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.
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OPEN SUN 8/7 12-2 PM! Beautiful, RARE WATERFRONT 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with LOFT – one of the largest in the community! Located in picturesque LAKESIDE community with pool, dog park, tennis court, playgrounds and waterside trails, this home features an open and spacious floor plan with abundant updated windows and high ceiling.
Eat-in kitchen with corian countertops, abundant white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and pass-through to dining area/living room - perfect for entertaining! Sun filled living room with corner wood-burning fireplace, soaring ceiling with new skylight and sliding door access to a balcony. Elegant dining area with chandelier. Amazing LOFT with ceiling fan and storage space - ideal space for home office. Spacious primary bedroom with vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and access to balcony. Updated en-suite bath with separate vanity area. Large balcony with additional storage and LAKE views! Windows 2012. Front door and storm door 2012. HVAC 2017. New hot water heater 2020. Washer and dryer 2012/2014. One assigned parking space and plenty of visitor spaces. Perfect location inside the beltway approx. 1 mile to shopping and dining at vibrant Mosaic District, Dunn Loring Metro, about 4 miles to Tysons Corner. Commuter's dream - close to I-495, Rt. 29, Rt. 50 and I-66! Walking distance to 2941 Restaurant, Northrop Grumman and Defense Health Agency Headquarters. Don't miss your chance to live in this lovely community with gorgeous lake, trails, pool, playgrounds and tennis court! [Carr At New Providence - $487,000]
A premier waterfront community delivers a spectacular condo with water views from EVERY room within the unit and supplies residents with luxury amenities! One level living at its finest and the definition of move-in ready.
Unit 324 is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo, in the sought-after building of Porto Vecchio, was purchased by its current owner and completely redone to showcase every desire of today! Bright living spaces, pristine wood floors, a freshly repainted interior, plantation shutters throughout, classic crown molding, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, and spa-inspired bathrooms. An elegant foyer entrance features marble tile floors and closet storage. The bright living room is where you will be drawn to spend most of your day-to-day life and is perfect to entertain when the moment is right comfortably. It is an open space and provides access via sliding glass doors to the private balcony that provides unobstructed views of the Potomac River, and National Harbor. A separate dining room will host many future occasions with family and friends and adjoins the kitchen, making serving meals an easy gesture. A charming breakfast nook abuts the kitchen and highlights a custom desk/table and shelves/cabinets. Stepping into the beautiful galley kitchen, you’ll love the sleek sophistication of the stainless KitchenAid appliances, granite countertops, colored glass tile backsplash, and ample cabinet storage. The hallway leads to two gracious bedrooms and two full bathrooms. A lovely and large primary suite features a walk-in closet and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a glass walk-in shower with dual shower heads, a grand soaking tub, and all enhanced by beautiful marble. This unit comes with two designated underground parking spaces (#17 & #18 on B2 level) and a private storage room #324. Unbeatable amenities include a fitness center with new state-of-the-art equipment, a private tennis court, a kayak dock, a fantastic outdoor swimming pool, landscaped gardens, a party room, and a private limousine for all residents. Access to local trails/parks (Mount Vernon/Jones Point) is a breeze. All historic Old Town offers are at your fingertips from award-winning dining, quaint shopping, community experiences, and more, and you are only a short distance from National Airport and DC, making this the ideal home for commuters. This will not last long so do not hesitate to plan your visit! [Porto Vecchio - $995,000]
Gorgeous 4 level split townhome.
Water views from every window. South facing END unit with great natural light and 2 YES 2 decks. 2 assigned parking spaces and loads of visitor spaces as well. Easy commuting options right outside your door. Completely renovated in 2019 with fresh new bathrooms, beautifully renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and brand new cabinets, appliances flooring and a big beautiful window for loads of natural light. Contemporary tiled entryway and hardwood floors through the main and upper levels. The 2 lower levels have hardwood style vinyl that is water resistant and low maintenance. Great laundry room that doubles as a storage area as well. 2 family rooms both with fireplaces and a deck off of the main level dining room and family/living room. Easy access to get your canoe or kayak into the lake right out your back door and a great side yard for storing said canoe or kayak. Details about the Lake Braddock Community are: Lake Braddock Association is a community of 1,298 units, a mix of single family and townhouses, one of the very first master planned unit developments in the country, incorporated in May, 1969. The community was recently recognized by the Washington Post for its unique style of contemporary homes in its Raintree Section, and also for its extensive and varied Christmas decorations by individual homeowners. This community prides itself with its 27 acre lake and a small farmer's pond. The lake and pond add scenic and recreational value to the community. There are walking and jogging paths around the lake and pond as well as through the extensive wooded areas that surround the community. The community is very family oriented and has installed and maintain several tot lots. There are two swimming pools, four tennis courts, a boat ramp, a dock and a community center. [Lake Braddock - $695,000]
Welcome to this spectacular town home, perfectly situated on Lake Audubon with magnificent views of the lake! Remodeled throughout with numerous upgrades, this pristine home will not disappoint! Upon entering, newly refinished hardwood flooring flows through the open and bright main level.
The spacious living room is filled with natural light, wood burning fireplace, built-ins and great space for gatherings. The custom designed kitchen offers a large picture window with views of the lake, custom cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless appliances including a 5-burner gas range and newer dishwasher, center island with space for seating and abundant counter space and cabinets. The large dining area off the kitchen features custom lighting, a wall of windows and flows out to an oversize deck great for entertaining, lounging and grilling while you enjoy breathtaking water views. On the upper level you will find the owner's suite with views of the lake, vaulted ceiling, hardwood flooring, ceiling fan and walk-in closet. The remodeled owner's bath offers an oversize shower with seamless shower door, custom vanity and tile flooring. The remodeled hall bath with custom vanity, tile flooring and tiled tub wall, two additional bedrooms with ceiling fans and linen closet complete the upper level. The finished lower level includes a spacious rec room, remodeled full bath, storage space with washer/dryer and sink is large enough to finish as additional space for home gym or office. The rec room filled with windows, wood burning fireplace and sliding glass door leads out to the spacious patio surrounded by lush landscaping and trees, a peaceful oasis steps away from the lake. Reserved parking and plenty of guest/overflow parking available. All located in a quiet community of 56 homes in the Reston community, community dock, a short walk to Walker Nature Center, numerous pools, tennis and walking paths throughout. Only minutes from Rt. 267 and Dulles Airport. Convenient to many great restaurants, variety of shopping and more! [Lake Audubon Terrace - $875,000]
Stunning river views greet you the minute you enter this very sizable and beautiful Porto Vecchio unit.
The living room has been expanded by incorporating the large balcony into the room. You will enjoy breathtaking sun rises and lots of activity on the Potomac River. A spacious dining room is immediately on the right of the living room. It features plenty of storage closets and a wall of mirrors at the end of the room which provides extra light. The kitchen appliances are stainless steel and there are lovely marble countertops and great track lighting. There is room for an eat-in table and 4 chairs or if you prefer, you can enjoy your meals and drinks on the attached open balcony. The main bedroom is surrounded by a narrow open balcony and what was earlier the 4th bedroom has been converted to the biggest dressing room/storage space you can imagine and it holds a built-in safe. Off the living room going to the left, the previous 3rd bedroom has been converted into a very attractive office with a built-in desk and lots of wood cabinets with shelves and drawers. In this room, it would be possible to install a Murphy bed if wanted. The last bedroom, presently used as a sitting room, has a large built-in closet which could be removed in order to enlarge the space. The 2 prime parking spaces are conveniently located right when you exit the elevators and 2 generous storage units convey. As an extra added bonus, you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunsets from the apartment.
Porto Vecchio amenities include a 24-hour front desk, on-site management, an outdoor swimming pool, kayak storage and launch, a tennis court, party and meeting rooms, limousine service and the newly updated exercise rooms with a sauna. Do not miss out on this wonderful property. It is truly a great value and a rare find. [Porto Vecchio - $1,600,000]
THIS EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTY IS A MUST SEE!! ALMOST 3 ACRES ZONED R-3 (3 DU/AC) INSIDE THE BELTWAY WITH HOLMES RUN STREAM RUNNING THRU IT---- DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL WITH UTILITIES AT THE STREET.
.. The original house has been totally remodeled and probably dates back to the late 1800's. This home features the following: gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom woodwork, hardwood and tile floors, wood burning fireplace in family room, large primary suite with designer primary bath, custom closet in primary, new windows and doors, 2 car detached garage, wood shop, AND SO MUCH MORE..... [Holmes Run Heights - $2,250,000]