Experts Urge Parents To Avoid Play Dates For Their Kids

Experts are asking parents to avoid letting their kids have play dates with friends during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak despite the weather’s getting nicer and schools are closed. Allison Lowry, the program manager of child abuse and neglect prevention services at Fairfax County, Virginia’s Department of Family Services, said on keeping kids away from in-person visits with friends, “It’s hard. It’s really hard.”

According to wtop.com, “Some parents might question why kids should be denied visits with people they typically see regularly from one or two other families. But currently, practicing social distancing is paramount, medical officials say. “The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to limit contact as much as possible,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. “While school is out, children should not have in-person playdates with children from other households.” Lowry doesn’t believe children are capable of adhering to the 6-foot rule for social distancing.”

As per wtop.com, “Lowry suggests virtual visits, such as video chats with friends on the phone via FaceTime or online with Zoom conference calls. She also said riding bikes with family or playing catch with siblings could help keeps kids busy. “Go on a walk,” Lowry advised before adding, “Step off the path, when another family is coming.” You can find additional social distancing-related tips on the Fairfax County COVID-19 page.”

Properties in Belle Haven

*Don't miss our stay at home friendly Matterport virtual tour* Welcome home to this 4,000 sqft, 5 BR/ 4 BA home situated on a landscaped quarter-acre lot! With storybook curb appeal just steps away from Belle Haven Country Club, the home features a remarkable amount of living space and distinguished interior finishes throughout.

6305 Potomac Ave

A charming covered front sitting porch welcomes you as you step into the bright main level fit with hardwood floors, two stately gas fireplaces, a formal dining space, cozy window bench seating and a bedroom that could easily be used as a main-floor office. With an open eat-in kitchen enhanced by granite counter tops, granite back splash, and stainless-steel gas appliances, this home is ready to host all types of gatherings. An adjoining butler's pantry offers remarkable additional storage, counter space, prep space and conveniently closes off by French doors for a no-mess view! A sky-lit sun room with beautiful Pella windows offers access to a large Trex deck and yard for outdoor entertaining, but can also be closed off for private extended living space. On the above level, a luxe master suite boasts vaulted ceilings, a spacious dressing room/walk-in closet and a spa-like master bath complete with a soaking tub and access to a private sun deck overlooking the backyard. The sprawling loft area on the uppermost level is a wonderful space for a children's playroom, office or media room. Additionally, this level features the large fifth bedroom, a full bathroom and abundant additional storage. Outdoor entertainers will be delighted to find multiple spaces for socializing and relaxing - from the raised back deck and a lower level brick patio, complete with a built-in firepit to the elevated, fully-fenced flat backyard - the new owners will have a multitude of options to host their next gathering. The home's location also offers fantastic proximity to Belle View Shopping Center for all your grocery needs along with so many other local treasures, including the popular Mt. Vernon Trail, Old Town Alexandria, the river marina and Belle Haven Country Club. Commuters will enjoy quick and convenient access to the GW Parkway, 495, and Metro, making for an ideal commute to National Landing/Crystal City (Amazon HQ2), Reagan National Airport & the Pentagon. Despite its great accessibility, the surrounding neighborhood also pulls off a bit of a quiet ~small town~ feel unique to the area, with a pizzeria and custard shack located just one block away! Come see this wonderfully rare beauty for yourself! [New Alexandria - $1,079,000]

Simply gorgeous and almost new (4 years young) custom built home in wonderful Belle Haven.

6221 Arkendale Rd

Many special features include main level bedroom suite, screened porch, large mudroom, outdoor kitchen and patio, upper level family room with wet bar, (can also be converted to additional bedrooms), special master suite, high ceilings on main and upper level, custom window treatments and luxurious high-end finishes throughout. Very special home. See Special Features list under documents. Click here for 3D virtual tour: http://my.matterport.com/show/?m=m82akGTV2Vb [Belle Haven - $1,695,000]

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1904 Belle Haven Rd

ly/1904BelleHaven Modern design meets Historical Architecture to include $200K (Brand New HVAC) in gorgeous renovations in this traditional 4 BR, 3.5 BA brick Georgian colonial home in prestigious Belle Haven community. 3,000 sf HOME PLUS 528 sf GARAGE. Gorgeous Master Suite, walk-in CA closets, hardwood floors throughout, Palladian bookcases, dentil molding, finished lower level recreation room comes fully furnished, large 2 car garage. Great for entertaining. Private beautifully landscaped backyard with Trex porch, hardscape patio and fire pit. Awesome Location. Easy access to Rt. 1, GW Parkway, Ft. Belvoir, Old Town, National Airport, National Harbor, DC and 5 miles to Amazon HQ. Alexandria VA, and excellent Fairfax County Schools. Move in Ready!What I love about this house: Rooms are open and easily interchangeable for a growing family. Fully or partially furnished home an option. Convenient location, yet the community and house feel like home. You can walk the Belle Haven hills and admire the homes and beautiful landscaping, play golf, tennis or swim at the Belle Haven Country Club, hop on the trail for a bike ride to Old Town, Washington DC, Mt. Vernon. Walk to the cozy eatery, DRP Belle Haven and enjoy the convenience of the Belle View Shops, Dog Park and Recreation Center. FOR Luxury Amenities VIDEO, click Virtual Tour, click VIDEO, click play. https://tours.linenandlens.com/public/vtour/display/1386353?a=1#!/WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE Belle Haven, A Neighborhood That's All About The Social Lifehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/fairfaxs-belle-haven-a-neighborhood-thats-all-about-the-social-life/2020/03/12/4c8cb72e-5d7a-11ea-b014-4fafa866bb81_story.html [Belle Haven - $1,425,000]

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6002 Grove Dr

This is for discerning buyer - The Artist's Residence Unlike anything you've seen- this luxurious cottage is surprisingly spacious with 3,000 sq feet of mostly above grade, custom and curated finishes. The hand stenciled artist's (working) studio floor, a master bedroom with 1940's stone walls; gracious gardens, fountain, multiple terraces and balcony. The master suite has his and her dressing rooms and two full baths with two sets of French doors overlooking the gardens; you don't have enough books for the library! Behind the doors of this stone cottage is grace exemplified. The upper level features two more bedrooms and a full bath. Great entertaining flow, a private year round sun room and thoughtful storage abounds. The rear Super Shed measures appx 14.5 feet by 10.5 feet with 8 feet interior height. It has power, 2 banks of lights, unit air conditioner, built-in shelves, 2 built-in work tables, hardwood floor, plasterboard walls. [Belle Haven - $1,195,000]

BRAND NEW construction TO BE BUILT in 2020 and fully customizable if desired by purchaser.

2213 Windsor Rd

Builder's current design is for a gorgeous 5,580 square foot Modern Farmhouse featuring superb finishes and an entertainer's layout configured with care. Possibilities abound with five or more bedrooms, six and one half bathrooms on three finished levels and a thoughtfully placed two-car side load garage on this .28 acre flat lot in desirable Belle Haven. A stunning main level features a welcoming foyer, a gourmet kitchen that boasts top of the line appliances and quartz countertops, a living room with fireplace, a separate dining room with wet bar, den/study or main level bedroom, full bathroom, mudroom, powder room and creative storage spaces throughout. Upstairs is designed for utmost convenience with each bedroom hosting a generous walk in closet as well as its own ensuite bathroom. The luxurious master suite features a stunning bathroom with marble countertops, a cutting edge shower, separate tub and private water closet and his and hers luxury closets abounding with dedicated personal space. This level also features a laundry room and provides for the option of an additional bedroom/playroom or office space if so desired. The lower level offers a recreation room with an optional wet bar, an additional bedroom and full bath as well as the possibility of a fitness room or a theater room, depending on your interests. A discerning buyer may opt to personalize some of this home's most remarkable features throughout, including the designer kitchen's cabinets, countertops, light fixtures and locations, appliances, plumbing fixtures, gorgeous hardwoods planned throughout the two upper levels, carpet colors and locations, as well as the home's exterior colors and finishes. A welcoming wrap-around porch will beckon you home on this already lovely street, situated just minutes from Old Town Alexandria, Amazon HQ2, 495 and other major throughways leading to all that DC has to offer. Delivery as soon as early 2021. Please see adjacent 2211 Windsor Rd, VAFX1101204, as an example of the same quality workmanship and design you can expect with this extraordinary home. [Belle Haven - $1,950,000]

Welcome to a wonderfully updated 5 Bedroom, four and a half bath Belle Haven brick colonial.

1804 Hunting Cove Pl

Offering Potomac River and golf course views from several rooms, gracious Living Room with a fireplace, elegant separate dining room, updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinets and top of the line appliances. Spacious Family Room with a fireplace adjoins the kitchen, lovely screened porch for summer enjoyment, fabulous finished lower level with a family room, bedroom and full bath, Upper two levels offer four bedrooms and three baths. Beautiful, professionally landscaped grounds offer mature trees and plantings. Whole house generator and inground sprinkler system also convey. Owners have plans, approved by Fairfax County, for a driveway and garage which will convey. Fabulous location across from Belle Haven Country Club, minutes to the Potomac River , the bike/walking path and Old Town , 30 minutes to DC. Property also includes 1806 Hunting Cove Place.Total lot sf is 13,200. Total finished sf is 3300+ sf Please call or text agent to make an appointment. [Belle Haven - $1,325,000]

***Price Reduction*** Call 703-539-2993 for Same Day Tours! Stunningly Updated Solid Brick Home with Open Concept Main Level Living.

6506 Fort Hunt Rd

Kitchen Boasts Quartz Counters, Stainless Steel LG Appliances with ThinQ WiFi Control, Gas Stove with Convection Oven, Breakfast Bar Opens to Living/Dining Room with a Large Skylight and Gas Fireplace. Lots of Natural Light. Sliding Glass Door Leads to a Covered Patio and Large Fenced-In Backyard. Master Suite has a Pocket Door to your New Bathroom with Custom Shower. Basement has Marble Floors, a 2nd Gas Fireplace, New Custom Wet Bar with Stainless Steel Wine Fridge and Dishwasher. Basement 4th Bedroom has a Large Walk-In Closet, Adjacent Full Bath has a Jetted Soaker Tub. Home is Freshly Painted with New Windows and Doors, Architectural Shingled Roof with Gutter Guards. Attic has 16" of Fresh Blown-In Insulation. Carport Attic is Floored for Extra Storage. Close to Shopping, Mt Vernon Rec Center, Library, Schools, GW Trail, Huntington Metro, I-495. [Belle Haven Terrace - $649,900]

Welcome to Classic Cottages' newest modern prairie design, The Ridgeview model boasting over 6,900 sqft of space.

2207 Windsor Rd

6 bedrooms, 6 full, 2 half baths. Open floor plan great for entertaining. 10 foot ceilings on main level. Screened porch off of great room. Three fireplaces (Great Room, Master, and Basement). Wet bar in basement with temperature controlled wine room. Join us for our Grand Opening Brunch Sunday March 15th 1-3pm. Catered by La Madeline. [Belle Haven - $2,149,000]

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