Life on the Potomac River

PotomacThe Potomac River is 400 miles of beautiful scenery that runs on the east coast starting with Maryland and passing Washington D.C. to its end at the Chesapeake Bay.

Washington Monument
Washington Monument surrounded by cherry blossoms

Passing by some of our nation’s greatest landmarks including The Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. There are many great recreational areas to enjoy along the way. George Washington was a great admirer of the Potomac River. He worked along the river as a surveyor and his home was on the Potomac River.

The Great Falls are where many visitors gather to enjoy the awesome scenery it provides. The water comes down from the Appalachian Highlands to the sands. Visitors can still see some of the remnants of the C & O Canal which was started with George Washington’s vision of connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River.

Point Lookout is also widely visited and was home to one of the largest Union POW camps.

The Potomac has much to offer along all 400 miles which include mountains, parks, recreational areas, historic monuments, and homes.

Great FallsIf you’re searching for a home or condo in Northern Virginia with a view of the Potomac, contact Nesbitt Realty.


Recent Listings

Rare, Reasonably Priced Waterfront Property! 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths recently updated. Prime Frontage, 165' Dock and Sweeping Waterviews, 13,000 lb Boat Lift - Supports 35-40 ft Boat, 5 ft draft, Spacious 3 Level Colonial, hardwood floorsReplacement Andersen Thermal Windows and Glass Doors. Expanded Gourmet Kitchen with Island/cherry cabinets.Garage Storage System. Spectacular water views [2335 Creek Dr, Alexandria, VA]

RIVERWOOD-Potomac Magnificence next to Washington's Plantation*Potomac Riv. Waterfront Access*Elegant, European Flair*9300 fin. ft. of luxury*Private, Gated Entry*Massive 2-Story Center Rotunda*Banquet, Formal LR & DR, 6 BRs*6.5 BAs*7 Fplcs.*Library*Off.*Catering Kit.*Gym*Rec Rm.*Terraces*Balconies*Patios*Hrdwd & Marble Flrs*Elevator*Audio & Sprinkler Syst.*Sauna*Generator*Priced BELOW Assessment! [9323 Old Mansion Rd, Alexandria, VA]

WATERFRONT on 135 Acre Lake Barcroft*Quintessential mid-century modern*Extensive decking & gorgeous stone'scapes*The ultimate perch for indoor/outdoor living*Grassy back lot that's just perfect for pets & play*Open & airy light filled contemporary w/walls of windows & vaulted ceilings*2 FPs*6 BR's*Warm wood trim & floors*Well loved & maintained by long term owners*Summer time & the living is easy! [6301 Waterway Dr, Falls Church, VA]

Rare single home with 10 acres lot in Gainesville with Water Front Lake Manassas. Wonderfully maintained, bright & EXPANDED w/inviting curb appeal. Hardwood thru out. Updated: kitchen and all bathrooms. Front porch and trex deck. Huge parking area. Huge barn with office but no electric. AS-IS condition. [15576 Vint Hill Rd, Gainesville, VA]

This is a rare offering of the former Lake Jackson Residence of Marjorie Homes who was an columnist and best-selling author of 134 books. The waterfront cottage offers 270+ degrees of lake views with water access directly from property. There is a small deck accessible by SGD from MBR and lower level. The interior is an open concept with full window views from multiple sides. *NOT move-in ready* [8681 Cobb Rd, Manassas, VA]

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

Potomac Riverboat Company

cherry blossom
Cherry Blossom sternwheeler

The Potomac Riverboat Company operates several authentic split sternwheelers (also known as riverboats) on the Potomac River near Alexandria VA. They also operate a pair of watertaxis which ferry passengers from the Gaylord/National Harbor to Old Town Alexandria. Unlike most cruise companies in America, the Potomac Riverboat Company does not operate “restaurant boats”. Rather, they use their boats as touring and private party and or charter boats. When a vessel is chartered, whether you have a party of 2 or 200, the boat belongs exclusively to you.

The Potomac Riverboat Company offers a 40-minute narrated Seaport Cruise which plies the waters between two magnificent historic sites — Alexandria (in Virginia) and Georgetown (on the Washington, D.C. side of the river). Passengers are treated to riverborne views of America’s greatest monuments. They also offer a narrated cruise downriver to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Biking the Mount Vernon Trail

Julie and I rented bikes in Old Town last week. We then biked the Mount Vernon Trail to Mount Vernon and back.  The trail here is pleasant with some ups and downs that can be a little challenging, but not too tough.  The views along the river and through the forest are great. Along the way the trail passes through the Dyke Marsh. We stopped there to take some pictures and drink some water.


Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.

Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.
Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.