The Belle Haven Community is routed in history, where once stood a fort authorized by the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1674 as an outpost to defend the young colony against Indians. The Civil War-era Ft. Willard was part of the defense system of Washington, DC. Located just south of Old Town Alexandria and north of George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Belle Haven overlooks the Potomac River and is home Belle Haven Country Club, and is considered one of the most prestigious areas in Fairfax County.
Quality of Life:
Belle Haven residents have so many options for outdoor activities. You can run, walk or ride your bike alongside the river on the Mount Vernon Trail that stretches from the Theodore Roosevelt Island in Rosslyn down to the Mount Vernon Estate. Along those eighteen miles of trail you can pack a lunch and pick your favorite spot to have a picnic, take an early stroll to bird watch, or just throw in a line and try your luck with a little fishing. If you want some more active fishing you can rent a boat at the local Belle Haven Marina, or rent a slip and dock your own boat. If you tire of outdoor excursions, take the family to the Mount Vernon Recreational Center where there is an indoor ice rink, an Olympic size indoor pool, and a huge fitness center. The homes in this quaint community are a mix of large luxury homes, manors, cottages, and townhouses all situated on tree-lined streets. With its close proximity to Old Town and our Nation’s Capital you will never run out of places to go, but you might not want to leave Belle Haven with all it has to offer.
This community has direct access to I-495 and the George Washington Parkway, so commuting is a breeze. Just moments from the newly constructed Woodrow Wilson Bridge that spans the Potomac River, Belle Haven also has ready access to major bus routes as well as the nearby Huntington Metro stop.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 6 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 34 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 40 miles