Sunday, May 12, 2013
In the market for a new home in the 22309?
Springtime is house-hunting time and there are plenty of homes for sale in Mount Vernon this season. This Sunday, there are several open houses in Mount Vernon. We've rounded up a sampling here; if you'd like Patch readers to know about your open house, feel free to leave the basic information about it in the Comments box and upload a photo. Open houses are scheduled Sunday from 1-4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Happy house hunting! 3000 Sevor Lane: $1,250,000, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths; listing by Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. 4203 Dandridge Terrace: $712,000, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths; listing by McEnearney Associates 3603 Drews Court: $699,996, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths; listing by Weichert Realtors 9305 Boothe St.: $699,900, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
What would you like to see in this vacant storefront?
This storefront previously housing Tubby's Chili Parlor is located in the Cooper Square Shopping Center at 8723 Cooper Rd. Tubby's Chili Parlor recently closed. Patch reviewer McFarland brought the closure to our attention, saying "It was rainy and cool last night (6 May 2013) and I wanted a chile mac. So I wandered over to Tubby's but it appears they are permanently closed. What happened?" The owner of sister restaurant Johnny Mac's Rib Shack did not return phone calls from Patch. Readers, what would you like to see at the former Tubby's Chili Parlor location? Perhaps a new Italian restaurant or an independent coffee shop? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The store is hiring and looking to open this summer.
The first signs of the warehouse building for the soon-to-be brand new Costco are peeking up behind the draped fencing surrounding the large construction site off of Richmond Highway. An employee at the Pentagon Costco told Patch recently the store will open on Aug. 8 and the Costco Web site is advertising for job openings for the Costco Richmond Highway store. While you're waiting for Costco to open, here are some details about the popular warehouse membership club store: Popular items with Costco buyers Items that fly off the shelves, according to this article by CBS News Moneywatch: Wine: Fancy wines at low prices are uber-popular at Costco and you can keep up with all things vino at the Costco wine blog: http://costcowineblog.com/ …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Peek inside these amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need his-and-her master bathrooms. Or a wine grotto, a pool or acres of land. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. Great Falls Wow House: No More Shared Bathrooms Wow House for Sale in Fredericksburg: Grand City Living on Hanover Street Wow House for Sale in Arlington: Patio, Pond, Porch Wow House for Sale in Manassas: Lots of Office Space Wow House for Sale in Centreville: Lawn, Stream…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
We've rounded up open houses in the 22306, 22307, 22308 and 22309 ZIP codes.
Looking for a new home in the Mount Vernon area? We've rounded up a sampling of open houses in the 22306, 22307, 22308 and 22309 ZIP codes for your perusal. All are holding open houses on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If you know of an open house and you'd tell Patch readers about it, feel free to add the information in the Comments box below. Happy house hunting! 6236 Radcliffe Road: $1,899,000, 4 bed, 5.5 bath, listed by McEnearney 6029 Edgewood Terrace: $1,325,000, 4 bed, 3.5 bath, listed by McEnearney 9211 Forest Haven Dr.: $799,000, 5 bed, 3 bath, listed by Weichert, Realtors 900 Darton Dr.: $720,000, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, listed by Keller Williams Realty *** Open House is 2-4 p.m. 8020 Candlewood Dr.: $619,000, 4 bed, 2.5 …
Fairfax County's median income puts it on top 10 list nationwide; third in Virginia.
Feeling wealthy? With a median household income of more than $105,000, Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest in the United States, according to a new report from Forbes. That places Fairfax County among America’s 10 richest counties in the United States. The list is from Census median household income numbers compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011, the most recent year statistics are available. Are there other top lists where you'd expect to find Fairfax County? Tell us in the comments! The wealthiest county in the United States is Virginia's own Loudoun County, with a median income of close to $120,000. Other Virginia counties (or cities) on the list: Falls Church City, Arlington County…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Find some hidden treasures at these Northern Virginia yard sales.
Below is a sampling of yard and estate sales from around the region this weekend. Alexandria Estate sale When/where: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 305 Kentucky Ave. What: Books, china, and baking goods. More information. Neighborhood Yard Sale When/where: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the neighborhood near the intersection of Adrienne Drive and Southwood Drive What: Antiques, furniture, and children’s items. More information. Community Yard Sale When/where: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7550 on Saturday at 7550 Thomas Grant Drive What: Many sellers with clothes, electronics, collectibles. More information. Burke Church Yard Sale When/where: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Church, 9800 Burke Lake Road What: A …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Which stories grabbed your attention?
Mount Vernon Patch just started a new month on Wednesday. We decided to see: Which stories caught readers' attention last month, in April? Turns out George Washington is very popular. So are cicadas, crime and Costco. Drumroll, please. The top stories in April on Mount Vernon Patch were, in reverse order (just click on the headline to read the entire story): 10. Mount Vernon Commercial Building Fire Deemed Accidental: The fire that broke out Sunday afternoon at the commercial building housing Friendly's Rent-A-Car located at 8145 Richmond Hwy. in Mount Vernon was determined to be an accidental electrical fire. 9. Speakers Urge Fairfax County to Restore Human Services Funding: Human services were on most people’s minds Wednesday night …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Restaurant at George Washington's estate is dishing up a bountiful buffet for the big day.
If you have a crowd who likes a little bit of everything at the dinner table, you might want to consider heading to the Mount Vernon Inn for Mother's Day, where the buffet menu should satisfy even your most finicky eater. The special Mother's Day buffet menu will be served at the inn, located at the Mount Vernon estate, home to George Washington. What types of foods were served in Washington's day? According to George Washington: A Life, by Willard Sterne Randall: "For Sunday dinner, served at noon and often shared with guests invited after the morning Anglican service, there could be greens, fish, roast pig, cheese, puddings--with plenty of liquor (preferably rum or brandy) for the parents. No wonder George grew so tall." The Mother's Day…
With this weather who wouldn't want a water view?
Maybe you don't need a waterfront view. Or even six bathrooms. Maybe you don't need a boat dock in your back yard. Or a fireplace in the master bedroom. Some people, though, apparently do. And if you're not looking for much more than a roof over your head — and even if you're not looking at all — we can all dream, can't we? Take a look at 4813 Tarpon Lane, a beautiful home currently for sale adjacent to Mount Vernon Yacht Club. It's for sale for $1,965,000 and listed by Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.