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

This traditional-style home boasts large scale spaces for grand entertaining.
6519 Dearborn Dr

The two-story living room has a balcony providing the perfect set-up for in-home concerts and parties. When not entertaining, you'll probably never want to leave comfort of the large sunroom that is bathed in natural light and offers sweeping views of the lake and nearby Swift Island. Located on a large, flat lot that is adjacent to a Lake Barcroft community garden, the park-like setting is perfect spot to enjoy nature. All this only 8 miles to Washington, DC and Amazon's Headquarters at National Landing in Arlington. Note - the lower level has an unfinished spa wing - great opportunity to finish it the way you want! [Lake Barcroft - $1,290,000]

LOCATION, VIEWS, and CONDITION make this home a must see.
2011 Lakewinds Dr

New Main HVAC and Water heater! Hardwood floors! Remodeled kitchen and baths! Deck all the way to the water with your own space to dock a Float Boat! Entertain in style and enjoy lake living at its finest! This is a walkable location to grocery, South Lakes Shopping Center, bus stop, 2 Reston pools, schools, and even the metro! 2 assigned parking spaces convey #68 (1 space is covered and 1 is right out front). You can have a sense of community in this Reston Cluster of homes. Come take a look at this wonderful property that has been well cared for and updated with care....for quality and esthetics! From the moment you enter the home, you know that you have found the ONE. Brand new red front door with side lights welcomes you home each day. Upon opening the door you enter into a light and bright foyer with wide plank flooring and a view all the way through to the Living room with its wall of glass looking right onto the lake. Common reaction is WOW! The main floor flow is great for entertaining....updated gourmet kitchen has everything that you would want....custom wood cabinets, granite counter and back splash, undercounter lighting, recessed zoned lighting, updated flooring, stainless appliances, lots of storage, table space, and views. The kitchen opens up nicely to a large dinning room that opens up to the Living room (with fireplace for cozy winter evenings). Main floor hardwood floors have been refinished creating a warm feeling against the new neutral paint color. To round everything off, recessed zoned lighting was added on dimmer switches to create the perfect mood for every occasion. Feel like you are on vacation every day! Walk out through the upgraded archectural-design line Pella sliding glass doors unto the upper deck for amazing water views! And of course that is not all.....take the spiral staircase to the new Trex deck that has several tiers for maximum lake-front enjoyment and entertaining. This deck will lead you right out to your Float Boat for that evening spin around the lake. For evening sunsets, enjoy your favorite beverage by the water with LED landscaping lights flanking the deck. No detail has been left untouched! The Lower level of this house is a walkout with the same high-end Pella sliding glass doors. Note that these doors are lockable so you can come and go with ease. The Lower level has a large space that you can configure as you wish....office, exercise room, family room, 4th bedroom, teen space....you decide! It has its own full bath and a walk-in closet. All closets have the Elfa organizational system in them for maximum storage space and are easy to configure to suite your needs. Do not forget the upper level with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master is fantastic with its wall of windows looking right out unto the water. The master has a spa like remodeled bathroom with walk-in shower and full closet, duel sinks. The hall bathas also been remodeled with large soaking tub. Harwood flooring on this top level. Everything shines, coordinates, and has great functionality. There is even an exterior motorized Solar shade on the lakeside windows to add to your comfort on hot days. So many little details in this property! Stop in to personally check everything out! It really does not get much better than this! Plenty of over flow visitor parking on Ridge Heights! [None Available - $749,900]

Financing Fell Thru--Back on Market.
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Property Appraised for full value. A brick 3 level END townhome with privacy! Backs to pond water view, and surrounded by trees. Sit on the deck and enjoy the water view and fountain. New flooring thruout--w/w carpet and vinyl. Freshly painted and ready to move in. Within walking distance of shopping. About 5 miles from I-95. [The Glen - $337,000]

Stately brick colonial perched on a knoll overlooking Deerfield Pond.
9903 Deerfield Pond Dr

Gorgeous home located in the sought after community of Deerfield Pond. Easy walk to Great Falls Village. Enjoy your own pond with koi, canoeing, fishing, etc. right in your front yard, while overlooking the pond from your front porch. 6 bedroom house each with it's own full bath. Main level bath ADA compliant. Kitchen and all baths totally renovated in 2017. Don't miss this light filled home in a highly desirable neighborhood,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgvvI_pdwvc [Deerfield Pond - $1,599,000]

Exceptional contemporary on a stunning waterfront lot! Here you have the wonderful combination of an interesting house and terrific waterfront.
2258 Compass Point Ln

Gorgeous sunset views await you! The interior is full of light and offers spectacular views from every level! The floor plan lends itself to accommodating your lifestyle. An award winning addition added space, function, and broader views. Main level includes vaulted ceilings, skylights, gourmet Kitchen, LR, DR, FR, Sunroom, hardwood floors! Master Suite includes beautiful Bath, great closet space, an office, a Fireplace, and a balcony overlooking the lake! Two upper levels offer a loft, three Bedrooms, and a full Bath! The lower level features a large Rec Room, generous Exercise Room, a full Bath, and plenty of Storage. It begins and ends with the flat lot, dock, pontoon boat, and Lake access. This is the lifestyle that can be yours-relax and get away from life's stresses, yet be just minutes from all that makes Reston convenient-Metro, schools, Reston Town Center. Come to see-come back to stay! [Reston - $1,425,000]

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 12-2 PM FOR PRIVATE SHOWING CONTACT ELIZABETH ANN 703-956-0112 Stunning lake home on Sumner Lake! Home has possible in law -suite in basement with second kitchen, full bath and space set aside for bedroom! Gorgeous 5" oak floors nearly throughout.
8319 Tillett Loop

Living & Dining rooms with decorative moldings and columns, designer lighting. Main level office with bay window over looking beautiful yard and water. Huge 2 story family room surrounded by windows and french doors to huge deck with stairs to the fenced yard. Gas fireplace with built-ins and designer details. Gourmet kitchen with Clean white cabinets, clean and smooth hardwood and corean counters, SS appliances. Large island with even more storage space. Eat-in kitchen nook. Great sized bedrooms. Hall bath. Upper level laundry room. LUXURY master suite with sitting room, tray ceiling details, dual walk-in closets, private balcony for your morning coffee. Bathroom with dual vanity, sep shower, soaking tub and private water closet. Get ready to be amazed by the finished basement! WOW! Mother-in -law apartment! Multiple lounge areas, full wet bar with fridge, convection new oven. Enjoy entertaining at the bar or in the home theater. Large bedroom w/ walk-in closet and full bath. Even a garden room. Then move outside the to ENTERTAINERS dream back patio with multiple conversation areas. Mature and stone terraced landscaping by a Master Gardner. Path to the jogging trail around the lake. Private summer yard with mature trees and lake views in the fall for year-round enjoyment. Close to 66,RT 28, VRE, Commuter lots,Shopping and Historic Old Town Manassas [Sumner Lake - $549,900]