Science is all around us. It’s what makes everything... well... everything. At least, it tries to explain why everything is everything. And best of all, anyone can perform educational science experiments in the safety of their own homes. Specifically, in the kitchen!
Snow days this year are going to be a little bit different. They won’t be free-for-all days of whatever. This year, they will need to have more education built in. But, don’t worry: just because something is educational doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
With homeschooling on the horizon for parents as we move to schools reopening for the 2020 school year, we wanted to put together a list of our favorite resources and insights on how to best manage working, parenting, and homeschooling while balancing the new lifestyle COVID-19 has pushed upon us.
At Embrey Mill, the well-being of our residents and guests is our priority. We are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the facts and recommendations provided by public health officials. We are working together to address concerns and are taking precautions to keep our community healthy and safe.
There's something about a new season that has us itching to make a few changes around the house. Spring cleaning is totally a thing and sometimes it's better to just embrace the urge! Whether your focus is on the inside of your house or the exterior and yard, we've got you covered. Get started today by following our Embrey Mill spring cleaning checklist:
▢ Clean Gutters Remember when winter was approaching and all of the leaves started falling off the trees? Sure, it was beautiful to see the trees change colors, but it's a little less admirable when those leaves get stuck in your gutter. Grab a latter and carefully clean out any debris with your gloved hands. Afterward, grab a garden hose and get the rest of it out with a little water pressure (but first, make sure you remove the nozzle).
At Embrey Mill, our residents are brought together through community events, neighborhood gatherings, and all of the amazing amenities. Spanning over 285 acres of open space, you will have plenty of room to get out, play, and explore. Ready to have your Best Day Ever? Let's go!
Earth Day is an annual event that started on April 22, 1970 to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution and the fact that this planet’s resources will not last forever. Since then, every April 22, Earth Day has turned into a worldwide celebration with rallies, conferences and outdoor activities and service projects.
There is snow falling in the mountains so now is the time to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor winter fun Virginia has to offer. Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains are home to four ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Fortunately, for our residents they are all just a day trip away from Embrey Mill. It’s fun for the whole family from beginner skiers to the most experienced. Here are a few resorts we recommend, that are all within driving distance.
The dates of the national Cherry Blossom Festival will vary each year depending on the weather, but the best time to visit is usually March 15 – April 16. However, if you want to avoid the large crowd of tourists, living at Embrey Mill, puts you in a central location to other various cherry blossom destinations.
Though we all love the idea of flowers, chocolates, getting dressed up for a romantic, candlelit dinner and the exchange of sentimental gifts, once we start to have our own little “Valentine’s” running around that picture perfect scenario seems harder to attain. However, just because it’s no longer just the two of you, Valentine’s Day can still be a holiday filled with lots of love for the entire family.
It’s no secret that as the air gets crisper and the sun goes down earlier that it’s harder to get the kids outside to play. Especially this time of year, after they have collected all sorts of new toys from Santa, most are content waiting for spring to arrive for outside activities to resume. However, here at Embrey Mill, with so much open space, parks and trails, it can be the perfect Winter Wonderland to play, explore, and spend family fun time together. Here are some ideas to encourage the kids to be curious and creative right here in their own neighborhood.
With the New Year comes the inevitable New Year’s Resolutions, we all try to make but usually have a hard time keeping. There are many reasons our resolutions fall apart, from unrealistic expectations to not enough time with work. Fortunately, when you live at Embrey Mill, keeping those classic New Year’s Resolutions becomes easier! Here’s a quick guide on how to keep your 2018 resolutions!
It’s Spring time ladies and gentlemen, and we all know what that means, spring cleaning!
No one actually looks forward to cleaning, there is just something about the blooming flowers and sunny days that motivates one to start fresh in their Embrey Mill home. Here are just a few tips and tricks to get the whole family in on the fun of spring cleaning.
Embrey Mill is so excited to be a part of Drees Homes’ 90th Anniversary Celebration!
The Drees story begins in 1928, when German immigrant, Theodore Drees came to the United States, like so many others, searching for a better life. Drees Homes was born, and to this day remains a family-owned and operated business. Drees has now become the 14th largest privately-owned homebuilder and the 32nd largest overall.
The sun was barely awake as ghosts and goblins, clowns and emoji’s started their stretching to prepare for the Second Annual Halloween 5k and Monster Mile Saturday morning. The Jeff Rouse Center and Embrey Mill sponsored the race with 377 registered racers.
Do you need a little less stress and a little more magic in your holiday?
If so, look no further than Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s a place full of Christmas magic, so close to home. It’s that special time of year when the kids start getting so excited about Santa making a visit, but where mom and dad tend to get a little stressed. Although it is the most wonderful time of the year, shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and preparing for family visits can be a bit overwhelming.
The most wonderful, happy, and exciting time of the year will be here before you know it! Embrey Mill will be shining like a Winter Wonderland with beautiful sparkling lights, ribbons and wreaths throughout the community, giving you that warm happy holiday feeling! Want to know a secret? Embrey Mill gets an early visit from Santa every year right before Christmas!
S.E.R.V.E. began the mission of helping Stafford County families in emergency need in 1979, This was when a devoted Social Worker and three local Pastors came together to form Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts affectionately known as S.E.R.V.E.
The Knight family cemetery is located on the farm formerly owned by the Knights and later, by Jackson Musselman, son-in-law to Lewis Knight. The cemetery contains several graves; however, only two are inscribed.
If you’ve been to Dogwood Dog Park in Phase 1, you’ve probably noticed the fenced-in area immediately to the right of the entrance. This area has massive aluminum planter boxes with a variety of gorgeous plants growing in them. This is our community garden, made exclusively for the use of residents living in Embrey Mill.
Commuting to work (especially if you live in the Stafford area but work in D.C., Fairfax, or Woodbridge) can be a huge money and time saver. It can also be a great way to make friends and lessen the impact on the environment.
It is that time of year again; the kids are back to school! We all know the first few weeks of school can be stressful for families with getting back on a schedule, making it to the bus stop on time, packing lunches and helping with homework. What’s a better way to relieve some of that stress for both, mom, dad and the kids by having a fun family day at one of the many Fall Festivals right in here in Stafford County?
Somehow, it’s already November, the leaves are well into “Fall” mode, and the fall school sports season is well under way. As things heat up at the local high schools, it should be noted that two prominent schools – Colonial Forge and North Stafford – have a long-standing sports rivalry that, once again, will be in full swing.
With Embrey Mill being centrally, located near Washington DC and several military bases we understand, maybe a little more than most, what it is like to have so many of our loved ones, neighbors and friends, fighting for our freedom. Lighting our front porch green is a small token to show our gratitude.
You can feel the air changing; the kids are once again riding the giant yellow school bus; and leaves are starting to change color, the signs of Fall are all upon us.
Every year Embrey Mill’s HOA holds a family focused Fall Festival. Imagine Super Hero’s, Jedi, and Power Rangers taking over Embrey Field as they come to play games and compete for the best costume prize.
We are very excited to see this project get under way, as this change will benefit everyone living at Embrey Mill by reducing traffic jams and by providing faster commuting times. This is a great development for Stafford County and we are so pleased that they will be beginning construction soon!
Here at Embrey Mill we are proud to say that we have total “Walkability” in our neighborhood. You can walk to any of our park as well as from one phase of the development to the other. On any given day as you ride through Embrey Mill you will see moms, kids, and dog walkers traveling up and down our sidewalks. Our goal at Embrey Mill was for you to come home, park your car and leave the busy lifestyle behind you as your enjoy all the community has to offer.
When you say it you can feel it :Chill-e Cook-off. That’s right it’s time to chill out and enjoy the 2nd Annual Embrey Mill Chili Cook-Off as an Embrey Mill resident. This is a family fun event where everyone can enjoy the afternoon in Festival Park flying kites, throwing Frisbees, tossing the ball and just Chill-ing.
Join us on Saturday, June 17th for the second annual Embrey Mill Road Rally Race! We're excited to bring remote control cars, sponsored by HobbyTown USA, to Racetrack Park for kids and adults to race for prizes!
Have you always lived in housing and are now ready to take that first step to home ownership? At Embrey Mill we take all the hard work out of home shopping by providing a community with seven different builders for you to choose from. Let us help you find your new home.
With the hazy, lazy days of summer fastly approaching, as well as the opening of the Embrey Mill pool on Saturday, May 27, now is a great time to review some swimming safety tips to keep our littlest swimmer’s safe while enjoying all the pool has to offer.
On Friday May 19th, the Goodrich family was presented the key to their new mortgage free home. "It's just beyond anything we ever could have imagined," said his wife Jacqueline Goodrich. "It's not just a home; it's peace of mind."
Embrey Mill features 7 builders with 10 models serving as the top destination in Stafford to tour decorated homes. A big question that gets asked by shoppers is what is the difference when it comes to buying new versus a resale, so here are some tips that can help you distinguish between the two.
On February 13 U.S. Army Sgt Michael Goodrich and his family toured their future home. The Goodrich family was awarded this beautiful custom built home by the “Operation Finally Home” program. Sgt. Goodrich was injured in Afghanistan on his second deployment.
Here at Embrey Mill we offer a variety of opportunities to keep fit without leaving the community.
Our pool is equipped with five lap lanes separate from the kid’s splash zone area. The Fitness Center at the Embrey House is armed with plenty of cardio and weight training equipment. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors take a walk/run on our Rocky Run Trail.
Located in the heart of Stafford; off Route 1 and Coal Landing Road, Government Island offers a bit of history combined with scenic trails. As a designated site on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail this site offers easy walking trails for all ages, including dogs.
It was a very happy, proud, and emotional day here at Embrey Mill on Monday, November 14, 2016. The Goodrich family, Army Sgt. Timothy Goodrich, his wife Jacqueline, daughter Lucy, 8, son Tag, 4, and service dog Maci, were welcomed by a large crowd of Embrey Mill residents, Stafford County officials, and representatives of both Newland Communities and all of the builders at Embrey Mill.
When most people attend a basketball game, they can expect long lines to get in, loud music, overpriced junk food, and the feeling of tension every time someone has to take a free throw. However, during the Washington Wizards game that took place on Veteran’s Day, retired U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy (Michael) Goodrich and his family got a huge surprise during halftime that they did not see coming.
As you plan your new home, one of the most important decisions is selecting the floor plan. The arrangement of rooms, the flow from one room to another and the use of space help determine the feel of your new home.
Join us on Saturday, August 27th for the first ever Embrey Mill Road Rally! We're excited to bring remote control cars, sponsored by HobbyTown USA, to Racetrack Park for kids and adults to race for prizes!
Feeling like you need to escape from the daily grind? Painting is a naturally therapeutic activity that reduces stress and restores mental energy. The wine doesn't hurt either! Wine and Design lets the inner artist in you come out naturally.
Who needs California wine country when you’ve got top-notch wineries in your backyard? Virginia stands as the 5th largest wine-producing region in the US, and Embrey Mill is located within easy driving distance of many of those vineyards. Embrace your inner sommelier with these weekend winery adventures.
Nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley for a day trip. Thanks to being located conveniently close to 95. Embrey Mill is a great place to start your day adventures. While some of these are about an hour or two away, there are a couple that are a little further – but getting there is half the fun. With hundreds of miles of popular drives in Virginia, you’re sure to find one you love.
Get your splash on come summertime at Lake Anna, a local favorite of Embrey Mill residents. Only about an hour’s drive from door to shore, Lake Anna offers easy boat launch access and plenty of activities in, out, and around the water.
At the end of a long week, nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley on your bike. Check out some incredible motorcycle trips you can take from your home at Embrey Mill.
Half an hour away from Embrey Mill you’ll find small-town charm and big-city spirit in Fredericksburg, VA. Whether you’re a foodie, budding historian, or shopping enthusiast, there’s something to love in this classic town. Here’s a quick run-down of top picks.
Embrey Mill is full of beautiful, modern homes with the latest amenities, but why stop there? With today’s latest smart-home tech, you can create a home that’s safer, more convenient, and more energy efficient. Here are some of our favorite products to get you started.
Buying a home is exciting; however, going through it for the first time can be a daunting task if you aren’t prepared. Here are a few pieces of advice I have gathered from new homebuyers that will help you during the process
Working from home offers an exciting opportunity to be your own boss in the comfort of your new nest. If you dream of a toll-free commute that only requires a trip down the hall (pajamas optional), then here are a few pointers to get you set up.
Your pet is as much a part of your family as the human members, so make sure they have a space all their own. Whether it’s a dog bath in the mud room, a special shelf for toys and treats, or an entertainment center all their own, a pet suite can go a long way towards making your furry friends feel comfortable in a new home.
As time passes trends change and new lifestyle styles come into vogue – it’s easy to become overwhelmed with how quickly the world moves around us. One thing might be all the rage this year, and next year it could be dated; there’s no way to really tell. But you can design and curate your home into an oasis that’s both modern and timeless.
Set on 285 acres of refreshing open space in the rolling hills of historic North Stafford, Virginia—Embrey Mill has continued to prove its title as the #1 Family Community in Stafford County. The community here at Embrey Mill is truly remarkable, with a rich historical heritage and sense of place.
Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the pool season and here at Embrey Mill and we are diving in with both feet. Our families will be gathering for our annual cook-out and pool party. The fun is enjoyed by everyone!
So you took the kids on a nature hike, hit all 6 parks, had a lunch outing at the Before ‘n’ After Café, but what else can you do on a nice weekend with the family? Now that spring is here at Embrey Mill you’re going to want to get out of the house and enjoy the rich history and beautiful sites in Northern Virginia.
According to the Washingtonian, Stafford County is expected to see a 141.4% rise in population, with neighboring Spotsylvania County expected to rise 137.2%, and Frederick County (VA) expected to rise 77.8% by the year 2040. Those living at Embrey Mill know that Stafford Virginia is simply a wonderful place to live!
Spring means warmer weather, flowers, outside activities, and fresh produce! The Stafford County Farmers Market is bursting with fresh produce and products that are grown or made within a 125 mile radius of the market.
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, video games and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. Yoga can help counter these pressures.
Join us at Embrey Mill for our Sweet 16 Celebration! At our biggest event of the year, you can learn how to save $1,600 off the purchase of a new home, tour 7 Decorated Model homes, and experience all of the amazing amenities like the NEW Dogwood Dog Park and Rocky Run Trail! Come and celebrate a simpler, better way to live.
It's no secret that there is always something to do here at Embrey Mill! Nonetheless, there sure is a lot going on outside of our beautiful community in the greater Stafford area as well! Don’t believe us? Be sure to check out a few of these upcoming events:
Typically, winter is one of the slowest seasons for new home sales, mostly because homebuyers are wary of traveling in the colder weather. According to realtor.com’s article Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter, it is better to consider buying a home in the winter to beat the home buying crowds that will be largest during the spring season. This, combined with the current state of the real estate market, makes now the perfect time to buy your dream home at Embrey Mill in Stafford, VA!
With the holiday season right at your doorstep, you may have already started to put up decorations or pick out the perfect Christmas tree. If you are still working on decorating your new Embrey Mill home and want to try something new, we have rounded up 2015’s hottest holiday home trends!
Join us for our upcoming summer program event series #SummerofEmbrey. We’ve planned a calendar full of activities including concerts, movies, fitness classes and kid-friendly events from June through August.
Big news! Niche.com just released its top school rankings and we’re proud that Colonial Forge High School, where Embrey Mill high school students currently attend, was ranked #28 in Virginia, #35 in the DC Metro area, and #836 in the country (out of 14,431 schools). Go Eagles!
Congratulations to three of our builders who won at last night's Great American Living Awards (GALA)! We now count two Wins and one Award of Merit among our ranks – not bad for Embrey Mill's first year participating.
Upon opening on September 28th, Embrey Mill, an 831-acre master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia, is expected to become a major driver of Stafford County's record economic growth. The highly anticipated community brings jobs and new homes to a region experiencing a surge in population and commerce.
Embrey Mill, an 831-acre master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia has chosen September 28th as its much-anticipated opening date. Eager homebuyers will finally be able to tour nine model homes, and to see in-person how the community is taking shape.
Newland Communities and their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE (NASH) are pleased to announce their newest master-planned community, "Embrey Mill." Currently under construction, Embrey Mill is a premier 831-acre community development located in North Stafford, Virginia. When complete, Embrey Mill is planned to include 1,827 new homes, 285-acres of open space, public parks, civic and recreation centers, and 10 miles of trails.