Fort Hunt Community Information

Education

Fairfax County Public Schools handles the educational needs of students living in Fort Hunt, Virginia. With over 164,000 students enrolled throughout the district, FCPS is noted as the twelfth largest school district within the country. Institutions of higher learning located near Fort Hunt include Georgetown University, Howard University, George Washington University, Marymount University, Northern Virginia Community College, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland-College Park, among others.

Economy & Job Market

Residents living in Fort Hunt, VA are fortunate to live in an area where the economy is strong, the employment opportunities are abundant, and the labor force is highly educated. It is noted that many residents work for the government or for contractors of the federal government. A few of the top employers within the area include Fort Belvoir, Science Applications International Corporation, Inova Health System, Northrop Grumman, Capital One, General Dynamics, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Fairfax County is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, and recently Volkswagen of America, Hilton Hotels Corporation and CSC have announced that they will be making the move to Fairfax County, which will most certainly contribute to the areaís already strong economy.

Parks & Recreation

Managed by the George Washington Memorial Parkway is Fort Hunt National Park, a year-round public park that includes a variety of facilities, amenities, and picnicking areas. Once a farm, the park also served as the site for the Spanish-American War coastal fortification and as a location for a top secret WWII military intelligence operation. Enriched in military history, the park now serves as a wonderful picnic spot for families, classrooms, and for nature lovers everywhere. Services and amenities within the park include a playground, running trails, baseball and softball fields, an officer/ranger station, and comfort station. Other nearby parks within a short drive from Fort Hunt includes Williamsburg Manor Park, Kirk Park, Collingwood Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, and George Washington Memorial Park.

If youíre looking to engage in a weekend-long trip where you can stop and learn about the history of different areas of interest in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, consider taking a trip along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Originally designed as a gateway to the Nationís Capital, the Parkway will take you through a number of parks and points of interest including the Arlington House, Belle Haven Marina, Great Falls Park, Mount Vernon Trail, Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, Glen Echo Park, Fort Marcy, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, to name a few.

Whether youíre a seasoned golfer or a novice player, there are a number of golf courses within the area that you can practice your swing on, such as the Mount Vernon Country Club, Belle Haven Country Club, Greendale Golf Course, the Fort Belvoir South Golf Course and its Golf Club (both located within Fort Belvoir U.S. Army Reserve), and Hilltop Golf Club.

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