Urban Turf once coined the peaceful, tranquil Huntington as “the quiet neighborhood by the Beltway.” Technically located within Fairfax County, Huntington feels like a suburb of Alexandria due to its proximity to Old Town, Alexandria’s downtown area. This hidden treasure of a neighborhood lies south of Old Town; the two are separated by the the Beltway, which forms Huntington’s northern border. The area is bounded to the west by Kings Highway and to the southeast by Richmond Highway, and the southern edge rubs up along the Jefferson Manor neighborhood. To the northeast lies the Woodrow Wilson Bridge that connects Fort Washington, and the brand-spanking-new world class MGM Casino and Performance Center, where you can see superstar artists like Cher or Bruno Mars, just over the river at National Harbor.
An abundance of green parks surround Huntington. Jefferson Manor Park is directly to the west. Huntington Park hugs the northern border. Belle Haven, which boasts a marina, mariners sailing school, is to the east and southeast.
Residents have taken to calling Huntington one of the ‘true’ neighborhoods just outside the beltway. It is also known for its down to earth vibes and unpretentious feel, something residents take great pride in maintaining.