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.


Recent Listings

Fantastic, rarely available LAKEFRONT townhouse, perfectly situated on Reston's beautiful Lake Thoreau. Every day can be a vacation day when you live on the Lake! ***Convenient! Less than 2 miles to the Wiehle East Metro Station or the Dulles Toll Road, barely 3 miles to Reston Town Center, and 8 miles to Dulles Airport. ***About the House: (See Documents for complete list of renovations and features.) Three spacious levels include 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 updated/renovated Bathrooms, updated Kitchen, 2 (TWO!) Laundry Rooms, and 2 front decks and 2 back decks. There's also fresh paint throughout, gorgeous solid hardwood floors on main level, and superior quality carpet on upper and lower levels. A motorized Dock-boat with gazebo conveys as a separate bill of sale. ***Access to everything that is wonderful about Reston. (Check out for great information about living in Reston.) For example, the Red Loop Trail, part of Reston's extensive trail system, literally goes right past your front door and is a nice way to get to the South Lakes Shopping Center, which is about a mile away. An even better way is to go by your motorized dock-boat and "park" at the Community Dock. Folks on Lake Thoreau love to get carry-out from any of the restaurants there and anchor their boats in the middle of the Lake for sunset picnics. ***Home is virtually staged. [11328 Dockside Cir, Reston, VA]

Stately Colonial-style manor on 5 lakeside acres featuring unparalleled finishes throughout 15,000+/- sq.ft. of living space. Gracious floor with 3-story foyer, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, living room, family room, library, sunroom, game room, 4 fireplaces, home theater, offices, and exercise room. Features include pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, extensive hardscaping, and lakeside access. [558 Innsbruck Ave, Great Falls, VA]

Welcome to this stunning uber private 3+ acre lot along the Occoquan River.Country ambiance with big city conveniences! You will feel like you are in the quiet country but still are minutes away from shopping and commuter routes to DC. Incredibly private with world class spectacular views of the Occoquan River. This home has so much to offer including a four seasons sun room that over looks the river, a beautifully remodeled eat-in Kitchen with antique white cabinets, farm house sink, stainless steel and cabinet covered appliances including an induction stove with warming tray, plenty of storage and high end granite. Kitchen overlooks the family room with built in book cases and a large masonry gas fireplace. Large Trex no maintenance composite deck overlooks the water so you can enjoy the wild life which includes deer, wild turkeys, eagles, hawks, owls, and foxes.Large expanded dining room with million dollar views perfect for entertaining. Master bedroom has an en-suite master bathroom. Fully finished basement with large picture windows so you can work and enjoy nature. Basement offers a craft room that could be converted into a bedroom, full bath and large rec area. But wait there is much much more! On the property there are 2 twenty foot sealand containers that have electricity and one with a dehumidifier which are great for storage or could be used as an art studio, band practice area or shed. Greenhouse for those with a green thumb plus a shed for yard work materials. A beautiful raised cutting garden with water availability. This property blooms through out the spring and summer with crape myrtles, ferns, mountain laurels, dogwoods and azaleas. No worries when the electricity goes out....there is a full house water cooled 38KW commercial generator with 1000 gallon underground propane tank. Updates include driveway repaved and Front Walk replaced 2010; Trex deck, Garage door, HW Heater replaced 2012; main electric panel replaced 2015; Roof/Gutters & Soffit replaced 2016; and Community driveway repaved 2019. Make this private oasis yours! [6090 Ansley Ct, Manassas, VA]

Contactless virtual showing here: See the video walk through here: Come home to your spectacular waterfront townhome in Reston's exclusive Wharf cluster - only 1.5 miles to Wiehle Metro Station and only 2.5 miles to Reston Town Center. Enjoy sunrises glistening on the water just a few feet from your back doors, and in the evening relax with a glass of wine from either of your two decks overlooking the water. This home has been completely renovated from top to bottom, including new flooring, new paint throughout, new fixtures, granite counters, stainless appliances, new front porch & steps (2019) and new HVAC (2018). With three bedrooms plus a spacious loft, there is more than enough space for guests and even in-home dedicated office space. With skylights that let natural light pour in from the vaulted ceiling, reserved parking in the front and dozens of miles of trails through Reston, this home has everything you've been looking for! Owner is a real estate licensee. [11182 Glade Dr, Reston, VA]

A stunning gem in Northern Virginia, this unique retreat is quietly nestled on an oasis of nearly ten acres, seven of which are a sparkling, private, spring-fed lake! Copy and Paste this link for a full video tour: . This one-of-a-kind escape was built in 2001 and features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms throughout the inviting open living spaces, and boasts beautiful hardwood floors, an abundance of natural light, and striking views of the surrounding woods and lake throughout. One enters the home via a breath-taking glass atrium which offers immediate views of the lake and dock. What is more, entertaining will come easy in the recently renovated kitchen, which boasts beautiful quartzite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, and opens to the magnificent great room featuring a towering stone fireplace, 15 foot ceilings, and 2 sets of French doors opening to the spacious rear deck. The second level hosts three bedrooms with new flooring and two bedrooms, including the master suite, overlooking the lake. A 50-year architectural shingle roof was installed July 2019 and includes a transferable warranty. The exterior serves as an extension of the home, featuring the breathtaking rear deck and beautiful courtyard and garden. A quaint path leads from the relaxing overlook off the garage, down to the private dock to enjoy countless hours of kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or bird-watching. The home is completed with a two-car garage accessed via a charming breezeway. This exciting property offers unmatched convenience, and is only 1.75 miles to Great Falls Village, 4.5 miles to Tysons Corner, and 10 miles to Washington DC. [1020 Millwood Rd, Great Falls, VA]

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

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






Properties in Arcturus