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Live near Oronoco Bay Park on Alexandria’s Waterfront

Oronoco Bay Park

Oronoco Bay Park is an Alexandria City 4.5 acre park found at 701 North Lee Street, on the Potomac River . Once known as Texaco Bay owned by John D. Rockfeller of the Standard Oil Company. In the 1980’s the property was acquired by the city and the name was changed. Indians had lived in […]

Find a home near Belle Haven Marina


Owned by the National Park Service and run by Belle Haven Marina Inc. Belle Haven Marina is located south of Old Town Alexandria on the George Washington Parkway. Belle Haven Marina is just a few steps away from River Towers, Belle View and New Alexandria. They also offer sailing lessons with a few free hours […]

Potomac River from below Alexandria, Virginia 1865

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Today’s vintage picture shows the Potomac River in Fairfax County in 1865. There is no Porto Vecchio, no apartment buildings . . . nothing but a lonely cow.

Why Alexandria?

Jamey Turner

Across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. lies Alexandria, Virginia. For some, the fact that it is just a river’s cross away from the national capital adds to the appeal that establishing a home in Alexandria offers. However, a closer look at the areas available in Alexandria will show that this city has more to […]

Potomac Waterfront

Georgetown waterfront 1932

Here’s a view of Georgetown’s waterfront on the Potomac River in 1932. Homes on the Potomac from Mclean to Mount Vernon from Rosslyn to Old Town always demand a premium.

The Potomac River is parallel to the GW Parkway

The Potomac River is home to birds

The Potomac River is parallel to the George Washington Parkway. Even during the colder seasons, wildlife can be seen in their natural habitat. For example, in the picture below are birds resting on the bank of the Potomac. The George Washington Parkway extends towards bridges to the District of Columbia, from the historic location of […]

Why are People Flocking to Fairfax County?

Fairfax County

Did you know that this booming metropolitan county exceeds the total population of seven American states and is the most populous region among city areas in not only Virginia, but also Washington? In fact, Fairfax County is home to a whopping 13% of its state’s total population. What is it about this Northern Virginian county […]

Condos for sale at the Atrium at Rosslyn in Arlington VA

Arlington VA condos

The Atrium Condominiums are located at 1530 Key Blvd. in Arlington, Va. Built in 1986 the Atrium is covenient to Rosslyn Metro, and has astounding views of Georgetown and the Potomac River. Amenities and other features include: 1, 2, 3, and 4 Bedrooms 24-Hour Front Desk Waterfall In The Lobby Elevator Excercise Room Outdoor Pool […]

Marlan Forest Backyard in Fairfax County

aerial view of Marlan Forest

Marlan Forest and Marlan Heights in Fairfax County provides a highly desired location address just 2 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. Marlan Forest provides its residents with easy access to Mt Vernon bike paths for walking, running, biking and wildlife viewing as its location is just across the George Washington Parkway from the Potomac […]

Mount Vernon in Fairfax County on the banks of the Potomac


The Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County encourages all measure of civic and community participation. Whatever your interests are, such as enjoying the local parks and recreation services, connecting through community service, or even involvement with a very active PTA, the Mount Vernon District offers something for everyone. One event that is particularly meaningful to […]