The purpose of the Hunters Valley Association (HVA) is to preserve and perpetuate the unique nature and character of the community by
- Representing the interests of the community at public meetings and before public bodies to positively influence development;
- Maintaining and protecting the common areas and trail system easements established by the Wickens family;
- Supporting the Hunters Valley Riding Club (HVRC) which uses and maintains the trail system; and
- Sponsoring social activities that encourage community participation.
Here are a couple beautiful photo collections from the Hunters Valley Riding Club.
Chrismas Caroling HVA style Dec 2008
Holiday Party 2007
Holiday Party 2010
Holiday Party 2011
Little did George Washington Hunter, a prominent attorney in Fairfax, know how his name would be perpetuated when he built his grist mill along Difficult Run in the early part of the nineteenth century. It began when land deeds dated as early as 1842 cited his mill in establishing boundaries in our area. From those early days through the Second World War, the area remained essentially rural.
Hunters Valley began with the purchase by the Wickens family in 1935 of a farm of 168 acres on Hunter Mill Road, locally known then as “Sheep Farm.”
The Hunters Valley Association (HVA) is the civic association of the area located in Fairfax County along Hunters Mill Road from Lawyers Road on the north to Vale Road on the south and west to Difficult Run. It is a non-profit Virginia Corporation, chartered in 1955, and as such is the sole legal entity which is responsible for the land and property it owns and leases. It represents its members in such civic affairs as county planning and zoning, the provision of parks, and the conservation of natural resources which will enhance the attractiveness of Hunters Valley as a unique residential area. HVA has carried on an extensive program of recreational and social activities for over 40 years. The Association’s social activities include a Christmas party, a summer pot luck barbecue, and a Halloween wiener roast.
Horses have always been an integral part of the neighborhood and the Hunters Valley Riding Club (HVRC), which is under the umbrella of HVA, has a year round program of riding activities.