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Charming lower level unit in the popular Belle View Community. Enjoy the community pool and tennis courts. You are just steps from the running / biking path along the Potomac. Just 5 Minutes from Old Town Alexandria and a short drive to DC or a Metro less than 3 miles. Laundry and storage in the same building, across the hall. Ceramic Tile and Laminate Hardwood throughout. [6604 Boulevard Vw #J, Alexandria, VA]

As profiled ("Three-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in Alexandria lists for $270,000") by The Washington Post on 12/25/17: "943 square feet, with hardwood floors throughout the unit. The kitchen has been updated with granite counters and cherry cabinets. Pets are allowed, and parking in the community is included in the sales price. The condo fee covers gas and water bills and a walk-in storage unit." [6622 10th St #B2, Alexandria, VA]

Sun-Drenched 1 bed/1 bath basement condo in popular, convenient Belle View. Features built-in bookcase, updated bathroom & kitchen, new dishwasher. Close to shopping, bus, metro, GW Parkway, Old Town, MGM National Harbor, DC, Belvoir, Bolling, Pentagon, 495. Amenities include swimming pool, storage, bike racks, dog park, tennis & basketball courts, Condo fees include water & gas. You pay electric. [6618j Potomac Ave #J, Alexandria, VA]

Window planters, courtyard setting, refinished, warm stained hardwoods, updated windows. Bright kitchen w/updated subway tile backslash & gas range. Built-in shelving. Large bedroom w/EXTRA closet! Pools, tennis courts & playgrounds. Next to Belle View shopping center w/Safeway, bakery, restaurants & shopping. Close to Old Town Alexandria, DC, Pentagon, Airport, Bell Haven Marina & GW trails. [1406 Belle View Blvd #A1, Alexandria, VA]

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Lee District Park serves Fairfax County Virginia.

 

 

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The day my neighborhood crushed me …

When I was a youngster baseball was impossible in our suburban neighborhood. Hardballs and windows are a bad combination. From time to time, we played wiffle ball (often with a paper and tape ball), but almost every day we played football. We played football in the front yard, in the back yard, in the street and in the school yard. We played football almost any where you could find a level patch of ground.

To look at my stomach now you might not guess it, but I was pretty dern quick in those days.  Or as my brother once said at a football game in our twenties, “You were never as fast as you used to be.”

Although I was a Redskin fan, my favorite player was Fran Tarkenton the scrambling quarterback.  Like Fran Tarkenton I used my fleet feet and threw the ball.  Each time I scored a touchdown or made a gain, I got a little better in my mind. Eventually, I began to think of myself as the total package. No one could tackle me in the open field. No one

… or so I thought.

The pinnacle of my arrogance came one day when I challenged the entire neighborhood to a game of football.

“That’s right. On one side, it’s me. On the other team are all you losers.”

A couple of my Facebook buddies, including my brother Eric and Chuck S., were there that day, though perhaps they don’t remember the day as well as I do.  They started by kicking the ball off to me.  I caught the ball and started down field. A half-dozen redneck children and a black kid charged downfield at me.  I gave a limp leg here and a stiff arm there, spin move and then a leap, but ended up under a pile of kids.

No worries, four downs to get that ball in there. I stood at the line of scrimmage and was already realizing a number of life’s most valuable lessons.

On one side of the line of scrimmage was me, all by myself. On the other side of the line of scrimmage were friends and neighbors and my younger brother—all of them grinning.  I looked left and right. No blockers. No receivers. I barked out a snap count to … myself and took off.

They buried me.

A game of backyard football

Okay. Same play, but this time, I’ll run left.

They buried me.

A third time they buried me.  “Well, I guess I’ll have to punt?”  A couple of them dropped back to catch the punt.

I snapped the ball … to myself but it was a fake punt!  “Take that losers! Open field here I come.”

They buried me again. After turning the ball over on downs, I had to face them on defense.

My friend Chuck wasn’t much a football strategist. He was more of an elbow in the gut when he tackled you kind of player rather than a finger in the dust tactician.  But even Chuck spotted the small flaw in my defensive strategy.  “Who are you going to cover?”

Life is a better teacher than any classroom. I learned a valuable lesson about arrogance, but more importantly I learned that it doesn’t matter how good you think you are … you still need a team.


Will Nesbitt

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

Major League Sports Venues for Locals in the Northern Virginia Area

Are you thinking of moving to Northern Virginia? You might be wondering what you do after you move into your new home.  Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County are part of the Washington DC area, and this area provides a whole host of Major League Sports Venues for all types of sports fans in the area. Check out what this great area has to offer below!

The Washington Redskins

Established in 1937, the Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in Washington D.C. that plays for the National Football League (NFL). The Washington Redskins play at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The team’s headquarters and training facility are at the Redskin Park in Ashburn, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia, near the Dulles International Airport. The Redskins have won five professional American football championships including two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls.

 

The Washington Wizards

Established in 1961, the Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. and were previously known as Washington Bullets until 1995. The Washington Wizards play for the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the team plays at the Verizon Center located on 7th Street in downtown Washington D.C.

 

The Washington Capitals

Established in 1974, the Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. and are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Washington Capitals play at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood on 7th Street. Since their founding in 1974, the Caps have won their division title five times and the conference championship once.

 

D.C. United

Established in 1995, D.C. United is an American professional soccer club located in Washington, D.C. that plays for Major League Soccer (MLS). The team’s home field is at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK), owned by the District of Columbia and located near the Anacostia River.

 

The Washington Nationals

Based in Washington D.C. since 2005 as a replacement for earlier teams which had moved to Minnesota and Texas, the Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. and are a member of the Eastern Division of the National League of Major League Baseball (MLB). The team moved into the newly built Nationals Park in 2008, after playing their first three seasons in RFK Stadium, also occupied by D.C. United. The new park is located in Southeast D.C. near the Anacostia River.

No matter where you buy a home in Northern Virginia or D.C., the area has plenty to see and do for any and all sports fans alike!

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