A lovely census-designated community south of Alexandria, Mount Vernon is best known for being the location of its namesake and most famous historic landmark– Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home. But there’s more to the locale than the historic plantation.
Mount Vernon is a small neighborhood of approximately 6 square miles, and is primarily residential. Its rustic charm will make you feel like you’re hours away from Washington DC, when you’re really just a short drive away. The community has one school (Mount Vernon High School), but residents are still served by the Fairfax County Public Schools.
Living in a town where one of the country’s most revered historic landmarks is a unique experience you won’t be able to recreate anywhere else. In addition, the real estate offerings are a steal as well. George Washington may be its most famous resident, but you’ll definitely be welcomed in this warm enclave.
Real estate and homes for sale in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon real estate is an ideal market to explore especially if you’re looking for high-quality homes listed at affordable prices, offering great value for money.
Homes for sale in Mount Vernon are usually mid-priced homes available in a wide range of styles and sizes. Majority of the homes in the area are newer construction, and you will find plenty of contemporary and Ranch-style residences in the community. Bi-level style homes are also quite popular in Mount Vernon.
Another reason why plenty of home buyers flock to Mount Vernon is to look at waterfront properties. Mount Vernon has a beautiful collection of homes that boast beautiful views and even frontage of the Potomac River, Dogue Creek, or Little Hunting Creek. As for historic properties, Mount Vernon offers a few but well-preserved old homes.
Neighborhoods in Mount Vernon include Woodley Hills, Mount Vernon on the Potomac, Oxford, Belle Rive, and Yacht Haven.
Attractions and things to do in Mount Vernon
- Mount Vernon – This historic plantation house is one of the most iconic landmarks in the country. The former home of George and Martha Washington, Mount Vernon is open all year round that encompasses approximately 500 acres. Within the grounds are gardens, a reconstruction of an 18th century distillery, and the Washington family tomb, among other attractions. Best of all, Mount Vernon is open to the public for free!
- Mount Vernon Country Club – Located in one of George Washington’s farms, the Mount Vernon Country Club features a nine-hole golf course designed by Robin Roberts. A second golf course was opened in 1968, this time designed by Ed Ault. Mount Vernon Country Club is open for membership, and is one of the prime spots in the community for social gatherings. Other amenities include an in-house restaurant and swimming pools. The club also regularly hosts special events throughout the year.
Make Mount Vernon your home
Live and breathe history in the peaceful and family-friendly community of Mount Vernon. Learn more about your real estate options in this neighborhood by getting in touch with me today at 1.703.310.6201 phyllis(at)pattersonrealestategroup(dotted)com.