The Lorton Perspective: One Thing We Love and One Thing We'd Change About Lorton
Lorton residents give us their opinion
Lorton Patch visited the Shoppes at Lorton Valley on Wednesday to interview residents about their opinions: What they love about Lorton, and on the flip side, what they would change about Lorton if they had the power.
Josh Clardy: "I like the variety of restaurants and it's a pretty friendly neighborhood... and for what I would change? Nothing really, it's an all around good suburban community."
Ted Zweig: "I just like the area... the friendliness of the people and the crime rate... it's a very, very nice place to live. Then I'd get rid of the old prison. Tear it down. It's not historic just because Marion Barry went to jail there."
Mike Smith: "I would restrict the traffic for non-residents, and what I like about Lorton is the woods, trees and park areas."
Katie Zweig: "I'd like more restaurants in the area. I feel like there are not enough of them."
Starbucks Barista Jeff: "I love the Lorton Starbucks, of course. It's the best in the area... and I think we should have more restaurants and less traffic."
Jonathan Dancy: "I like that it's not too far from everything and you don't feel like you are cramped... it's really spacious. I wouldn't mind a few more restaurants."
Cannon Deale: "I like generally the people. Everyone is pretty friendly and courteous. I would like more restaurants. There are no bagel places here."
Cindy Dewitt: "I like the location in relation to different areas of Northern Virginia. It's a nice small community... things are easy to get to. But I would like some nicer restaurants so I don't have to go all the way to Fairfax."