Former Nats Pitcher Papelbon Sells in Belle Haven
One of the Washington area’s most controversial former players has now closed on the sale of his Belle Haven home. Jonathan Papelbon, former relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals, sold his home in early August. Located just to the south of Old Town Alexandria, the Fairfax County home sold for $2.9 million, exactly what Papelbon and his wife paid for the residence about a year ago.
Located on Berkeley Road, the five-bedroom, 6.5-bath red brick home is surrounded by mature landscaping in one of the region’s premiere neighborhoods. While this particular home is newer construction, affluent Belle Haven actually has ties to the Civil War era. The community is home to a number of different styles of homes, from sprawling mansions to cozy cottages and comfortable townhouses, all tucked away along the tree-line streets of Belle Haven.
Found north of Mount Vernon, overlooking the Potomac River, the area also houses Belle Haven Country Club, leading to a prestigious address for new and existing homeowners. Not far from Old Town or the rest of the DC area either, the neighborhood provides a prime location for homebuyers.
Neighbors delight in the large mix of outdoor recreation, from fishing and boating off Belle Haven Marina to the miles upon miles of walking, biking and jogging trails of the Mount Vernon Trail, stretching from Mount Vernon to Theodore Roosevelt Island. In addition, the nearby Mount Vernon Recreational Center provides area residents with a large fitness center, Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool and an indoor ice rink.
As well, commuters also enjoy easy access throughout the metro area, with direct proximity to I-495 and George Washington Parkway, plus remain just minutes away from the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge and public transportation like the Huntington Metro stop and major bus routes, making for a simple commute throughout the remainder of the DC area.