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.  

Properties in Focus

OPEN SUN 8/7 12-2 PM! Beautiful, RARE WATERFRONT 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with LOFT – one of the largest in the community! Located in picturesque LAKESIDE community with pool, dog park, tennis court, playgrounds and waterside trails, this home features an open and spacious floor plan with abundant updated windows and high ceiling. Eat-in kitchen with corian countertops, abundant white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and pass-through to dining area/living room - perfect for entertaining! Sun filled living room with corner wood-burning fireplace, soaring ceiling with new skylight and sliding door access to a balcony. Elegant dining area with chandelier. Amazing LOFT with ceiling fan and storage space - ideal space for home office. Spacious primary bedroom with vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and access to balcony. Updated en-suite bath with separate vanity area. Large balcony with additional storage and LAKE views! Windows 2012. Front door and storm door 2012. HVAC 2017. New hot water heater 2020. Washer and dryer 2012/2014. One assigned parking space and plenty of visitor spaces. Perfect location inside the beltway approx. 1 mile to shopping and dining at vibrant Mosaic District, Dunn Loring Metro, about 4 miles to Tysons Corner. Commuter's dream - close to I-495, Rt. 29, Rt. 50 and I-66! Walking distance to 2941 Restaurant, Northrop Grumman and Defense Health Agency Headquarters. Don't miss your chance to live in this lovely community with gorgeous lake, trails, pool, playgrounds and tennis court! [2822 Yarling Ct, Falls Church, VA]

A premier waterfront community delivers a spectacular condo with water views from EVERY room within the unit and supplies residents with luxury amenities! One level living at its finest and the definition of move-in ready. Unit 324 is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo, in the sought-after building of Porto Vecchio, was purchased by its current owner and completely redone to showcase every desire of today! Bright living spaces, pristine wood floors, a freshly repainted interior, plantation shutters throughout, classic crown molding, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, and spa-inspired bathrooms. An elegant foyer entrance features marble tile floors and closet storage. The bright living room is where you will be drawn to spend most of your day-to-day life and is perfect to entertain when the moment is right comfortably. It is an open space and provides access via sliding glass doors to the private balcony that provides unobstructed views of the Potomac River, and National Harbor. A separate dining room will host many future occasions with family and friends and adjoins the kitchen, making serving meals an easy gesture. A charming breakfast nook abuts the kitchen and highlights a custom desk/table and shelves/cabinets. Stepping into the beautiful galley kitchen, you’ll love the sleek sophistication of the stainless KitchenAid appliances, granite countertops, colored glass tile backsplash, and ample cabinet storage. The hallway leads to two gracious bedrooms and two full bathrooms. A lovely and large primary suite features a walk-in closet and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a glass walk-in shower with dual shower heads, a grand soaking tub, and all enhanced by beautiful marble. This unit comes with two designated underground parking spaces (#17 & #18 on B2 level) and a private storage room #324. Unbeatable amenities include a fitness center with new state-of-the-art equipment, a private tennis court, a kayak dock, a fantastic outdoor swimming pool, landscaped gardens, a party room, and a private limousine for all residents. Access to local trails/parks (Mount Vernon/Jones Point) is a breeze. All historic Old Town offers are at your fingertips from award-winning dining, quaint shopping, community experiences, and more, and you are only a short distance from National Airport and DC, making this the ideal home for commuters. This will not last long so do not hesitate to plan your visit! [1250 S Washington St #324, Alexandria, VA]

Gorgeous 4 level split townhome. Water views from every window. South facing END unit with great natural light and 2 YES 2 decks. 2 assigned parking spaces and loads of visitor spaces as well. Easy commuting options right outside your door. Completely renovated in 2019 with fresh new bathrooms, beautifully renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and brand new cabinets, appliances flooring and a big beautiful window for loads of natural light. Contemporary tiled entryway and hardwood floors through the main and upper levels. The 2 lower levels have hardwood style vinyl that is water resistant and low maintenance. Great laundry room that doubles as a storage area as well. 2 family rooms both with fireplaces and a deck off of the main level dining room and family/living room. Easy access to get your canoe or kayak into the lake right out your back door and a great side yard for storing said canoe or kayak. Details about the Lake Braddock Community are: Lake Braddock Association is a community of 1,298 units, a mix of single family and townhouses, one of the very first master planned unit developments in the country, incorporated in May, 1969. The community was recently recognized by the Washington Post for its unique style of contemporary homes in its Raintree Section, and also for its extensive and varied Christmas decorations by individual homeowners. This community prides itself with its 27 acre lake and a small farmer's pond. The lake and pond add scenic and recreational value to the community. There are walking and jogging paths around the lake and pond as well as through the extensive wooded areas that surround the community. The community is very family oriented and has installed and maintain several tot lots. There are two swimming pools, four tennis courts, a boat ramp, a dock and a community center. [5420 Midship Ct, Burke, VA]

Welcome to this spectacular town home, perfectly situated on Lake Audubon with magnificent views of the lake! Remodeled throughout with numerous upgrades, this pristine home will not disappoint! Upon entering, newly refinished hardwood flooring flows through the open and bright main level. The spacious living room is filled with natural light, wood burning fireplace, built-ins and great space for gatherings. The custom designed kitchen offers a large picture window with views of the lake, custom cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless appliances including a 5-burner gas range and newer dishwasher, center island with space for seating and abundant counter space and cabinets. The large dining area off the kitchen features custom lighting, a wall of windows and flows out to an oversize deck great for entertaining, lounging and grilling while you enjoy breathtaking water views. On the upper level you will find the owner's suite with views of the lake, vaulted ceiling, hardwood flooring, ceiling fan and walk-in closet. The remodeled owner's bath offers an oversize shower with seamless shower door, custom vanity and tile flooring. The remodeled hall bath with custom vanity, tile flooring and tiled tub wall, two additional bedrooms with ceiling fans and linen closet complete the upper level. The finished lower level includes a spacious rec room, remodeled full bath, storage space with washer/dryer and sink is large enough to finish as additional space for home gym or office. The rec room filled with windows, wood burning fireplace and sliding glass door leads out to the spacious patio surrounded by lush landscaping and trees, a peaceful oasis steps away from the lake. Reserved parking and plenty of guest/overflow parking available. All located in a quiet community of 56 homes in the Reston community, community dock, a short walk to Walker Nature Center, numerous pools, tennis and walking paths throughout. Only minutes from Rt. 267 and Dulles Airport. Convenient to many great restaurants, variety of shopping and more! [11056 Thrush Ridge Rd, Reston, VA]

Stunning river views greet you the minute you enter this very sizable and beautiful Porto Vecchio unit. The living room has been expanded by incorporating the large balcony into the room. You will enjoy breathtaking sun rises and lots of activity on the Potomac River. A spacious dining room is immediately on the right of the living room. It features plenty of storage closets and a wall of mirrors at the end of the room which provides extra light. The kitchen appliances are stainless steel and there are lovely marble countertops and great track lighting. There is room for an eat-in table and 4 chairs or if you prefer, you can enjoy your meals and drinks on the attached open balcony. The main bedroom is surrounded by a narrow open balcony and what was earlier the 4th bedroom has been converted to the biggest dressing room/storage space you can imagine and it holds a built-in safe. Off the living room going to the left, the previous 3rd bedroom has been converted into a very attractive office with a built-in desk and lots of wood cabinets with shelves and drawers. In this room, it would be possible to install a Murphy bed if wanted. The last bedroom, presently used as a sitting room, has a large built-in closet which could be removed in order to enlarge the space. The 2 prime parking spaces are conveniently located right when you exit the elevators and 2 generous storage units convey. As an extra added bonus, you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunsets from the apartment. Porto Vecchio amenities include a 24-hour front desk, on-site management, an outdoor swimming pool, kayak storage and launch, a tennis court, party and meeting rooms, limousine service and the newly updated exercise rooms with a sauna. Do not miss out on this wonderful property. It is truly a great value and a rare find. [1250 S Washington St #611, Alexandria, VA]

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Fish the Potomac River

Homes at Arcturus are located right on the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. The fish in the Potomac include large-mouth bass, catfish, carp, bluegill, and pickerel just to name a few. Many of the homes here include piers and docks. This area offers grand views of the nearby water. Most of the homes here were built in the 1950's and 1960's.    
Fishing the Potomac R. near Little Hunting Creek
Fishing the Potomac River near Little Hunting Creek

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