Westgrove, VA Homes For Sale
Verdant parks and wetlands, the lovely Potomac River and spacious homes for sale—those are all hallmarks of the upscale suburb of Westgrove in the southern part of Alexandria. This small coastal community is also part of Fairfax County, and is tucked between Belle View to the north and Villamay to the south.
The history of Westgrove and Villamay date back to two large side-by-side colonial land grants with a combined total of over 1,000 acres. The Westgrove portion was named for its original owner, Roger West. Used for farmland, the large parcels were handed down to various descendants over time and further subdivided. But it wasn’t until the late 1950s that modern-day residential development began. The building of single-family homes for sale continued solidly for the next decade, mirroring some of the mid-century neighborhoods in the area.
As mentioned before, greenspace plays a large role here, with the Mount Vernon District Park to the west, Westgrove Plant Park to the north and the massive and stunning Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve running along the coastline.
Despite the presence of so many houses from the 1950s and 1960s, there are also a number of more recently built residences. Some are teardowns that have given way to large waterfront homes for sale. All of this has contributed to a number of styles, including boxy brick Colonial Revivals, Cape Cods, split-levels, Ranchers and newer custom homes. Due to the small size of the neighborhood, active listings can be scarce. But when homes do come on the market, they tend to be priced from the high six figures to well past a million dollars.
Locals enjoy the posh Belle Haven Country Club as well as the Belle View Shopping Center next door. There also all the pleasures the great outdoors affords, including sailing, tennis and nature walls. And when it’s time for a night on the town or other city excursions, Old Town Alexandria is right up the coast. Washington DC itself is also readily available—just head north on the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the Capital Beltway.
Like Wellington, Marlin Forest, Collingwood and other small communities along the Potomac River, Westgrove is a quiet community that is very much in demand. Call District Partners at Compass to learn more about the area, or to schedule a home tour, (202) 798-3600.