Riverside Gardens is a beautiful and quaint community located just off of Fort Hunt Road of Fairfax County VA. Riverside Gardens is a meticulously maintained neighborhood with regal old trees and lovely landscaping throughout. It is known for its terrific curb appeal. Riverside Gardens is sought-after by buyers looking for a beautiful, tree-laden community with neighborhood schools and a conveniently located recreation center.
The neighborhood has a lot of history. It was once a part of Mount Vernon Estate known as Washington’s River Farm. In the late 19th century, a railway that ran through the area was built to connect Alexandria and Mount Vernon (imagine traveling that distance without a car or the paved GW Parkway!). There also used to be a nearby amusement park and many summer homes along the water. Although the amusement park is no longer there, it is still a fun neighborhood, with sports leagues, nearby children’s theater groups, and more.
A pool and tennis club located at the end of Stable Drive is a great gathering spot for families throughout the warm summer months; on most nights, you can smell the pool grills ablaze! Block parties, ladies’ wine clubs, Halloween parades, Fourth of July festivities, and the like are all commonplace here.
For public schools, families living in Riverside Gardens will find Stratford Landing Elementary and Carl Sandburg Middle School the closest schools. High school students will attend West Potomac High School.