Woodlawn Manor, VA Homes For Sale

Woodlawn Manor, also sometimes more simply known as Woodlawn, is a tiny neighborhood in the southernmost reaches of Alexandria. It’s also the location of two historic homes—the Woodlawn Plantation which was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate and the Pope-Leighey House, built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd-Wright.

You’ll find this charming community near Dogue Creek and the Potomac River. It is also next-door to the Yacht Haven neighborhood. Ready to do some sailing? While part of the greater Alexandria area, Woodlawn Manor is also in Fairfax County.

This land was once part of the Mount Vernon plantation. But George Washington gave 2,000 acres to his nephew Lawrence Lewis as a wedding present (Lewis married Nelly Custis, granddaughter of George’s wife Martha Washington).

The resulting Georgian/Federal brick mansion was built on top of a hill between 1800 and 1805. It has been operated as a historic museum since 1949. Meanwhile, the L-shaped Pope-Leighey house with its modernist design, flat roof and ultra-wide overhangs was built in 1939 and later moved from its Falls Church location to the grounds of the Woodlawn Plantation.

But Woodlawn Manor is more than these two historic properties. You’ll also find a number of appealing single-family homes for sale, typically ranging from the high six figures to low seven figures in cost. Despite a cluster of gracious antiques, the neighborhood’s most concentrated development occurred from the late 1940s to early 1960s, often referred to as the mid-century era. There have also been some more recent large custom homes built.

This highly appealing little enclave is bordered by Richmond Highway to the north, Mount Vernon Memorial Highway along the southwestern side and Old Mill Road along the northeastern side. Much of the neighborhood is taken up by Grist Mill Park and the Mount Vernon Country Club, accounting for the limited number of homes for sale.

Residents of Woodlawn Manor have an easy commute into other parts of Alexandria or Washington DC. Simply hop on Richmond Highway or the George Washington Memorial Parkway coastal route. With its wealth of landmarks and local amenities, this is a great place to seek out luxury real estate. Call District Partners at Compass to learn more about homes in this fascinating neighborhood, (202) 798-3600.

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