Letter from the President

Welcome to Canterbury Woods, one of the finest communities in the Nation and located in Fairfax County. I retired from the United States Navy after 30 years of naval service and am currently working in the defense industry. My wife and I moved into Canterbury Woods in July of 2011 and we have two children that attend Canterbury Woods Elementary School (CWES) and Frost Middle School. Our family actively volunteers at the schools, the Canterbury Woods Swim Club, and the Canterbury Woods Civic Association.

Canterbury Woods consists of 520 homes and is located between Braddock Road to the south, Wakefield Chapel Road to the east, Springbrook Road to the west, and CWES to the north. We have the privilege of living in one of the highest ranked school districts in the entire nation. Canterbury Woods residents school districts are CWES, Frost middle school, and W.T. Woodson High school.

In addition to our nationally ranked schools, our location is highly desirable. We are less than 30 minutes away from the Nations Capital, Great Falls Park, Fort Belvoir, Quantico, the Pentagon, Civil War battlegrounds, and International Airports to name a few. Where else but here could you go visit the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in the morning, visit the Great Falls National Park in the afternoon, and then catch dinner and a concert at Wolf Trap in the evening? We should all take advantage of our location and explore what this area has to offer.

However, with all that this area has to offer, the biggest reason why our community is the best is because of the people who live in Canterbury Woods! We are a very culturally diverse and supportive community with 60% of the population over age 25 having at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Canterbury Woods has a community owned and operated pool with our own swim team. We participate in the Northern Virginia Swim League, which is the Nation’s oldest, and largest summer swim league and we are generally placed in a division between level 10 and 14. No matter what the skill level of your child he or she will be welcomed with open arms.

As a civic association our operating budget comes directly from voluntary dues. There are several benefits from paying annual dues. This includes specially negotiated trash disposal rates with Republic or American disposal services, tickets to the Annual Fall Festival, a community directory, and other Civic Association sponsored events. Please take time to donate your dues by using the PayPal link on the CWCA website at http://www.cwcivic.org

Again, Welcome to Canterbury Woods and I look forward to meeting you and serving any needs that may potentially arise within our fine community.



Dale Johnson