Walk Score includes public transportation!

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score attempts to numerically measure how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. If you’re looking for a walkable area, check out what Condo-Alexandria.com can do:

  1. Search by Walk Score. Now this is cool. You can decide what your minimum walkable criteria is when you search for properties.
  2. Sort by Walk Score. If you can search by Walk Score, you should be able to sort by Walk Score too. Just click in the “sort by” box at the top of the results and choose “Walk Score, Highest First” to order the search results from highest to lowest Walk Score.
  3. View the Walk Score in both the search results and property details. Every time you search for property you’ll find out just how walkable the area is!
  4. View the Walk Score tile. When you click on the “Walk Score” link at the top-right of the property details area, you’ll see the Walk Score tile that shows all of the amenities that are factored into the score.

We hope you’ll enjoy using Walk Score as much as we enjoyed building it into our system. We’re really excited to say that we’re one of the first providers of this type of functionality. We spent quite some time on the UI for this feature in order to make everyone happy.

And in case you haven’t heard, Walk Score just improved its usefulness. Previous versions of Walk Score did not include public transportation. That is to say, a property next door to a metro station had no higher Walk Score than a property far from public transportation. Well, that’s all changed now!

Our latest enhancement adds mass transit to the Walk Score calculations. See for yourself now.

Discover the woods at Mount Eagle.

Montebello is hidden behind a veil of foliage ensuring the peace and privacy of all residents. Montebello condominiums are within walking distance of the metro, but still offer a secluded private retreat for residents.

Montebello is well hidden behind a canopy of trees at Mount Eagle.

Views

The building site at Montebello was selected not only for its proximity to Old Towne and the Metro, but also because of the commanding views afforded on the hilltop. The four towers of Montebello are 16 floors tall–each with its own unique view.

North facing units look down upon Alexandria’s rich skyline.

To the west the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains

and a view toward Huntington Metro and Mount Eagle Park.

Watch the sunrise in the east and south over the Potomac River.

Parks & Grounds

Montebello is surrounded by beautiful parks and grounds.

In the autumn watch the leaves turn from your secure perch at Montebello.

All summer flowers bloom through-out Montebello.

The grounds are well-maintained and full of color.

A walk in Old Town Alexandria VA

leaves changing color
Lee Street in Fall

Early Autumn is a great time to talk a walk around Old Town Alexandria VA. It’s very pleasant because of the typically mild weather and leaves blazing with color. The picture above was taking from the front door of 115 N. Lee St. at the Torpedo Factory condos. The leaves have accumulated behind Alexandria’s Carlyle House. Residents at the Torpedo Factory are particularly fortunate because of their proximity to King St. and the waterfront. (The Torpedo Factory scored a perfect 100 Walk Score.)

a walk in Old Town
Old Town at the intersection of Lee and King

I like the mornings near the waterfront, before the tourists arrive.

Old Town Alexandria
Alleys of Old Town

One of the features of Old Town Alexandria are the cobblestone streets. There are only a few of them remaining. The fountains of Market Square are barely visible at the end of the alley.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

I’m not complaining but …

Sometimes it sucks to be a realtor. I’m not complaining though. Most days are like this:

Will Nesbitt

On days like this, I love my vocation. I get to meet new people, look at interesting real estate and gossip with folks on my blog. I like driving around Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County. I like seeing people realize their dreams. The pay is not bad, but the hours are long. Still, I like what I do …

Except …

A couple of days a year, when being a realtor feels like this:

Will Nesbitt

Yesterday I was sick as a dog. But I had time sensitive documents that had to be taken care of. I dragged myself to the office and took care of business. I’m feeling better today … but yesterday was one of those days.


Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.