High View Park, originally know and still known as Hall’s Hill, was the oldest enclave in Northern Virginia settled by newly freed slaves shortly after the Civil War. The community’s origin includes two distinct names; Halls Hill and High View Park. The area known as Hall’s Hill initially identified the upper section of the community. This area was originally a portion of the estates of William Marcey and Brazil Hall, who sold most of his land to his freed slaves for about sixty cents an acre. High View Park, was referred to as “the bottom of the hill’, or lower section of the community, until 1965, when it was renamed to include the entire area because of it's spectacular view of the County.
While still maintaining an identity as a strong black community, the High View Park is a neighborhood is better represented by more racial diversity as new residents moved into the neighborhood. These new and long term residents still work together to maintain the historical, cultural and aesthetic values of the High View Park Neighborhood.