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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Has So Much To Offer Residents

Almost everyone has heard of Mount Vernon because it was the home of George Washington. Yet this community of more than 12,000 people offers so much for families, retirees and career-minded individuals. Located south of Washington D.C. and a 41-minute drive for commuters, Mount Vernon is a quiet community that attracts tons of tourists every year.

In the southeastern part of Fairfax County, Mount Vernon is a diverse region welcoming people from all backgrounds. The median household income is about $61,000 with working middle-class families creating a strong community atmosphere. At being in the heart of history, the people living here are proud to be a part of this community that was once the home of several notable people who had a hand in shaping the history for Virginia and for our country.

Things To Do

One of the top things that people do in Mount Vernon is relive the history in the area. Tourists explore the beautiful mansion and grounds once belonging to George Washington, see how rye whiskey was made back in the 1800s at the George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill, and walk through the gardens and groves along the estate.

For residents who are looking for a bit of something else to do, they enjoy the Christmas Fireworks at Mount Vernon or see gorgeous works of art at the Alexandria Art Market in Alexandria. For people who love outdoor adventures, they can hike, bike, and run along the Mount Vernon Trail that is open all year round. The George Washington Parkway offers sights at the wildlife preserves as rangers give guided tours of Great Falls Park, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial, Theodore Roosevelt Island and other sites. Traveling to nearby Alexandria affords plenty of additional recreational opportunities. Go golfing at the Greendale Golf Course or go for a boat ride at the historic Belle Haven Marina.

Dining At Mount Vernon

Dining opportunities await people looking for that special place to go out on a first date, enjoy a relaxing evening with the kids, or just get a quick bite to eat after a hard day’s work. People with a craving for fresh seafood stop in at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Alexandria. Go for fast and savory foods at the Big Bite Pizza where you can grab a pizza slice, order a sub or enjoy Mexican cuisine. For a mixture between American cuisine and sports grub, then stop in at the Joe Theismann’s Restaurant for a unique dining experience.

People looking for a place to settle down should consider Mount Vernon as an ideal location. It offers so much to residents besides the historical aspects that shaped our great nation.

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