Throwback Thursday: Gristmill in the summer

Gristmill is a historic location with a body of water. This water orientation makes for a useful conduit to placid waters to fish. Wide mouthed bass can be found here.

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Water-view homes for sale in Northern VA

Waterfront homes for sale in Northern VA

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What grocery stores are in Arlington?

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Clarendon Whole Foods
Whole Foods in Clarendon
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Whole Foods Market
Phone: (703) 527-6596
2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
0.45 miles
64 Reviews
El-Chaparral Meat Market
Phone: (703) 276-8337
2719 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
0.45 miles
12 Reviews
European Foods
Phone: (703) 524-6800
2700 Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22216
0.59 miles
8 Reviews
The Italian Store
Phone: (703) 528-6266
3123 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201
0.95 miles
242 Reviews
Glebe Market
Phone: (703) 527-7212
300 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
1.49 miles
5 Reviews
Harris Teeter
Phone: (703) 526-9100
600 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
1.59 miles
40 Reviews
Harris Teeter
Phone: (703) 413-7112
900 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202
1.8 miles
30 Reviews
Trader Joe’s
Phone: (202) 296-1921
1101 25th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
1.98 miles
142 Reviews
Safeway Food & Drug
Phone: (202) 333-3223
1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
2.15 miles
28 Reviews
Phone: (202) 333-3223
1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
2.15 miles
14 Reviews
India A-1 Grocery
Phone: (703) 841-9626
4815 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
2.38 miles
4 Reviews
Metro Market
Phone: (202) 833-3720
2130 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
2.43 miles
7 Reviews
Manhattan Market
Phone: (202) 986-4774
2647 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
3.1 miles
17 Reviews
Phone: (703) 845-0446
3480 S Jefferson St, Falls Church, VA 22041
3.14 miles
10 Reviews
Metro K
Phone: (202) 483-6100
1864 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20050
3.14 miles
11 Reviews
Yes! Organic Market
Phone: (202) 462-5150
1825 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
3.21 miles
36 Reviews
Harris Teeter
Phone: (703) 379-2003
Village of Shirlington, Arlington, VA 22206
3.22 miles
20 Reviews
MOM’s Organic Market
Phone: (703) 535-5980
3831 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
3.39 miles
35 Reviews
Harris Teeter
Phone: (703) 412-1544
3600 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22202
3.55 miles
25 Reviews
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Phone: (703) 518-4710
3801 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305
3.77 miles
20 Reviews

Feedback from an elated client

Wow! I just got this from Jeremy W. This really makes me proud to work with Nesbitt Realty.

Howdy Mr. Nesbitt–

Houses with Garden
Belle View is in Alexandria

I wanted to take a moment to highlight the exceptional service I received from one of your agents, Ben Fornshell. Within a few hours of emailing Ben, we made an appointment to meet the following day in order to tour Belle Haven. After meeting up at your office, we walked  along the well-kept streets while Ben shared some of his experiences with the community; calmly strolling through a neighborhood on a sunny day while viewing properties is not a typical experience when searching for a new home. After touring several, I stepped into one particular unit and realized I was home. Ben walked me through the particulars before we parted. Later that day, he met with me a second time, well after working hours, to show the unit to my skeptical wife.

She eagerly concurred and five days later, we signed the lease–beating out several other applicants largely because of how well-prepared our package was. Ben’s relaxed and informative approach was a sea-change to the aggressive apartment-pushers usually lurking in real estate and is a great credit to your business and profession.

Further, his stance made it more than clear that he wasn’t merely looking to push someone into a vacant unit: he was assisting a new neighbor.

Please convey my very great appreciation for his hard work and dedication. If you’d like to post this message anywhere online, please feel free; I only ask that you omit my last name for privacy.



Belle View Condos

in Fairfax County VA

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Five steps to work with a contractor

Here are five steps to developing a great relationship with a remodeling construction

1. Let the contractor know if you are ready to remodel or just kicking the tires. Gary Palmer, a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor, says seeking multiple bids is fine, but don’t waste his or her time by letting the bidding process drag on for weeks.

2. Do your homework. Before seeking bids, develop two files. One should include information, including photos, of what you like. The other should include a list of what you don’t like.

3. Listen to the experts. A good contractor can tell you whether the project is feasible and what the pay off will be.

4. Communicate your budget. Let the contractor know up front how much money you intend to spend.

5. Be realistic and patient. Every remodeling project is messy and all of them are going to be frustrating somewhere along the way.

Source: Charlotte Observer, Barbara S. Russell (10/23/2010)


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Tips for Real Estate photography

Exterior of House

  • Move cars away from front and / or rear of house and close garage doors.
  • Move trash cans and recycling bins inside or away from house.

    Living room
    Living room
  • Remove newspapers from driveway and sweep leaves.
  • Open deck furniture umbrellas, remove grill covers and put any deck cushions on furniture.
  • Hide toys and sporting equipment in garage or storage containers.

Interior of House

  • Turn on all interior lights and open all blinds. Make sure any burned out light bulbs have been replaced.
  • Clean vertical surfaces that reflect light such as mirrors, refrigerators, windows, television screens, etc.
  • Hide all pet beds, toys, bowls, etc. in a closet or storage container.
  • Remove items other than non-religious framed art or decor hanging from walls.
  • Keep in mind that items being moved from room to room will show in photos of other rooms, so please hide items in closets and / or storage areas that will not be photographed


  • Clear off countertops
  • Remove hanging dish towels and small area rugs.
  • Hide garbage can along with pet food bowls, mats and other items.


  • Make beds and be sure the mattress or any objects under the bed are not showing
  • Hide all personal items such as books, phones, remotes, etc. (Tip: You can hide them under the pillows!)
  • We suggest that personalized decor be removed from children’s rooms so their names and pictures don’t show in the photos which will go on the internet.


  • Make it look as large as p0ssible by removing shoes, coats, throw rugs, etc.

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Dining Areas

  • If dining area is small, remove extra leaves from tables to make the room look larger.
  • Show off the woodwork on the table by removing protector, tablecloths or placemats.
  • Remove extra dining chairs from the room so it doesn’t look overcrowded and smaller than it really is.

Living Areas

  • Keep the floors as clear as possible to emphasize the beauty of any wood floors
  • Make sure all televisions and computer monitors are turned off, and if portable hide from view
  • Clear surfaces such as end tables and coffee tables of items that are not decorative, and hide all magazines, books, remotes,  tissue boxes, etc.

Bathrooms / Powder Rooms

  • Wash all mirrors. Even the smallest splatter mark is magnified in photos.
  • Hide the trash can, toilet brush, bathmats and plunger.
  • Remove family bath and hand towels. (Tip: Don’t forget to remove the robe hanging on the back of the door.) You can keep a clean decorative / nice towels hung neatly.
  • Remove All toiletries from the counter and the shower/tub area, such as shampoo bottles, razors, toothbrushes, etc.
  • Make sure the toilet paper roll isn’t empty or hanging down off the roll.

Fort Hunt

homes and condos for sale in Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County VA

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By neighborhood, what nightlife is in Arlington?


Willow Restaurant

Caribbean Breeze

Sangam Indian

Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant


Galaxy Hut

Iota Club and Café

Gua Rapo

Clarendon Grill

Crystal City

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Freddie’s Beach Bar


Crystal City Sports Pub

Bin 1700

Pentagon City

Zen Bistro

Asia Bistro


Bear Rock Café

Busboys and Poets

Properties in Arlington

Views from an Alexandria Knolls private balcony

Map of condos for sale at Alexandria Knolls

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Three garden style condo’s to consider

  1. Auburn Village borders the Del Ray community and is minutes away from Mount Vernon Avenue’s local restaurants and shops.
  2. Bearings South Located in the 800 block of South Washington Street, the Bearings opens to the brick sidewalks and shade trees of Old Town, the oldest part of Alexandria — originally laid out in 1749 — and a nationally designated historic district.
  3. Abingdon Row is located at the north side of Old Town Alexandria. These condos are brick style with a world of charm and character dating back to the 50’s.
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The term "garden-style" condo usually refers to a condominium residence in a building that has less than three stories. Most garden-style condos have balconies or patios for each residence. Many garden-style condos have a main entrance that opens to a common-area hallway. Additional common areas include the green space and "gardens" surrounding the structures. If you're interested in garden-style condos you'll have a lot of options in Northern Virginia.

From the suburban feel of Kingstowne to the central location of Bolling Brook from the vintage charm of Belle View to the chic feel of Carlyle Square, are just some of the many Northern Virginia condominium communities we feature.

Properties in Focus

Abingdon Row reat estate agents
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Indoor Pools in Northern VA

 Northern Virginia has a variety of seasons with a wide range of temperatures. During the colder seasons it’s nice to have an indoor pool to visit. Here’s a list of RECenters in Northern Virginia that have indoor pools:

1. Audrey Moore RECenter which is located at 8100 Braddock Road Annandale, VA 22003.

2. Cub Run RECenter which is located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd Chantilly, VA 20151

3. George Washington RECenter which is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road Alexandria, VA 22309

4. Mt. Vernon RECenter which is located at 2017  Belle View Blvd Alexandria, VA 22307

5. Oak Marr RECenter which is located at 3200 Jermantown Road Oakton, VA 22124

6. Providence RECenter which is located at 7525 Marc Drive Falls Church, VA 22042

7. Robert E. Lee RECenter which is located at 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310

8. South Run RECenter which is located at 7550 Reservation Drive Springfield, VA 22153

9. Spring Hill RECenter which is located at 1239 Spring Hill Road McLean, VA 22102

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The Many Musicians of Old Town

If you like street music, then you’ll find no better spot to wander than Old Town Alexandria. Through-out the week, especially on weekends, musicians gather in Old Town at street corners and near the waterfront to play music for tips and applause. Most are highly talented professionals, some are learning to play their instrument in front of a crowd. I enjoy them both in different ways.

Here in Old Town Alexandria, you’ll find everything from a lonely saxophone, to steel drums to an entire band. Below I’ve collected a few photos to give you a taste of Old Town’s many musicians.

This foursome was phenomenal singing and playing old time mountain music. It was a great throwback to the Carters because the gal in the front on the guitar was a great singer. The banjo player and bass were on point, and I love the texture that the mandolin (seated behind guitar) provided.


Glass Harp

The glass harp as played by Jamie Turner is an old town treat one simply must hear in person to appreciate.


This miss not only strummed the harp to perfection but also sang beautifully.

waterfront musicans

At the waterfront behind the Torpedo Factory there are often a few soloists serving up music for passers-by.

banjo and guitar

late winter in Old Town
Old Town is full of shops, restaurants and attractions.

Many people feel that Old Town is the heart of Alexandria VA.

As the name implies, Old Town is the oldest part of Alexandria, a port in colonial times. Historic Old Town Alexandria is found along the Potomac, just inside the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and then north toward Reagan National Airport. Old Town is served by the King St. Metro and the King St. trolley. With over 100 restaurants, shops, boutiques, coffee shops, ice cream houses and more, there's always fun to be found in Old Town.

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