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

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 - $1,590,000]

The best view in a secluded retreat community inside the Beltway.

7594 Lakeside Village Dr #I

Enjoy evening sunsets on your private balcony or morning walks around the lake. Rare condo in The Cove boasts a gorgeous view of the lake and entire community. Unit interior features a fully renovated kitchen, bathrooms, dual vanities, open floor plan, recessed lighting, faux brick accent wall, and more. Walking distance to Providence Rec Center and its wooded nature trails, Thomas Jefferson Library, as well as Arlington Blvd/Jaguar Trail bus stop. Minutes away from Mosaic shopping, Giant Supermarket, the Dunn Loring Metro, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Across the street from Falls Church High School, where all sport facilities are available to public on non-school hours, and a little further to St. Phillip's Catholic Church and Early Childhood Development Center. Less than 11 miles from DCA and 20 to IAD. Unit ownership conveys two parking passes: 1 resident and 1 guest pass. Pool & clubhouse access included. Don't miss this rare opportunity to live in a highly sought-after community. [The Cove - $375,000]

Bring your clients for an easy, safe showing.

1312 Merchant Ln

This gorgeous property, developed to fit into the natural surroundings and conserve energy, is one of McLean's most beautiful, offering 3.6 rolling park-like acres with an expansive pond and stream, open meadows, rare specimen plantings, and mature woodlands. Sited near the George Washington Pkwy with easy access to D.C. and Tysons Corner, its generous amount of land in a prime location on a private lane evokes the celebrated time before the proliferation of McMansions in McLean. This unique traditional 7-bedroom home with separate full guest apartment boasts over 8300 square feet (estimated) across four finished levels. Bathed in natural light and freshly painted, ample spaces and excellent flow provide for gracious entertainment and cozy retreats. Special features include a separate family room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling, multiple glass doors that walk out to slate terraces and patios, a custom-designed dine-in kitchen with a unique cathedral ceiling and Jerusalem limestone countertops, and a separate office suite that could be used as a main-level bedroom. Upstairs in the main residence, the master bedroom suite has several closets and a spa bath with corner tub and separate shower. Four additional bedrooms and two baths offer additional accommodations across the second and third floors. The lower, walk-out level includes a recreation room with wet bar, a wine closet that holds 1500 bottles, and several bonus rooms that can be used as bedrooms, offices, fitness rooms, studies or craft rooms. The home's unique energy conservation features include a geothermal wall, a solar voltaic system and solar hot water system, leading to low utility bills. This quintessential "home sweet home" only awaits your final personal touch! [Clearview Manor - $3,900,000]

Welcome home! A beacon of charm, you will not want to miss this recently renovated gorgeous 3 bed, 2.

2942 Bridgehampton Ct

5 bath home located directly beside a fantastic lake! This home features wood burning stove insert in the living room, a pellet stove in the lower level den, wired for speakers on each level, a lake view, updated bathrooms, partially floored attic, and many other fantastic features. Enter inside this charming home to find a spacious living area, with a fireplace and an abundance of light making it the perfect room to curl up with a good book or enjoy a game. Seamlessly flow into the kitchen area which is complete with new quartz counter-tops, under counter lights, fresh appliances, ample cabinet space (new drawers & doors), and a convenient breakfast bar. An additional living area and partial bath add space and convenience to the home. Three spacious bedrooms all offer plenty of light and storage space and ceiling fans. Additionally, there are two full bathrooms both upgraded with new finishes, fixtures, and hardware! Light Tunnels provide abundant natural light in both bathrooms and low voltage recessed lighting throughout this home equals efficiency! A peaceful "walk-out" back deck overlooks gorgeous lake, lush yard, and walking/bike trail. Living at 2942 Bridgehampton provides easy access to major roadways Rt 50, Lee Highway, Rt 66, 495, as well as easy access to the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro Station. Located nearby are many great amenities including Target, Barnes and Noble, Angelic Cinema, and numerous other restaurants and shops! The area across the lake that borders Fairview Park Dr is now Permanent Green Space, no development! Contact us today and make this your home! [Lakeford - $630,000]

Rare waterfront opportunity.

4709 Dolphin Ln

Your own private resort! Updated home positioned perfectly on half acre lot with beautiful water views, rolling grassy yard to water, private dock with high capacity lift and boardwalk along the water. The resort vibe is enhanced by fabulous custom swimming pool. Meticulously landscaped grounds feature extensive new hardscaping with decks and patios. Large screen porch overlooks the nautical scene of marina, water, and pool. The home provides significant updates including: thermal windows, updated baths, and kitchen. Rare opportunity to have your boat in your back yard and have the opportunity to walk down the street to Mount Vernon Yacht Club. Impossible to duplicated at even close to this price! [Yacht Haven Estates - $1,250,000]

Beautiful waterfront condo in the historic heart of Reston's first neighborhood on Lake Anne Plaza.

11406 Washington Plz W

Charming condo with warm wood floors, wood burning fireplace, roomy bedrooms and a balcony overlooking Lake Anne, perfect for people watching or private dinners. Great light and a wonderful floor plan make this place really special. Lake Anne offers a unique lifestyle-- walk to shops, cafes and the Saturday markets-- enjoy free Summer Concerts and music festivals--stroll to the barbershop or the nail salon, the local award winning nano-brewery, or the coffeehouse/wine bar! Become a part of the neighborhood. You can almost give up your car. Condo fee includes ALL utilities and expanded basic cable. [Lake Anne - $325,000]