Fort Sumner

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Fort Sumner is a community with tradition and a very active neighborhood association.  The community is located just South of Massachusetts Ave, about a 1/4 mile East of the Potomac River.  The 111 single family home community was built in 1956 on the site of a Civil War fort with the same name.  The fort was torn down to allow the fifteen different builders to begin construction.  Many of the original split-level and ramblers remain, however most have been renovated and have additions.

Then C&O Canal is a short walk from Fort Sumner.  Many community residents use the path for walking and biking.  The Capital Crescent Trail is also a short walk from the community.  The trail is an old rail trail project running though the Northwest DC and Maryland.  It is a very popular spot for local cyclists and rollerbladers. During weekdays, bike commuters use the CCT to travel between Downtown DC and the Northwest Suburbs.  The southern 7 miles between Georgetown and Bethesda has a 9-foot wide asphalt surface and is in excellent condition. The northern Georgetown Branch extension is a crushed gravel surface running the final 4 miles between Bethesda and Silver Spring.  Fine schools serve the Fort Sumner community:  Wood Acres Elementary, Thomas W. Pyle Middle, and Walt Whitman High School.  Walt Whitman High School is ranked 2nd within Maryland.  

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