Nestled in a quiet corner of southern Alexandria, Virginia, First River Farms is both peaceful and convenient. Since 1978, it has been home to a diverse community of young singles, growing families, and active adults alike. Its schools are among the best in the nationally-acclaimed Fairfax County, Virginia, Public School System.
In addition to beautifully maintained swimming and tennis facilities, a multi-use ball court (all governed by the River Farms Conservancy), and two well-equipped children’s play areas, First River Farms abuts Fairfax County parkland where a biking and walking path runs parallel to woodland and Little Hunting Creek, a favorite spot for fishing, canoeing, or quietly observing the myriad wildlife.
First River Farms’ proximity to Old Town Alexandria and Washington, DC, offers endless cultural, recreational, and dining experiences. Public transportation via Metro bus and rail provides easy access to all parts of the region. Major retail centers are just a short distance away and outstanding health services, such as Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and other medical complexes, are within walking distance. There is something for everyone very nearby. Historic Mount Vernon Estate, Woodlawn Plantation, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, to name just a few, will be a treat for history and architecture buffs; while the Potomac River, its 18 mile-long bike path, and the scenic Mount Vernon Parkway are beautiful in every season.