The Lake Braddock Community Association was incorporated on June 30, 1969 by the Yeonas Company and is located in Burke, Virginia. The community, one of the very first master-planned unit developments in the country, is made up of 1298 homes, 417 are single-family homes and 881 are townhouses. The community features a number of amenities such as two pools, six small playground areas for young children, four tennis courts, a basketball court, a lake, a pond, a boat ramp and dock, and other sought-after assets.
The 27-acre lake and small farmer’s pond are of particular scenic and recreational value to the community. Walking and jogging paths around the lake and pond, as well as through the neighborhood’s extensive surrounding wooded areas, provide opportunities for exercise, nature appreciation, and privacy.
The Lake Braddock Community has also been recognized for its architectural design and decor. Its Raintree Section of contemporary homes are particularly unique, and individual homeowners are known to go all out for the holidays with extensive and varied seasonal decorations.
This neighborhood prides itself on its community works with residents supporting the Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, Goodwill, Ecco, local Churches, Rescue Workers America, the Burke Volunteer Fire Department, and their own Lake Braddock Swim Team. Members also participation on various committees, such as: Covenants, Landscape and Grounds, Architectural, Lake and Pond, Communications (Newsletter and website) Neighborhood Watch, Social (providing holiday activities for the children) and Budget.
The Lake Braddock Community Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that usually meets on the third Thursday of each month. The Association and its participant community has a variety of helpful information online that allows residents to find information conveniently and quickly.
The Lake Braddock Community Association has an active Neighborhood Watch Program. Just one of the ways that the neighborhood watch program keeps the community safe is by reporting streetlight outages to keep the community well-lit and to initiate repair requests sooner and save time for neighborhood watch patrols.
Neighborhood Watch Committee Block Captains regularly speak with their neighbors and report any suspicious happenings, and update each other on crimes in the area. They work to forge bonds among residents to help reduce burglaries and robberies, and to improve the communities relationship with the local police.
The Community Association also works toward a number of Community Initiatives, especially for its stewardship of the neighborhood’s natural areas and green spaces.
In late September of 2013, fore example, Fairfax County Storm Water Planning began a project on the Harford Lane stream restoration which was completed in Spring of 2014. Restoration of the stream provides long term stability, improves water quality and aesthetics, and allows more open space for residents. Some of the improvements made included grading within the stream to install structures, planting native vegetation and developing a healthy ecosystem. Trees that were removed were recycled, when possible, as in-stream habitat or used as grade control. The project not only benefited the Lake Braddock Community Association but also benefited the Pohick creek.
The Lake Braddock Community Association was awarded the Friends of Trees Award in April 2014. This is an award presented to individuals or organizations that have preserved, protected or planted trees for preservation, education, or maintenance.
The Association was also awarded a Rain Garden & Vegetated Swales Program Grant by the Northern Virginia District Storm Water & Conservation.
If you are to be a new resident of the Lake Braddock Community Association, you’ll be welcomed by the Board and Members with a packet of information containing all you need to know about living in the Lake Braddock area. This package includes information about trash pickup dates and recycling program information, rules and by-laws, a homeowner directory, committee functions information, and copies of any forms that may be required.
New residents will be introduced to the community newsletter, “The Buoy,” and their website, which provides timely communication between the Association and its members, their family members and/or their tenants, concerning matters of particular concern or interest to the association. “The Buoy” publishes 10 issues annually.
Festivals and neighborhood fun make Lake Braddock a great place to live or visit, and the special people who live in Lake Braddock — a diverse yet tightly knit community, bonded by the commonly owned lake, pond and grounds — make it a really exceptional neighborhood.
More than just a Home Owner’s Association, the Lake Braddock Community Association is the heartbeat of Lake Braddock, a popular community near Burke, in Northern Virginia.