Along I-95, just south of Washington, D.C., you will find the quiet little berg of Lorton, Virginia. This small town is home to many industries and beautiful properties. The homes available here are a lovely mix of old world classics and newly built beauties. There is a wide range of sizes and styles of homes available. There are even empty plots where you can build your dream home. Whatever type of space you need, you can find it in Lorton.
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Once the home of a Nike missile site, Lorton is now dominated by a thriving retail market. There are several malls in town, including the Gunston Plaza Shopping Center. These malls feature a vast range of shops, restaurants and services designed to make your life and shopping experience easier. Getting from Lorton to anywhere on the east coast is as simple as catching a train. Several Amtrak lines, including the Auto Train to Stanford, Florida, run through Lorton, as well as a VRE commuter train. This means that you can get to Union Station in Washington, D.C., and anywhere in between by the convenient VRE line, as well as Amtrak, or you and your car can catch the Auto Train down south. Commuting to and from your destination has never been easier than when you live in Lorton.
Living in Lorton means you get the small town community feel, without having to sacrifice access to major cities. You get to experience all the trappings of living a quiet life, while still being able to enjoy a trip into the city now and then. With Washington, D.C., so close, you could head there at a moment's notice to catch a show or participate in a political demonstration. You can hop on a train to Florida to see Disneyworld or hang out at the beach. There are no limits to the amount of things living in Lorton makes possible. And you get to experience all of that without sacrificing the simple things in life. While living in Lorton, you will be able to fully experience what it is like to live in a small, tight-knit community. You'll be able to get to know your neighbors and let your kids play outside with minimal supervision. The public library is still a huge source of pride and happiness for people in the area, and the attached Lorton History Garden is a sight to behold. If this beautiful community sounds perfect, use the filters to find the home of your dreams in Lorton.