As is true with many areas in Fairfax County, Oakton has roots in the Civil War. Hunter Mill Road, which is a major artery through Oakton to this day, served as a key travel way or both Confederate and Union forces. Soldiers involved in both battles at Manassas, Antietam and Gettysburg used Hunter Mill. Another major road, Waple’s Mill, took its name from a mill built by Henry Maple shortly after the end of the Civil War, and it was in near continuous use until the 1920’s. Oakton is right in the heart of Fairfax County, with Vienna to the east, Reston to the north, Fairfax to the west and Fairfax City to the south.
Quality of Life:
Rated #36 Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine. Oakton benefits from the incredible public park system run by the Fairfax County Park Authority, with Difficult Run Stream Valley Park as well as Oak Marr Park, Golf and Rec Center. Oak Marr sports a tidy 9-hole par golf course and full driving range, miniature golf for the kids and a rec center, complete with an indoor Olympic pool, diving complex, racquetball courts and a fitness center. Oakton’s tree-lined streets feature single-family detached homes that are among Northern Virginia’s finest, along with high-end townhouse communities.
Busy Route 123 anchors Oakton’s south end, while most of Oakton’s arteries are winding two-land affairs. It’s easy to hop onto I-66, a major east-west commuting highway or onto the Dulles Toll Road/Access Road to head to the airport on into the District.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: <20 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 14 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 56 miles