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

PERFECT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. SOLD AS-IS!! Here is your chance to flip and HOLD/OWN a corner, top floor, penthouse unit with stunning views of Four Mile Run Creek and Woods. This unit would be perfect for someone looking to do upgrades and rent out the unit or upgrade and hold it. Unit comes with an indoor assigned garage parking space close to elevators. Amazing location for commuters to DC, Crystal City, Pentagon, and more! Harris Teeter, Starbucks, AMC, and Shirlington Town Center is less than a mile away! The Carlton offers 24/7 concierge and security with key fob entry and monitored elevators. Steps to Four Mile Run trails, W&OD trails and a convenience/deli store located inside the rear building. Pet friendly building with amazing amenities such as an outdoor pool, tennis courts, extra storage, parking garage, community room, parking lot and much more! Utilities included in the condo fee are, parking, water, sewer, trash, electric, heat & AC. There are 3 laundry rooms on each floor on the building to allow ample and easy access for residents. Contact Melissa Riley with Avery Hess, Realtors for more info! [4600 S Four Mile Run Dr #1240, Arlington, VA]

SMASHING WATERFRONT VIEW OVERLOOKING POOL AND POTOMAC RIVER! EAT IN KITCHEN HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO ITS OWN WATERFRONT BALCONY. GAS COOKING! COMBINED LR/DR HAS THE FLEXIBILITY OF ARRANGING FURNITURE SEVERAL WAYS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WATER VIEWS!PLUS ITS OWN ACCESS TO THE BALCONY! UNIT 1407 IS ON THE TOP FLOOR OF MARINA TOWERS, OFFERING BEABEAUTIFUL SUN RISES AND PRIVACY. MBR HAS2 CLOSETS AND THERE IS A ROW OF CLOSETS ALONG THE HALLWAY NEXT TO THE FOYER. OF COURSE THE MBR HAS WATER VIEWS TOO! [501 Slaters Ln #1407, Alexandria, VA]

You don't want to miss this SPECTACULAR 5 level townhome steps from the Potomac River and Mt Vernon Trail! Enjoy a private rooftop terrace with Potomac River views that aren't going anywhere! There is an abundance of outdoor space including a large fenced in patio off the kitchen, a balcony off the master suite, and an upper level balcony/rooftop as well. Luxurious contemporary design throughout with high ceilings, hardwood floors, a double-sided gas fireplace, and chef's kitchen. It features a large island and upgraded SS appliances including a Wolf range. The Master suite is on it's own floor with a double vanity, oversized steam shower, and designer soaking tub. Dual closets provide plenty of storage. The Upper level loft/bonus room has direct access to the rooftop terrace w/ beautiful views of the River & courtyard below. It doesn't stop there! There's a fully finished basement with full bath (potential use as a 4th bedroom) and direct access to the secure, gated parking garage with 2 assigned parking spaces. Convenient North Old Town lifestyle near new development, shops, restaurants, metro, airport, health club, parks and more!! [314 Third St, Alexandria, VA]

Reduced $700,000!!! Wooded Mclean Maison serenaded by a gentle creek on the southern border, 12 years of organic landscaping with magnificent trees, this three story, solid tumbled brick home is a tribute peaceful and convenience living in our nation's capitol. Just two stop lights away from DC at Chain Bridge. This gorgeous 13,200 sq ft of living and entertaining with solid Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and 12 foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and four fireplaces. Owner may accept or reject any offer at any time for any reason. [1347 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA]

Once in multiple generations does a waterfront estate like River View become available for purchase. Sited on 16.5 acres of George Washington's original Mount Vernon estate, a visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, "I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world." This one-of-a-kind property, and it's sublime aspect, uniquely had the power to calm the mind of America's founding father. Now, fully reconstituted, rebuilt and modernized, it is likely that President Washington would approve of this 21st century version of River View. Enter the estate via an impressive long stone-lined driveway and approach the newly built American Federal style residence masterfully designed with river views and natural light through out. Terraces with water views are accessed by nearly every room in the house and invite quiet moments for fresh air, contemplation, private dinners or birdwatching. Equally perfect for hosting hundreds of guests for special events. Designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed by West Wing Builders, special amenities include a large home gym with radius windows overlooking the Potomac, with adjacent spa area that includes an indoor resistance pool, spa, steam room and sauna. The gaming room has a full bar, pool table, 2 TV's, hand crafted stone walls and also views of the river. The 15 seat movie theater allows for comfortable and safe screenings of the latest films. A large wood paneled reception room leads to a circular room with exceptional views of both the river and the gardens. The estate includes 400 feet of water frontage, a 3 bedroom 3 bath 2,600 square foot guest house, a fully reconstituted carriage house with 4 car spaces and a studio apartment, a waterfront dock and reproduction of english colonial boxwood and rose gardens (inspired by old blueprints found on the property). Existing tree groves have been improved to create your own private and lovely wooded areas. Throughout the 16.5 acres you will find that the all-new infrastructure is as impressive as is the beauty. The entire property is fully integrated with forward-thinking technology that integrates every aspect of the estate. Eco-sustainability has been considered in every aspect: Geothermal heating, extensive state-of-the-art well water management, 150 KW full-property back-up generators, security systems, utilities, information, entertainment systems are all controlled by a central bank of computers. This is not your typical "Smart House"; it is a "Brilliant House". Superior geotechnical stabilization was completed along the shoreline and under the house foundation location. 140 auger cast piles were installed along the water edged of the property to prevent future erosion. 15 caissons, each 42" wide and dug 40 feet deep, were installed under the main house foundation; extraordinary infrastructure by anyone's standards. This significant waterfront property is located just 10 miles from the Nation's Capitol via the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway, and is easily accessible to the regions three airports that service both private and commercial aviation. It offers an unrivaled natural sanctuary, yet is just minutes from the dining, cultural and educational offerings of Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Note: Listing includes 3 parcels(16.5 acres) : Lot A, Tax ID 1022 01 0022E, Lot B, Tax ID 1022 01 0022F, Lot C, Tax ID 1022 01 0022G. Please see all 3 parcels for total taxes and assessed values. [7979 E Boulevard Dr, 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