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Potomac Yard is a neighborhood that straddles SE Arlington County and NE Alexandria, Virginia, sited primarily between Route 1 across from Del Ray, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, The neighborhood was once home to one of the Eastern Seaboard’s busiest rail yards. Today, it includes a large shopping center, mixed-use development and residential streets lined with detached and attached single family homes and townhouses. 

Potomac Yard was included as one of the components of National Landing, a cross-jurisdictional neighborhood brand representing the Arlington/Alexandria area dedicated to Amazon HQ2 in 2018. In addition to Arlington HQ sites, Virginia Tech plans an Innovation Campus to be opened in the Oakville Triangle parcel, located on Route 1 between the residential areas of Del Ray and the commercial area of Potomac Yard, and the Potomac Yard Metro station is scheduled to open in 2022.

Potomac Yard began as a group of plantations developed by English settlers during the 18th century. These lands became part of Alexandria County DC when the District of Columbia was created in 1791, then retroceded to Virginia in 1846. Congress chartered the Alexandria Canal Co. in 1830, connecting the port of Alexandria with the. C&O Canal in Georgetown via the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge. It operated until 1886. During that time, railroad development began in the area. The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C. (McMillan Commission report) proposed consolidating the region’s rail operations, including construction of Washington Union Station and the New Long Railroad Bridge, completed in 1904). The newly-formed Richmond-Washington Company was tasked with controlling all rail traffic and Union Station, along with the new switching yard at Potomac Yard (c.1906). Thousands of workers flocked to Potomac Yard, settling in Del Ray and St. Elmo. Both subdivisions incorporated as the town of Potomac in 1908, but were annexed by the City of Alexandria in 1930. At its peak, Potomac Yard processed thousands of rail cars daily, reaching capacity in 1937. Eventually, corporate mergers between separate railroad companies that used the yard diminished the need for interchange and the RF&P decided that Potomac Yard’s land value exceeded the need for yard switching. The catenary was dismantled in the 1980’s, the facility was tagged a toxic waste site in 1987 and the RF&P decommissioned it in 1989.

Since decades of industrial use had left the site contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons, Potomac Yard was declared a Superfund site. The EPA approved RF&P’s study and cleanup plan in 1995, and the work was declared completed by 1998.

Seventy of the site’s 400 acres were approved for retail use in 1995. The Potomac Yard Center, a 589,856 sf strip mall anchored by ‘big box’ retailers, opened in 1997. More development followed in Potomac Yard over the next two decades, on the Arlington and Alexandria sides. As Amazon moves into National Landing, development is again expected to boom.

Amenities in Potomac Yard include the 24-acre Potomac Yard Park, completed in 2013. The park offers playgrounds and sports fields.

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Project

Potomac Yard Planning & Development

Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway Project

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2317 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY Unit 101

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1,736Sqft
New Build
$580,795

2305 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY Unit 507

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2,312Sqft
Entered for comparable only
$720,175

2211 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
2,881Sqft
FOR COMP PURPOSES ONLY
$654,990

2109 MAIN LINE BLVD Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
Comp Purposes only*****
$694,280

737 BLUEMONT AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Weichert, REALTORS
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
30Picture(s)
1,811Sqft
New Construction without the wait. Gorgeous 3BD/2.5BA End Unit home w/ 1-car garage. Open floor plan w/many upgrades including gourmet kitchen, wide plank wood flooring on main lvl, master suite w/spa-like bath & walk-in closet, spacious bedrooms, deluxe baths, ample closets & storage. Surround sound system & custom decorator blinds.
$599,900

717 CUSTIS AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
0.05Sqft
New Home Comp
$917,910

720 MCKENZIE AVENUE Unit NA

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
3,000Sqft
For Comp purposes.
$666,030

2207 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2,700Sqft
Comps
$659,945

2310 POTOMAC AVE Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2,700Sqft
see builders web site
$572,040

701 ANNIE ROSE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
2,557Sqft
Gorgeous Brand New End Unit with Contemporary Black Hardwood on Main Level w/ 2 Sided Fireplace. Beautiful Options throughout. Open plan with windows on 3 sides.1 Car Garage with Driveway. Full Brick Construction.
$698,200

2403 CONOY STREET

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
Unique Architecture in Brand New Potomac Yard. 3 Level TH w covered porch,facing open parkland in center of community. Enormous rear deck with 2 sided fireplace to family room. 10' ceilings on main, with open and bright chef's kitchen.Main level bedroom with full bath and rec room. Large Master w 2 walk-in closets and huge walk in shower.
$819,000

711 ANNIE ROSE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
1Picture(s)
1,620Sqft
Stunning End unit townhome w/ attached 2 car side load garage, Master Suite with Large Walk-in Closet and Luxurious Bath ft.
$844,560
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