Just five miles south of Old Town is Waynewood, a vibrant, family-friendly neighborhood founded in 1957. A short 11-mile commute to the Pentagon and 15-mile commute into the District, Waynewood real estate is a commuter’s dream. Many residents bike to work along the scenic Mount Vernon trail, which serves as the eastern boundary of the neighborhood. The western border is Ft. Hunt Road, which offers bus routes to the nearby Huntington Metro, the Pentagon and into DC. The local neighborhood group, Waynewood Citizens Association, is active in local efforts such as transportation issues and Neighborhood Watch.
It also offers annual college scholarships to Waynewood students and produces an annual resident directory.
Local Real Estate
Named after General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, a close friend of George Washington, Waynewood real estate sits on 300 acres that were part of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate. Its 753 homes include center hall colonials, split levels and foyers, Cape Cods, and ramblers.
At the heart of the neighborhood is the Waynewood Recreation Association (WRA) complex of pools, tennis courts, a playground, and athletic fields. Throughout the summer months, the WRA offers swim and tennis teams, summer camps, pool parties, outdoor movies and more.
Throughout the year, neighbors congregate for special events such as the annual Halloween parade, Santa visit, Easter Egg hunt, and 4th of July festivities. Every September, Waynewood is home to an annual BBQ cook-off, where locals enjoy live music and BBQ, casting their votes for their favorite local pit master. On Thanksgiving Day, countless touch football games take place on the expansive fields.
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