Alexandria South/Mount Vernon Area
Mount Vernon is one of the most sought-after areas in Alexandria. Deeply rooted in history, the land is a former part of George Washington’s vast Mount Vernon Estate, the neighborhood combines its historical roots with modern luxuries to create a vibrant community with recreational, educational and cultural opportunities.
Located south of Old Town and nestled between the Potomac River and Route 1, Mount Vernon offers easy access to Downtown Washington D.C., Old Town Alexandria and greater Fairfax County with easily accessible public transit. Residents enjoy the extensive outdoor recreation in the area, including the Mount Vernon Bike Trail along the Potomac River, Belle Haven Marina, National Park Services’ Fort Hunt Park, Mount Vernon and Belle Haven Country Clubs, as well as the scenic George Washington Parkway from D.C. to Mount Vernon. Other attractions include the expansive Mount Vernon RECenter, Hollin Hall Shopping Center, restaurants, farmers markets and regional libraries.
The Mount Vernon area offers neighborhoods with a diverse mix of homes such as Belle Haven with large, luxury homes featuring Potomac River views; Hollin Hills, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is comprised of mid-century modern homes; Hollin Hall Village, a walkable community of 1950’s brick ramblers and Cape Cods which is transitioning to newer and larger homes; Waynewood with a variety of larger family homes along the George Washington Parkway and Potomac River; Stratford Landing full of 1960’s-era family homes near Little Hunting Creek and the Potomac River; as well as numerous communities surrounding Mount Vernon Estate ranging from 1950’s-era homes to new homes.