Neighborhood Spotlight: Waynewood, a dynamic and involved community

This Neighborhood Spotlight is brought to you by The Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Waynewood is the kind of neighborhood that seems timeless — a special place reminiscent of simpler times. We all know neighbors who are lucky enough to have their children return and raise their families here.

It may represent neighborliness and other old-fashioned ways, but Waynewood is also a very dynamic and involved community, represented by its vast volunteer network. Neighbors serve on the boards of the Waynewood Citizens Association (WCA), the Waynewood Recreation Association (WRA), the Waynewood Scholarship Fund, Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations (MVCCA) and Garden Club.

The WCA is the entity that produces and distributes the incredibly comprehensive Waynewood Directory, which is published annually. The WCA also supplies community representatives that support and vote on a plethora of issues within the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations. There are many active committees within MVCCA including public safety, planning and zoning, budget and finance, consumer affairs, education, health and human services, transportation, and more. Waynewood has an active presence on most committees and many of the representatives have served the community for a number of years. There are many tireless volunteers residing in this neighborhood.

The WRA manages the activities and facilities at our very own neighborhood pool, park, tennis and basketball courts. The association’s responsibilities include the staffing and organization of the famous Waynewood Fourth of July Parade, and the newcomer, the BBQ Cook-Off in September. The WRA’s duties also include organizing swim and tennis teams, summer camps, and other fun and enriching programs for its members. Learn more about this organization at www.waynewoodrec.org.

In addition, many citizens serve on the PTAs of Waynewood Elementary, Carl Sandburg and West Potomac High School. It is this strong sense of community that sets Waynewood and so many of our Fort Hunt neighborhoods apart. Neighborhood schools, sidewalks, recreation center, plus the proximity of the George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon Trail and the Potomac River have always been a draw for those looking to make a move to Alexandria “South.”

Formally opened in 1957, Waynewood mirrors Riverside Gardens and Westgrove in many ways — Clarence Gosnell developed all three communities and the home styles are very similar, but with 753 homes, Waynewood is a much larger neighborhood and the number of home styles is greater — about 18 different models in all. There are several rambler styles, colonials and split foyers, but split levels constitute the vast majority with about nine variations.

Home sales so far this year have been stable, with sold prices ranging from $559,000 to a high of $1,150,000. Seventeen homes have sold with an average sales price of $867,044.00, and the average days on market is a low 13. As of this time, there are three active listings and three properties are under contract.

Lyssa Seward of Seward Group is a current long-term resident and active board member (WCA) of Waynewood and cherishes the Fort Hunt quality of life. Visit the Seward Group at www.Seward-Group.com.

The Seward Group is an award winning group of real estate agents with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Our team includes Lyssa Seward, Brittanie DeChino, Anita Edwards, Melody Abella, Laura Catron, Gina Wimpey and Elaine McCall. We offer our clients Full Spectrum Concierge Real Estate Service at all price points, assisting with every step of the process from beginning to end.

We are licensed in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland and are located at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Old Town Alexandria.

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