Within minutes to the gates of Quantico in Stafford County VA is the gated community of Aquia Harbour. Built in the early 1970’s the neighborhood original attracted weekend boaters and those wanting a retreat from the city. Then with the widening of the major highways, the addition of the VRE as a commuting option and the growth of Northern Virginia, Aquia Harbour became a full time community.
With 2000 acres, including 400 acres of protected wetland, you have a hard time realizing that you are only 45 miles south of DC and 15 miles north of Historic Fredericksburg. The Aquia Harbour neighborhood is different from many others in the area due to the fact that the homes do not fall in the standard tract home category. With a variety of builders and styles each of the areas in the community are unique and for residents who have been there since the beginning, tell a long history about each builder who came and went.
If you are a boater then the Marina and Yacht Club are the first place you want to check out. There is a 150-slip Marina with dredged waterways offering 5 feet of depth leading to the Potomac River. Want to play golf? There is a nine whole course with alternate tees to create a “back nine” for you to play. There are two community swimming pools, nine park areas with a variety of activities and if that wasn’t enough there is a 20 stall stable with indoor and outdoor riding arenas.
Homes in Aquia Harbor range in size and price depending on location and age of the property. With over 2300 homes finding what you want shouldn’t be a problem. As of January 2008 there are 73 active listings ranging in price from $241,500 to $749,000. There are currently three properties listed as foreclosures within the community.
So if you are looking for an affordable neighborhood in Stafford County with loads of commuting options to Quantico, Pentagon, or Fort Belvoir, consider Aquia Harbour. If your orders bring you to Northern Virginia this year give me a call. I’ve been through the best and worst of military moves and know how stressful it can be.
If buying is not in your plans. Don’t worry I am happy to help youfind a place to rent in any of this or other Northern Virginia neighborhoods as well.
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