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

BRING YOUR BOAT! BOAT SLIP CONVEYS! VACATION AT HOME overlooking the glorious Potomac River, walk to fine dining and pubs, or take your bike for a ride to Mt. Vernon - the bike path is right outside your front door! Beautifully renovated waterfront home in exclusive Harborside with streaming light on 3 sides! Stunning water views from every floor, three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a lovely brick patio for entertaining, and 2 car garage parking. Upgrades include a spectacular gourmet kitchen with subzero, wine refrigerator, warming drawer, and top of the line Miele appliances. Master bedroom with walk in closets and handsome furniture quality built-ins. Boat slip conveys! Dining room and Living room chandeliers do not convey. Appointment only with lister. 703.915.8845 [1 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA]

Spectacular contemporary waterfront home with $800K in top of the line architectural renovations. 4Br 4.5BA. Breathtaking floor to ceiling views of Little Hunting Creek. Navigable water, private dock with power. Bring your boat, kayak or paddle boards! Eco-built with smart home technology. Black, sleek, radiant heat bamboo floors throughout. Gourmet modern kitchen with high end appliances, wine cooler, built in coffee maker. Spectacular master with amazing views, fireplace, private balcony, luxury master bath & walk in closet. Large deck for entertaining overlooking the water. Beautifully landscaped .39 acre lot Beautiful in every season! Separate fenced side yard, end of cul-de-sac location. Community pool, tennis court & boat launch. Agents Please Remove Shoes. Thank you! [3004 Cunningham Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Pending Release. Be very careful entering the house. House is sold absolute AS IS. Seller Licensed. Directly Water Front, Water Access, and Water View. [8411 Piney Ave, Manassas, VA]

Welcome, Home to this beautiful waterfront estate nestled on .44 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac with sweeping views of the Potomac River. Home features 5 large bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, two-car garage, one carport, family room, recreation room, formal living and dining rooms, sauna, new Trex deck, private beach access, marble floors, fireplaces, elevator, private balcony in the master suite with a majestic view of the Potomac River. Enjoy picturesque sunrises as you enjoy your morning coffee from your secluded backyard. Conveniently located near Mansion House Yacht Club, Mount Vernon Country Club, Mount Vernon Wharf, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt Park, Fort Belvoir, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Walking trails and more!! Do not miss out on making this one of a kind home yours!! [9325 Old Mansion Rd, Alexandria, VA]

Overlooking Windmill Hill Park on one of Old Town's most sought-after blocks, this 5-bedroom stunner offers unobstructed panoramic views of the Potomac River. Built in 1820, this historic home was meticulously renovated with improvements that incorporate modern amenities while preserving its original charm. Original floors, interior trim, and windows have all been carefully restored to original conditions rarely found in historic homes. Top quality Farrow and Ball paint has been applied inside and out. An expanded kitchen boasts premium appliances, Italian Carrara marble, and radiant heated floors. Carefully hidden to preserve the home's architectural integrity, six independent climate zones were added throughout to provide efficient comfort. A centrally located wood-burning fireplace in the dining room delivers natural heat and aesthetic appeal. Exposed historic brick, radiant heated floors, high ceilings, windows and a graduated exit stairwell will make this basement one of the most unique features of this home. With custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout, the overall layout is both cozy and convenient, incorporating plenty of storage such as his/her master bedroom closets and an attic for storage. [511 S Lee St, Alexandria, 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