The Rosemont Citizens Association was founded in 1954 and is a not-for-profit organization to promote the interests and welfare and common good of the residents and property owners in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. There are about 1,500 homes and 10 apartment/condominium buildings in the neighborhood. Meetings of the association are held periodically at the Commonwealth Baptist Church (700 Commonwealth Avenue).
Although the neighborhood is primarily residential, some of Alexandria’s notable features lie just behind Rosemont’s borders. To the south is historic Union Station (with Amtrak and VRE services) as well as the King Street Metro Station, the gateway to Old Town. To the southeast towers the George Washington Masonic Memorial, and to the northeast is Ivy Hill Cemetery (resting place of Wernher Von Braun, among others). To the north is George Washington Middle School (the site in 1965 of Joe Namath’s pro football debut, when it was still a high school with a stadium), with Del Ray beyond. To the east is the Braddock Road Metro Station and the Parker-Gray historic district.
Rosemont’s most “famous son” may be television personality (and original Ronald McDonald) Willard Scott, who grew up at 125 Commonwealth Avenue in the 1940s. Actor Dermot Mulroney, astronaut Guy Spence Gardner, comedian Casey Wilson, actor Chip Esten, Virginia congressman Howard Smith, and Ohio congressman John Hunter also lived in Rosemont. More information about the neighborhood can be found on our History page.