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.

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9505 Fox Chase Dr

One of a kind, waterfront home on acre+ of trees, privacy and tranquility in unique upscale neighborhood that consists of custom built homes, not the standard cookie-cutter ones you find in surrounding areas. Also, an easy commute to Washington DC, new Amazon headquarters, new Micron facility in Manassas, mountains and other areas. Minutes from Virginia Railway Express, I66, Rts 29, 28 and 17. Shop at Wegmans for groceries less than 7 miles away. Less than 4 miles from Gainesville Gateway Shopping Plaza. HW floors and/or porcelain tiles, updated baths & newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel LG appliances and premium granite. Fireplace in FR, four LRG bedrooms, finished basement w/theater room, LR, DR, large laundry room off garage. This house has plenty of storage. The office overlooks your private pond. Nature deck in backyard ideal for enjoying time w/friends and family. Relax while fishing or kayaking in the stocked pond. This rare, wooded setting will help you get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. [Broadlands - $469,000]

Welcome back and see the beautiful new kitchen with soft close white cabinets, quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances! Refinished hardwood floors on the main level and upper level! Recently installed windows and sliding glass door! Three and a half updated baths! Master bedroom with walk-in, additional closet & extra sink and vanity! Huge open family room with tile floors and full bath in walk out basement! Enjoy creek view from kitchen! Private new deck and fenced rear yard! All brick end unit! HVAC in last few years! New water heater in 2019.

3202 Adams Ct

Great Fairfax City location, schools & neighborhood! Bike to Metro! HOA does lawn maintenance! Really nice home!! [Cambridge Station - $465,000]

Beautifully remodeled 6,050 SQF Estate nestled on 2-acres of wooded lakefront property with spectacular views.

10900 Lake Windermere Dr

This contemporary home is perfect for a couple that loves to entertain. With its dream Kitchen and Viking Appliances, Double Oven, Island with Wine Fridge and 2nd Dishwasher. There is stunning Granite & Tile thru-out; Hardwood Floors on all levels; Gorgeous His & Her Master Baths with Steam Shower; His & Her Master Closets; Wet Bar on every level; Built-in Sauna; Generous Bedroom sizes; every bedroom has a water view. The home also provides an area for live-in parents, older child living at home or for your guests with their own private space while visiting. Easy access to shopping, major roadways & Dulles Airport. Just 10 miles to Dulles Airport, 17 miles to Tyson~s Corner and 22 miles to Washington DC. [Lake Windermere - $1,499,000]

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! WITH NEW CARPET INSTALLED IN BEDROOM.

1250 Washington St S #320

COMPARE AND SEE HOW SPACIOUS THIS 1BR IS! Want to know what would it be like to live here? We asked a current resident what she loved about living in Porto Vecchio, this is the response...." The BEST part is that I get to see the Sunrise over the Potomac AND I get to see the beautiful sunset with the Masonic temple on the West side. Its spectacular this time of the year, both of them.You also get to see the full moon shining on the Potomac. You get to enjoy the spectacular fireworks from your apartment as National Harbor has them frequently. Love the size of the kitchen and perfect size apartment for me to keep clean & enough closet space for everything! Beautiful morning sunrises and River view!" All in Alexandria's premier waterfront building. Porto Vecchio features beautiful landscaped gardens, elegant Party Room, riverfront outdoor pool, tennis, and private Limo service. This condo has the square footage of many newer 2 Bedrooms' condo's! Unique Shoji screens in Living room add a nice oriental flair! Call today for a tour and see for yourself! Garage space #236 and storage unit conveys. [Porto Vecchio - $369,000]

This fully remodeled, 6 Bedroom/6 Bathroom midcentury rambler offers a thoughtfully updated interior with light-filled spaces and is ideally suited for grand entertaining.

3502 Pinetree Ter

Notable interior features include: two owner's suites (including a main level owner's suite); two fireplaces; skylights; open concept kitchen and dining area; private office; and two car garage. Notable exterior features include: half-acre lot; expansive pool area; multiple decks; lakeside area for picnics, area to launch a canoe or kayak from your own property to explore Lake Barcroft. All this just 6 miles to Washington, DC and Amazon's HQ2 in Arlington. Featured in The Washington Post as "House of the Week." [Lake Barcroft - $1,559,000]

JUST REDUCED! Open Sunday 9/15 12-2 pm! At the end of a private drive, a dream oasis greets you.

7020 Ordway Rd

Situated on nearly 2 acres is 7020 Ordway Drive, an amazing 6,800+ square foot estate home. Incredible renovations recently completed include marble kitchen island and counters, updated solid wood cabinets, wood floors newly refinished in dark espresso, addition of wrought iron spindles to staircases, new light fixtures, all bathrooms updated with marble tile surrounds, and fresh paint throughout. New smarthome just installed include , Google Home Hub, Nest thermostat and Ring video doorbell! No HOA! Large floor-to-ceiling windows let in the natural light, creating an airy, open feel to the space. Formal living and dining rooms are accented with crown molding and wainscoting, open to the large family room which features vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. The study is nestled in the back corner, allowing privacy and quiet, while overlooking the beautiful yard space. The kitchen features new marble counters and waterfall island, along with stainless steel appliances. A second prep-kitchen and oversized pantry give you the space needed to prepare for entertaining family and friends! The sunroom provides a relaxing space for enjoying your morning coffee while overlooking the sparkling in-ground pool, along with the nature pond in the distance. Open the large sliding windows to enjoy Virginia's summer breeze or crisp fall air. Upstairs you will find the expansive master suite, complete with sitting area, 3-sided gas fireplace, and walk in closet with built-in shelving. The master bath has been recently updated with new marble tile around the jetted tub, flooring, and a new glass shower enclosure. The upper floor also boasts three additional generously sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and laundry room. French doors lead to a covered patio with views of the front of the property. The lower level boasts a media room, including projector and screen wired with Bose speakers, perfect for watching movies or the big game! Stock up the wet bar with your favorite snacks and drinks, and keep extras stored in the wine closet! Walk out to the covered patio with new outdoor ceiling fan for your comfort. Bonus two bedrooms and two full baths complete the lower level, along with large unfinished utility and storage room. The property's large back yard features an in-ground pool and spa with fountain. Relax and take in the beautifully landscaped scenery from the large stone patio. Newer iron gate has remote or key pad entry. Large driveway leads to 3-car garage, or along the right side of the property to the far side of the property where an additional parking pad is located. [Fairfax County - $1,150,000]