Nestled in the hilly woodlands of southeastern Fairfax County, about half an hour from downtown, Wessynton is a neighborhood of 156 houses built in the late 1960s and early ’70s on land that was once part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. The development’s architect, Nicholas A. Pappas, designed its houses to blend with the landscape — they are set into the curve of the land along winding roads in the woods, providing seclusion.
The homeowners association’s $808 in annual dues pays for a variety of services in the community, including a monthly newsletter. A pool, clubhouse, playground, boat deck, trails, tennis and basketball courts are open to all. Social get-togethers, especially around the pool, are popular.
Route 1 and the George Washington Memorial Parkway are the main arteries in and out of the community. Old Town Alexandria and Reagan National Airport are within 20 minutes. County Bus 152 runs on Route 235 to the Huntington station on Metro’s Yellow Line. The Kingstowne shopping center, two Safeways, a Shoppers supermarket, and a Costco are close.
Wessynton is served by Woodley Hills Elementary, Whitman Middle, and Mount Vernon High.