The Runnymeade Homeowners Association (RHOA) is the homeowners association for the community of Runnymeade, a 346-unit townhome community located off South Van Dorn Street in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. We are a community of well-constructed three- and four-level townhomes situated among mature trees, conveniently located along the Capital Beltway between two major Metro stations and two major shopping malls and in close proximity to many grocery stores, outstanding schools, fine restaurants, golf courses, and numerous other amenities.

We welcome you to our website. You will find up-to-the-minute information about this dynamic community. Explore the links to the left to see what Runnymeade has to offer you and your family. We appreciate feedback on how to improve this site. Thanks for visiting.

For fast response time, send all e-mail to RHOA-Board-Notification@googlegroups.com and all Board members and property management agent will receive a copy.

Driving Directions and Map to Runnymeade at Cameron Crossing.
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There will be a makeup day FOR RECYCLING ONLY -- not trash-- on Saturday (11/28), and you should put your items out early on that day.  American Disposal has a new flyer on what can and cannot be recycled.  It will be mailed to all homeowners very soon but can also be downloaded here:  http://runnymeade.org/runnymeade/feature.html?feature_id=5&item_id=313

There will be a trash pick up on Monday, November 23, and after that the next pickup for regular garbage will not be until Monday, November 30.  Please plan accordingly.

For a copy of the 2015 Winter Holidays Service Schedule from American Disposal, please click here. 

NEIGHBORS NIGHT OUT -  December's Neighbors Night out is being held Tuesday, December 1, at 6:30 pm, at Satay Sarinah, an Indonesian Restaurant at 512 S. Van Dorn Street in the small shopping center between Edsall and Pickett, next to the Giant.  Join your neighbors for a relaxing evening and make new friends! 


Runnymeade is holding its 4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOMES DECORATING CONTEST.   As you plan what to put up to celebrate the season, think about whether you would like your home to win a prize as


and whether you would like your street to win bragging rights to the "Brightest Street" award -- based on % of participation and not on number of homes, so any street can win. Castletown has won the bragging rights for the last 3 years. Help your street by decorating the outside of your house for the holidays. 

To see a flyer for this contest, click here.  http://runnymeade.org/runnymeade/feature.html?feature_id=5&item_id=311 .  For pictures of previous winners and decorations, see our Runnymeade Facebook page. 


PARKING ON CROWN ROYAL DRIVE - By now you know that High Meadow and Crown Royal Drive have been re-paved, and new parking areas and bike lanes have been added.  Please encourage your guests to park in the new parking spaces, especially over the holidays.   Runnymeade was instrumental in getting the new parking spaces added.  Now please let's use them!

Background:  On October 8, VDOT issued its decision on Runnymeade's request to add parking on Crown Royal Drive.  By the end of the comment period on September 18, VDOT had received emails from 40 people in support of allowing parking and 30 people in opposition. In addition, two petitions were received, one (Runnymeade's) with 282 signatures in support and the other with 194 signatures in opposition. VDOT observed that the vast majority of supporters live in Runnymeade, and the opponents are concentrated in other developments.

VDOT decided that, since residents of developments north of Runnymeade were virtually unanimous in opposition, VDOT would not implement on-street parking along the northern portion of Crown Royal Drive. 

However, in response to Runnymeade’s overwhelming support, VDOT decided to implement on-street parking on the west side of Crown Royal for about 200 feet both north and south of High Meadow to allow about 15 vehicles to park on Crown Royal Drive.  VDOT observed that, by limiting the parking to a short area nearest Runnymeade, this plan accommodates the parking needs in this part of the community with limited impacts on the northern portions. No parking will be permitted on the east side of Crown Royal, and parking will be kept well clear of intersections.

In addition, VDOT will work with Runnymeade on High Meadow parking and other local traffic issues. Comments showed strong support for eliminating some on-street parking on High Meadow to improve access and sight lines.

To see the VDOT decision and for more information, visit 
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/crown_royal_drive.asp .

Thank you to everyone who signed Runnymeade's Petition to VDOT and/or sent comments to VDOT in support of the proposal to permit parking on Crown Royal Drive.  Special thanks to Supervisor Jeff McKay and his staff for their efforts on our behalf.


Runnymeade's 2nd ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE was an outstanding success! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Halloween Parade, especially Brian Kirby, who proposed the idea last year and who organized it last year and this year. It is a great event and a perfect annual Runnymeade tradition. Thanks also to Hugh Robertson, who produced a video of the event, and to Diana Ringquist, Lesley Sobeck, Carrie Arceneaux, and Pat Mahoney. 
To watch the video, click here: 

RUNNYMEADE ROOFS --  Most of Runnymeade's roofs were replaced more than 20 years ago and may need replacing now.  Please remember and factor into your planning that replacement of your roof is a major exterior modification requiring that an Application for Exterior Modification be submitted to the ACC and approved by the ACC prior to any construction.

RUNNYMEADE DECKS -- The Runnymeade Board has clarified and harmonized positions on whether composite materials may be used on decks.  At its September 22 meeting, the RHOA Board adopted a revised policy that can be found on the ACC Info page on this site.

ACC REMINDER: Are you planning to paint and/or to make any exterior modifications to your home? Please see the "ACC Info" page on this site. If you would like to reach all ACC members at once, using only one, easy-to-remember email address, send your email to rhoa-acc@googlegroups.com and it will go directly to all members of the ACC without you having to look up their names and email addresses. If you have any ACC questions or concerns, please contact the ACC directly, using the ACC email address, or contact Runnymeade's Property Manager, Jeff Turner, at jeff@jeffreycharles.com

RUNNYMEADE ON FACEBOOK: Our Runnymeade Facebook Group is growing. We are now up to 207 members! If you are a Facebook member but have not yet joined our closed group, you should consider doing so. It is an active group where timely and useful information is regularly exchanged. Search for the group on Facebook by name: Runnymeade Homeowners Association.   Note: This is a closed group for Runnymeade homeowners and residents. If you would like to join, please make sure your request reflects your connection to Runnymeade. If it is not apparent from your request or your Facebook page/profile, your request may not be granted.

We have just posted our first group photo on our Facebook Group page.  It is a photo collage of scenes from Runnymeade events and activities over the last 6-7 years.  If you have photos you would like to be included for future group photos and collages, please send them to Pat Mahoney at p-aileen-m@msn.com.  Here is the first collage:


Calendar of Events

Runnymeade Homeowners Association Board Meeting

The next RHOA Board meeting will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Franconia Government Center.  The RHOA Board of Directors and interested homeowners generally meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month with the exception of December. The Board has to schedule its monthly meetings around the availability of meeting sites, so dates and locations are sometimes changed for that reason. Residents are advised to check this website for updates as changes can be made at the last minute that are beyond our control. Also, schedule changes are e-mailed to residents who sign up for the RHOA-Web-Site-News notifications.


The next ACC meeting . . .

The Runnymeade Architectural Control Committee (ACC) normally meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. at the offices of Jeffrey Charles & Associates, 6422 Grovedale Dr., Suite 201-C, Alexandria, VA 22310, in the upstairs conference room.  

The ACC has to schedule its monthly meetings around the availability of meeting sites; so dates, times, and locations are often changed for that reason. Residents are advised to check the Community Sign and this website for updates, as changes are often made at the last minute that are beyond the ACC's control. Also, schedule changes are e-mailed to residents who sign up for the RHOA-Web-Site-News notifications on the home page of Runnymeade.org.  For the location and time of the next meeting, you can also always call Jeffrey Charles & Associates at 703-924-5900.

Grounds Committee News. . .





5 Ways Trees Help Us Everyday:

  1. Trees located along streets act as glare and reflection control
  2. Trees cut down on noise pollution by acting as sound barriers
  3. Trees provide shade, reducing yearly heating & cooling costs by nearly $2.1 Billion
  4. In 1 year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon dioxide as produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles...that is more miles than it would take to drive around the world.
  5. Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rainwater.



Protect Our Water

When it rains, the water running along our streets vanishes down storm drains in Runnymeade. Although many people assume otherwise, the water in a storm drain does not go to a wastewater treatment plant. Instead, it drains directly into Cameron Run, which leads to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

This means motor oil, pesticides, paint, yard debris, harmful fertilizers, and trash all have the potential to impact our drinking water, as well as impair or destroy many forms of aquatic life.

Fortunately, there are some steps we can all take to make a difference:


·         Storm drains are NOT trash cans! Put trash and recycling where it belongs, not in our streams.

·         Properly dispose of motor oil — one gallon of oil can pollute two million gallons of water

·         Don’t let suds from washing your car go down the storm drain – they can be toxic to wildlife.

·         Scoop the poop. Help keep harmful bacteria from dog waste out of our waterways.

·         Be careful with fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. Use only when necessary, apply when rain will not wash them away, and sweep up excess.

·         Prevent and report storm drain dumping. If you see hazardous wastes like paint, pesticides, or motor oil dumped in storm drains, report it to Fairfax County at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

Only Rain in the Storm Drain! Make sure that nothing other than water ever goes down your storm drain. Help keep water safe for children and future generations.

Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District

(703) 324-1423, TTY 711 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd




Fairfax County offers free document shredding of personal (not business) documents at various locations throughout the year. Here’s a link for the secure shredding:


Fairfax County also has a recycling program called "Electric Sunday" to help residents dispose of old electronics. For more information, here’s the link for Fairfax County’s Electric Sunday monthly electronic recycling:



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