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.

Properties in Focus

PERFECT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY.

4600 S Four Mile Run Dr #1240

SOLD AS-IS!! Here is your chance to flip and HOLD/OWN a corner, top floor, penthouse unit with stunning views of Four Mile Run Creek and Woods. This unit would be perfect for someone looking to do upgrades and rent out the unit or upgrade and hold it. Unit comes with an indoor assigned garage parking space close to elevators. Amazing location for commuters to DC, Crystal City, Pentagon, and more! Harris Teeter, Starbucks, AMC, and Shirlington Town Center is less than a mile away! The Carlton offers 24/7 concierge and security with key fob entry and monitored elevators. Steps to Four Mile Run trails, W&OD trails and a convenience/deli store located inside the rear building. Pet friendly building with amazing amenities such as an outdoor pool, tennis courts, extra storage, parking garage, community room, parking lot and much more! Utilities included in the condo fee are, parking, water, sewer, trash, electric, heat & AC. There are 3 laundry rooms on each floor on the building to allow ample and easy access for residents. Contact Melissa Riley with Avery Hess, Realtors for more info! [The Carlton - $200,000]

SMASHING WATERFRONT VIEW OVERLOOKING POOL AND POTOMAC RIVER! EAT IN KITCHEN HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO ITS OWN WATERFRONT BALCONY.

501 Slaters Ln #1407

GAS COOKING! COMBINED LR/DR HAS THE FLEXIBILITY OF ARRANGING FURNITURE SEVERAL WAYS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WATER VIEWS!PLUS ITS OWN ACCESS TO THE BALCONY! UNIT 1407 IS ON THE TOP FLOOR OF MARINA TOWERS, OFFERING BEABEAUTIFUL SUN RISES AND PRIVACY. MBR HAS2 CLOSETS AND THERE IS A ROW OF CLOSETS ALONG THE HALLWAY NEXT TO THE FOYER. OF COURSE THE MBR HAS WATER VIEWS TOO! [Old Town Alexandria - $480,000]

You don't want to miss this SPECTACULAR 5 level townhome steps from the Potomac River and Mt Vernon Trail! Enjoy a private rooftop terrace with Potomac River views that aren't going anywhere! There is an abundance of outdoor space including a large fenced in patio off the kitchen, a balcony off the master suite, and an upper level balcony/rooftop as well.

314 Third St

Luxurious contemporary design throughout with high ceilings, hardwood floors, a double-sided gas fireplace, and chef's kitchen. It features a large island and upgraded SS appliances including a Wolf range. The Master suite is on it's own floor with a double vanity, oversized steam shower, and designer soaking tub. Dual closets provide plenty of storage. The Upper level loft/bonus room has direct access to the rooftop terrace w/ beautiful views of the River & courtyard below. It doesn't stop there! There's a fully finished basement with full bath (potential use as a 4th bedroom) and direct access to the secure, gated parking garage with 2 assigned parking spaces. Convenient North Old Town lifestyle near new development, shops, restaurants, metro, airport, health club, parks and more!! [Printers Row - $1,200,000]

Reduced $700,000!!! Wooded Mclean Maison serenaded by a gentle creek on the southern border, 12 years of organic landscaping with magnificent trees, this three story, solid tumbled brick home is a tribute peaceful and convenience living in our nation's capitol.

1347 Kirby Rd

Just two stop lights away from DC at Chain Bridge. This gorgeous 13,200 sq ft of living and entertaining with solid Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and 12 foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and four fireplaces. Owner may accept or reject any offer at any time for any reason. [Kirby Woods - $3,299,500]

Once in multiple generations does a waterfront estate like River View become available for purchase.

7979 E Boulevard Dr

Sited on 16.5 acres of George Washington's original Mount Vernon estate, a visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, "I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world." This one-of-a-kind property, and it's sublime aspect, uniquely had the power to calm the mind of America's founding father. Now, fully reconstituted, rebuilt and modernized, it is likely that President Washington would approve of this 21st century version of River View. Enter the estate via an impressive long stone-lined driveway and approach the newly built American Federal style residence masterfully designed with river views and natural light through out. Terraces with water views are accessed by nearly every room in the house and invite quiet moments for fresh air, contemplation, private dinners or birdwatching. Equally perfect for hosting hundreds of guests for special events. Designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed by West Wing Builders, special amenities include a large home gym with radius windows overlooking the Potomac, with adjacent spa area that includes an indoor resistance pool, spa, steam room and sauna. The gaming room has a full bar, pool table, 2 TV's, hand crafted stone walls and also views of the river. The 15 seat movie theater allows for comfortable and safe screenings of the latest films. A large wood paneled reception room leads to a circular room with exceptional views of both the river and the gardens. The estate includes 400 feet of water frontage, a 3 bedroom 3 bath 2,600 square foot guest house, a fully reconstituted carriage house with 4 car spaces and a studio apartment, a waterfront dock and reproduction of english colonial boxwood and rose gardens (inspired by old blueprints found on the property). Existing tree groves have been improved to create your own private and lovely wooded areas. Throughout the 16.5 acres you will find that the all-new infrastructure is as impressive as is the beauty. The entire property is fully integrated with forward-thinking technology that integrates every aspect of the estate. Eco-sustainability has been considered in every aspect: Geothermal heating, extensive state-of-the-art well water management, 150 KW full-property back-up generators, security systems, utilities, information, entertainment systems are all controlled by a central bank of computers. This is not your typical "Smart House"; it is a "Brilliant House". Superior geotechnical stabilization was completed along the shoreline and under the house foundation location. 140 auger cast piles were installed along the water edged of the property to prevent future erosion. 15 caissons, each 42" wide and dug 40 feet deep, were installed under the main house foundation; extraordinary infrastructure by anyone's standards. This significant waterfront property is located just 10 miles from the Nation's Capitol via the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway, and is easily accessible to the regions three airports that service both private and commercial aviation. It offers an unrivaled natural sanctuary, yet is just minutes from the dining, cultural and educational offerings of Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Note: Listing includes 3 parcels(16.5 acres) : Lot A, Tax ID 1022 01 0022E, Lot B, Tax ID 1022 01 0022F, Lot C, Tax ID 1022 01 0022G. Please see all 3 parcels for total taxes and assessed values. [Wellington - $60,000,000]

Beautiful waterfront property along the Potomac River! First time on the market; and original owner has lovingly maintained this home, with much attention to detail.

3903 Belle Rive Ter

The lovely, custom built brick colonial near historic Mount Vernon sits on land which was once one of George Washington's five farms, and has sweeping river views from many rooms, a two tiered back patio, and a private dock with boat slips. Graceful interior details abound including four fireplaces, elegant dental crown molding, chair rail, handsome hard wood floors on both the main and upper levels, and a spacious, light filled finished lower level with a walk out to patio. The main level has a primary bedroom with an en-suite bath, gracious living room with double sided fireplace, large eat-in kitchen with stunning river views, dining room with wood burning fireplace, and library with built-in's and rich cabinetry with a wet bar nook. The well thought out floor plan captures the amazing Potomac river views from so many rooms; and both the kitchen and the library have sliding glass doors that lead to the private back yard oasis. On the main level you will also find a delightful half bath, and a laundry room/mud room, just in from the attached two car garage. The upper level has five bedrooms, many of which are generous in size; a remodeled full bath with entry to two of the bedrooms, another adjacent hall full bath, and wonderful closet space throughout. One of the bedrooms also has closet with walk up stairs to a floored attic; perfect for extra storage! The renovated lower level has an ample sized family room with recessed lights, a custom sleek bar, cozy fireplace, lovely tile flooring, office/den, full bath and two large storage rooms. Enjoy your morning coffee on one of the several patios, and take in the breathtaking sunrises over the Potomac. Durable composite steps with lighting lead to the private, newer dock with boat slips; a nature and outdoor lover's dream! The views are wide sweeping and unobstructed. All this, and so close to Old Town, DC, National Airport, metro, New Amazon HQ2, 395, 495, Fort Belvoir and The Pentagon. Minutes to parks, pools, Mount Vernon, the bike/walking path along the Potomac River, restaurants, shops, grocery, recreation and more! [Belle Rive - $2,275,000]