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

First Time Offering- 17.

8929 Burwell Rd

711 acres with unparalleled views of 770 acre Lake Manassas and Robert Trent Jones Golf Course across the Lake. VALUE IS IN THE LAND. . Once you step onto this property and experience the views and privacy you will never want to leave! Gently rolling landscape affords numerous building sites . No restrictive covenants or HOA provides the opportunity to work with your own Custom Builder to design and craft your vision of " home". Lot is perk approved for a 6 bedroom residence. Family Compound build out is available through the County Family Subdivision Ordinance. Horses welcome. Existing structure "AS IS" Value is in the land.Located near Dulles Airport, private Manassas Airport, VRE, Major Commuter Routes, Heathcoate Hospital, Gainesville Promenade Shopping and Restaurants, Private and Day Boarding Schools,Multiple Wineries and Breweries all in close proximity.Easy commute to AMAZON HQ2. FIOS Available. A1 Zoning P W County Zoning Ordinance Sec:32-300.07.10 By Right Farm Winery or Brewery Dwelling sold strickty " AS IS" Do not enter Dwelling . BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! [Greenwich - $1,300,000]

NEW PRICE & OPEN HOUSE SUN 1/26 2-4pm.

10720 Hinton Way

Come visit and see all there is to love about this home. So close and convenient! 2 Miles from Manassas VRE! 5 Miles from 66! 11 miles from 95! Barely lived in home, 18 months new, in the awesome Stanley Martin built community of Bradley Square. Main level features upgraded hardwood floors, recessed lighting, tall ceilings, open layout and gourmet kitchen. With a deck off the eating area and amazing views of the rear lake, you will surely feel like you've found your own oasis. The lower level has a walk out to the rear yard and is wide open. Owner runs a quilting business out of the lower level of the home but this space can be used for a rec room, play room, office or combination of them all! It also has a full bathroom. The upper level has three generously sized bedrooms, including a master with a full master bath and walk in closet, and an upper level laundry room. [Bradley Square - $422,500]

Surrounded by nature, just relax and enjoy water views from the living room, bedroom and rec room.

2014 Swans Neck Way

....won't be too long before you will be boating on Lake Thoreau or you can explore the trail surrounding the lake. This three level 2 bedroom, 2. 5 bath town home is tucked away in the cul de sac on Swans Neck in the Walden Cluster. Great location to shopping, restaurants and major commuter routes. Open floor plan, new kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite and Espresso cabinets. Living room offers built-ins and wood burning fireplace with sliding glass door to deck. Upper level features two en-suite bedrooms. Lower level rec room with walk out to back yard and canal to lake. This is the home you have been waiting for.....come see your new home today! [Reston - $669,000]

Pending Release.

8411 Piney Ave

Be very careful entering the house. House is sold absolute AS IS. Seller Licensed. Directly Water Front, Water Access, and Water View. [Lake Jackson - $99,000]

Potomac River Luxury waterfront, contemporary open floorplan with panoramic widewater views.

6061 River Dr

High ceilings, walls of windows sweeping views, Great Room w/27 ft ceilings, Bolivian rosewood & granite floors, high-end eat in waterfront kitchen, waterfront Master Suite with luxury Bath & riverfront porch. Entire lower level is above grade with walkout features on the front and rear access. High elevation captures water views throughout the entire home. The spacious home office could easily be converted into a 5th Bedroom. Riverside Pool potential! You can build your own Dock and bring your boat, waterfront stairs and deck already in place. The Mason Neck peninsula is surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland, bike and hiking trails, nature preserves and located within minutes to historic landmark destinations such as George Mason~s Gunston hall, Woodlawn Plantation, George Washington~s Mount Vernon & Grist Mill. Visit www.HallowingPoint.org for all the wonderful neighborhood amenities, 7 Acre park & beach, waterfront tennis courts, basketball, playground and a private boat launch and pier. ** Note 2008 sale on record is LAND PURCHASE ONLY! [Hallowing Point River - $1,635,000]

BRING YOUR BOAT! BOAT SLIP CONVEYS! VACATION AT HOME overlooking the glorious Potomac River, walk to fine dining and pubs, or take your bike for a ride to Mt.

1 Wilkes St

Vernon - the bike path is right outside your front door! Beautifully renovated waterfront home in exclusive Harborside with streaming light on 3 sides! Stunning water views from every floor, three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a lovely brick patio for entertaining, and 2 car garage parking. Upgrades include a spectacular gourmet kitchen with subzero, wine refrigerator, warming drawer, and top of the line Miele appliances. Master bedroom with walk in closets and handsome furniture quality built-ins. Boat slip conveys! Dining room and Living room chandeliers do not convey. Appointment only with lister. 703.915.8845 [Harborside - $1,825,000]