Bucknell is a commuter's dream near all the necessary community amenities. Residents shop at Belle View Shopping Center and Beacon Mall; they are served by two elementary schools, Belle View and Bucknell, and Carl Sandburg Middle and West Potomac High. Bucknell is also near the Mt Vernon RECenter, and the Martha Washington Public Library. Parks within the area include Bucknell Manor Park, an open green place for children and adults alike, Mount Vernon District Park or White Oaks Park. The residents can also dock at the nearby boat slips or rent a boat from the marina. Another community amenity in the Bucknell manor is the Mount Vernon Recreational Center where residents can enjoy an indoor ice rink, state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor Olympic pool.