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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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715 HOWELL AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

RE/MAX Realty Services
3Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
63Picture(s)
2,715Sqft
Absolutely stunning, luxurious 4-level townhome located in the much sought after, upscale Potomac Yard. This beautifully maintained, townhome offers 3/4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage with nearly 2,700 square feet of living space. Nestled across from the common/park, this home offers many builder upgrades and smart features including Ring Doorbell and Nest Thermostat.
$1,125,000

1901 RICHMOND HIGHWAY

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Redfin Corporation
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
54Picture(s)
2,724Sqft
-Offer Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 12:00 noonnElevate your lifestyle with this urban loft townhome condominium at Alexandria’s Potomac Yard! This rarely available END-UNIT townhome offers everything today’s most discerning buyer requires to live in sophisticated comfort.
$930,000

2014 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

KW Metro Center
5Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
PrivateParking(s)
54Picture(s)
3,980Sqft
The most luxurious 4 level townhome w/in-law suite located above detached 2-car gar! Boasting nearly 4,000 sq ft of sheer elegance inside and out! Every inch of this home was thoughtfully designed by professional interior designers and landscape architects.
$1,499,900

608 GLENDALE AVENUE Unit 101

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
41Picture(s)
1,738Sqft
***Multiple Offers*** No more showings/awaiting seller signatures ***Spacious Three Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Two- level Luxury Garage Townhome in almost complete, Potomac Yard. Ultra Rare southern exposure offers brilliant, natural daylighting throughout the day and a Premium location in an Enclave, overlooking a park & playground make this townhome Extra Special.
$798,000

928 SLATERS LANE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
Asphalt DrivewayParking(s)
48Picture(s)
2,879Sqft
Fantastic find!! Beautiful end-unit townhome in popular North Old Town offers four levels of open living with modern touches throughout. This almost new home was built in 2017 and is move-in ready with a private full bathroom for each bedroom and your own attached garage and separate assigned space adjacent to the garage.
$989,888

1902 POTOMAC AVENUE Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Compass
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
SurfaceParking(s)
43Picture(s)
2,940Sqft
***JUST LISTED!***Elevate your lifestyle with this Urban Loft Townhome condominium at Alexandria’s Potomac Yard! This rarely available END-UNIT townhome offers everything today’s most discerning buyer requires to live in sophisticated comfort.
$934,900

622 HOWELL AVENUE Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Samson Properties
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
46Picture(s)
2,834Sqft
This exquisite three-level Potomac Yard Condominium offers spacious townhouse living in one of the most active and amenity-filled areas in the region. Built in 2014, the home includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and covers more than 2,800 square feet.
$875,000

1421 VAN VALKENBURGH LANE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Coldwell Banker Realty
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
1Picture(s)
2,314Sqft
Welcome home to this GORGEOUS Potomac Yard townhouse! Featuring 4-levels with 3 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths, and attached 2 car garage. The first floor bedroom with full bath can be used as an office, guest room, or any space you prefer.
$1,049,000

1324 VAN VALKENBURGH LANE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Compass
4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
65Picture(s)
3,410Sqft
OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED MULTIPLE OFFERS RECEIVED. Welcome to this rare find of a home, where modern and charm come together flawlessly.
$1,250,000

2208 POTOMAC Unit 102

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

EXP Realty, LLC
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
Brick DrivewayParking(s)
53Picture(s)
2,786Sqft
The best of both worlds, low maintenance condo living with a townhome layout. Rarely available floor plan with over 2,700 square feet and an upper-level den. 9ft ceilings and 6ft windows set the stage for natural light to fill the welcoming open floor plan.
$900,000

1316 MAIN LINE BOULEVARD

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

TTR Sotheby's International Realty
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
28Picture(s)
2,325Sqft
Rare unit -only a few in the complex. Much Larger End unit-This two-level 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Corner Condo/Townhome in Desirable Potomac Yards. Enjoy the natural sunlight and views of Linear Park. 10' ceilings, one car garage with driveway for an extra car, gourmet kitchen with higher level cabinetry and appliances and lighting! Primary bedroom has huge walk-in closet and a private balcony.
$824,900

610 MCKENZIE AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
Brick DrivewayParking(s)
57Picture(s)
2,722Sqft
You'll love living in this beautiful END condo filled with natural light! The feel of a detached home (over 2,700 sq. ft. on two levels) with the convenience of condo living. There are handsome wood floors throughout (modern tile in kitchen & family room), nice open floor plan, neutral paint, and custom blinds...all ready for you to move in and enjoy.
$899,900
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