Originally settled as a tobacco farming village, Cabin John is an eclectic community, and one of Washington DC's oldest suburbs. Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, and surrounded by woods and parkland, Cabin John is still only 25 minutes from the nation's capitol (much longer in rush hour traffic, of course!). Cabin John features beautiful parks and tree-lined streets, and some spectacular homes on beautiful properties with river views.
Homes in this beautiful riverside community are in high demand, as much for their location as for their spectacular design. Cabin John Home styles vary from classic colonial properties to modern architectural designs plus beautiful colonial style mansions with wrap around porches, traditional farmhouses on forested lots, and custom-designed homes overlooking the river.
Cabin John has existed as a community for over 80 years, but still, no-one is sure where the name came from. Some say Cabin John was a hermit who lived in the area; others contend he was a pirate who sailed up the Potomac to bury his treasure. Perhaps the most credible version is that "Cabin" John is a misspelling of "Captain" John, as in Captain John Smith, the first man to map the Potomac. Though there are not many cabins in Cabin John these days, there are certainly some fine homes.