Mantua is a tight-knit community in Fairfax County, Virginia that includes a mix of homes from traditional to contemporary ranging in price from the $600,000 to $1.5 million. Mantua is a sought after neighborhood. Most Mantua Homes sell quickly. See homes for sale in Mantua now.

Mantua is located minutes from the Dunn Loring & Vienna Metro, Beltway, I-66, Route 50 and Route 236, and Mosaic town center. Plus INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Children’s Hospital Satellite Center, Restaurants, Health Clubs, Cinemas, and even Bowling are all close.

Homeowners move to Mantua for the sense of community, great schools, tree lined streets, and parks. The neighborhood has an active closed Facebook group MyMantua with over 1300 members started by Mantua Realtor Mary Thyfault Clark. Neighbors share recommendations for contractors, babysitters, and doctors. Plus, neighbors help neighbors with info about traffic, lost dogs, and found bathing suits.

This is a community where neighbors help neighbors whether it is bringing meals to a sick neighbor, recommending contractors to each other or finding a last minute babysitter.

Mantua has book groups and Bunco groups, birdwatching and gardening groups. Moms love Mantua’s famous preschool Moms of Mantua “MOMs” group that hosts monthly events with and without kids, and a famous MOMs bi-annual consignment sale.

Mantua is a community of mature trees that includes miles of hiking, biking and walking trails, acres of parkland and several playgrounds and ball fields. Miles of the Accotink trail wind through Mantua for hiking, biking and just strolling.

During the summer months, Families and singles gather at the ball fields, parks, and playgrounds, and our local swim club.

The Mantua Swim and Tennis Club is the center of the activity community, with lessons for 4-year-olds to seniors. There are three playgrounds located in the community where families gather for afternoon playtime.
On Saturdays and in the evenings, kids gather at the baseball and soccer fields for good exercise while families cheer the kids on. During all four seasons, neighbors stroll the streets, relaxing and sharing their days.

Many families come to the neighborhood for the top ranked local schools. Mantua Elementary, Frost Middle School, and Woodson High School have some of the highest test scores in Fairfax County. With active parent involvement, Mantua Elementary PTA offers students enrichment classes, including cooking, science, and art. Language classes are offered before and after school. Kids in 3rd to 6th grade can participate in a social basketball program that emphasizes fun and sportsmanship. Mantua’s 6th grade students can participate in the school’s drama program.

Frost and Woodson offer top academic programs, including advanced placement classes and a variety of after school activities, including sports, drama, music, and clubs such as Model UN.

Mantua’s ideal location is just minutes to the new Mosaic District where neighbors gather to eat at award winning restaurants, including True Food Kitchen, Matchbox, and Brine. After a movie at the stylish and elegant Angelika Film Center and Cafe, drink tea at Capital Teas, eat chocolate at Artisan Confections. Stroll through the outdoor plaza. Foodies shop at the Moms Organic, Swirl and Sip for wine, MediterraFish for fresh fish, and a little bit of everything at the weekend Farmers Market. Do yoga in the outdoor plaza. Workout. Go to the spa. Shop for high-end luxuries at Neimen Marcus Last Call, Madewell, Lulumon, Anthropolgie and other shops or stop by Target for the basics.

All this and still just minutes to Washington, DC via the Vienna and Dunn Loring Metro stations, 495 & 66. Come find out why Mantua is a great place to call home. Contact Mantua’s Mary Thyfault Clark of RE/MAX Allegiance to find your Mantua home. Call or Text Mary at (703) 587-5494.