Serene River Towers in Autumn

Nine-story high-rise framed by evergreens

Located at 6641 Wakefield Drive in Alexandria VA 22307, blanketed by waterways and parks over 27 acres of woods, River Towers is situated just between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Parkway.

The serene neighborhood of River Towers offers a relaxed private environment very close to Old Town Alexandria. Residents here have easy access to the Potomac River, Alexandria and Washington D.C. Many condos here have water views. Some have views of the nearby parks.

What to Find at River Towers:

Welcome to River Towers
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Fitness Center
  • Cinema
  • Game Club
  • Library
  • Mount Vernon Recreation Center
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Pool
  • Clinic
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Wildlife Viewing

What to Do at River Towers:

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Shopping

    River Towers in Autumn
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Volunteering

With Fall here, River Towers’ is a picturesque nature filled neighborhood more than ever and more exciting activities to enjoy within the community.


Fort Hunt Road, in 1955

Ladies waiting on Fort Hunt Rd, for the Fairfax County bookmobile

This is an interesting photo for a number of reasons. Firstly, I can’t help but notice that something in the distance has caught the full attention of the dogs. Are the dogs a pug and a great dane? The child in the stroller is bundled up and braced for cold. The little red wagon is loaded full of books and another lady carries an armful of books. In the days before 100 cable channels and the Internet and video games and mobile phones and more, we read just a bit more.

I’d like to know exactly where this is on Fort Hunt Road. It looks a bit like the foot of Belle Haven, which would make the empty field Olde Belhaven Towne. But the hill doesn’t look quite right for that location.

Homes near Dyke Marsh Nature Preserve

Will Nesbitt kayaking the Dyke Marsh

The Dyke Marsh Nature Preserve is managed by the National Park Service as a part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Dyke Marsh is located along the west bank of the Potomac River and includes approximately 485 acres of tidal marsh, floodplain, and swamp forest. Dyke Marsh is one of the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetlands in the Washington Metropolitan area. Today, the nature preserve provides a habitat or home for a diverse array of plants and animals and offers an ideal setting for a variety of recreational activities. The trail, which leads visitors into the marsh, known as the “Haul Road,” is a favorite of area birdwatchers, hikers, photographers, and nature lovers. In addition, the waters in and around the marsh are popular fishing areas. People who explore the marsh by canoe may be rewarded with up-close encounters with the resident wildlife.

Belle Haven Marina is just south of Old Town Alexandria.

There are a number of neighborhoods and condos in close proximity to the marsh, including River Towers where many residents have views to the marsh itself. Belle View is also popular for affordable convenient living near Old Town. If you’re looking for a single-family home in a fine neighborhood near the Potomac, you’re looking near the Dyke Marsh between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Parkway.

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