Woodmont is a small residential community — just over a quarter of a square mile — minutes from Georgetown across the Key Bridge. The neighborhood is as woodsy as its name might suggest, with abundant trees forming natural privacy walls between houses. On a bright wintry afternoon, tall spruces and evergreen magnolias stand out amid bare deciduous trees.
Houses in Woodmont represent an eclectic collection of architectural styles — older brick ramblers, traditional two-story Colonials, cottages, craftsman-style houses and large contemporaries. The neighborhood is made up primarily of single-family homes. Houses with additions are popular, and many new homes are under construction.
The 19-acre Fort C.F. Smith Park — a Union fort built on farmland in 1863 — is a treasured space. There’s grass for summer picnics, fields to run through, plants with tags identifying botanical names and a community house for get-togethers.
Woodmont’s borders are Nelly Custis Drive, Windy Run and the George Washington Memorial Parkway on the north, Spout Run Parkway and Lorcom Lane on the south, and Military Road on the west.