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

*OPEN SUN 1-4* A truly masterful renovation only blocks to Metro and King St shops & dining. Completely rebuilt in 2007 - includes 2 master suites, stylish bathrooms, restored hrdwds, & fabulous kitchen that opens to prvt yard w/brick patio & shed. Gas FP in living rm, dual bay windows, powder rm on main, built in closets, recessed lighting, built in spkrs, & laundry on UL - will not disappointed! [529 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA]

Townhome in Old Town w/views of the Washington Monument. Open floorplan offers gourmet kitchen, private rear patio, granite countertops in kitchen, shaker style white maple cabinets, upgrade stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors on main level, stairs, and hallways and 2 assigned parking spaces! Quick walk to Rustico, Buzz Bakery, Mt.Vernon Trail and only half a mile from Braddock Metro. [922 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful Penthouse: 1 bed + den (which has no window but could be used as a 2nd bedroom w/ installation of door) 2 full bath, larger balcony, tall ceilings, south exposure & courtyard view. Numerous upgrades, access to shared rooftop directly across the hall in full service building. 2 car garage parking near door + additional storage. Central Old Town location w quick commutes by car or metro! [525 Fayette St N #608, Alexandria, VA]

Phenomenal over 2100 sqft,one-level residence,beautifully designed for wheelchair approach,wide door clearances,11 ft ceilings,new custom Kitchen w/high-end appliances/backsplash,large 491 sqft private Terrace,walls of glass.A treasure on the waterfront of Potomac River min, to shops/restaurants of Old Town!Fitness center,kids playroom,dog washing station&outdoor pool!3parking spaces,storage room! [601 Fairfax St #215, Alexandria, VA]

August Delivery - Four Story Luxury Condominium Townhome in Old Town Alexandria, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + 2nd Powder Room on Loft/Roof Top Terrace level. Gourmet Kitchen, Alpine White Designer Cabinets, Waterfall Granite Center Island. Hardwood Flooring Foyer, Main, BR + Loft Levels. 9 ft ceilings on all levels, Large 200+ sq ft Terrace w/gas/water bibs! 2 Car Garage!! [1361 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA]

Charming Nethergate end unit offers the convenience of in-town living with easy access to the shops and restaurants of Old Town and DC. The kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite and subway tile and is open to the dining room, perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the weather on the patio and when it cools down, snuggle up by the wood burning fireplace. Hardwoods, assigned parking, floored attic. [1228 Michigan Ct, Alexandria, VA]

Great area with wonderful backyard with private alley. Owner has builder plans (ck docs), BAR approval, top respected builder to build a new home with old town front. Charming home will sell as is or ask about builder and approved plans. Must talk with builder for details. Build new, while keeping some element of the old, new wiring, plumbing, HVAC,walls, floors, kitchen and baths. [319 Queen St, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful condo in a fantastic location...2 blocks to Metro, minutes to King St & Del Ray! This unit w/ private entrance features updated kit, custom built-ins & window seat, wood-burning FP, lg private patio & storage shed. In the popular community of Colecroft...great for commuters, close-by walking & biking trails & more! Don't miss the opportunity to make this home yours! [532 Colecroft Ct #4-3, Alexandria, VA]

Drenched in light! Marble floors in entry way & entry level family room leading to lovely private brick patio w/ trees! Crown moulding throughout! This beautiful 3-level townhouse is totally updated & features 2 master bedrooms w/ updated baths! New kitchen appliances! 2 wood burning fireplaces! Garage parking! Additional off-street parking conveys! Walk to METRO & Old Town! More photos in tour! [1003 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA]

Penthouse-level luxury living in this chic mid-rise just minutes from Old Town. 2 bedrooms & 2 baths + den w/elongated balcony & courtyard views. Walls of windows, high-end finishes include granite countertops & island, stainless appliances, maple cabinetry & hardwoods. Walk to metro, restaurants & entertainment. On-site fitness, concierge. 2 garage parking spaces & storage units. [1111 Oronoco St #528, 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

529 Alfred St N

*OPEN SUN 1-4* A truly masterful renovation only blocks to Metro and King St shops & dining. Completely rebuilt in 2007 - includes 2 master suites, stylish bathrooms, restored hrdwds, & fabulous kitchen that opens to prvt yard w/brick patio & shed. Gas FP in living rm, dual bay windows, powder rm on main, built in closets, recessed lighting, built in spkrs, & laundry on UL - will not disappointed! [Carriage Works - $749,000]

922 Slaters Ln

Townhome in Old Town w/views of the Washington Monument. Open floorplan offers gourmet kitchen, private rear patio, granite countertops in kitchen, shaker style white maple cabinets, upgrade stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors on main level, stairs, and hallways and 2 assigned parking spaces! Quick walk to Rustico, Buzz Bakery, Mt.Vernon Trail and only half a mile from Braddock Metro. [Powhatan At Potomac Yard - $801,595]

525 Fayette St N #608

Beautiful Penthouse: 1 bed + den (which has no window but could be used as a 2nd bedroom w/ installation of door) 2 full bath, larger balcony, tall ceilings, south exposure & courtyard view. Numerous upgrades, access to shared rooftop directly across the hall in full service building. 2 car garage parking near door + additional storage. Central Old Town location w quick commutes by car or metro! [The Monarch - $574,900]

601 Fairfax St #215

Phenomenal over 2100 sqft,one-level residence,beautifully designed for wheelchair approach,wide door clearances,11 ft ceilings,new custom Kitchen w/high-end appliances/backsplash,large 491 sqft private Terrace,walls of glass.A treasure on the waterfront of Potomac River min, to shops/restaurants of Old Town!Fitness center,kids playroom,dog washing station&outdoor pool!3parking spaces,storage room! [Old Town - $1,690,000]

312 Nelson Ave E

Charming & light filled, this Del Ray home has 2 BR, 2 updated full baths & hardwoods on the upper two levels. Renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite countertops. Perfect for entertaining; the screened in porch opens to a raised deck, large patio, and spacious, landscaped backyard with fully enclosed privacy fence. Steps away from "The Avenue" and all Del Ray has to offer! [Del Ray - $699,000]

1361 Powhatan St

August Delivery - Four Story Luxury Condominium Townhome in Old Town Alexandria, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + 2nd Powder Room on Loft/Roof Top Terrace level. Gourmet Kitchen, Alpine White Designer Cabinets, Waterfall Granite Center Island. Hardwood Flooring Foyer, Main, BR + Loft Levels. 9 ft ceilings on all levels, Large 200+ sq ft Terrace w/gas/water bibs! 2 Car Garage!! [The Towns At 1333 - $919,585]

1228 Michigan Ct

Charming Nethergate end unit offers the convenience of in-town living with easy access to the shops and restaurants of Old Town and DC. The kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite and subway tile and is open to the dining room, perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the weather on the patio and when it cools down, snuggle up by the wood burning fireplace. Hardwoods, assigned parking, floored attic. [Nethergate - $560,000]


 

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

1201 Belle View Blvd #C1

Rarely available 3 bedroom, top floor, condo in Belle View! Move-in ready with plenty of natural light throughout, new appliances and updates in Kitchen and bath. Windows replaced in 2015. Community amenities include pool, tennis courts and tot lot. Perfect location! Beautiful running/biking trails, GW Pkwy, and Old Town Alexandria are minutes away. [Belle View - $270,000]

2112 Rollins Dr

Rooms galore! This renovated Cape Cod is perfect for the multi-family buyer or a buyer that wants rooms for rent! 6 Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths + 1 Bedroom efficiency w/ 1 Full bath with Separate entrance for a TOTAL OF 7 BRs & 5 FBAs! Hardwood & Ceramic floors everywhere. Very clean and well maintained home. Over-sized Driveway plus tons of street parking. [Bucknell Manor - $510,000]

6512 Potomac Ave #A1

Updated kitchen cabinetry, new ceiling fans & freshly painted! Refinished Hardwood Floors under carpet. Storage Unit & Washer/dryer in building! Directly off George Washington Parkway! Minutes from Old Town Alexandria! Walking distance to Belle View Shopping Center, Martha Washington Library & Mount Vernon Rec Center! Easy access to the Pentagon and quick commute to Huntington Metro. [Belle View - $238,500]

2201 Sweetbriar Dr

Auction property. 4.5% Buyer Premium charged buyer at closing. No inspection contingency accepted. REO Property sold As-Is w/o repair, warranty or Seller Disclosure. The Listing Broker & Seller assume no responsibility & make no guarantees as to the accuracy of info herein. Seller will accept cash, conventional, 203k offers only. No water activation allowed. Buyer pays entire transfer tax. [Bucknell Manor - $355,100]

6616 10th St #C1

TOP FLOOR- View of large grassy area w/ Potomac River and Wildlife, 2 BR, 1BA corner unit w/ lots of Light, no neighbors on any side. Laundry access in same entrance, New AC 2012, Storage area, Bike storage, Great Bus, Bike, Metro commuter location/min to Old Town, Shopping & Restaurants, Airport, Fort Belvoir, Shuttle Bus to Huntington Metro. Condo fee includes many Amenities, Gas and Water. [Belle View - $249,000]

6207 Arkendale Rd

Understated Exterior leads to Beautifully Updated/Expanded & Spacious Interior w/Flexible Floor Plan. Lower lvl In-Law Suite w/2nd Kitchen 2br/1ba & Large Family Room w/Fpl. (Great for Extended Family/Guests) Upper lvl 3br/2ba w/2 Master Suites, Open Floor Plan, Entertainer's Kitchen, Elegant Living/Dining Rooms, WB Fireplace leading to Great Deck & Patio. Too Many Upgrades to List (Ask Agent). [Belle Haven - $950,000]

6624 East Wakefield Dr #B1

Perfect location! Very charming top floor Alexandria 2-bed condo in beautiful Belle View community. Private 2-story bldg, Largest Belle View model with gleaming parquet floors throughout, fresh paint and granite counter tops. In quiet, private street, Perfect commuter home, Walk to shopping, blocks to GW pkwy, minutes to Old town Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, Beltway. Enjoy Pools, tennis courts,& more. [Belle View - $265,000]

2235 Sweetbriar Dr

Open House: July 23 (1-4 pm) * Great location: Just south of Old Town Alexandria and Huntington Metro * Move-in perfect! Immaculate 3BR/2BA home with remodeled bathrooms * Hardwood floors on the main a upper levels * Completely redone kitchen * Sunny living room * Finished rec room * Low-maintenance backyard, great for dogs * No HOA * [Bucknell Manor - $370,000]

1900 Belle Haven Rd

AUCTION! This 4 BR/3BA home in Belle Haven will be sold at public auction on August 3rd at 2:00 pm! List price is suggested opening bid. Actual price TBD at auction. Note tax assessment of $884k. Great opportunity to get a good home at a great price! Pre-auction offers considered. Call for complete terms and conditions. [Belle Haven - $660,000]

6412 Wood Haven Rd

Airy, spacious & impressive are just a few words to describe this custom built gem in New Alexandria. Amazing open kitchen w/ custom cabinets, dining room w/ cathedral ceiling, expansive master suite w/ walk in closet, hot tub, & separate T.V./sitting room, 2 FP, 4 BRs + au-pair suite & great back yard w/ playhouse & shed. Light-filled house almost 4K sq ft under $1m 5 min to OT & near shop/rstrnt [New Alexandria - $959,000]