Once known as the 'River Farm' owned by George Washington, Stratford Landing is home to over 700 households.


Our community is home to young families with small children, retirees, active servicemen and women, veterans, working couples, homeowners and renters. Some folks have lived here their whole lives, others are 'transplants' from other states, while some have moved back in order to raise their children where they grew up. We welcome new residents to our community, and hope you will participate in the many activities and opportunities our neighborhood has to offer.


Our neighborhood is primarily comprised of homes built in the late 60's and 70's, some of which have been uniquely modernized and updated. It is characterized by long, winding sidewalks, large trees, big back yards, playgrounds, a local pool, an elementary school, lots of dogs, runners, walkers, children playing, people who enjoy spending time outside, bikers accessing the Mount Vernon Trail, and lots of flowers and green foliage in the spring. We also have a number of organized community activities and events that make this place extremely special.



Living here provides many conveniences, whether you simply need to run an errand or have visitors in town for the weekend. We are strategically located near valuable amenities, including the Hollin Hall Shopping Center, which is home to Safeway grocery store and other local retailers. We're only a few miles north of George Washington's Mount Vernon, a 10-minute drive to Old Town, Alexandria and 15-miles south of Washington, D.C.

News & Events


At the request of numerous community members, the SLCA Board completed steps required by Fairfax County to request a traffic calming study. The process for this is laid by the County HERE.

The study has been completed for the following streets:  Camden Street, Childs Lane, Londonderry Road and Cavendish Drive. All have qualified based on the County's requirements for measures to be implemented.

Next steps include action by the appointed Neighborhood Task Force to meet with a County Traffic Official to review the findings and comprise a plan. All steps must be channeled through Supervisor Dan Stork’s office. Upon completion of plan and County review, a public meeting will be held for all Stratford Landing residents during which the proposed plan will be presented. County officials will be present.

SLCA will continue to report in the newsletter and here on the website, the status and progress of this process, including dates of the public meeting when determined.

Please direct questions or concerns to SLCA President,
Kim Fairchild: slcanewpres2015@gmail.com



The 2016 winner's were as follows:

1st Place:  8424 Blakiston Lane

2nd Place:  8301 Brewster Drive

3rd Place:  8618 Yardley Drive

earth day celebration
Saturday, April 22, 2017

SLCA is currently organizing our first annual, community-wide Earth-Day Celebration to be held on Saturday, April 22nd.
We plan to have a number of activities and opportunities available for participation throughout the neighborhood.
More information coming soon!


Annual easter egg hunt
saturday, April 1st, 2pm
Stratford landing PARK

Please join us on Saturday, April 1st for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! There's no telling what the weather will be, but it's an event that brings a number of community members together after the longer winter months! Light refreshments will be provided and the Easter Bunny is sure to make an appearance!

little hunting creek clean-up

April 8, 2017, is the next Little Hunting Creek clean-up, held as part of of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup sponsored by Alice Ferguson Foundation. Community credit hours are provided for students who bring their forms. More information can be found HERE or by contacting Betsy Martin:  betsy@folhc.org

spring yard sale
Saturday, May 6th, 8am - noon

Time to consider cleaning out those closets, carports and garages again! The annual, community-wide, Spring Yard Sale is scheduled for May 6th from 8am - 12pm.
A rain date of Sunday, May 7th has also been set. 

100% volunteer-led, membership organization, serving our community

The Stratford Landing Citizens Association (SLCA) is an integral part of our community that is committed to maintaining the well-being and character of our neighborhood and the individuals it serves. SLCA is not a Homeowner's Association nor is membership a requirement for living here. That said, there are many added benefits to being part of this organization, including community-based events for children, the ability to communicate and interface directly with Fairfax County leadership and officials on planning and zoning, the environment and public safety. Most important, SCLA provides opportunities to get to know other community members and how we all work together to make our neighborhood a great place to live, work and thrive!



Located in the heart of our community

We are fortunate to have a pool that serves our neighborhood, run by the Stratford Recreation Association (SRA). The SRA sponsors excellent swimming, diving and tennis teams. The SRA Pool and associated amenities open Memorial Day and close Labor Day each year. A number of our community members opt-in for pool memberships, which can be very refreshing for families during the hot summer months here in Northern Virginia. The pool also serves the neighboring communities of Riverside Gardens and Plymouth Haven, so you're bound to meet new friends while spending time with old ones! For more information on the pool, amenities and supported programs visit the
SRA website.



Little Hunting Creek Watershed

Many residents in our neighborhood have direct access and direct views to Little Hunting Creek, a primary tributary for the Potomac River. The Little Hunting Creek watershed is just over 7,000 acres. The headwaters of Little Hunting Creek rise in Huntley Meadows Park, and the creek flows southeast to its confluence with the Potomac River (just east of George Washington's Historic Mount Vernon Estate). Little Hunting Creek is a valuable amenity for our neighborhood. The Friends of Little Hunting Creek organize a clean-up each year that brings our community together to care for this wonderful resource. To learn more, please visit the Friends of Little Hunting Creek website.