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Sunday, May 31, 2015

10 Things to Do in Woodbridge VA by Claudia S. Nelson

Things to Do in Woodbridge VA 

There are so many things to do in Woodbridge VA here are some of my top things to do in and around the Woodbridge VA area.

These 10 things to do in Woodbridge is a suggestion and if you have anything else to add please let me know I would be more than happy to adding it to the list.



  1. One of my favorite things to do in Woodbridge VA is going to the Lake Ridge Park and enjoy the nice water view and feed the birdies. There is much more to do there. Lake Ridge Park offers Golf, Mini Golf, Boating, and so much more. It is great for picnics or just for a walk in the park. 
  2. Go for a walk in historic Occoquan, enjoy a drink at the one of the waterfront restaurants or anywhere else in Occoquan. Occoquan with its many shops, restaurants, waterfront walks and more has lots to offer. I personally like spending some time in Occoquan relaxing and going for a walk. Occoquan offers great Restaurants and there is always something to do. Occoquan also offers some great brunch places. 
  3. Another of my favorite things to do in Woodbridge VA is going to Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center I like to browse at Wegmans and all the other great stores. One of my favorite stores is located at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. White House Black Market my all time favorite store. Stonebridge also offers great Restaurants, an excellent gym and they always have great events going on. The next one coming up Taste of Woodbridge. 
  4. If you have a dog, take your dog to the Woodbridge VA Dog Park and mingle with other dogs and owners. 
  5. Of course one of the attractions in Woodbridge VA, no one should miss in Woodbridge is go shopping at Potomac Mills. Even if you are not big into shopping you can go walking at the mall or enjoy one of the great restaurants at Potomac Mills. As of right now they have the Cheesecake Factory, Bahama Breeze and the newest restaurant to come will be Matchbox. 
  6. There are many other great parks in Woodbridge VA to visit. I personally like a park right up the street from my house, but there are bigger parks like Veterans Park, Lesylvania State Park and more. 
  7. In the summer go visit one of the pools. Many of the area pools are associated with an HOA, but there are also public pools like for example the Dale City Water Park. Great pool for young and old. With a fun waterslide. 
  8. Summer or winter, but mostly during the summer I love to go to Tim's Rivershore for a drink right at the waterfront. This place is not just for boaters it is truly something for everyone. 
  9. Bowling at AMF. I am not the best bowler but bowling at the AMF in Dale City is always so much fun. I am super competitive and like to win at anything I am doing but regardless of winning or losing bowling is always great fun. 
  10. Golf in Woodbridge VA. If you are one of the many golf fans you will love it in and around Woodbridge, there are many great golf courses.  

This list was brought to you by local Real Estate Agent Claudia S. Nelson with Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA. Claudia S. Nelson is an award-winning Real Estate Agent focusing on the Woodbridge VA, Prince William County and surrounding Real Estate. If you are looking to buy or sell Real Estate in or around the Woodbridge VA area call Claudia S. Nelson today at 571-446-0002 or www.ClaudiaSNelson.com you can also follow Claudia's Blog at www.SoldinNova.com 

5336 Buxton Ct. Alexandria VA 22315 JUST REDUCED

5336 Buxton Ct. Alexandria VA 22315


For Sale in Kingstowne Alexandria  
CALL 571-446-0002


5336 Buxton Ct Alexandria VA 22315
Have you been dreaming to live in Kingstowne? Kingstowne has so much to offer, from all the shopping, dining and, of course, the amenities. All that close to the nation’s capital, close to metro stops. Kingstowne Shopping Plaza offers one of my all time favorite stores the Worldmarket. If you are like me and love shopping at the Worldmarket this is your change to living close by.
This 4 level townhouse offers it all, from its great Kingstowne location to many upgrades. Just take a look at the below video of 5336 Buxton Ct Alexandria VA 22315 or check out the pictures at the end of this blog. You will truly love this home.
Kingstowne is an amenity filled community with: 
  • Two Swimming pools
  • Two Fitness Centers
  • One Aerobics Studio
  • Three Community Centers
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Three multi-purpose courts
  • Twenty-five tot lots 
  • Twenty-two miles of walking trails 
Kingstowne also offers farmer markets, great community events something for everyone. For example, there is a Bridge Club in Kingstowne, Chess Club, Line Dancing and so much more. Here is a list of all the Free Clubs in Kingstowne

What can you want more?

Features:
  • 4 Level Townhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Family Room
  • Dining Room
  • Rec-Room
  • Large Loft on 4th level
  • Plenty of storage 
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Bathrooms
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Tile Back-Splash
  • Hardwood & Tile Floors 
  • Fireplace 
  • Deck
  • Newer Windows
  • Newer HVAC
  • New Garage Door & Sliding Glass Door
  • Great Kingstowne Location 
  • Enjoy all the Kingstowne Amenities 
  • Close to Shopping & Dining 

12920 Sturbridge Rd Woodbridge VA 22192 PRICE REDUCED !! Don't Wait





FOR SALE 




Features:
  • Single Family Home 
  • 3 Fully Finished Levels 
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms 
  • 1 Car Garage 
  • Family Room
  • Dining Room
  • Large Drive Way 
  • Fenced in Backyard 
  • Coy Pond in Backyard
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Upgraded Bathrooms
  • New Stainless Steel Appliance
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Newer Windows
  • Close to Shopping, Dining and major commuter options 
  • Close to I95, VRE and commuter lots 
  • and so much more 


12920 Sturbridge Rd Woodbridge VA 22192 Video tour 

Come and take a video tour through this beautiful, large Lake Ridge Single Family home with the Claudia S. Nelson Real Estate Team.
Call us today to schedule a showing at
571-446-0002
Main and upper level of 12920 Sturbridge Rd
12920 Sturbridge Rd Woodbridge VA 22192
backyard oasis with coy pond and more

12920 Sturbridge Rd Woodbridge VA 22192 Finished Basement:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

10 Things Motorcycle Enthusiast Want You To Know



Picture of Motorcycle Enthusiast, Joshua Tullis, Mortgage Loan Officer with Bank of America
 
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You've seen the signs and stickers that read, "Look Twice, Save A Life" and "Loud Pipes Saves Lives".  These proclamations are brought to you by Motorcycle Enthusiasts and the people that love them.  But, do you really know and understand what these signs mean?  We have compiled a list of things cars, or as motorcycle enthusiasts refer to them as, cages should know when driving next to motorcycles.
 
  1. Share The Road!  Over half of all motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle.  Most of the time it is the vehicle that is at fault.  Although never intentional, people in cars often time do not see or hear bikes. 
  2. You Cannot Rely On Your Mirrors!  Motorcycles Are Easily Hidden In Your Blind Spot.  Motorcycles have a narrow profile and are often times hidden in your blind spot.  When changing lanes or turning always make sure to look and never rely solely on your mirrors.
  3. Look Twice, Save A Life!  Motorcycles are so much smaller in size than vehicles.  It is very difficult to judge the distance of a motorcycle or the rate of speed it is coming.  When you are at an intersection and see a motorcycle, it is always best to let them pass before pulling out.  You will be surprised how quickly they appear in front you.
  4. Never Follow Too Closely!  It makes all motorcycle riders very nervous, even upset, when a vehicle is following too closely.  Motorcyclist typically downshift or just roll off the throttle when they are coming to a stop.  Often times you will not see brake lights to warn you they are coming to a stop and if you are not paying attention the consequence could be deadly.  Always allow extra room between you and a motorcycle in front of you.  Be cautious of keeping that same distance by adjusting your speed to the motorcycle in front of you.
  5. Stay In Your Lane!  It is critical you stay in your lane.  Despite the laws and campaigns, texting and driving is so common these days.  It is especially important when you have motorcycles near you that you stay focused on driving and staying in your lane.  Many times you will see motorcycles adjust positions within their lane.  They are not showing off or trying to be reckless but they need to reposition themselves to avoid debris or to be seen better.  Most of the time you will see motorcycles riding to the left or the right of their lane.  They are not trying to be close to you this is just the safest position for them especially in inclement weather.  Down the center of the lane is where cars leak oils and fluids.  The center part of the lane is most slick and dangerous for motorcycles.  The saying, "Loud Pipes, Saves Lives" comes from motorcycles enthusiasts specifically Harley riders, put loud pipes on their bikes to make sure you hear them in your cage (car).  If you are swerving in your lane, you will hear a biker rev his engine, crack his pipes, to let you know you are making them very nervous.
  6. Give Them Space!  You can never give a motorcycle too much space.  They require a lot of maneuverability and sometimes need to change lanes quickly.  In a car, when you leave the signal on you have an annoying bell or ding to remind you to turn it off.  Motorcycles do not have this luxury and sometimes inadvertently leave their turn signals blinking.  Always be sure the blinker is for real or if unsure just stay out of their way.
  7. Constantly Tapping Your Brakes Is Dangerous!  Just like following too closely to a bike is dangerous, making the bike get too close to your car is too.  Motorcyclists are always trying to look to 2-3 cars ahead to make sure they know what to anticipate when it comes to slowing down.  If the vehicle in front of them is constantly braking this can create a deadly crash.  Always maintain a constant speed and if you feel a bike is too close to the rear of your car, feel free to move over so they can pass.  Regardless of who is at fault in an accident, no one wants to be part of a bad outcome.
  8. Never Break Up A Pack!  Motorcycle enthusiast love going on long rides and especially with all their friends.  Many times when you see a "pack" of motorcycles it is for a charity even called a Poker Run.  Poker Runs and Fun Rides are popular in the Motorcycle community.  It is important to allow them to stay in the pack.  Never, ever break up a pack of motorcycles!  Always allow them to pass as a group and stay to together.  When they are riding as a pack, they will have Blockers, these are motorcycles that go ahead to block off intersections as the pack goes through.  Please be courteous to Blockers as they are just trying to protect the pack.  On a side note, when you see a Blocker post in front of an intersection, get your video ready on your phone.  You are about to hear and see an American tradition roll by you.  There is nothing like the sound of 20-30 bikes rolling down the road. 
  9. See More Than The Motorcycle. The stigma of bikers is unfair.  All of bikers I know are hard-working family men & women.  Most of them are retired service members who enjoys the freedom of being on a bike.  When you look at motorcycles, try to see the person riding the bike not just the motorcycle.  They are someone's Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister. . it could be your Doctor, your neighbor or your pastor. 
  10. Motorcycle Wrecks Never End Well!  If you get in accident with a motorcycle, the motorcycle and rider will always be the most hurt.  Regardless of who is at fault for the accident, I promise it will be an image that will forever weigh on your heart.  Please always go the extra mile to help keep all drivers and riders safe.
We hope you learned something new in this article and have a better understanding of motorcycles and their riders.  This weekend in honor of Memorial Day is one of the largest motorcycle gatherings in our area, Rolling Thunder.  To learn more about Rolling Thunder, check out our blog.
 
This article was written by Tiffany Cloud on behalf of the Claudia S. Nelson Real Estate Team.  Claudia Nelson is the award-winning agent and #1 agent with Keller Williams Realty of Woodbridge. For all your Real Estate Needs, contact Claudia S. Nelson at 571-446-0002.
 
Picture Credit: Picture was taken by Tiffany Cloud. 
The subject of the Picture is Joshua Tullis, a mortgage loan officer with Bank of America. 
You can contact Joshua Tullis at Joshua.Tullis@bankofAmerica.com or by calling 571-242-8575

 
 
 

Memorial Day Weekend and Rolling Thunder For Northern Virginia

 
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This weekend marks an important Federal Holiday where we pause to honor and remember all the men and women who have died in military services for the United States.  Living in Northern Virginia, so close to District of Columbia, we are fortunate to have so many events planned this weekend in helping us pay tribute to our great military.  One of the biggest events being held is weekend is Rolling Thunder. Rolling Thunder's main event will take place this Sunday when  thousands of motorcycles will "Roll" into D.C for a ride from the Pentagon to The Vietnam Memorial Wall.  Have you ever heard the sound of thousands of motorcycles?  Thunder really is the best word to describe it.

Rolling Thunder is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to bring full accountability for the Prisoner's of War and Missing in Action of all United States Wars.  Their motto is, "We Will Never Forget." Each year since 1988, they organize an annual motorcycle run the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend for a ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, also known as the Freedom Run.  Motorcycle participants leave the Pentagon parking lot at Noon in a parade setting making their way to the Wall.  Each year Motorcycle's and riders are decorated with American flags, patriotic attire and POW flags as they head to the Wall with streets lined with spectators dressed in Red, White and blue waving flags at the participants.   This event is really beautiful as it captures the love for our military and reminds that patriotism is still alive and well.

The parade officially starts at Noon on Sunday, May 24 but it is highly recommended you get there early.  Many people start showing up to find their spot along the parade route as early at 9 a.m.  During this event their are many road closures in downtown D.C. and parking is scarce.  Taking the Metro into D.C. is definitely your best choice.  You can find more about the parade route, Thunder Alley shopping & all this weekend events organized by Rolling Thunder Run at or on Rolling Thunder's official website

 
 

On behalf of everyone here at Claudia S. Nelson Real Estate Team of Woodbridge, we wish every a blessed and safe Memorial Day Weekend!  We hope everyone is able to give pause and remember the true meaning of this Holiday.  And remember there is always a lot of travelers on the roads any Holiday weekend but this weekend we will also have a lot of motorcycles from all over the country.  To learn more about motorcycle safety, please check out my blog, Things Motorcycle Enthusiast Want You To Know.


This article was written by Tiffany Cloud, on behalf of Claudia S. Nelson Real Estate Team.  Claudia S. Nelson is the award-winning, #1 Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Woodbridge, Virginia.  For more information about Real Estate in Northern Virginia, contact the Claudia S. Nelson Real Estate Team at 571-446-0002.







Monday, May 18, 2015

16730 Tintagle Ct Dumfries VA 22025 - Video Tour by Claudia S. Nelson



16730 Tintagle Ct Dumfries VA 22025 
 Video Tour by Claudia S. Nelson 











Features:
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Formal Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Granite Counter Tops 
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Fireplace in Family Room
  • Double Deck backing up to trees 
  • Hardwood Floors 
  • Large Rec Room
  • Work Room in Basement
  • Walk out Basement  
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Newer Roof
  • Newer Siding 
  • Newer HVAC & Hot Water Heater
  • Close to Quantico & Fort Belvoir
  • Close to Shopping & Dining 
  • Close to Major Commuter Options 
  • And so much more

Saturday, May 16, 2015

16730 Tintagle Ct Dumfries VA 22025 Open House

OPEN HOUSE 
BRITTANY DUMFRIES VA

Sunday May 17.2015
From 1 pm to 4 pm 

For Sale By Claudia S. Nelson 
CALL 571-446-0002

  
Features:
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Formal Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Granite Counter Tops 
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Fireplace in Family Room
  • Double Deck backing up to trees 
  • Hardwood Floors 
  • Large Rec Room
  • Work Room in Basement
  • Walk out Basement  
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Newer Roof
  • Newer Siding 
  • Newer HVAC & Hot Water Heater
  • Close to Quantico & Fort Belvoir
  • Close to Shopping & Dining 
  • Close to Major Commuter Options 
  • And so much more

Kingstowne Alexandria OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 16th

Open House 


5336 Buxton Ct. Alexandria VA 22315


Saturday 5.16.2015
1 pm to 4 pm

For Sale in Kingstowne Alexandria  
CALL 571-446-0002


5336 Buxton Ct Alexandria VA 22315
Have you been dreaming to live in Kingstowne? Kingstowne has so much to offer, from all the shopping, dining and, of course, the amenities. All that close to the nation’s capital, close to metro stops. Kingstowne Shopping Plaza offers one of my all time favorite stores the Worldmarket. If you are like me and love shopping at the Worldmarket this is your change to living close by.
This 4 level townhouse offers it all, from its great Kingstowne location to many upgrades. Just take a look at the below video of 5336 Buxton Ct Alexandria VA 22315 or check out the pictures at the end of this blog. You will truly love this home.
Kingstowne is an amenity filled community with: 
  • Two Swimming pools
  • Two Fitness Centers
  • One Aerobics Studio
  • Three Community Centers
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Three multi-purpose courts
  • Twenty-five tot lots 
  • Twenty-two miles of walking trails 
Kingstowne also offers farmer markets, great community events something for everyone. For example, there is a Bridge Club in Kingstowne, Chess Club, Line Dancing and so much more. Here is a list of all the Free Clubs in Kingstowne

What can you want more?

Features:
  • 4 Level Townhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Family Room
  • Dining Room
  • Rec-Room
  • Large Loft on 4th level
  • Plenty of storage 
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Bathrooms
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Tile Back-Splash
  • Hardwood & Tile Floors 
  • Fireplace 
  • Deck
  • Newer Windows
  • Newer HVAC
  • New Garage Door & Sliding Glass Door
  • Great Kingstowne Location 
  • Enjoy all the Kingstowne Amenities 
  • Close to Shopping & Dining 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Potomac Club Woodbridge VA 2281 Potomac Club Pkwy Just Reduced

Potomac Club Woodbridge VA

JUST REDUCED

End Unit Townhouse


End Unit Townhouse




Featuring:
  • 3 Level End Unit Townhouse 
  • Shows like a model home 
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Large Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Granite Counters
  • Updated Bathrooms 
  • Freshly painted throughout 
  • Light and Bright with plenty of windows 
  • Potomac Club Amenities 
    • Indoor & Outdoor Pool
    • Fitness Center
    • Rock Climbing Wall
    • Business Center
    • Tennis Courts 
    • Playgrounds 
    • and more 
  • Conveniently located
    • Across from Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center
    • Close to shopping & Dining
    • Close to I95 and major commuter options 
    • and so much more 

Best places for Brunch in and around Woodbridge VA

Best places for Brunch in and around Woodbridge VA 



There are some great places to go to have brunch in and around Woodbridge VA. Here is an unofficial list with great brunch places in the Woodbridge VA area:

Bistro L'Hermitage
They offer a great french inspired brunch menu on the weekend. They serve brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 to 2:30. I went there the other day for mothers day and have to admit their food is delicious. After brunch, you can go for a stroll in historic Occoquan with all its shops. 

Uncle Julio's 
Uncle Julio's is a great place at all times. I personally have not tried out their brunch menu yet, but it honestly looks delicious. I love going to Uncle Julio's anytime. They offer great chips and salsa with all their food and drinks and don't let me get started on their margaritas. So yummy. 

The Cheesecake Factory 
Located at Potomac Mills The Cheesecake Factory offers a great Sunday Brunch Menu. You can go shopping at Potomac Mills before or after Brunch. The Cheesecake Factory is always a popular destination for diners. 

Charbroil Grill 
They offer a Brunch 10:30 to 2:30 at a set price. Looking at the menu it looks delicious and of course like everything at Charbroil Grill unlimited. 

The Secret Garden
This great restaurant is located in historic Occoquan and offers a great Sunday Brunch Buffet at a set price. This lovely restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. The buffet includes a waffle and omelet station, bacon and sausages, potatoes and, of course, a dessert section and fruit selection. 

Cock & Bowl
This Belgian Restaurant is located in historic Occoquan like many other Brunch Restaurants. Occoquan is a popular place for brunch. I love this place and my favorite are the mussle bowls and their waffles, all absolutely delicious and if you haven't been there you should definitely head there for brunch or any other time. 

The Landing Restaurant 
This is a newer restaurant in the Woodbridge VA area and it has gotten great reviews so far. I have to admit that I have not yet tried this new place but do have it on my list of restaurants to try out. Their brunch menu looks great and is reasonably priced. 

The Bungalow Alehouse
This local Woodbridge VA sports bar offers a great brunch menu with a delicious drink selection. Mimosa, Bellinis and more. Not that I am advocating drinking at brunch but every now and then it's great to having that option for brunch. 

Bonefish Grill 
You don't have to like fish in order to love this restaurant. I honestly didn't know that they offer a brunch menu but doing research for this list I found out that they offer brunch. So guess where I will be going one of these days for brunch soon. 

Occoquan Inn
They offer a brunch buffet at a set price Sunday from 11 to 2 pm. Champagne and Mimosas for $2.- great deal. The buffet is $12.- for adults and $6.- for kids.

You can always go to IHOP or Dennys for brunch but if you want something special and not traditional for brunch then you might want to look at one of the above great Woodbridge VA brunch places. Altough, I love IHOP and Dennys but I also enjoy going to any of the the other Woodbridge VA brunch places. 

This list with best brunch places in and around Woodbridge VA was brought to you by Claudia S. Nelson award winning Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA. If you are looking to buy or sell in or around the Woodbridge VA area call Claudia S. Nelson today at 571-446-0002 or go to www.ClaudiaSNelson.com 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

16730 Tintagle Ct Dumfries VA 22025 For Sale By Claudia S. Nelson

16730 Tintagle Ct Dumfries VA 22025 
For Sale By Claudia S. Nelson 

CALL 571-446-0002




Features:
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Formal Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Granite Counter Tops 
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Fireplace in Family Room
  • Double Deck backing up to trees 
  • Hardwood Floors 
  • Large Rec Room
  • Work Room in Basement
  • Walk out Basement  
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Newer Roof
  • Newer Siding 
  • Newer HVAC & Hot Water Heater
  • Close to Quantico & Fort Belvoir
  • Close to Shopping & Dining 
  • Close to Major Commuter Options 
  • And so much more


15273 Waterwheel Ter Woodbridge VA 22191 Coming Soon

15273 Waterwheel Ter Woodbridge VA 22191 
Coming Soon

CALL 571-446-0002
www.ClaudiaSNelson.com


Features:

  • 3 Level Brick Front Townhouse 
  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Tile Floors 
  • Stainless Steel Appliances 
  • Upgraded Bathrooms
  • Large Master Suite 
  • Large Family Room with Fireplace 
  • Patio 
  • Private Fenced Backyard 
  • Shed in Backyard 
  • Great Community Amenities 
  • Conveniently located close to everything 
    • Rippon Landing VRE
    • Stonebridge 
    • Shopping & Dining 
    • Quantico & Fort Belvoir
    • Major Commuter Options 
    • and more