Fort Hunt

Welcome to Fort Hunt

Picturesque Potomac community with great restaurants

Fort Hunt is a picturesque Virginia community located along the George Washington Memorial Park on the left bank of the Potomac River to Alexandria’s south. This peaceful community has a plethora of woods and protected parks with many biking and walking trails. Fort Hunt is named for its military role during the 1898 Spanish-American War. Fort Hunt real estate is mostly comprised of charming mid-century single-family homes, but there are also striking contemporary properties and a smaller number of grand acreage estates.

Fort Hunt has an abundance of diverse dining choices. Roseina’s at the Hollin Hall Shopping Center is an eclectic bistro serving flavorful Cajun, Caribbean, Coastal, Southern, and Southwestern dishes. The Hollin Hall Variety Store is a delightful 1950s throwback five-and-dime where the owners claim to sell all of life’s necessities.

At the Belle View Shopping Center, head to Dishes of India for creative curries, Bread & Water for fresh-baked breads and pastries as well as tasty breakfast and lunch dishes, and Primo Family Restaurant for great pizza and Italian, Greek, and American-style meals. On Belle Haven Road, enjoy craft beers and pizza at Belle Haven Pizzeria and delectable frozen custard treats at Custard Shack. On the Potomac, upscale Cedar Knoll serves Mediterranean-style fare and Sunday brunch in a 19th-century house with spectacular waterfront views.

Fort Hunt Park
on the banks of the Potomac has remnants of the batteries erected to protect the nation’s capital during the Spanish-American War. This beautiful greenspace is covered with trees and wildflowers, and amenities include picnic shelters, softball fields, playgrounds, restrooms, and summer concerts.

A few minutes’ drive to Fort Hunt’s southwest, the historic Mount Vernon Estate is built on land first purchased by George Washington’s great-grandfather in 1674. George Washington’s father built the estate’s primary residence in 1734, which was then expanded several times during George Washington’s lifetime. Washington spent the majority of his life in this home, and today it is one of Virginia’s most-visited tourist attractions. The estate and its beautifully landscaped grounds are open to the public every day of the year. While visiting this historic landmark, head to The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant for a traditional American dining experience.

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