The Stratford Landing neighborhood is located in Fairfax County in between Old Town and Mount Vernon. This area is convenient to Alexandria, D.C. and George Washington Memorial Parkway. Stratford Landing homeowners enjoy something of a relaxed, quiet suburban lifestyle, yet benefit from close proximity to main arterial routes for access to Alexandria, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
Stratford Landing is a nice option for those looking for a new home in or around Mount Vernon. The area has a privileged position on the banks of the Potomac River and is also very close to George Washington’s estate and gardens. Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Stratford Landing area has approximately 750 homes that sit on land that was known as River Farm, one of George Washington’s farms on his estate.
There are several parks surrounding Stratford Landing including, Fort Hunt Park and Riverside Park. Stratford Landing is serviced by Stratford Elementary School, Carl Sandburg Middle School, and West Potomac High School. It is strategically located near valuable amenities, including the Hollin Hall Shopping Center, which is home to Safeway grocery store and other local retailers.
Stratford Landing is characterized by long, winding sidewalks, large trees, big back yards, playgrounds, a local pool, an elementary school, lots of dogs, runners, walkers, children playing, people who enjoy spending time outside, bikers accessing the Mount Vernon Trail, and lots of flowers and green foliage in the spring. There is also a number of organized community activities and events that make this place extremely special.