Waynewood, VA Homes For Sale
Located along the Potomac River in the southern reaches of Alexandria, Virginia is the charming community of Waynewood. Home to approximately 3,360 residents, this upscale suburb boasts a nice blend of homes for sale, from relatively affordable mid-century contemporary abodes to lavish waterfront properties. What you won’t find is condominiums—this is a neighborhood that caters to detached single-family properties with prices generally ranging from the mid-six figures to well over a million dollars.
Waynewood Alexandria Homes for Sale
This part of the Potomac coastline was once home to sweeping colonial land grants, including those that eventually comprised George Washington’s collection of plantations which came under the umbrella of the massive Mount Vernon estate. The Waynewood neighborhood is situated on land that once belonged to one of these plantations, River Farm. But while there are still a few historic properties, including Victorian farmhouses, the larger residential development occurred from the 1950s to the 1960s.
The end result was a suburban utopia with homes for sale in styles such as Colonial Revival, Cape Cod and mid-century split-levels. There are also some interesting hybrids, including houses with split-level main bodies and a Cape-style wing. In more recent years, there has been a trend toward teardowns and other new construction, resulting in large Arts & Crafts, custom “farmhouse-styles” and other luxury types.
Social activities in the community often revolve around the Waynewood Recreation Association, founded in 1958 and offering two 25-meter swimming pools, a children’s wading pool, an organized swim team, three enclosed tennis courts and competitive tennis. There are also two baseball diamonds for Little League and softball teams, an indoor basketball court and a very large and popular playground for kids.
The Waynewood Elementary School is widely considered one of the best public schools in Alexandria. And of course, the Potomac River itself is part of the local appeal with sailing as well as strolls along the greenbelt. Those working in Washington, DC can zip up the coastline via the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Old Town Alexandria with all of its great dining and culture is also conveniently close. To learn more about homes for sale in this delightful waterfront community, call District Partners at Compass, (202) 798-3600.