The Vavoneses and their daughters, ages 7 and 11, enjoy that perk. “Free tickets are often to things like an opera or ballet,” said Andrea Vavonese. “We’ve taken the kids to things we never would have otherwise.” Depending on the weather and concert, they also occasionally hear music from their back yard.
The neighborhood has addressed traffic-calming issues, mainly on Towlston Road leading into Wolf Trap, and dredging its pond of excess muck. “The whole community learned a lot about goose migration with that issue,” Dobson said, laughing. Current concerns include the impact of the Dulles Toll Road and Metro’s new Silver Line on neighborhood noise and traffic.