- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2008

Since 2000, Prince William County has grown by 36.6 percent, boosting the county to the second most populous in Virginia, and forecasts by the Prince William County Department of Economic Development (www.pwcecondev.

org) anticipate further growth: a jump in residents to 415,763 in 2010. County economic development officials reported an estimated population of 383,644 as of last September.

Like most areas, Prince William has been hit hard by the housing slump and foreclosures as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis. Yet plenty of new developments continue to sell homes.

Prince William County’s 2006 median household income of $80,783 is in the top 10 in the country, so some of the developments in this area focus on upscale residences in communities with amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Residential developments have primarily been built along the major commuter routes that connect the county with employment centers, shopping areas and other areas of Northern Virginia and downtown Washington.

Planned communities have grown in the Interstate 66 corridor in areas such as Manassas, Haymarket and Gainesville, along the Prince William County Parkway and along Interstate 95 from Woodbridge to Quantico.

In Gainesville, near I-66 and Linton Hall Road, Brookfield Homes Corp. is building Morris Farm. One half of the community will be devoted to meadows, with multiple parks and walking trails with observation decks, along with Peacock Park, which includes a tot lot and treehouse.

Morris Farm includes a community center with a swimming pool and tennis courts and is located near major shopping areas and commuter routes. A wide variety of homes is available from Brookfield Homes, Craftmark Homes Inc. and Ryan Homes.

Prices for single-family homes range from the mid-$300,000s to the upper $600,000s, with town homes priced from the upper $300,000s.

Call 703/753-6650 for Brookfield, 703/361-5815 for Craftmark or 703/530-7032 for Ryan or visit www.morrisfarmva. com.

Brookfield is building Saranac in Gainesville, a gated enclave with lake access for the community and lake views for many of the homes, which are to be built on half-acre sites.

The Cabin Collection homes, which are priced from the upper $700,000s to the low $800,000s, feature Adirondack-style architecture, with simple lines and colors that blend with nature as much as possible. These four- and five-bedroom homes have hardwood flooring and 3½ baths.

The Bungalow Collection homes, priced from the upper $600,000s, are clustered around a courtyard, also with Adirondack-style architecture.

Call 571-248-6494 or visit www.brookfieldhomes.com.

Centex Homes and Beazer Homes Corp. are building single-family homes in New Bristow Village, a planned community in Bristow near I-66, Va. 28 and the Virginia Railway Express.

The development has been designed around the 127-acre Heritage Park and includes a swimming pool, tot lots, a community center, a tennis court, walking trails and a planned village town center with shops and restaurants.

Beazer and Centex are building four-bedroom homes with 2½ baths, priced from the $400,000s.

Call 703/257-2496 for Beazer or visit www.beazer.com, or call 866/255-8618 for Centex or visit www.centexhomes.com.

Miller and Smith LLC is developing Victory Lakes, a 580-acre planned community off I-66 near U.S. 29. The development includes a clubhouse, a pavilion, walking trails, swimming pools, tennis courts, fishing lakes, a dog park, volleyball and basketball courts, an in-line skating and hockey court and an activities director.

Several town home collections are currently available, priced from the upper $200,000s to the upper $300,000s.

Call 703/369-9838.

For the Chevy Chase Collection of single-family homes, priced from the mid-$400,000s, call 703/369-9599. Visit www.victorylakesvirginia.com.

Miller and Smith is also developing Madison Crescent, a cluster of town-home-style condominiums at U.S. 15 and U.S. 29 in Gainesville.

Madison Crescent is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and offices, including a new supermarket.

Priced from the upper $200,000s, these homes have three bedrooms on two levels with a balcony and an attached one-car garage.

Call 703/753-2694 or visit www.millerandsmith.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. is developing the planned community of Dominion Valley Country Club, a gated, guarded community in Haymarket centered around an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course.

Residents can enjoy a sports pavilion with fitness equipment, basketball courts, swimming pools and tennis courts. Other recreational amenities in this resort-style community include a clubhouse with casual and formal dining and meeting rooms, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, ball fields and acres of open space.

Market Square, a retail center with a grocery store and restaurant, is now open.

Single-family homes in a wide range of styles and sizes, many with mountain, golf course and water views, are available at Dominion Valley base-priced from the mid-$400,000s to the high $700,000s.

An active adult community, known as Regency at Dominion Valley, features single-family homes with first-floor master suites, condominium homes and patio town homes, with prices ranging from the mid-$200,000s to the mid-$400,000s.

Call 703/753-TOLL or 703/753-8900 for Regency or visit www.dominionvalley.com or www.tollbrothers.com.

Growth along the I-95 corridor stretches from the border with Fairfax County south toward Stafford County.

At Occoquan Reach, a new development by WCI Communities Inc. less than one mile from Occoquan, residents can stroll along the Occoquan riverfront or visit the shops and restaurants in this charming town.

WCI is building town homes with stone and siding exteriors, a two-car garage and a rooftop loft. The community association provides snow and leaf removal along with gutter cleanup and other maintenance. Home prices range from the mid-$400,000s to the low $500,000s. Call 703/491-2727 or visit the Web site at www.wcicommunities.com.

Stanley Martin Homebuilding LLC is building homes at Occoquan Landing in Lake Ridge, an enclave of homes not far from Occoquan. The single-family homes at this development, priced from the upper $400,000s to the mid-$600,000s, have 2,520 to 3,408 finished square feet.

The homes have kitchens with adjacent morning rooms, first-floor libraries and luxurious master suites. Call 703/491-3340 or visit www.stanley martin.com.

Farther south along I-95, Kettler is developing the Potomac Club, a gated community of condominiums and town homes in Woodbridge. Recreational amenities at Potomac Club include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sun deck, playgrounds, a pet-walking area, a clubhouse, a business center, a social lounge and an athletic club with a rock-climbing wall.

Residents can take advantage of Club Mac, a party lounge available for community events and private parties. It includes an upscale bar area and game tables.

The town homes and condominiums range from the mid-$200,000s to the upper $300,000s.

Call 703/590-0509 for M/I Homes Inc., 703/580-1687 for Pulte Homes Inc. and 703/580-7562 for Ryan Homes or visit www.potomacclub.com.

Nearby at Port Potomac, Kettler is developing a community of town homes and single-family homes bordering Powell’s Creek.

The development includes parks, walking trails and a community center with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an athletic club, a children’s center, a business center and a social lounge, along with party spaces, social rooms and a library. Nearby, the Port Potomac Village Shops include restaurants and shops.

Single-family homes from the low $300,000s to the mid-$500,000s are available from several builders at Port Potomac, along with town homes priced in the $300,000s.

Call 703/580-0537 for Engle Homes, 703/580-7105 for Ryan Homes, 703/580-0972 for Sorensen Homes or 703/580-9314 for Drees Homes Co. or visit www.portpotomac.com.

Powell’s Landing, a community by GP Development USA, borders the Leesylvania State Park and Powell’s Creek, allowing residents easy access to boating and fishing.

Fewer than 600 homes will be built in this community, which has a third of its land devoted to open space. The community has been designed with cul-de-sacs, pocket parks, sidewalks, gazebos, white picket fences and a trail system.

Recreational amenities include a 5,000-square-foot community center with an office, a kitchen and a deck. A separate pool house has adult and children’s facilities, and the community also includes volleyball courts, tennis courts, tot lots and a picnic areas.

Single-family homes are available from three builders, priced from the upper $400,000s to the low $600,000s.

Call 703/897-0682 for GP Development, 703/590-2364 for NVHomes, or 703/583-4043 for Stanley Martin, or visit www.powellslanding.com

K. Hovnanian Homes is building 1,100 single-family homes at Eagles Pointe near Woodbridge, with homes available in four series ranging from 1,800 to more than 3,700 finished square feet.

Base prices for the homes range from the mid-$300,000s to the mid-$400,000s. Powell’s Creek runs through the community, which features walking trails, open spaces, tot lots and a recreation center with a fitness center and a swimming pool. Call 888/881-2436 or visit www.khov.com.

Edgemoore Land LLC is developing Stonewall Manor in Triangle, off I-95, where three builders are constructing single-family homes in one-half-acre wooded homesites.

The community includes a swimming pool, a bathhouse, tennis courts, soccer fields, a picnic pavilion, tot lots and walking trails, along with curving roads, sidewalks and landscaped traffic circles.

The development is half a mile from the Potomac River shoreline.

Craftmark and Edgemoore Homes are building single-family homes priced from the mid- to upper $400,000s in this community.

Call 703/827-0416 for Craftmark, 703/221-6962 for Edgemoore or visit www.stonewallmanorva.com.

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