Your local Patch is changing its name but will continue to cover news in the areas we used to call Huntington-Belle Haven and Fort Hunt.
Welcome to Greater Alexandria Patch!
The "Fort Hunt" and "Huntington-Belle Haven" Patch sites covered so much more than just those neighborhoods—we included Groveton, Belle View, New Alexandria, Hybla Valley and several other pockets in and around the area.
We'll still cover all of these areas with the same dedication and attention as before, but we hope the new name is more inclusive for our readers—all of whom have a mailing address in "Alexandria," no matter what neighborhood they call home.
Based on the ways we’ve seen you—our faithful readers and advertisers—use the Patch sites, it was just good common sense to create one site that compiles both local and big county news in one place.
Don’t worry: We'll still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in all parts of Fairfax County and (very occasionally) we'll throw in items of interest from our nearby Alexandria city Patch sites, too.
We aren’t reducing our focus on this area. This new site is meant to offer a convenient place to find coverage of the things that matter—which is something we’re always striving to do.
As always, if you think we're missing anything, let us know!