Dunbarton Residents: Get Ready for Sunday’s Big Game Tailgate Party

If you are a resident of Bristow’s Dunbarton, then you are mostly likely aware of all the community events and activities.  The activities and amenities are one of the truly great things about an Active Adult Community like Dunbarton.

On February 6th, Dunbarton will host a Tailgating Party for the Big Game.  It will be at the clubhouse and starts at 5:30pm.  Runs until 11:30pm.  There will be no alcoholic beverages provided by the community, so BYOB.

If you’re ready to move to an Active Adult Community like Dunbarton, for ages 55 or better, give me a call.  There are a handful of wonderful Active Adult Communities between Bristow, Gainesville and Haymarket.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Licensed in Virginia

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

For more information on the Northern Virginia real estate market, you can also log on to www.SpeakingOfHomes.net.

Braemar Residents May be Shocked to Know Their Cul-de-Sacs are No Parking

The Bristow community of Braemar will soon have a safety restriction enforced on it’s cul-de-sacs with center islands.  The Prince William County Fire Marshall determined while Braemar was under construction, that  cul-de-sacs with islands could pose a problem for fire trucks needing to turn around in these areas if there were cars parked along the curb.   Unfortunately, signage to date has not stopped the parking and many residents do not know that their cul-de-sacs have always been a No Parking area.

This safety hazard was brought to light by concerned residents of one of Braemar’s sub-associations, Tartan Hills Village, in 2007. At that time, the County Fire Code was reviewed and No Parking signs were installed by VDOT (Virginia Deparment of Transportation) in Tartan Hills Village culd-de-sacs with islands, after the approval by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.  This was a move to make enforcement of parking restrictions easier.  The signage in place before was ambiguous to police officers an enforcement next to impossible.

The same process was just followed by the Master Home Owners Association of Braemar for the remaining cul-de-sacs with islands within the community.

According to information in the Braemar newsletter, the no parking signs will be installed on the west side of Sudley Manor Drive during the Spring and Summer of 2010. The east side of Sudley Manor Drive will have no parking signs at a later time, at this point undetermined. First cul-de-sacs to have the No Parking signs installed will be:

Ballagan Court

Banchory Place

Crail Court

Cromarty Court

Daldownie Court

Dunblane Court

Fisherford Court

Garrow Court

Grady Pond Way

Kinloss Mews

Kyle Moor Court

Laurencekirk Place

Nethy Bridge Court

Potential Braemar home buyers looking for cul-de-sac lots for the convenience of additional street parking need to be aware of the restriction when house hunting. Cul-de-sac homes have longer driveways provided by the builder for this exact reason, so it shouldn’t be an issue.  Howevr, it’s best to know all the facts before purchasing your Braemar home.  Just another reason to ensure you are working with a neighborhood expert if you have narrowed your search to Braemar.

Braemar Residents Will Receive New & Improved Channel Lineup with RCN

Earlier this month, RCN finalized a deal to buy out Gatehouse Networks’ exclusive cable/internet provider contract with the Bristow, VA community of Braemar. Just because the deal is finalized doesn’t mean things will change overnight.

For now, RCN is shadowing the operation, down the channel lineup and customer service line, that Gatehouse Networks had in place. To date, the only difference some users will realize is the new billing address for upgraded cable and internet services. You can read about that by clinking this link.

RCN’s estimate is that sometime in September this year, Braemar residents will receive the new and improved channel lineup. Braemar residents who are served by RCN will, at that point have access to up to 100 HD channels and TiVo Premiere.

Please click this link to RCN’s landing page for upcoming cable/internet changes to Bristow’s community of Braemar. This changes will also be affecting resident of the Active Adult Community of Dunbarton, also located in Bristow, VA.

RCN is the New Cable & Internet Provider of Braemar & Dunbarton

It’s official.  Gatehouse Networks finalized a deal with RCN to buy out the cable and internet provider contract with Braemar and the active adult community of Dunbarton

Not all Braemar residents have cable and internet service as part of their HOA dues.  The only residents affected belong to the following sub-associations:  Tartan Hills Village, Tartan Hills Village East, Tartan Hills Village West and Highland Village.  Geographically, these are the Braemar sections built alongside Sudley Manor Drive.

Residents in these sub-associations of Braemar, and Dunbarton, have likely already seen the RCN advertisements running on cable, replacing the Dish Network ads that used to run by Gatehouse Networks.  Right now, this and a billing address change to anyone who has expanded service (movie channels, upgraded internet etc.) is all that has changed.  However, Braemar residents will soon have a new and improved channel lineup. 

The new mailing address for your RCN expanded service bill is: 

10000 Derekwood Lane, Lanham, MD 20706

Stay tuned for more information.