Fort Hunt Homes For Sale in Alexandria, VA
Named as one of the top places to live by Money Magazine, Fort Hunt, Virginia is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, surpassing other noted enclaves such as Malibu, California and Greenwich, Connecticut. Named for the former military base and famed World War II interrogation center, Fort Hunt is now a large census-designated-place (CDP) in Fairfax County. Located along the Potomac River in the southern part of Alexandria, the neighborhood also encompasses part of that city’s 22308 zip code.
The land comprising the Fort Hunt neighborhood was once part of George Washington’s River Farm. The fort itself was built after the Civil War and was used as an asset during the Spanish-American War. Some of the original batteries and structures have been preserved and are on display in Fort Hunt Park. The area’s earliest homes were large mansions built to the north of the military installation in the early 1930’s. Home construction continued during the World War II years and residential development has continued at a steady pace ever since. To learn more about Fort Hunt homes for sale in Alexandria, VA, check out the available home listings below:
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A large number of smaller neighborhoods and subdivisions exist within Fort Hunt’s boundaries. Some, such as Waynewood, Snowden and Hollin Hills began their development during the World War II years, with others springing up in the decades since. Hollin Hills is especially notable for being an award winning Midcentury Modern community with stylish contemporary architecture. Fort Hunt is known as being one of the first suburbs in Fairfax County. Some of its other enclaves include Strafford Landing, Strafford on the Potomac, Hollindale, Collingwood, Herbert Springs, Plymouth Haven and Potomac Valley-River Bend.
There are over 16,000 residents in Fort Hunt and more than 5.500 homes, most of which are single-family residences. As would be expected, many residents work in the various military and intelligence sectors. There are also a number of politicians, high-level judges, scientists and business professionals. Perhaps surprisingly, Fort Hunt also has a large art and design community. Home styles include Colonials, Cape Cods, Tudors, contemporary styles and more. There are a number of good schools in the area including Fort Hunt, Strafford Landing and Waynewood Elementary Schools, and Sandburg Middle School. For more information about Fort Hunt homes for sale in Alexandria, VA, call us at (202) 798-3600.
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Listing information last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 10:26am EDT.