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Door to Door: Lake Barcroft & Centreville

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:37:11
And now, our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door To Door," we visit Centreville, Va. and Lake Barcroft, Va.

MS. SALLY DETERMAN

13:37:20
I'm Sally Determan and I live in the Lake Barcroft area of Fairfax County. I moved in 1969. Lake Barcroft is 123-acre lake just west and north of Bailey's Crossroads. Our mailing address is Falls Church, but we're not in the city of Falls Church. We're in the county of Fairfax. The fact is, most people don't know it's there.

MS. SALLY DETERMAN

13:37:47
Lake Barcroft was created by a dam built in 1914 and it was Alexandria's Reservoir. After World War II, Alexandria outgrew that water supply and was purchased by a private developer who put in roads and subdivided it. We have a lot of young families, particularly now, which is great. Lots of little kids at the beaches, lots of kids for my grandchildren to play with.

MS. SALLY DETERMAN

13:38:12
The lake is the central thing that we have in common and we all care about the lake. I love to swim. I love to look at the lake. I love the water.

MS. SOO YEON LEE

13:38:29
Hi, my name is Soo Yeon Lee and I'm from Centreville, Va. I am 25 and I've been living here for 11 years. Centreville's main roads consist of Route 29, which is Lee highway and Route 28, which is Sully Road. Centreville is located on a hill so when you're coming down on Route 29, which is Lee Highway, towards Manassas, you have this very nice view, if you're paying attention to the scenery.

MS. SOO YEON LEE

13:38:54
And especially when the sun is setting is very beautiful. It's just like centralized area, but not too busy to take a walk and it's not dangerous. This is area is pretty safe. Within the 11 years I've been here, the population has grown immensely. The parks are more populated, the streets are more populated, the stores are open a little later and there are more children.

MS. SOO YEON LEE

13:39:19
There was not that many Asians when I moved here, but kind of unnoticeably they just moved here, like, one by one. They'd bring another friend, this place is great so you should move in here. I've been in college in Chicago so when I came back, I was so surprised that so many Koreans were just everywhere.

MS. SOO YEON LEE

13:39:36
A lot of Koreans or immigrants who move here are very comfortable because there's a Korean bank, there's a Korean grocery store, there's a Korean restaurant. There's Korean businesses, like hair salons, that are just owned by Koreans and they speak the language. Centreville has become the next Korea Town.

SHEIR

13:39:54
We heard from Soo Yeon Lee in Centreville and Sally Determan in Lake Barcroft. If you'd like us to feature your neighborhood on "Door To Door," send us an e-mail, at metro@wamu.org. And to surf around an interactive map of all the doors we've knocked so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

13:40:12
Time now for another break. But when we get back...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE

13:40:14
Here what's really sad is that, you know, I know so many talented people from this area who have gone elsewhere because they're not appreciated.

SHEIR

13:40:22
A playwright's campaign to keep African-American artists from migrating out of the District. That and more in a minute on "Metro Connection." Here on WAMU 88.5.
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