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Properties in River Towers

6621 Wakefield Dr #908

TOP LEVEL CORNER 2BR 1.5BA unit priced 2 sell w/ 959 SF & spectacular views! Gorgeous refinished parquet hardwoods throughout, ALL NEW paint, NEW full BA, NEW LR convector unit, updated KIT & 1/2 BATH. Enjoy TONS of light & spacious living in SUPER-CONVENIENT River Towers. Minutes to shopping, parks & trails. CONDO FEE INCL ALL UTIL + 2 pkg spaces, pool, tennis, garden area, exercise room & MORE![$224,900 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6621 Wakefield Dr #302

Backs Dyke Marsh. Blks2 24 hr Safeway&24 hr CVS Pharm w/1min clinic, cnty rec cntr, library.10 min bus ride to metro. Kayak, bike, RV, boat-trailer storage.1/2 mi:marina. Walk GW Pkwy bike path. Garden plot 4u. Outdr pool,Tennis cts, bsktbll ct, vlleybll area, treadmill/weights rm, Rftop views!:Nat.Harbor/M.D./D.C. 2 mi to Old Town..Condo fee incl util. FIOS avail. First Del Ray- Now Belle View![$214,900 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6641 Wakefield Dr #905

PRICE REDUCTION!!! Beautiful 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo in River Towers! Brand new Kitchen to include new cabinets, new appliances, granite countertops, floor and paint. Brand new wall to wall carpeting in Living Room, Dining Room and Bedroom. Brand new bathroom tile, vanity and lighting fixtures. New lighting fixtures throughout condo as well as freshly painted. ALL UTILITES INCLUDED IN CONDO FEES[$169,900 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6621 Wakefield Dr #509

Quiet, End Unit. Kitchen Updated in 2012 with Granite, S/S Appliances, 5-Burner Gas Stove. Double Insulated Bamboo Floors Throughout with Ceramic Tile in Kitchen and Baths. Stunning Views from Balcony and Rooftop Terrace. Tons of Closet Space, 1-Yr of Storage Unit and Separate Bike Storage Incl! Lots of Amenities & Ample Parking. CONDO FEE INCLUDES ALL UTILS! Close to Old Town, 495, GW Pkwy/Trail.[$244,999 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

Northern Virginia’s homes and condos for walkers

The area outside the Springfield station
There is plenty of parking at the Franconia Springfield Metro Station.

Are you seeking a condo or home that is friendly to a car-free or car-lite lifestyle?

If so, you might want to check out our property search by Walkscore.  Walkscore is a numeric rating of how near sites, restaurants and transit are for a given address.  A Walkscore more than 70 is very walkable, while a Walkscore under 40 pretty much requires that a resident here own a car.  What follows are the “most walkable” homes and condos on sale today in Northern VA.

Properties in Metro Franconia Springfield

MUST SEE TO BELIEVE**2800 SQ FEET JUST ON UPPER 2 FLOORS PLUS BASEMENT. 3 CAR GARAGE UNIQUE CUSTOM BUILT HOME ON .6 ACRE TREED LOT**MASTER SUITE ON MAIN LVL FEATURES W/I CLOSET, PRIVATE BA W/JACUZZI TUB W/JETS & SKYLIGH**FORMAL DR W/HARDWOOD FLOORS & BAY WINDOW**FR OFFERS BRICK FRPL W/RAISED HEARTH & DOUBLE SKYLIGHTS**LL BOASTS, LARGE WORKROOM, REC ROOM W/STAIRS TO GARAGE**ALL THIS & TREES GALORE [6507 Walter Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Location, Location, Location, Charming home close to all major landmarks. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with jacuzzi tub & jets, new cook-top with backsplash, new double wall oven, well lit and spacious living room, huge fenced leveled backyard, great for entertaining. Minutes to Springfield-Franconia Metro, Springfield Town Center, Ft. Belvoir. [6815 Jerome St, Springfield, VA]

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING top level 2 br condo with cathedral ceilings, skylights, balcony facing to wooded parkland, FRESHLY PAINTED AND SPOTLESS, new carpet - modern decor, walk in master closet with storage system, sep shower/tub in master bath, washer/dryer, wood burning fireplace, near Springfield Metro/bus and ALL THE KINGSTOWNE AMENITIES incl pool, fitness center, tot lots, bball, tennis, trails. [7503 Ashby Ln #N, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful 3 lvl town home w/2 car garage & 3BRs,3.5BAs.Updated kitchen w/new cabinets, granite, stainless appliances, tile backsplash, recessed lighting & built in breakfast bar. New hardwood floors on main lvl & new carpet on lower & upper lvl. BRs have vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans/lights & closet shelving.Large deck off kitchen & RR walks out to lovely fenced patio. New roof & much more. [6252 Harbin Dr, Alexandria, VA]

IMMACULATE 4BR, 3.5BA BRICK, END-UNIT TOWNHOME IN KINGSTOWNE.. EAT-IN KIT W/ SS APPL & SILESTONE..SEP DIN RM..LIV RM W/ WALKOUT TO SUNDECK..HUGE MBR SUITE W/ VAULTED CEILINGS & LUXURY BATH..REC RM + 4TH BR & FULL BATH..NEWER AC/HTR, PIPING, ROOF, WINDOWS, PAINT/CARPET..UPDATED LIGHTING & FIXTURES, .WONDERFUL HILLSIDE VIEW..WALK TO METRO BUS, EASY ACCESS TO METRO STN...ALL K'TOWNE AMENITIES...HURRY [7512 Cadbury Row, Alexandria, VA]

Light & bright 2-lvl contemporary condo w/1-car garage offers an open floorplan w/ wood floors on main lvl, kitchen w/quartz counters, ss appliances & breakfast bar, updated BAs, MBR w/attached BA, roomy 2nd bdrm, living-dining rm combo w/SGD to balcony w/lake view, family rm loft w/cathedral ceiling, fireplace & storage rm. Walk to shops, close to Metro, Ft Belvoir & Town Center! [6001 Curtier Dr #C, Alexandria, VA]

California Contemporary, Premium Location! Sunny Chalet End Unit w/Soaring Loft, Marble Hearth Fireplace, & Garage! Upgrade Kitch w/Granite & Marble Tops, SS Appliances & Maple Cabinets. Main Lvl Laminate Flrs. Master Suite w/Walk-In Closet, Up Grade Bath w/Jetted Tub & Ceramic Surround. Pool & Tennis Community, Walk to All Kingstowne, 1 Mile to I-95, Springfield Town Ctr & METRO, Near Wegman's! [6029e Curtier Dr #E, Alexandria, VA]

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 4 BR/3.5 Ba. immaculate End Unit that has been updated throughout. Open floor plan w/gleaming hardwood floors on main level. Tasteful, modern paint colors. Light, Bright! 4th level loft has been turned into a bedroom. LL is fully finished, daylight, with custom built-ins, gas fireplace and sliding glass doors to patio and fenced yard. Community pool, tot lots & more! [7459 Gillingham Row, Alexandria, VA]

One Level Living at It's Best! Beautiful Garden Condo w/Fenced Yard/Patio, Hardwood Flrs, LR w/Wood Burning Fpl w/Built-in Shelves & Elegant Mantle. Two Massive Master Suites w/Walk-In Closets & Full Bath. UpGrade Kitchen w/ New Cabinets & Custom Lighting. Community Pool, Tennis, Exercise Rm & More! 1 Mile to Metro, I-95, 12 Miles to DC, Walk to All Kingstowne, Near Springfield Town Ctr & Wegman's [6096a Essex House Sq, Alexandria, VA]

Charming Contemporary with spacious two car garage in sought after Nottingham community of Kingstowne. Two story living room features wood fireplace, 2 BR 2.5 BA with MBR walk in closet. MBA features separate soaking tub and shower. Separate Dining Room with SGD to fenced back yard. Convenient to shopping. Walk to community pool and clubhouse! New siding. [6008 Good Lion Ct, Alexandria, VA]

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  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

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Convenient walkable Real Estate in Alexandria

Nesbitt Realty offers buying, selling, renting, and property management at (703) 765 0300 to purchase convenient walkable Real Estate. Convenient walkable Real Estate in Alexandria is near Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, 7-11, and more, at many locations! Alexandria has many walkable and convenient neighborhoods. For example, some walkable convenient neighborhoods in Alexandria are Belle Haven, Bucknell Manor, Belle View, Huntington, Bucknell, and more!

Properties in Alexandria $500,000 to $550,000

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Tips for picking the right neighborhood

homes in Bucknell range from renovated to rebuilt
Old growth neighborhood

When considering a potential new residence it’s important to think about the neighborhood and surrounding amenities that are close by. Make a list of all of the amenities or services that are nearby or close to the neighborhood and track how long it takes as well as what routes you might use to get to each. You can also check the Walk Score of a neighborhood for a short-hand look at convenience.

Next, decide what the best characteristics of the neighborhoods are and determine what you like about them. Making a list of each neighborhood you are considering can be particularly helpful later when comparing different localities. Some things to ask yourself include:

  • Do the people in the surrounding neighborhood seem friendly?
  • Are the neighboring residences clean or well-kept? (e.g. yards and streets nearby)
  • Are there parks or other recreational facilities close by or within minimal driving distance?
  • Is the area scenic and/or visually appealing?
  • Are there trees and similar foliage lining the streets and in neighboring yards?
  • Are the streets well lit and do the sidewalks provide easy access?
  • Do you feel safe in the neighborhood and would you feel safe walking after dark?
  • Are there other houses for sale nearby?
  • What is the history about the community and how it developed?

    Husband and wife walk in Del Ray
    Husband and wife walk in Del Ray
  • Do you see families and children in the surrounding residences?
  • What is the proximity to schools and your place of work?
  • Does the community and neighborhood seem active and/or engaged?
  • What is the median age-range of those who live in the neighborhood?

Finally, really spend some time walking around and observing the neighborhood you’re considering. When trying to determine the safety, cleanliness and personality of a specific neighborhood, simply spending some honest time getting to know the area and meeting or talking to some of its residents is your best bet!

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

What does a property’s Walk Score score mean?

Will and Julie Nesbitt cross the street in Shirlington
Will and Julie Nesbitt cross the street in Shirlington

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score promises to measure how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.

Each home listed for sale is given a Walk Score. That number is between 0 and 100. Here are general guidelines for interpreting your score:

  • 90–100 = Walkers’ Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people can get by without owning a car.
  • 70–89 = Very Walkable: It’s possible to get by without owning a car.
  • 50–69 = Somewhat Walkable: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a bike, public transportation, or car.
  • 25–49 = Car-Dependent: Only a few destinations are within easy walking range. For most errands, driving or public transportation is a must.
  • 0–24 = Car-Dependent (Driving Only): Virtually no neighborhood destinations within walking range. You can walk from your house to your car!

Walk Score isn’t perfect …

Home buyers need to be aware that Walk Score is just an approximation of walkability.

An evening of Fall in Del Ray
Walking to a restaurant on a Fall evening in Del Ray

For example, the Skyline communities of Falls Church generally have a higher Walk Score than the New Alexandria community of Belle View. River Towers has pleasant tree-lined walkways with easy access to neighborhood shops, parks, libraries, the Potomac. Skyline Square is convenient as can be, but broad and busy 4 lane roads make walking inconvenient, if not dangerous. But River Towers doesn’t score as high on Walk Score as Skyline Square.

So, there are a number of factors that contribute to walkability that are not part of the algorithm used to calculate Walk Score:

  • Public transit: Good public transit is important for walkable neighborhoods. Not to fear: you can also search for homes near a metro station.
  • Street width and block length: Narrow streets slow down traffic. Short blocks provide more routes to the same destination and make it easier to take a direct route.
  • Street design: Sidewalks and safe crossings are essential to walkability. Appropriate automobile speeds, trees, and other features also help.
  • Safety from crime and crashes: How much crime is in the neighborhood? How many traffic accidents are there? Are streets well-lit?
  • Pedestrian-friendly community design: Are buildings close to the sidewalk with parking in back? Are destinations clustered together?
  • Topography: Hills can make walking difficult, especially if you’re carrying groceries.
  • Freeways and bodies of water: Freeways can divide neighborhoods. Swimming is harder than walking.
  • Weather: In some places it’s just too hot or cold to walk regularly.

    Will and Julie
    Walking near Cameron Mews in Old Town Alexandria

Thus, the tools on our site are a great starting point in your search for homes and neighborhoods of Northern Virginia, but there really is no substitute for your Condo Alexandria realtor. We know the areas and neighborhoods where you want to live and we can really help you sort to the wheat from the chaff.

Recent Listings

Downsizing Baby Boomers Head to Urban Areas

Home prices in urban areas have not fallen by as much the last few years as they have in the suburbs. And prices in urban areas are recovering much faster too, according to John McLain of the Urban Land Institute. Why? Some say it’s because of new moving patterns among the baby-boomer generation. walk-friendly

An increasing number of baby boomers are reportedly leaving their big homes in the suburbs and heading to urban areas for retirement, drawn by walkability, proximity to public transportation, diversity, and being closer to their children.

“[Boomers] want to buy something that’s secure, and it’s been pretty well demonstrated that suburban housing is not as secure an asset as anyone thought it was or that it used to be,” McClain said.

Developers are taking note of the trend and beefing up construction in urban centers. Condos and apartments near downtown areas are popping up to accommodate more baby boomers.

The nation’s largest home builders are still investing in active-adult communities in the suburbs but confidence in the sector has been recovering at a much slower rate than the overall housing market, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

“The idea of living out in the suburbs, just with older people, has really disappeared,” McClain says.

Source: “Boomers to Blame for Rising Urban Home Prices,” CNBC (April 13, 2013)

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

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    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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  • Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

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    Established in 1974 with a mission to reduce homelessness, increase community support and promote self sufficiency, the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is operated by a multi-denominational board of directors and staff managing over 70 housing units. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond…

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    While you should narrow down what you want and you list features most important to you, don’t be so inflexible that you make it impossible to find a home. If you’re too picky, you may have to continue renting when you could own a home. Be willing to compromise on some of the less important…

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Looking for a Walkable Neighborhood in Old Town?

Old Town Commons is a series of town houses that cover 5 city blocks. Old Town Commons is located at the intersection of North Columbus Street and Madison Street. This is a great location with walkable features, and metro access. Old Town has several parks, a basketball court, volleyball court, and scenic waterfront views. The address is 735 N. Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314735.

Old Town Commons is conveniently close to shopping in Old Town. Old Town Commons is also close to the shopping area at Potomac Yard. These town homes feature rooftop terraces, garage parking, and professional landscaping. Old Town Commons is a short commute to Washington D.C.

Properties in Old Town Commons

Walk Score includes public transportation!

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score attempts to numerically measure how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. If you’re looking for a walkable area, check out what Condo-Alexandria.com can do:

  1. Search by Walk Score. Now this is cool. You can decide what your minimum walkable criteria is when you search for properties.
  2. Sort by Walk Score. If you can search by Walk Score, you should be able to sort by Walk Score too. Just click in the “sort by” box at the top of the results and choose “Walk Score, Highest First” to order the search results from highest to lowest Walk Score.
  3. View the Walk Score in both the search results and property details. Every time you search for property you’ll find out just how walkable the area is!
  4. View the Walk Score tile. When you click on the “Walk Score” link at the top-right of the property details area, you’ll see the Walk Score tile that shows all of the amenities that are factored into the score.

We hope you’ll enjoy using Walk Score as much as we enjoyed building it into our system. We’re really excited to say that we’re one of the first providers of this type of functionality. We spent quite some time on the UI for this feature in order to make everyone happy.

And in case you haven’t heard, Walk Score just improved its usefulness. Previous versions of Walk Score did not include public transportation. That is to say, a property next door to a metro station had no higher Walk Score than a property far from public transportation. Well, that’s all changed now!

Our latest enhancement adds mass transit to the Walk Score calculations. See for yourself now.

A walk in Old Town Alexandria VA

leaves changing color
Lee Street in Fall

Early Autumn is a great time to talk a walk around Old Town Alexandria VA. It’s very pleasant because of the typically mild weather and leaves blazing with color. The picture above was taking from the front door of 115 N. Lee St. at the Torpedo Factory condos. The leaves have accumulated behind Alexandria’s Carlyle House. Residents at the Torpedo Factory are particularly fortunate because of their proximity to King St. and the waterfront. (The Torpedo Factory scored a perfect 100 Walk Score.)

a walk in Old Town
Old Town at the intersection of Lee and King

I like the mornings near the waterfront, before the tourists arrive.

Old Town Alexandria
Alleys of Old Town

One of the features of Old Town Alexandria are the cobblestone streets. There are only a few of them remaining. The fountains of Market Square are barely visible at the end of the alley.

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

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  • [FWD: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures]

    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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  • Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

    Fairfax County
    Established in 1974 with a mission to reduce homelessness, increase community support and promote self sufficiency, the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is operated by a multi-denominational board of directors and staff managing over 70 housing units. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond…

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  • Mistake 4: Acting too picky.

    We help buyers and sellers.
    While you should narrow down what you want and you list features most important to you, don’t be so inflexible that you make it impossible to find a home. If you’re too picky, you may have to continue renting when you could own a home. Be willing to compromise on some of the less important…

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