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.
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.
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.
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
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
PARKLIKE SETTING WITH BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEWS.
OWNERS HAVE CARED FOR THIS PROPERTY AND THE PRIDE SHOWS. SITS ON OVER 1.6 ACRES. PRIVATE LAKE IS INCLUDED IN THE PROPERTY LINES. HOME FEATURES A PRIVATE DECK OVERLOOKING YOUR PRIVATE LAKE. BOAT ON PROPERTY CONVEYS . YOU CAN FISH FROM YOUR DECK. REAR YARD HAS GARDEN . HOUSE HAS FRENCH DOORS THAT LEAD TO BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDEN. THIS HOME IS A SPLIT LEVEL WITH 2 COZY WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES ON BOTH LEVELS. EXPANSIVE FAMILY ROOM IN THE LOWER LEVEL ALONG WITH A HOBBY ROOM. OWNER CURRENTLY USING AS AN ART STUDIO.
IN ADDITION TO OVERSIZED 2 CAR GARAGE, ROOM FOR 10 ADDITIONAL SPACES. PERFECT FOR DINNER PARTIES.
NATURE LOVERS PARADISE. SEE PHOTOS OF LAKE DURING ALL 4 SEASONS. [Little Run Estates - $1,200,000]
Don't miss a chance to own a piece of paradise on the Potomac River in North Old Town.
Marina Towers sits on nearly 6 acres of waterfront land, just 1 stop light to DC. Super nice building, a garage parking space conveys. Enjoy your coffee or cocktails on the nearly 14' balcony with 180 degree sweeping views of the Monument, WH, Jefferson, downtown DC, all the way up to NW DC, and a little bit of the river. Great view of the airport if you love watching to planes. And on the 4th of July you will have a fantastic view of the National Fireworks and many others you will see from the balcony. This building has it all. Private dog park, car wash area, fitness center, convenience store, large outdoor lap pool, water front outdoor grilling area, separate area for kids play, sauna, small library, party/meeting room, onsite drycleaner, 24/7 front desk to secure your packages, community Gourmet Guild for weekly seasonal cookouts and other events throughout the year. There are garden plots available for those with green thumbs, an observation area with rocking chairs to bird watch (Bald Eagles, Osprey, and others). Well maintained, well run HOA, private access to the bike trail (MT Vernon trail), and more. This unit includes 1 garage parking space in a great location near the entry door. Wood is under the carpet. Come and take a look. It is a lovely unit with a large, open kitchen. Great sunlight throughout the day. [Marina Towers - $558,000]
Start your new year and retreat from the busy city life to this waterfront getaway!
Freshly painted with new carpeting installed, this one bedroom/den has one of the best panoramic Potomac River views in all of Alexandria.
The sunny, southeast location with views of the formal gardens and water is a pleasure to enjoy year round by birders and nature lovers alike! The solarium with it peaceful views will easily become a favorite room to enjoy nature's beauty at its best. Eat-in kitchen, warm parquet floors, and a convenient, one level floor plan. Sliding doors in both living room and bedroom access the solarium. With 1122 sf PLUS the solarium, it has more square footage than most than 2 bedrooms condos! Porto Vecchio offers a friendly community, excellent security, 24-hr. desk, limo service, pool, tennis, kayak dock, exercise facilities and a Beautiful River Room for parties. Garage parking conveys, space #108 [Porto Vecchio - $520,000]
Privately nestled far off Georgetown Pike and directly on the banks of the Potomac River are the 5.
17 acres that encompass 701 Bulls Neck Road. This property has spectacular sightlines and views ranging from the sweeping tree tops down to the flowing waters of the Potomac. The panoramic scene glides along the River and boasts utmost privacy with lush woodlands and neighboring parkland surrounding the home. There are 50+ acres of adjoining parkland that is a nature conservancy, adding to the idyllic quality of this amazing lot. 701 Bulls Neck Road encompasses a Mid-Century Modern home that spans nearly 2,400 SF and is comprised of 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths. Perched atop the extensive grounds, the property is perfectly situated to showcase the picturesque views from nearly every room. This is an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild your dream home along the Potomac River. [Bulls Neck Hundred - $5,500,000]
Final new riverfront penthouse at Robinson Landing in the historic SE quadrant of Old Town Alexandria.
Jaw dropping views of the Potomac from the floor to ceiling windows in this brand new luxury condo! This oversized 2775 sq. ft 3 bedroom/den residence includes beautiful designer finishes:
Imported European cabinetry, Thermador and Bosch appliances, Silestone quartz waterfall kitchen island, wood flooring, gas fireplace and designer baths. Two waterfront balconies and four parking spaces included, along with separate storage!
Robinson Landing residents enjoy unsurpassed amenites: 24/7 staffed front desk in the beautiful lobby, meeting room, resident lounge, state of the art fitness center, yoga room, pet spa and a new promenade to enjoy exercise along the river. Two fabulous new restaurants, Barca and Ada’s on the River, are right on site, or explore the gorgeous, coveted SE quadrant of historic Old Town with the best shopping, dining and charm the area has to offer! Close to National Ariport, Washington DC, Kennedy Center, 1-95, GW Parkway, museums and more! Taxes not yet known. [Robinson Landing - $4,595,000]
Custom-built waterfront estate situated on the Potomac River along the Gold Coast of Mclean and Scotts Run with awe-inspiring views, unparalleled privacy, as well as close proximity to nature and culture, life at Green Oak on the Potomac offers an experience like no other.
Reflecting timeless modern architecture designed by Robert Wilson Wobley, the stone and stucco of Green Oak blend seamlessly with the 5 acre verdant wooded landscape atop a 62-foot stretch of private waterfront property that features true river access for outdoor aficionados.
Inside, attention to detail and thoughtful design on all five levels create a custom built ambiance that affords residents a rare sense of sophistication and serenity.Overlooking the great room from the interior balcony, the owner’s suite provides a harmonious getaway and bird’s eye view with ultimate privacy, his and her dressing rooms, fireplace and secluded library. Three secondary bedrooms all feature exquisite fireplaces, walk-in closets, and full bathrooms. With two elevators located on the east and west wing, Green Oak showcases an upper-level entertainment room, bar, and media center as well as convenient access to the roof level sitting area and outdoor observation deck, hot tub, and fireplace. For wine connoisseurs, the 1,000-bottle capacity custom wine cellar offers a space to ensure that fine wines can retain value and even develop a more complex flavor and aroma over time. To fully enjoy the Green Oak lifestyle, one must experience the spa level’s Finlandia sauna, indoor endless pool, and outdoorsman suite including a secure firearms safe and fly rod room.Living at Green Oak is a dream come true for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, boating, hiking, and birdwatching the more than 150 species of bird that make the Potomac River watershed home. Not only a nature lover’s paradise, Green Oak is also equidistant to both Reagan and Dulles International Airports, 15 minutes to Georgetown and less than 15 miles from world renowned museums, theaters, and shopping in the Nation’s capital. [None Available - $6,999,999]