Old Bridge Estates is the second largest of the three primary communities along Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge - Lake Ridge, Old Bridge Estates and Westridge. There are a total of 860 homes (detached and town homes) on both sides of Smoketown Road just south of Old Bridge Road. There are two lovely ponds, community pool, tennis courts, wide streets and loads of trees. Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center, a county facility, is about 10 minutes away.
Express commuter buses to the Pentagon and Washington, DC are available at the Festival at Old Bridge shopping center in Lake Ridge and at the VDOT commuter lot at the entrance to Lake Ridge which is less than 10 minutes away. Carpools usually meet at the VDOT Commuter Lot at the entrance to Lake Ridge.
Slug lines are a result of the need for ride sharing capability. Commuters form a line at a designated Slug Stop in Lake Ridge - it is the VDOT Commuter Lot at the Lake Ridge entrance. For example, a driver will pull up headed for the Pentagon, but needs one more passenger to qualify for HOV-3. The first person in line going to the Pentagon will join the others in the car and away they go. It's free commuting for the slugger and gives the driver availability to HOV lanes on I-95 - win, win!!
The VRE Woodbridge station, which offers rail service to Springfield, Crystal City and Union Station in Washington, DC, is approximately a 20 minute drive from Old Bridge Estates in the morning rush hour. At Springfield you can switch to Metrorail that gives you access to the entire National Capital Area subway system. It's about 20 minutes from Old Bridge Estates.
Fort Belvoir is approximately 30 minutes and MCB Quantico is approximately 30 minutes.
As you can see, the schools and library available to Old Bridge Estates students are very close to home.
There are two large neighborhood shopping centers within approximately 5 minutes of Old Bridge Estates and one that is 10 minutes away. Major retail establishments such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Lowe's, Home Depot, Kohl’s and Men’s Wearhouse are within 15 minutes of Old Bridge Estates. Potomac Mills, a huge discount mall, is approximately 15 minutes from Old Bridge Estates.
There are several marinas within 15 minutes where you can store and launch your boat to access the Potomac River and points beyond. There are equestrian trails throughout the county and a horse boarding facility within 15 minutes. Prince William Forest Park is a 15,000 acre natural preserve with many miles of bike and hiking trails, fishing, cabins for group camping and campsites approximately 30 minutes from Old Bridge Estates. Our newest attraction, The National Museum of the Marine Corps is also about 30 minutes from Old Bridge Estates. It's about 20 minutes to Old Town Manassas and 30 minutes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
There are two public golf courses within 10 and 15 minutes of Old Bridge Estates. Lake Ridge Park and Marina, a county facility, located in the general area has electric powered rowboats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent, a boat ramp for your boat, picnic areas large function tent rental, mini-golf and a 9-hole golf course which offers a First Tee training program for youngsters.
Churches and restaurants abound throughout the area.
Old Bridge Estates is a great place to live! I would love to show you the Old Bridge Estates area and the wonderful homes on the market. Call or email me today!