Welcome to Mount Vernon

Welcome to Mount Vernon


Woodlawn Plantation

— Welcome to Mount Vernon, an area steeped in history and full of exciting activities. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy a trip to Mount Vernon Estate, Gunston Hall and Woodlawn Plantation. If you prefer natural spaces, be sure to explore our extensive park systems in Mason Neck, Laurel Hill, and Dyke Marsh along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

If active recreation is more your thing, you can play a round of golf on the world class Laurel Hill Golf Course or let the kids splash around in the Pirates Cove Waterpark and explore our Fairfax County Recreation Centers. The Potomac River is always beautiful with some of the best bass fishing in the country. You can launch out of Belle Haven or Pohick Bay Marinas.

New shops and restaurants are being built along Richmond Highway, so be sure to shop and dine along Mount Vernon’s main street. Perhaps you want to try your hand at civic matters and join one of our over 150 civic or homeowners associations represented by the Mount Vernon Council or South County Federation. Be sure to attend Mount Vernon’s Town Meeting held on the Saturday before the Super Bowl to learn about our district and ask questions of its elected representatives. I hope my enthusiasm has convinced you to participate in your community and its many activities.

If you are a newcomer reading this message, I welcome you wholeheartedly. If you already are a resident of the Mount Vernon District, I don’t have to convince you of the benefits of living here and hope that you continue to enjoy all the best that our district offers.