle Tea Room in Occoquan VA.  Saturday December 17, 2011 8:30 amSunday December 18, 2011 8:30 amReservation hotline703.491.5216Cost: $10 per adult$6 for children ages 10 and underIncludes fresh baked scones, pastries and fresh fruit; served with your choice of tea, hot chocolate or milk.303 Commerce StreetOccoquan Virginia   After breakfast you can stroll the historic Town of Occoquan to shop for handmade gifts at the shops along the main street. The town is beautifully decorated and surely will put you into the Christmas spirit.
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Its time for the fall Occoquan Crafts Fair.  This fair is always a winner in Prince William County with 100's of crafters as well as participation from the merchants of Historic Town of Occoquan.First thing you need to know if you are a first time attendee to the crafts fair is that you can not drive into the Town of Occoquan.  There are 4 primary parking lots with shuttles to the town:Yellow Shuttle -Vulcan Quarry on Route 123 across from Green Shuttle-  Old Bridge Park and Ride Lot at the corner of 123 & Old Bridge RoadPurple Shuttle-Tacketts Mill Commuter Lot at the corner of Old Bridge & Minnivelle RoadRed Shuttle-I-95 Commuter Lot at the Lake Ridge/Occoquan Exit Shuttles run on a regular schedule and the cost is $4.00 round trip and children under 12 ride free.  You can also park a...
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By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(SAMSON PROPERTIES)
  There is so much to tell you about the home we just listed at 1504 Jato Ct, Woodbridge Virginia. It is located off Occoquan Rd just up the hill from the quaint town of Occoquan Virginia..                                        Learn More About This Home- CLICK HERE                                                                                   MLS# PW7634558                      "We Know Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding area's! Do You Need Help?  "                         Have a question? Let's talk contact me by email  or call 703-851-3085. Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder  of Erick and Company  ofExit 1st Choice Realty, WoodbridgeVA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252(Office).Give us a call and we can "GET YOUR HOME SOLD FAST"to list your property for ...
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By Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Inc.)
Ghosts and Goblins in Occoquan, VA Want to do something different in Prince William County? Visit Occoquan, VA for a fun time. Occoquan is a quaint historical city located off the Occoquan River. Occoquan offers a weekly Farmers' Market and guided Ghost Tours from April to October. The guided ghost tours are available Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Reservations are required in advance, call (703)910-7059 or (571)334-7357 to book your tour. Or visit Polka Dot Divas, 416 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA. The Occoquan Ghost tours last approximately one hour, comfortable shoes are recommended. Ghost tours not your thing? Here is a list of other Occoquan Events. Does the process of buying a home have you spooked? Connect with "Your Woodbridge FHA and VA Lender " to guide you carefully thr...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
If you've been waiting for a chance to buy a new home within walking distance of Historic Occoquan then your patience has paid off.  Coming late this fall the new neighborhood of Potomac Crest will be located just off of Occoquan Road.  The townhomes will be convenient not only to Historic Occoquan but will have easy access to I-95, Fort Belvoir, NGA, the commuter lot on Old Bridge Road and the Woodbridge VRE station.All four models feature a one car garage, 9 foot first floor ceilings, gas cooking, nickel lighting, and home media pre-wired.  Upgrade options are available including adding a fireplace, upgraded kitchen cabinets and decks to name a few.  The homes are being built by Basheer & Edgemoore well known in the Northern Virginia area for quality workmanship.Reservations with a $5...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
When the sun is out and the humidity is low my thoughts turn to sneaking off to Madigan's Restaurant for lunch on the deck. With views of the Occoquan River and the antics of the ducks it is a great escape from the ringing cell phone and stacks of paperwork on my desk. Madigan's in located in the historic Town of Occoquan just off I-95 and Route 123 in Prince William County. It is one of those hidden gems in the area that many people drive right by without even knowing it is there. Madigan's has a prime spot in town right on the Commerce Street and just across from the Prince William County Tourist Center. You can always expect friendly service from the staff and you won't leave hungry. Seafood is their specialty and it is fresh daily. You won't find crabs when it isn't crab season and ...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Are you moving to Northern Virginia?  Are you worried about the lifestyle?  Wonder about your transportation options?  Wonder what there is to do in the area?  Fortunately I've worked with plenty of other clients who have the same questions and concerns.  Whether it is your first more or your 50th it's never easy to pack up and head somewhere new.  I've done it myself myself not only within the US but to Europe and the Far East as well. If you are moving to the Northern Virginia area just give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213.  Let us help you make a smooth transition to your new home.  
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Perched above the historic Town of Occoquan the community of Barrington Pointe offers owners the plenty of choices.   Walk to to the shops of the historic town or drive less than 10 minutes and hop on I-95 to head into DC.  If your job takes you into town there are two major commuter lots and a VRE station just a few miles away.This 2 level garage townhouse features a living room with soaring cathedral ceilings and skylights.  The kitchen has room for a table and is connected to a family room with a walk-out to the deck.  The upper level has a loft, master suite with full bath and a guest bedroom with bath.  This home needs a few updates and the owner has priced the home at $210,000 with the needed updates in mind.Take a look at this wonderful Barrington Pointe Condo and then give me a ...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
If you like the idea of living in a small town then this lovely two level garage condo located in the Town of Occoquan will be just what you are looking for.  With 1590 SF this condo features a soaring 2 story living room with skylights, a first floor family room, kitchen with breakfast bar table space and deck  Upstairs there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a loft overlooking the living room.  The large windows bring in plenty of light.  Enjoy the community swimming pool in the summer time.   And yes this will be a  REGULAR SALE! Calll Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group at 703-346-2213 to learn more about this great condo. Let's schedule your showing of this condo Barrington Pointe/Occoquan Pointe neighborhood before it's gone.  
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
The Prince William County Library Foundation in partnership with the Occoquan River Communities and the Occoquan Historical Society are proud to sponsor a Book Signing and Launch Party for Mayor Earnie Porta's new book titled "Images of America: Occoquan" scheduled for release on November 22nd, 2010. Book Signing and Launch Party Madigan's Restaurant201 Mill Street 2nd Floor Occoquan , VA November 22, 2010 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM In 2006, Earnie Porta began his term as Occoquan’s Mayor. Mayor Porta joined the Occoquan Historical Society and volunteered at the Mill House Museum.  The book “Images of America: Occoquan” was a result of his fascination with the long history of the Town of Occouqan. Individual Reservation are $50 and include a personalized signed copy of the book Couples Reservatio...
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By Pat Fenn
(Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker )
Tomorrow is the second annual Harvest Parade and Festival in the Historic Town of Occoquan VA.   Starting with a parade through the streets of Occoquan at 12 and running until 3 PM the festival will feature local girl scouts, boy scouts, residents and pets.  Participating merchants are offering a discount with the use of the Occoquan Buck.  Click on the Occoquan Buck for a link to the merchants offering a discount for the use of the coupon. The Town of Occoquan growth as a settlement began in the 18th century as a mill town. It was prospering by 1765 with a grist mill, tobacco warehouses and foundry. As one of the high water points of the Occoquan River at the time, Occoquan became not only a successful commercial area it also attracted weekend tourists from DC who came to stay at the R...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
There are many churches here in Northern Virginia that date back to both the 18th and 19th century. I have a substantial photographic collection of them that I hope to post in a video at some point in time.The photo below is the Town Hall of Occoquan, VA, a small and quaint historic town on the Occoquan River in Prince William County. It is very obvious the 20th century building was, at one time, a church. Thank goodness the congregation moved out before the town staff moved in. My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell an Occoquan or other Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-690-6569. Pu...
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By Pat Fenn
(Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker )
What better way to spend a cool autumn evening then to take a ghost tour in the Historic Town of Occoquan. Put on your comfortable shoes, a light jacket and be prepared for a surprise or two. Guided tours are available most Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning at 7:00 pm. Adults $10.00Children (12 and younger) $5.00 Reservations must be made and paid for in advance at Polka Dot Divas 416 Mill Street Occoquan, VA or by calling 703-910-7059 or 571-334-7357.  
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By Pat Fenn
(Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker )
It is time for the fall Arts and Crafts Fair in the Town of Occoquan in Prince William County VA. This event always draws huge crowds due to the quality of vendors and crafts offered. Don't try to drive to town. The narrow one way streets are blocked off starting at 7 am on Saturday-even the post office closes-and stay closed until the event ends on Sunday. You can grab a shuttle bus from a number of different locations around the area including the old Hechingers Park and Ride Lot. If you want to get out and enjoy the great weather we are having then don't miss this event. Occoquan Arts and Crafts Fair Fall 2010 Saturday September 25 10 AM to 6 PM Sunday September 26 10 AM to 5 PM This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping!Enjoy this short video tour of th...
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By Pat Fenn
(Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker )
It is time for the fall Arts and Crafts Fair in the Town of Occoquan in Prince William County VA. This event always draws huge crowds due to the quality of vendors and crafts offered. Don't try to drive to town. The narrow one way streets are blocked off starting at 7 am on Saturday-even the post office closes-and stay closed until the event ends on Sunday. You can grab a shuttle bus from a number of different locations around the area including the old Hechingers Park and Ride Lot. If you want to get out and enjoy the great weather we are having then don't miss this event. Occoquan Arts and Crafts Fair Fall 2010 Saturday September 25 10 AM to 6 PM Sunday September 26 10 AM to 5 PM This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping!Enjoy this short video tour of th...
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