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Cherrydale — Spacious Estates Located in the Heart of Arlington

blossoms around Cherrydale sign
Cherrydale is a popular neighborhood in Arlington County VA
Cherrydale is a neighborhood in Northern Arlington, Virginia. It is centered on the intersection known as the Five Points consisting of Quincy Street, Military Road, and Old Dominion Road and boasts single family homes. Cherrydale Estates are primarily brick homes built between 1900-1930's surrounded by large trees and quiet streets. At first glance you would think you were in a small town. The Washington Monument is only 3.5 miles away and Georgetown is roughly 2 miles away.  Interstate 66 is minutes away providing quick commuting into Northern Virgina. Ballston Metro and Virginia Square Metro are also in very close proximately providing quick commuting. Cherry orchards inspired Dorsey Donaldson to name the area “Cherrydale” in his 1893 application for a post office. Only a few remains of the original cherry orchards survive, all on private residential property.

Stuart Nesbitt, RealtorStuart Nesbitt is a Realtor™ licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.

Find a Home near I-66

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Interstate 66 is a major commuter route in Northern VA
Interstate 66 is an important commuter route in Northern Virginia. Together with Rt. 50 and Rt 29, I-66 feeds thousands of workers into jobs at the center of the National Capital Region. If you're looking for a home along the I-66 corridor the following resources may prove useful:
  • Centreville -- Suburban Sully District homes and townhomes near I-66
  • Chantilly --- Also Sully District of Fairfax County with a similar feel to Centreville, Chantilly is along Rt 50 and between Rt. 50 and I-66
  • Fair Oaks --- The Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes areas of Fairfax County offer easy access to I-66
  • Manassas --- Manassas is a little further out in Prince William County but you'll get more home for the money in Manassas
  • Vienna -- Vienna is the end of the Orange Line and a great place to start your commute
  • Orange Line Metro --- The Orange Line runs from Vienna to Rosslyn and most of the way the metro is close to (or inside the actual traffic lanes of) I-66.
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Take a Look at the Parade of Lights in Old Town Alexandria Virginia

On the evening of December 1st 2012 Old Town Alexandria hosted the annual boat parade of lights. The event featured several pleasure boats decked out in festive lights making rounds in the Potomac. Just past the Torpedo Factory, Old Town features a strip right on the water similar to a board walk; this area attracts street performers, locals, tourists, amongst others. As seen in the photos below the strip provides a great view of the water, the distant Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and National Harbor. Old Town Alexandria features a robust night life. Along King Street there are several restaurants which also serve as bars in the later hours. Union Street intersects King Street and serves as a pick up stop for the free trolley. Old Town Alexandria is serviced by the King Street metro station.  

Live near the Park at Fort Hunt

 
Potomac River
Plymouth Haven is near the terminus of Fort Hunt Road at the Potomac River.
Fort Hunt Park consists of 105 acres located along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, approximately 6 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. The Park is a part of the over 7,000 acres that make up the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The lands of Fort Hunt Park were originally a part of George Washington's personal farm then became a military outpost and now serve as a picnic area and nature park. So that all may better understand the history of Fort Hunt, the Park Service has begun research to uncover the names of the many veterans who served at Fort Hunt when it was a military outpost. Fort Hunt Park was converted into a fortification during the Spanish - American War. In 1897 the fort was modernized for military operations. During War World II the fort was used as a top secret military intelligence outpost. After both World War I and World War II, Fort Hunt was virtually abandoned due to military cutbacks. The National Park Service now administers Fort Hunt Park as a recreational park for public use. Fort Hunt has been a focal point of personal dramas of all kind throughout its history, but now it's dedicated to public recreation. Hours are 7am until sunset year round for general use. From April - October reservations are needed to use some areas of the park. For information about homes and neighborhoods near and around Fort Hunt Road check out Fort Hunt Info.

Potomac River and Waterfront Homes

Washington Monument
Washington Monument in Washington DC
The Potomac River is located on the east coast of the United States, and runs through Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. before it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. It is over 380 miles long and wider than 11 miles at its widest point. As it passes through Washington DC, the nation's capital, the Potomac passes the Washington Monument and the memorials of Jefferson, and Lincoln. Many consider the Potomac to be one of the most beautiful and bountiful rivers on the East Coast. The river is also widely regard its historic, scenic and recreational significance. Among the many who loved the Potomac was George Washington, who worked as a surveyor at many points along the banks of the river. George Washington's mansion at Mount Vernon is on the Potomac.

Mount Vernon is a pleasant riverside community.

The Potomac's source is a small spring at the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia. From there, the river gathers many tributaries, winding through the mountains and valleys of Appalachia. One of its most dramatic turns occurs at Harper's Ferry where the Shenandoah meets the Potomac.

Harpers Ferry

At Great Falls, the Potomac tumbles down from the Appalachian Highlands to the sandy soils of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Visitors from the colonial era to the modern era relish the views here. Today visitors at Great Falls will not only marvel at the cataracts, but also the engineering efforts of those who sought to fulfill George Washington's dream of connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River. The C & O Canal was only operational for a few short years, but remnants of the system are still functional at Great Falls Park.

Finally, the river flows almost 400 miles widening to over 11 miles as it reaches the Chesapeake Bay on the long, low, and barren peninsula named Point Lookout, Maryland. Before the US Civil War, Point Lookout was home to a few hotels and boarding houses, but during the war it was converted into one of the largest and worst of the Union prisoner-of-war camps.

Point Lookout Postcard

Fishers, anglers, boaters, sailors and kayakers all enjoy the Potomac.

The Potomac River has a watershed of 14,670 square miles including tributaries in Maryland (the Monocacy, Savage, and St. Mary's Rivers); in Virginia (the Shenandoah and Occoquan Rivers); in West Virginia (the South Branch and Cacapon Rivers); in Pennsylvania (Conococheague and Antietam Creeks); and in Washington DC (the Anacostia River). The Potomac cradles forests, battlefields, farmlands, mountains, parks, and cities. It is known to many as our Nation's River.

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

Properties in Focus

A rare opportunity has arrived: The chance to own 10 acres on the scarce residential waterfront property that lies between Old Town Alexandria and George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

7983 E Boulevard Dr

RiverGate on the Potomac, designed by the noted Harrison Design Associates Architects and slated to be built by luxury home builder Horizon Builders, is a classical waterfront estate that takes advantage of this pastoral tree-lined property as it gently slopes down to the Potomac River. The magnificent French-provincial style residence is reminiscent of the grand estates built on the river a century ago, such as the storied Marwood in Maryland or Merrywood in Virginia. The seven-bedroom, 12-bath home includes soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall windows, a conservatory, a dining room that easily converts to a ballroom, staff quarters, and extensive manicured grounds with a pool, guest house, yoga studio and sport court. The property traverses a large pond on the way down to a private dock and beach with spectacular views along the Potomac River toward a wooded Maryland shore. Imagine yourself living on this historic property, which George Washington once owned as part of his 1,800-acre River Farm, the northernmost of the five farms that comprised his sprawling 18th-century estate. Here on this placid shoreline, you’ve got the opportunity to blend your own history and traditions with those of our founding father. [Arcturus On the Potomac - $45,000,000]

Open House Sunday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

3347 Lakeside View Dr

Offer Deadline -Monday-01/24/2022 at 3:00 PM EST. Welcome home to this sophisticated, end unit townhome with a lake view and access. Private, resort-like living, It feels like a vacation home year around. This stunning 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home offers plenty of natural light and a huge, oversized deck that sits out over the water. The home has been extensively updated throughout the years. Windows, HVAC, Water Heater, Bathrooms were all replaced in 2006. Waters Edge Community is a beautiful lakeside oasis in the heart of Falls Church. The community features a pool, tennis courts, and walking path around the lake. Great location, close to both Bailey’s Crossroads and Seven Corners shopping centers. Do not miss this incredible opportunity! 2 Parking Spaces 1 Assigned and 1 Guest. Plenty of Parking! Wood burning fireplace is in working condition and to convey in as-is condition! [Waters Edge - $525,000]

NEW PRICE! Privately nestled far off Georgetown Pike and directly on the banks of the Potomac River are the 5.

701 Bulls Neck Rd

17 acres that encompass 701 Bulls Neck Road. This property has spectacular sightlines and views ranging from the sweeping treetops down to the flowing waters of the Potomac. The panoramic scene glides along the River and boasts utmost privacy with lush woodlands and neighboring parkland surrounding the home. There are 50+ acres of adjoining parkland that is a nature conservancy, adding to the idyllic quality of this amazing lot. 701 Bulls Neck Road encompasses a Mid-Century Modern home that spans nearly 2400 SF and is comprised of 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths. Perched atop the extensive grounds, the property is perfectly situated to showcase the picturesque views from nearly every room. This is an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild your dream home along the Potomac River. [Bulls Neck Hundred - $4,950,000]

Idyllically located on the Potomac River, this stunning 5 story townhouse in desirable Old Town is a rare offering.

2 Wolfe St

Experience incomparable waterfront living with elegant interiors and an open floor plan. This special residence features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths, generously sized rooms enriched by 4 gas fireplaces, tasteful moldings, exquisite millwork and refined finishes throughout creating an ambience melding classic character with modern design. Additionally for your convenience, a rare two car attached garage. Upon touring this one-of-a-kind property, you'll be awed by the prime riverfront address and breathtaking water views enjoyed from both in and outdoors. Handsome hardwood floors greet your arrival on the first level, leading to a step-down living room with wet bar and fireplace flanked by built-in shelves and triple sets of French doors opening to the blissful brick patio overlooking the river. On the second level an open concept design spills into a spacious family room overlooking the water with an enormous kitchen in the opposite direction occupying the entire width of the house on this level. Premium appliances including a wet bar with Subzero beverage refrigerator with ice maker. A powder room is nearby for guests. Level 3 offers utmost serenity with a handsome library facing the river adorned with floor-to-ceiling built-ins, gas fireplace with marble surround, and three sets of French doors open to the private loggia with a spectacular waterfront view. Even in a light rain with the covered roofline, one can sit here and enjoy this calm outdoor space. There is also a spacious guest suite, currently used as an office, with custom walk-in closet, linen closet, full bath, and hallway powder room. The fourth floor is reserved for the luxurious primary suite. Double doors open to your peaceful bedroom retreat enhanced by picturesque water views. The expansive marble bath features two separate vanities, custom cabinetry, Jacuzzi soaking tub, and a large shower. A spacious walk-in closet provides generous storage and built-in shelving. Laundry center includes tall cabinetry and a LG Steam washer and dryer. Enjoy water views from two dormer windows or the built-in desk in the divine top level guest suite with full bath and storage galore including 2 walk-in closets, extra storage in the eaves, plus an additional closet. Among other attractive highlights of this gem are a Bang & Olufsen sound system with Bowers & Wilkins speakers, new water heater, central vacuum, water filtration system, and intercom. Perhaps best of all is the locale, affording you an unparalleled opportunity to live waterfront and enjoy the loggia as you would an outdoor porch three seasons of the year, all mere steps from the Potomac River and beautiful green spaces. Owners respectfully request two hours notice for showings. Furnishings may be purchased for an additional $85,000. A private 35' boat slip is available for purchase for $110,000. [Harborside - $3,995,000]

Start your new year and retreat from the busy city life to this waterfront getaway! Freshly painted with new carpeting installed, this one bedroom/den has one of the best panoramic Potomac River views in all of Alexandria.

1250 S Washington St #215

The sunny, southeast location with views of the formal gardens and water is a pleasure to enjoy year round by birders and nature lovers alike! The solarium with it peaceful views will easily become a favorite room to enjoy nature's beauty at its best. Eat-in kitchen, warm parquet floors, and a convenient, one level floor plan. Sliding doors in both living room and bedroom access the solarium. With 1122 sf PLUS the solarium, it has more square footage than most than 2 bedrooms condos! Porto Vecchio offers a friendly community, excellent security, 24-hr. desk, limo service, pool, tennis, kayak dock, exercise facilities and a Beautiful River Room for parties. Garage parking conveys, space #108 [Porto Vecchio - $520,000]

This is a rare opportunity to build a Keswick custom, 7,000 square foot (or smaller or even bigger is desired) home on the Mason Neck peninsula in Fairfax County.

10806 Belmont Blvd

The majority of land on is on Mason Neck where there is a county 18 hole golf course, county park with camping, pool and boat launching facility. Also close by is Mason Neck State Park with horseback riding trails, wildlife reserve (with several nests of bald eagles) and bike/walking paths. Award winning Keswick Homes has several models to choose from that can be modified or totally custom built. The builder can show you completed homes in the McLean, Great Falls and Mason Neck areas by appointment. [Belmont Bay - $3,300,000]

Looking for a Barbershop in the Huntington Neighborhood?

Kim's Barbershop is located in the Huntington Station shopping center at N. Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22303.  The phone number for Kim's Barbershop is (703) 960-3325. Kim's Barbershop is right across from Huntington metro. Kim's Barbershop is a few shops away from Abi's II.

Check Out the Floor Plans of the Isabella at Monticello Mews

The Isabella at Monticello Mews is located at 6301 Edsall Road Alexandria, VA 22312. The Isabella is near I-395. The Isabella offers convenient access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Amenities at the Isabella include: 25 meter pool, expansive sun deck, resident lounge, cabana, private ball park, private 1/4 mile fitness and walking path, on-site metro shuttle, community fitness room, outdoor sports court, controlled access gated community, front desk attendant with controlled lobby access, secure 2 level underground garage parking, community bike rack, and separate freight elevator.