Why will you love Belle View?

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The charm and character of Belle View Condominium is alive and well.  This development, built in the 1950’s is located between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Memorial Parkway.  It sits on fifty six acres of land maintained well by the professional staff.  The following is a list of other reasons to like this neighborhood:

  • 980 units
  • Spring and Fall yard sales
  • Annual tree lighting ceremony
  • Pool parties for the whole family
  • Playgrounds for the kidsAlexandria-Belle View Shopping Center
  • Old world charm
  • Walking distance to shopping
  • Ample free parking in lots and on the street

Properties in Belle View

 

 

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

Washington Square shopping in Old Town

Washington Square
Washington Square in Old Town Alexandria VA

Washington Square is a 235,000 square foot Class A mixed-use office/retail complex developed on a two-acre site along Alexandria’s main street, North Washington Street, in historic Old Town Alexandria. Washington Square features twin four-story buildings with brick and cast stone exterior façades and glass curtain walls overlooking a spacious courtyard. Tenants are attracted by the property’s 3-story atrium lobbies, fitness center, concierge service, 600 space parking structure and computerized energy management system.

Washington Square serves nearby condos at Port Royal, Alexandria House, Liberty Row, Watergate of Alexandria, Abingdon Row and more.  Many residents from greater Alexandria, Crystal City and Fairfax County visit Washington Square because of the popular grocer Trader Joe’s which is located here.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, Washington Square tenants include Talbots, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks Coffee, and Chevy Chase Bank.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Detached, meticulously maintained home close to shops, restaurants & metro. Renovated throughout & features open main level with built-in bookcases, crown molding, gas fireplace & hardwood floors. Updated kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless steel appliances & gas range. Fenced garden with patio & charming shed. Paved off street parking for two large cars & unfinished basement great for storage. [1019 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA]

Brick Victorian with old pine floors, wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer upstairs. Partial basement for storage. Fenced rear yard with patio and alley access. Close to King Street Metro, shops, restaurants and Whole Foods Market! [1411 Prince St, Alexandria, VA]

Great 1970's brick 3-story house with off-street parking close to King Street Metro, shops, restaurants, and Whole Foods. House is 326A on West end of row (not 326). Freshly painted and hardwood floors refinished. Lovely patio and fenced backyard. Spacious kitchen, two great size bedrooms plus unfinished walk-up third floor with rough-in plumbing, electric and heating and cooling. [326a Commerce St, Alexandria, VA]

Freshly painted throughout, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath c1880 townhouse has dramatic 10' ceilings, gleaming hardwoods and 2 fireplaces. A Chef's kitchen w/ granite counters opens to side patio. Family room w/ french doors to "secret garden" back yard. Room to create off street parking. Just steps from Metro, shops & every convenience! Open Sun. 9/17 2-4pm. [435 Columbus St N, Alexandria, VA]

End unit light-filled 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath luxury "GREEN" townhome with tons of upgrades! Open living space with exposed brick, hardwood floors, plantation shutters, 2 gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchen w/ island, roof terrace and home office. Spacious Master Suite w/ spa bath & walk-in closet. Two car garage w/ storage. Walk to Metro, shops & restaurants! Open Sunday 9/17 2-4pm [837 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA]

Enviable end townhouse in Fords Landing with many extra windows overlooking trees, and woodland. Light, bright living and dining rooms offer deep moldings and hardwood floors plus a family room adjoining the kitchen. Grill a steak on your private deck on the same level as the kitchen. A luxurious master suite features cathedral ceilings, handsomewindows, Juliet balcony. Two car attached garage. [34 Alexander St, Alexandria, VA]

GORGEOUS & SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH HOME IN THE SE QUADRANT OF OLD TOWN. VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION, THIS BRICK HOME HAS MANY FINE FEATURES. THE KITCHEN HAS GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, SOLID WOOD CABINETS,STAINLESS APPLIANCES, WINE FRIG & BRICK FLOOR WHICH LEADS THROUGH CHARMING FRENCH DOORS TO FENCED BACKYD FOR AL FRESCO DINING.HARDWOOD FLOORS,WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE W/ MANTEL ADD TO AMBIANCE! [516 Gibbon St, Alexandria, VA]

Walker's Paradise! Charming brick courtyard w/gated entrance steps from Trader Joe's. 4-levels w/2-bedrooms, 2-baths, updated kitchen, beautiful hardwoods, wood stove/fireplace, lower level family room, pull down attic and 1-car underground parking. Walk to Braddock Rd Metro, Hank's Pasta Bar, Olde Towne School for Dogs, King St and the Waterfront. Too good to be true? Come check it out! [606 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA]

This one has it all! Location, condition, LOCATION!!! Fantastic & rarely available 2 beds, 1.5 baths condo in Colecroft Station! Quiet courtyard view, hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Garage space. Steps to METRO, restaurants, Old Town and Del Ray!! Friendly community with fitness center and community room. Minutes to Reagan National [505 Braddock Rd E #306, Alexandria, VA]

The PERFECT Old Town location for this charming 4 level historic home. Right in the heart of everything. Three working fireplaces ... many original floors! Totally updated but retaining original charm. Small family room off kitchen with b/I shelves and entrance to rear garden. Two BR and 1 BA on second level with huge wi closet and 3rd BR & wonderful 2nd BA on third level. LL has washer/dryer [323 Duke St, Alexandria, VA]

GW Rec Center offers a place for all to move

The George Washington RECenter in Alexandria provides residents with plenty of ways to exercise indoors and outdoors. In addition to a fitness area with exercise bikes and two treadmills, the center has lighted tennis courts and a picnic area. Saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms are also available for use.

For the aquatically inclined, the center features an indoor heated 25-meter pool, complete with a poolside spa, a diving board and a beach/wading area. Swimmers will also enjoy water aerobics classes and private and public swimming lessons. Also, water exercise equipment is available for the public.

The center is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria. To get to the center, take exit 177A (Route 1) from the Beltway. From Route 1, take Route 235 and then bear right onto Route 623, Old Mt. Vernon Road. The entrance is on the right. For more driving directions, visit the center’s page here.

The center is closed during most federal holidays, excluding Columbus and Veterans days. For more detailed information on hours, click here or call the center at 703-780-8894.

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A little feedback from an appreciative client

Wow! I just got this from Jeremy W. This really makes me proud to work with Nesbitt Realty.

Howdy Mr. Nesbitt–

Belle View sign
Entrance to Belle View condominiums

I wanted to take a moment to highlight the exceptional service I received from one of your agents, Ben Fornshell. Within a few hours of emailing Ben, we made an appointment to meet the following day in order to tour Belle Haven. After meeting up at your office, we walked  along the well-kept streets while Ben shared some of his experiences with the community; calmly strolling through a neighborhood on a sunny day while viewing properties is not a typical experience when searching for a new home. After touring several, I stepped into one particular unit and realized I was home. Ben walked me through the particulars before we parted. Later that day, he met with me a second time, well after working hours, to show the unit to my skeptical wife.

She eagerly concurred and five days later, we signed the lease–beating out several other applicants largely because of how well-prepared our package was. Ben’s relaxed and informative approach was a sea-change to the aggressive apartment-pushers usually lurking in real estate and is a great credit to your business and profession.

Further, his stance made it more than clear that he wasn’t merely looking to push someone into a vacant unit: he was assisting a new neighbor.

Please convey my very great appreciation for his hard work and dedication. If you’d like to post this message anywhere online, please feel free; I only ask that you omit my last name for privacy.

Sincerely,

–Jeremy

For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.

Alexandria City Government

Alexandria VA

Alexandria is an independent city (Virginia cities have no county affiliation), which derives its governing authority from a charter granted by the Virginia General
Assembly. Changes in the structure and powers of the City government are made by amending the Charter. This requires action by the General Assembly, usually upon the request of the City Council, following public hearings. The present City Charter was granted in 1950; it was amended extensively in 1968, 1971, 1976, 1982, and 1983.  By referendum in 1921, an overwhelming majority of the voters approved the adoption of the council-manager form of city government, which went into effect in September 1922. This form of government centralizes legislative authority and responsibility in the elected City Council.

Administrative authority and responsibility are held by the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council. The City Council is composed of a Mayor and six Council members who are elected at-large for three-year terms. Any in-term vacancy is filled by a special election unless the vacancy occurs within six months of the end of the term, at which time a judicial appointment is made. The Mayor, who is chosen on a separate ballot, presides over meetings of the Council and serves as the ceremonial head of government. The Mayor does not have the power to veto Council action. Council members traditionally choose the person receiving the most votes in the election to serve as Vice Mayor. In the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor performs the mayoral duties. The Mayor receives a salary of $30,500, and other Council members receive a salary of $27,500 per year.

Council determines the needs to be addressed and the degree of service to be
provided by the administrative branch of the City government. Under Alexandria’s Charter, the Council has power to:

  • Determine policy in the fields of planning, traffic, law and order, public
    works, finance, social services, and recreation;
  • Appoint and remove the City Manager;
  • Adopt the budget, levy taxes, collect revenues, and make appropriations;
  • Appoint and remove the City Attorney;
  • Authorize the issuance of bonds by a bond ordinance;
  • Appoint and remove the City Clerk;
  • Establish administrative departments, offices, and agencies;
  • Appoint members of the Planning Commission, and other City
    authorities, boards, commissions, and committees;
  • Inquire into the conduct of any office, department, or agency of the City
    and make investigations into municipal affairs;
  • Provide for an independent audit; and
  • Provide for the number, titles, qualifications, powers, duties, and compensation of all officers and employees of the City.

Council meetings are shown live on cable channel 70 and repeated at a later time. The council meetings can also be viewed via computer on streaming video. Past sessions of Council meetings can be watched via computer or on videos available from the Office of Citizen Assistance.

From time to time the city issues press releases which Condo Alexandria posts here.

The Many Musicians of Old Town

If you like street music, then you’ll find no better spot to wander than Old Town Alexandria. Through-out the week, especially on weekends, musicians gather in Old Town at street corners and near the waterfront to play music for tips and applause. Most are highly talented professionals, some are learning to play their instrument in front of a crowd. I enjoy them both in different ways.

Here in Old Town Alexandria, you’ll find everything from a lonely saxophone, to steel drums to an entire band. Below I’ve collected a few photos to give you a taste of Old Town’s many musicians.

bluegrass

This foursome was phenomenal singing and playing old time mountain music. It was a great throwback to the Carters because the gal in the front on the guitar was a great singer. The banjo player and bass were on point, and I love the texture that the mandolin (seated behind guitar) provided.

Glass Harp

The glass harp as played by Jamie Turner is an old town treat one simply must hear in person to appreciate.

harpist
Harpist

This miss not only strummed the harp to perfection but also sang beautifully.

waterfront musicans

At the waterfront behind the Torpedo Factory there are often a few soloists serving up music for passers-by.

banjo and guitar

I heard some fine picking and strumming from this pair.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

1019 Oronoco St

Detached, meticulously maintained home close to shops, restaurants & metro. Renovated throughout & features open main level with built-in bookcases, crown molding, gas fireplace & hardwood floors. Updated kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless steel appliances & gas range. Fenced garden with patio & charming shed. Paved off street parking for two large cars & unfinished basement great for storage. [Old Town - $719,900]

1411 Prince St

Brick Victorian with old pine floors, wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer upstairs. Partial basement for storage. Fenced rear yard with patio and alley access. Close to King Street Metro, shops, restaurants and Whole Foods Market! [Old Town - $575,000]

326a Commerce St

Great 1970's brick 3-story house with off-street parking close to King Street Metro, shops, restaurants, and Whole Foods. House is 326A on West end of row (not 326). Freshly painted and hardwood floors refinished. Lovely patio and fenced backyard. Spacious kitchen, two great size bedrooms plus unfinished walk-up third floor with rough-in plumbing, electric and heating and cooling. [Old Town - $659,000]

435 Columbus St N

Freshly painted throughout, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath c1880 townhouse has dramatic 10' ceilings, gleaming hardwoods and 2 fireplaces. A Chef's kitchen w/ granite counters opens to side patio. Family room w/ french doors to "secret garden" back yard. Room to create off street parking. Just steps from Metro, shops & every convenience! Open Sun. 9/17 2-4pm. [Carriage Works - $1,025,000]

837 Alfred St N

End unit light-filled 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath luxury "GREEN" townhome with tons of upgrades! Open living space with exposed brick, hardwood floors, plantation shutters, 2 gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchen w/ island, roof terrace and home office. Spacious Master Suite w/ spa bath & walk-in closet. Two car garage w/ storage. Walk to Metro, shops & restaurants! Open Sunday 9/17 2-4pm [Old Town Commons - $1,015,000]

34 Alexander St

Enviable end townhouse in Fords Landing with many extra windows overlooking trees, and woodland. Light, bright living and dining rooms offer deep moldings and hardwood floors plus a family room adjoining the kitchen. Grill a steak on your private deck on the same level as the kitchen. A luxurious master suite features cathedral ceilings, handsomewindows, Juliet balcony. Two car attached garage. [Fords Landing - $1,579,000]

516 Gibbon St

GORGEOUS & SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH HOME IN THE SE QUADRANT OF OLD TOWN. VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION, THIS BRICK HOME HAS MANY FINE FEATURES. THE KITCHEN HAS GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, SOLID WOOD CABINETS,STAINLESS APPLIANCES, WINE FRIG & BRICK FLOOR WHICH LEADS THROUGH CHARMING FRENCH DOORS TO FENCED BACKYD FOR AL FRESCO DINING.HARDWOOD FLOORS,WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE W/ MANTEL ADD TO AMBIANCE! [Thomas Shelton Estate - $785,000]


 

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.

A Pedestrian’s Perspective: From the Parkway to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Looking for a peaceful place to travel to get out of the house? All along the George Washington Parkway stretches a path  that goes  all the way to Washington DC. This distance is frequented by people going at their own pace – from the high speed bicyclist commuter to the power walking local. On the way there are places to picnic / barbeque, waters to fish, and open fields for recreation.

An often overlooked detour is available just before Old Town Alexandria. By taking a pedestrian path onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge there is a path that hugs the road until arriving at the National Harbor.  It starts with a view of a graveyard. Then the panorama delivers a waterfront city skyline juxtapositioned with vehicles driving across the bridge.

Finally after passing the bridge there is a place to sit and enjoy the view, or continue to the National Harbor. Round trip its worth the effort.

Enjoy the Scenery at Founders Park

Are you seeking a home along the Potomac waterfront?

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

A walk on the waterfront

Fortune Teller at waterfront
Fortune Teller in Old Town

I took a walk on waterfront in Old Town Alexandria VA last night. The temperature was absolutely perfect as was the humidity. There were crowds, but it wasn’t too much. I saw folks rushing to the Nina Dandy and other boats for an evening of cruising. There were several street musicians playing King St. At the pass-thru under the Torpedo Factory, a gentleman was playing the saxophone. And down along the water a street magician was showing his stuff. The balloon men were there creating animals and entertaining the children. A fortune teller was portending the future. A parrot rescue group had a flock of parrots and similar birds which were available for photos.

But then a light misting rain started to fall and the crowds scattered. At first they hid in the Food Court and on the trolley. The musicians were the first to pack, and they packed quickly to ensure their instruments weren’t damaged. The mule drawn carriage pulled off and soon the streets were quiet. We walked around a bit, enjoying the peace and quiet. And then we were gone as well.

Street Magician
Street magic at the water front in Old Town Alexandria VA

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.

Belle Haven Marina

Belle Haven Marina has access to the Potomac River. The Belle Haven Marina is located off the George Washington Parkway.

Properties in New Alexandria

1507 Belle View Blvd #A2

Beautiful 2-bedroom in Belle View! Updated kitchen w/ granite, stainless appliances, tile backsplash. Renovated bath! Building has secure entry, laundry & storage! Condo fee inc water, trash, gas, pool, tennis, tot lots & more! Minutes to shopping center, bus stop, Mt Vernon Trail, RECenter, marina! Less than 3 miles from Old Town, easy access to GW Pkwy, 495, Rt 1! Open House 9/24 1-3pm [Belle View - $249,900]

7313 Fort Hunt Rd

Villamay 4BR, 3BA home with extensive list of recent updates. Main Lvl consists of a family room with gas FP, built-in cabinets, wet bar, bedroom, renovated full bath + spacious laundry room. Upper Lvl has a light filled living room with gas FP, sep dining room, eat-in kitchen, a renovated MBR suite, an additional 2 BRs. Wonderful knotty pine all season room overlooks garden + patio.OPEN SUN 2-4 [Villamay - $849,900]

6509 10th St #B2

Bright & airy 1 bdrm in a perfect location-2nd floor (no one above) & courtyard views from all windows. Beautifully updated kitchen with butcher block counters & crisp white cabinetry plus a chic bath/new fixtures.Laundry & storage in basement in same building. Dog-friendly, walkable community & great bus,Metro,or bike commuter location, just mins to Old Town,shopping,bike trail,marina,rec ctr. [Belle View - $205,000]

1117 Gatewood Dr

Close-in location near GW Parkway. Easy commute to Pentagon, Ft. Belvoir, National Airport and Old Town. One level living, large rooms great floor plan and contemporary styling. Two car garage. Property SOLD AS IS. Needs renovation. Listed BELOW assessment. [Villamay - $700,000]

6329 Quander Rd

New Price! Colonial w/main lvl br/den & fb, Wonderful home, spacious & upgraded with numerous luxuries. High ceilings, decorative molding, 2-story foyer & family room. Open kitch w/ss apls, granite, island, pant, wine cooler and sep brkfst rm. Impressive Gated Entrance w/Brick & Iron Fencing! Bordering Alex VA's Premier Community of "Belle Haven" This home is a Great Value & 1.2 miles to METRO! [Fordham Village - $799,900]

6100 Vernon Ter

TOP OF THE HILL IN BELLE HAVEN**A 1927 ALL BRICK HOME WITH HUGE FLAT LOT IS ON THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS**NEW ROOF AND NEW FURNACE**HARD WOOD FLOORS**CURB CUT FOR OFF STREET PARKING**GRACIOUS FLOOR PLAN**SCREEN PORCH**SOLD IN 'AS IS' CONDITION** [Belle Haven - $955,620]

1402 Wake Forest Dr

Super New Gosnell-built Listing in Westgrove*Just a couple of blocks to the Potomac River and GW Parkway*3 minutes to Old Town Alexandria*Three Bedrooms*Two Great Remodeled Baths*Open Contemporary Floorplan w/ New Galley Kitchen and Breakfast Bar*Backs to Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for ultimate Privacy and Serenity. New Deck/Stairs*Don't miss this one*Be in and settled before the Holidays! [Westgrove - $639,000]

6631 Wakefield Dr #604

Great pied-a-terre just outside of Old Town Alex. Adorable studio with lot of light. Freshly painted & ready to move in. Parquet wood floor. Good closet space. Utilities included in condo fee. Amenities include: outdoor pool, garden plots, tennis courts, plenty of parking and more. Great location - close to Potomac River and hiking/bike path, bus to Metro, restaurants, shops, library. [River Towers - $124,900]

6734 Swarthmore Dr

Updated Cape Cod with a beautifully manicured lawn and detached one-car garage. Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs bath recently remodeled.Thompson Creek windows, siding, & gutters. Hardwood floors. Ample storage throughout. Entire home was just painted. Close to shopping, dining, the Beltway, GW Pwky & Huntington Metro. Check out the 3D tour. [Bucknell Manor - $499,000]

6211 Randall Ct

BEST VALUE IN ALEXANDRIA!! Top-to-bottom renovation w/ magnificent custom upgrades. Nearly 6,000 sq ft on 1/4-acre treed lot & quiet cul de sac in Belle Haven. Gourmet kitchen w/ Dacor & Miele appliances, open-concept family & breakfast rm & separate dining. Lg stone terrace & treetop-covered loggia. Finished basement w/ guest suite & 2nd kitchen. 4 fireplaces. Perfect for family & guests. [Belle Haven - $1,499,900]