Wellington, VA Homes For Sale

Located in the southern part of Alexandria are two side-by-side subdivisions, named Wellington and Wellington Heights. These upscale communities hug the Potomac River, with some very posh waterfront homes for sale as well as residences that are just a bit further inland. But considering that the two neighborhoods only extend about a quarter-mile from the coast, all residents can easily stroll to the water!

The twin Wellingtons are part of a collection of smallish neighborhoods within the larger Fort Hunt area. Among those ritzy enclaves are Villamay to the north and Collingwood to the south. Life here was not always about modern day upscale living, however. Indeed, this was once part of George Washington’s famed River Farm, which was in turn just one of several plantations that made up Washington’s massive Mount Vernon Estate. As evidence of long ago days, you can still find some historical gems dotting the river’s edge.

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But the overwhelming majority of residential development in Wellington and Wellington Heights occurred from the mid-1940s through to the 1950s. There was a tapering off during the 1960s with construction picking back up again in more recent years, with some gloriously huge waterfront mansions with private docks popping up where older homes once stood.

Architecture really runs the gamut here, everything from old Victorians and Colonial revivals to new custom Mediterranean and other internationally-inspired styles. There’s also mid-century contemporary homes, from split-levels to those with a modernist flavor. Homes for sale typically start in the very high six figures and quickly cross the million dollar threshold.

Residents enjoy a quiet and very comfortable lifestyle here, with nearby parks, tennis courts, wetlands preserves and of course the river itself. Sailing or croquet anyone?  But the Big City amenities are also easily accessible—just head north along the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway to Old Town Alexandria, or cross the river to Washington DC! Call District Partners at Compass to learn more, (202) 798-3600.

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