Villamay is a small, neighborly community located just three miles south of Old Town. It is bordered by the George Washington Parkway to the east, Fort Hunt Road to the west, Morningside Road to the south, and Westgrove Boulevard to the north.
In 1703, Colonial Virginia settler Thomas Sandiford was granted 598 acres along the Potomac River. This property, a few miles north of Washington’s Collingwood farm, encompassed most of the land within Villamay’s boundaries. The land was later willed to William Dorrell and his wife, Anne Fouke Mason, the daughter of Colonel George Mason. Legend has it that George Washington stopped to water his horses in Villamay on his way to a “Saturday night on the town” in Old Town.
The neighborhood as we know it today was developed in the late 1950s and 1960s by Texas engineer and builder Gene May.
Local Real Estate
Villamay has approximately 250 four and five bedroom homes. Currently, these homes sell between the upper $700,000 and $1.2 million, with the majority selling between $800,000-$900,000. Most homes are sited on properties between one quarter and one half acre. Home sizes range from a modest 1,400 to a generous 4,000 square feet.
The Villamay Community Association is an active group focused on social activities and maintaining the community. It hosts a Labor Day picnic, holiday caroling, a winter wine soiree, a men’s luncheon group, and much more.
The nearby Mount Vernon Trail is perfect for walking, biking and soaking in views of the Potomac River and local wildlife. Visit nearby George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate and restaurant. Visit the home of the American Horticultural Society and stunning gardens at nearby River Farm. After, enjoy fine dining and stunning river views at the Cedar Knoll restaurant.