AVENEL, developed by Rock Run Limited Partnership, Potomac Investment Associates, and Anthony M. Natelli, is one of Washington, D.C.’s prestigious addresses, and is composed of approximately 900 luxury homes that comprise the membership of the Avenel Community Association, Inc. (the “ACA”).

The mission of Avenel is to honor and preserve the high standards, quality of life, and ideals under which the community was developed. The purpose is to preserve property values while continuing to build a sense of community. In order to achieve sustainable growth, Avenel supports initiatives and capital improvements that benefit the greater good of the community and its residents.

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“Moving to Avenel about 20 years ago was the culmination of a dream for us.  Having lived in different cities, and different locations in the Washington, D.C. area, we finally found a community that exceeded our expectations.  Not only are the Avenel villages all beautiful in their own way, but so many are connected by beautifully-landscaped walking paths.  It’s no wonder that we have easily made so many friends among our neighbors and are now seeing more young families arriving and enjoying the full range of activities available.”

Diane and John Murphy @Prescott

“We moved into Avenel in July 2021 and knew immediately we had found the perfect neighborhood. The community is filled with friendly and welcoming neighbors, and we love all the amenities Avenel has to offer. We have taken full advantage of the pool and tennis facilities and recently joined a pickleball group. We are members of TPC Potomac and love the convenience of having our golf club right around the corner. We love our new home in Avenel!”


Chris and Sheila Menconi @Willow Gate

“Avenel’s tree-lined winding streets, golf course views and tasteful architecture provide a sense of quiet elegance and welcoming atmosphere.  It ranks among the most attractive communities in the National Capitol area, if not throughout the entire mid-Atlantic region.”


Joe Reiss @Prescott

“When we moved to Avenel in late 2020, we learned that we had to seek approval from HOA for changes we need to make on our new home. We didn’t know how to get started on replacing our roof and updating our landscaping among others. The guidance and support we got from Colby, Jenna, Tom and Karen eased up the process we thought could be difficult. Their kind and professional approach is very much appreciated.

Overall, we love living in Avenel as our neighbors made us feel welcome and part of the community.”


Gideon Tesfay & Senait Assefa @Oaklyn Woods

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Effective December 1st, 2023, at the direction of the property owner, the operator of the Equestrian Center has closed the barn and ceased operations.  The property and the Equestrian Center facilities are owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).  While the equestrian trails remain open and available for use, boarding of horses and other Equestrian Center activities have ceased. There have been discussions with WSSC regarding the future of the Equestrian Center, however, future operation of the facilities is unknown at this time.