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Located one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway and just twenty minutes from Washington, D.C., Oxon Hill is an unincorporated region that is bordered by the Potomac River to the west, the District to the north, Temple Hills to the east and National Harbor to the south. Oxon Hill is home to National Harbor, the premier 350-acre waterfront destination for hotels, shopping, dining, business conferences and year-round special events. The Capital Wheel is a landmark, too, where riders will see views of the District, Virginia and the Potomac Oxon Hill Manor, a mansion built in 1929 for diplomat Sumner Welles, takes us back in time with beautiful views of the Potomac River, classic architecture and is a popular location for special events.

Quality of Life:

The Henson Creek Trail provides outdoor enthusiasts with almost six miles of beautiful trails for biking, in-line skating, hiking, and jogging plus horseback riding on grass trails along Henson Creek through neighborhoods and parks. The three and a half mile Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail links Alexandria, Virginia to Oxon Hill and provides pedestrians and cyclists with incredible views as they cross the Potomac River with viewing scopes and barriers to keep noise and traffic out as they enjoy the views of National Harbor and Alexandria, where you can continue on the Mount Vernon Trail in Virginia. The Marlow Heights Community Center and Glassmanor Community Center provide residents with more recreational opportunities with playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, baseball and football fields plus community rooms and gyms.

Getting Around:

Due to the phenomenal growth and demand for public transportation to National Harbor, commuters can use the Metrobus from Alexandria’s Huntington Metro station on the Yellow Line and King Street-Old Town Metro station on the Yellow and Blue lines, stopping at the Oxon Hill Park-and-Ride and the MGM National Harbor. The nearest Metro station is Huntington across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, in Virginia. In Maryland, the Southern Avenue Metro is seven miles from Oxon Hill on the Green Line. From Oxon Hill, you can easily get to Washington D. C. with good access to I-295 and I-95/495.