Live near the Park at Fort Hunt

 

Potomac River
Plymouth Haven is near the terminus of Fort Hunt Road at the Potomac River.

Fort Hunt Park consists of 105 acres located along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, approximately 6 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. The Park is a part of the over 7,000 acres that make up the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The lands of Fort Hunt Park were originally a part of George Washington’s personal farm then became a military outpost and now serve as a picnic area and nature park.

So that all may better understand the history of Fort Hunt, the Park Service has begun research to uncover the names of the many veterans who served at Fort Hunt when it was a military outpost.

Fort Hunt Park was converted into a fortification during the Spanish – American War. In 1897 the fort was modernized for military operations. During War World II the fort was used as a top secret military intelligence outpost.

After both World War I and World War II, Fort Hunt was virtually abandoned due to military cutbacks. The National Park Service now administers Fort Hunt Park as a recreational park for public use. Fort Hunt has been a focal point of personal dramas of all kind throughout its history, but now it’s dedicated to public recreation.

Hours are 7am until sunset year round for general use. From April – October reservations are needed to use some areas of the park. For information about homes and neighborhoods near and around Fort Hunt Road check out Fort Hunt Info.

Potomac River and Waterfront Homes

Washington Monument
Washington Monument in Washington DC

The Potomac River is located on the east coast of the United States, and runs through Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. before it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. It is over 380 miles long and wider than 11 miles at its widest point.

As it passes through Washington DC, the nation’s capital, the Potomac passes the Washington Monument and the memorials of Jefferson, and Lincoln. Many consider the Potomac to be one of the most beautiful and bountiful rivers on the East Coast. The river is also widely regard its historic, scenic and recreational significance. Among the many who loved the Potomac was George Washington, who worked as a surveyor at many points along the banks of the river. George Washington’s mansion
at Mount Vernon is on the Potomac.

Mount Vernon is a pleasant riverside community.

The Potomac’s source is a small spring at the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia. From there, the river gathers many tributaries, winding through the mountains and valleys of Appalachia. One of its most dramatic turns occurs at Harper’s Ferry where the Shenandoah meets the Potomac.

Harpers Ferry

At Great Falls, the Potomac tumbles down from the Appalachian Highlands to the sandy soils of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Visitors from the colonial era to the modern era relish the views here. Today visitors at Great Falls
will not only marvel at the cataracts, but also the engineering efforts of those who sought to fulfill George Washington’s dream of connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River. The C & O Canal was only operational for a few short years, but remnants of the system are still functional at Great Falls Park.

Finally, the river flows almost 400 miles widening to over 11 miles as it reaches the Chesapeake Bay on the long, low, and barren peninsula named Point Lookout, Maryland. Before the US Civil War, Point Lookout was home to a few hotels and boarding houses, but during the war it was converted into one of the largest and worst of the Union
prisoner-of-war camps.

Point Lookout Postcard

Fishers, anglers, boaters, sailors and kayakers all enjoy the Potomac.

The Potomac River has a watershed of 14,670 square miles including tributaries in Maryland (the Monocacy, Savage, and St. Mary’s Rivers); in Virginia (the Shenandoah and Occoquan Rivers); in West Virginia (the South Branch and Cacapon Rivers); in Pennsylvania (Conococheague and Antietam Creeks); and in Washington DC (the Anacostia River). The Potomac cradles forests, battlefields, farmlands, mountains, parks, and cities. It is known to many as our Nation’s River.

If you’re searching for a home or condo in Northern Virginia with a view of the Potomac, contact us.

Recent Listings

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422 N Union St

Superior Water Front Views! Situated directly across from Founders Park and all the amenities Old Towne Alexandria has to offer. Stroll to restaurants, shopping and all the joys of a Historic City. A fourth bedroom may be possible by extending the window to an egress window on entry level. The warehouses directly north are scheduled to be removed (Check with Alexandria City for details) so this fantastic location will only improve. Newer bump out on upper level adds approximately 40 sq. ft. New windows and door, on upper level (windows) and main level (Window and door liv. rm.) Attached garage plus additional assigned parking space #422 conveys. Beautiful gourmet kitchen. Lovely porch with shade tree. Hardwood floors, granite counters, unique master bath vanity, much more. Available for showing October 19th. After-noon. [Alexandria - $1,250,000]

Location, Location, Location! Horse Property in Woodson School District and in 22030 zip! 5.

5710 Windsor Gate Ln

8 Acres backing to trees with a wonderful meandering creek! 3 Stall Stable with Tack and Feed Stall, Large Hayloft and 2 Car Garage Attached. 2 Fenced Paddocks, one with Run In Shed. Wonderfully updated Colonial Home with Remodeled Kitchen and Baths! Hardwoods Throughout Main Level. Wonderful Side Sunroom, and main level Office! Upstairs MBR Suite with large Sitting Room, Dressing Room with His and Hers Walk in Closets and Remodeled Tile and Granite Bath! Upper Floor Laundry Room, Remodeled Guest Bath with Linen Cabinets and Large Shower along with Granite topped Double Bowl Vanity. Finished Walk Out Lower Level with 3rd Fireplace, Billiards Room, 5th Bedroom and Full Bath along with wet bar and large storage/utility area. 70+ Foot Composite Deck across the back with Screened in Porch and Steps to the Anthony/Sylvan heated pool and spa! This house has something for everyone in the family! [Windsor Gate - $1,250,000]

Lovely ground floor condo overlooking beautiful Fairview Lake.

2990 Yarling Ct

Walking/Jogging Trail runs around the lake and through Fairview Park. Unit has been completely remodeled with new laminate flooring as well as ceramic tile and a carpeted bedroom/giant walk-in closet! Granite countertops and stainless appliances just add to the attractiveness of this unit. The location of the den is the perfect home office/study with one wall of windows that looks out onto the lake. Fully functional fireplace to keep cozy in winter with a hot cup of your favorite beverage as you sit and enjoy the lake view from your living room too! But ... don't worry ... the cold can't get in through the brand new Double Pane replacement windows! All of that and convenience too! Cozily positioned between Lee Highway and Arlington Boulevard near 495 you can get most anywhere fairly quickly. Dun Loring Metro and the Mosaic District with all of its' shopping and dining pleasures is less than 1.5 miles away! Reagan National is just 11 miles east on Route 50. Or perhaps you enjoy a round of golf to unwind. The Jefferson Golf Course is less that .5 mile away. And so much more! You really should check it out for yourself. [Carr At New Providence - $375,000]

NEW CONSTRUCTION TO BE BUILT - CarrHomes Presents FOX MILL ON THE LAKE -Two magnificently secluded homes on five-acre wooded homesites in Oakton located in a purely residential lakeside setting minutes from I-66 and less than four miles from Fairfax Corner.

3283-A Fox Mill

The two five-acre homesites easily accommodate any one of six CarrHomes models offered. Ranging in size from 5352 square feet to an available 10,000 square feet with three car side entry garage, these exquisite homes can be customized to suit any life style or preference. Choose from our award-winning Colonial Series or popular new Craftsman Series designs. Add a rear Morning Room. Extend a Family Room. Enjoy the convenience of a main level Guest or Owner's suite. Or totally re-fashion the open chefs kitchen to reflect your own personal vision. The choices are limitless. They are all here at Fox Mill On The Lake. From the $1.6 millions. [Fox Heritage - $1,669,900]

Please see the property brochure in the documents section for many details on this special home! This charming, private home is sited on a lush, pastoral 3 acre lot with a spring fed POND! As you proceed up the winding driveway & admire the pond on the right, your blood pressure will immediately drop! You can fish & operate non-motorized water craft in the pond.

535 Springvale Rd

The home has been SIGNIFICANTLY updated/remodeled/expanded by the current owners. 2 bedrooms were added to the home, there's a new 300 sq. ft. screened in porch, the hardscape & landscaping were redone, and the kitchen was TOTALLY remodeled & is now a spectacular dream kitchen! The kitchen alone deserves a full page of description - just come see it! The owners expanded into the attic with two access points for two separate rooms. They added a huge storage closet, hidden behind a barn door, with tons of built in shelving & they added another bedroom (currently used as an office) w/a huge walk in closet & full bath. This new bedroom/office has a split system for heat & cooling. A bump out was added to the primary bedroom for a wonderful sitting room & 2 walk in closets were added to the primary bedroom. The lower level was completely renovated including converting an unfinished workshop into a lovely 5th bedroom with a full bath. Other enhancements include new: roof w/architectural shingles; stone facing & Hardiplank siding; Pella windows throughout the home; gas fireplaces; waterproofing the crawl space & adding shelves; HVAC (all zones & systems); buried 1000 gallon propane tank; hot water heater and; an expanded septic field (5 bedroom perc). The list of enhancements goes on and on - you'll just have to see it to appreciate it! [Down Patrick Farm - $1,399,000]

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2092 Lake Audubon Ct

Private boat slip with electric power. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Fully renovated in 2013: hardwood floors throughout, double-hung triple-pane windows, American Standard HVAC, solid wood cabinets, Bosch appliances (with induction stove). Hot water heater new 2018. Washer/dryer new 2019. Great neighborhood. Large grass common area. Community pool next door. Several nature walks around the corner. Walking distance to grocery store and restaurants. Only 2 miles from the Wiehle Ave Metro Station. Live, work, and play in Reston VA. [Lake Audubon Terrace - $825,000]