There’s hardly any spot in the DC metro area that doesn’t have some tie to colonial times or the Civil War, and the Huntington community is no exception. Ft. Lyon was a major fortification for the District during the Civil War, and covered nine acres and sported forty guns – nothing of the Fort remains however. The area takes its name from the Huntington subdivision, developed just after the end of World War II. Located just south of the Capital Beltway and the City of Alexandria, the area has seen significant residential and commercial development associated with the Huntington Metro stop, the beginning of the yellow line.
Quality of Life:
While much of the housing in the area was post-war duplexes, the opening of the Metro station has spurred significant construction of new condos, townhomes and detached homes over the last decade. There are two Fairfax County Parks – Huntington and Jefferson Manor, and there are a host of local and ethnic restaurants.
The area has benefited from the almost completed, multi-billion dollar project to replace the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, offering major improvements to the interchanges and secondary roads in the Huntington area. Not surprisingly, the bus system in the area feeds travelers to the Huntington Metro station. The proximity to metro and the Beltway makes getting to and from the Huntington area a snap.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 7 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 32 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 42 miles