Fort Belvoir Real estate Information

A stimulating community of almost 8,000 people, Fort Belvoir is maintained as a military installation by the U.S. Army in Fairfax County, Virginia. Originally created after World War I as Camp A. A. Humphreys, the area was renamed after the historic Belvoir Manor sometime in the 1930s. The Department of Defense operates a number of its agencies from Fort Belvoir, including its Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Defense Technical Information Center, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The United States Army Materiel Command and a number of reserve and national guard units also operate out of Fort Belvoir. Additionally, the Davison Army Airfield is also positioned in the northwestern portion of Fort Belvoir.

The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission saw a substantial growth in military personnel stationed at Fort Belvoir. While this constant influx of new residents has caused a number of growing pains within Fort Belvoir, the area is one of the most desirable places to live within the United States military system. The I-95/I-395 corridor that runs north-south helps Fort Belvoir’s residents commute to downtown Washington, DC within forty-five minutes on most days.

Despite being classified as a military installation, golfers can make good use of the Fort Belvoir Golf Club, Fort Belvoir South Golf Course, and Mount Venon Country Club. Interestingly, Mount Vernon and George Washington’s well-appointed estate is just up Route-235 from the heart of Fort Belvoir. This historical attraction brings in hoards of tourists every day that often transit through or alongside Fort Belvoir.

Accotink Bay, Pohick Bay, and Gunston Cove provide a beautiful backdrop to the Virginian countryside. Besides local recreational facilities like Pole Road Park, Mason Neck State Park, nestled on a peninsula immediately south of Fort Belvoir, is a popular weekend getaway because of its excellent camping and activities, especially in the warm summer months.