Neighborhood Spotlight: Why our Associates Love South Alexandria

by McEnearney on May 10, 2019

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Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts featuring neighborhoods our Associates live in and love, and the first post featuring one of several areas in Alexandria. Earlier posts featured ArlingtonAmerican University Park in The District; and Falls Church and Vienna. Check back for future posts for even more great spots to get to know!


The Alexandria area is home to one of the most quaint and well-preserved historical districts in the nation. South of that is the Fairfax County side of Alexandria, with plenty of spacious homes and various feels of neighborhood communities, housing types, and plenty of local character. Generally speaking, much of this area is comprised of single-family homes on tree-lined streets, with plenty of parks, trails and other attractions scattered throughout. Learn more about listings in the Belle Haven and Route 1 Corridor that McEnearney Associates serves, including the below neighborhoods.

Plus, the Route 1 Corridor (also known as the Richmond Highway Corridor) is potentially seeing some big changes in the future. “Embark Richmond Highway” is an ambitious overhaul of Route 1 from Huntington to Woodlawn. The plan would add transportation options and new business developments to eventually change the landscape of this area. You can read more about coverage of this local area in Alexandria Living Magazine’s column, “Covering the Corridor.”


Our Associates who live in the community speak for themselves about this multifaceted area:


Belle Haven


“Twenty-one years ago, I moved to Belle Haven for a back yard swing set and never looked back. Located one mile from Old Town, I realize the best of small village life and the amenities of the city close by. The diversity of the architecture (no two houses look the same) and pride of ownership is unmatched. Philanthropy abounds in an atmosphere of goodwill and camaraderie.”

Favorite Spot:

“My favorite local spot is the Belle Haven Country Club – right across the street!”

Janet Caterson Price, Alexandria Office


Hollin Hills


“There’s so much to love about Hollin Hills. Surrounded by neighborhoods filled with Cape Cods, Colonials and Split Level homes, my mid-century modern community is a dramatic contrast. The woodland setting and walls of windows blur the line between indoors and out. Such unique architecture brings creative and diverse neighbors…old and young, international and domestic, architects, artists, activists…we’ve got all kinds and every household has a great story to tell about how and why they ended up in Hollin Hills. On top of that, we’ve got acres of beautiful parks and paths, plus great proximity to the GW Parkway, Old Town and DC.”

Favorite Spot:

“Just down the road from Hollin Hills is a fantastic restaurant called River Bend Bistro. It’s nestled in a little strip mall that looks like it’s stuck in the 50s. It’s locally owned with a small, elegant menu and stellar wine list. We love to eat at the bar and chat with the uber friendly bartenders.”

Jodie Burns, Alexandria Office


Hollin Hall Village


“Hollin Hall is a wonderful and slightly undiscovered gem. We’re close to Old Town Alexandria, the Potomac, and the trail. You can easily walk to shopping, banking, and to get a bite to eat. The best part is that there’s a wide range of home prices so there’s virtually something for everyone here!”

Favorite Spot:

“Our favorite local hangout is River Bend Bistro and Wine Bar.”

Genevieve Moorhouse, Alexandria Office


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Photo Courtesy of River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar

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