##Clifton Real Estate Information\

Twenty-six miles west of Washington, DC, Clifton is home to just 185 people in northern Virginia. Originally part of the tribal grounds of the Occoquan, Clifton was settled by white settlers near the present day Dumfries-Triangle area. Clifton’s ideal location and fertile soil led to its fields being turned into massive plantations similar to those across the south. During the Civil War, Clifton was used by Union soldiers as the southern-most train supply depot. The very virtue of continuous exchange and handover of land has led to an interestingly diverse heritage in the small town of Clifton. Beginning in the 1980s, ordinances were legislated to preserve the beauty of Clifton. The most important stipulation limited the division of land parcels to avoid the accumulation of busy streets and cramped homes. This action is still evident todas as Clifton’s beautiful streets are uncluttered and boast glitzy single-family dwellings on large properties. Because no major thoroughfares pass directly through Clifton, the area is rather untouched and beautiful relative to nearby communities, adding to the uniqueness of Clifton.

For local residents in search of fun outdoor activities, a simple jog, or daily escape from busy life, Bull Run Marina Regional Park, Chapel Road Park, Clifton Town Park, Fountainhead Regional Park, Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, and Kincheloe Park are all within a few minutes of the center of Clifton. For those who prefer the timeless golfing, Twin Lakes Golf Club, Virginia Gold Center & Academy, and Westfields Golf Club at Balmoral are quite popular local hotspots. The Colonnade at Union Mill is known to be a familiar shopping area in Clifton with both recognized-name retailers and local Virginian boutiques and start-ups.

Most students in Clifton attend campuses operated by the Fairfax County Public Schools system. While most schools are in neighboring areas in close proximity to the tiny boundaries of Clifton, the majority of elementary students attend classes locally at Clifton Elementary.

Despite Clifton’s extraordinarily small size, a number of annual events draw crowds from neighboring communities to the charming streets of Clifton. The New Year's Day Celebration, Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast, Kids Day, Clifton Caboose Twilight Run, Fourth of July Celebration, Clifton Homes Tour, Labor Day Car Show, Clifton Day, Townwide Cleanup, Clifton Candlelight Homes Tour, and Clifton Christmas Tree are all quite popular. It is not unusual to see visitors from a hundred or so miles away in Clifton for the spectacular and captivating events.