Life on the Potomac River

The 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 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.

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

 

Recent Listings

Rare serene oasis - end TH, deck w/private views to woods & running creek, nicely finished 3 levels, steps to bike trails, community center, park, all! 3 bed/2 bath, 2 half baths, new carpet & paint, gourmet kitchen w/SS appls, granite counters, cherry cabinets, tile floors & pass thru, refin HW, gas FP, master w/cathedral ceilings, CAC, reserve parking, Active 10/19, Open Sun 10/22 2-4pm [4856 10th St S, Arlington, VA]

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED COLONIAL ON 10 ACRES, LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. FIVE BEDROOMS, 5 1/2 BATHS, 3 CAR GARAGE, GOURMET KITCHEN, UPGRADED APPLIANCES, VIKING STOVE PLUS WALL OVEN, HUGE ISLAND. ADJACENT FR WITH SOARING 2 STORY CEILINGS. MASTER SUITE W/ SITTING ROOM, LUXURY MASTER BATH. 9' CEILINGS THROUGHOUT, REC ROOM WITH WET BAR FOR ENTERTAINING & MUCH MORE! HORSES ALLOWED, STOCKED POND ON PROPERTY [14945 Deepwood Ln, Nokesville, VA]

Lakefront Luxury! Vacation year round w/tranquil views of Lake Audubon and rarely seen open green space. Features include the heart of the home huge eat-in kit/dining area w/SS appls. & granite counter tops which lead to deck & stunning water views! Great entertaining space! Lower level with 3rd BR, bath and cozy family room. Updates galore (kitchen/baths/HVAC/roof/decks). Deck boat conveys. [10987 Thrush Ridge Rd, Reston, VA]

Waterfront building,Marina Towers,has Outdoor Pool, Gazebo bar, Grills & Patio overlooking Potomac River & GW Bike/Jog trail. This bldg has Fitness Cnt, Sauna, Party Rm, Conv Store & Gorgeous 2bd, 2ba light filled unit freshly painted & new carpet. Lg Living-Dining Rm, Kitchen w/Granite & Breakfast nook have SGDs to Lg Balcony. Big Bedrooms w/Updated Baths have White Vanities & new lighting. [501 Slaters Ln #114, Alexandria, VA]

Awesome waterfront living on 2 levels. This home is in pristine condition. Our shingle shake roof has been replaced. All the baths have been upgraded!! We have a new HVAC. All of our windows and sliding glass doors have been upgraded and replaced. Our upgraded kit. has granite, hdwd. floor, Jenn-air stove, stainless refrigerator and wine refrigerator. We have a new driveway too. [15516 Royal Crescent Ct, Dumfries, VA]

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

Potomac Riverboat Company

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.