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Residents can walk to shops and restaurants at two malls.

The homes are priced from the low $400,000s to the low $500,000s.

Call 571/432-0110 or visit www.eya.com.

Just beyond the Fair Lakes area, I-66 heads into Centreville, which was founded in 1730 as Newgate and became known as Centreville in 1792. The town was an important stopping point in the 18th century along the turnpike between Alexandria and Warrenton.

Twenty years ago, Centreville had just four small subdivisions of housing developments, but the area has grown to become home to condominiums, town homes and single-family homes.

Ryland Homes is building town-home-style condominiums at Centreville Crossing within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The homes, priced from the low to upper $300,000s, have two or three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a one-car garage. Call 888/526-8350 or visit www.ryland.com.

At Crooked Creek, Craftmark Homes Inc. is building single-family homes on 5-acre wooded estate homesites.

The homes have four to six bedrooms and three to seven baths, with prices starting at $1,100,000.

Call 703/830-5503 or visit www.craftmarkhomes.com.

At Jackson Fields, K. Hovnanian Homes is building 22 single-family homes on cul-de-sac locations. Each home has a brick or stone front, four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage.

Call 866/407-3815 or visit www.khov.com.

Passing into Prince William County, I-66 winds north of Bull Run Regional Park and south of the Manassas National Battlefield Park. In the 1850s, Manassas became the crossroads for several railroads, which led to its central role in the Civil War. The westward expansion of suburbia changed the community during the 1960s and 1970s to a bedroom community for commuters to the District and Tysons Corner.

Today, Manassas has become a commercial and retail mecca of its own, with the regional Manassas Mall and myriad smaller retail centers throughout the town.

New residential development clusters near I-66 in the Haymarket and Gainesville areas.

At Westmarket, K. Hovnanian is building single-family homes and town-home-style condominiums.

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