Arcturus Homes For Sale in Alexandria, VA

Occupying an elongated sliver of land along the Potomac River in Alexandria is an upscale enclave known as Arcturus. Given that there are fewer than 1,000 residents, active real estate listings can be scarce. But patience can certainly be rewarded as this little community is home to a collection of highly appealing luxury homes for sale.

Arcturus is a subdivision of Fort Hunt and is also considered part of Fairfax County. In other words, it is located in the southern area of Alexandria rather than the independent City of Alexandria. The neighborhood lies south of the historic River Farm which was once one of a number of large estates owned by George Washington. Today, the pastoral River Farm serves as the headquarters for the American Horticulture Society and is a favorite setting for weddings and other events.

Arcturus has had a lengthy development history, starting off as a summer retreat for Washingtonians. While there are still some stately old homes from that era, a larger number of residences were built over ensuing decades. As a result, there is an unusually wide variety of architectural styles, including Colonial Revival, Victorian farmhouse-style, Mediterranean, Italianate, Arts & Crafts, mid-century modern and newer custom construction.

As with other waterfront neighborhoods in Washington Metro, real estate does not come cheap in Arcturus. Prices rarely dip below a million dollars and often climb a lot higher. In fact, a sprawling riverfront estate built in the 1930s and since renovated recently listed for close to $7 million!

This is a delightful community with an emphasis on a waterfront lifestyle. Residents can easily get into Old Town Alexandria and Washington DC via George Washington Memorial Parkway which winds along the coast. Also, the popular Mount Vernon trail passes through the neighborhood—great for jogging, biking and hiking!

To learn more about this unique community, call District Partners at Compass today, at (202) 798-3600.