I wanted to take a minute to welcome you to our great community. Once you get settled in to your new home, I would encourage you to drop by my office at 6121 Franconia Road to visit with my staff and me. We’d love to say hello and provide you with some materials highlighting our district and are more than happy to assist you with anything you might need during this time of transition.
Once you’ve done that, there are a number of sites and experiences for you to encounter in the area. A top destination here in Lee District in the newly revitalized Springfield Town Center. Home to a number of shops and restaurants, the town center has become a shopping and dining destination and continues to spark much redevelopment activity in our area.
Lee District is also home to the Hilltop Shopping Center, which houses a number of small businesses, restaurants, and a Wegmans grocery store. Finally, I would encourage you to visit the Kingstowne Towne Center. Only minutes away from the Springfield Town Center, it is also home to many restaurants and offers a variety of stores to meet your shopping needs.
Our area is also home to a number of great parks and recreation facilities. There is the award-winning Huntley Meadows Park, the crown jewel of Lee District, which features thousands of acres of forest and a boardwalk over the wetlands. We’re also the home of Lake Accotink Park, a beautiful park which offers boat rides and other watersport activities for you and your family. Not far from there is the Lee District Recreation Center. It offers camps for kids, picnic areas, workout facilities, and so much more. Something I’m particularly proud of and a destination I often frequent with my family, is the RECenter’s accessible treehouse playground and spraypark. Visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ for all of the great events and activities to attend in our area.
Of course we are also very proud to have excellent public schools throughout Lee District. I can’t think of a better place to raise kids than right here in our community.
All of these things contribute to what makes Lee District a great area to live. I grew up here and my wife Crystal and I are now raising our family here. As you settle into the area and get acquainted with all of the great things that are available to you here, I hope you too will be able enjoy what Lee District has to offer.