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

At the end of a private drive, a dream oasis greets you. Situated on nearly 2 acres is 7020 Ordway Drive, an amazing 6,800+ square foot estate home. Incredible renovations recently completed include marble kitchen island and counters, updated solid wood cabinets, wood floors newly refinished in dark espresso, addition of wrought iron spindles to staircases, new light fixtures, all bathrooms updated with marble tile surrounds, and fresh paint throughout. New smarthome just installed include , Google Home Hub, Nest thermostat and Ring video doorbell! No HOA! Large floor-to-ceiling windows let in the natural light, creating an airy, open feel to the space. Formal living and dining rooms are accented with crown molding and wainscoting, open to the large family room which features vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. The study is nestled in the back corner, allowing privacy and quiet, while overlooking the beautiful yard space. The kitchen features new marble counters and waterfall island, along with stainless steel appliances. A second prep-kitchen and oversized pantry give you the space needed to prepare for entertaining family and friends! The sunroom provides a relaxing space for enjoying your morning coffee while overlooking the sparkling in-ground pool, along with the nature pond in the distance. Open the large sliding windows to enjoy Virginia's summer breeze or crisp fall air. Upstairs you will find the expansive master suite, complete with sitting area, 3-sided gas fireplace, and walk in closet with built-in shelving. The master bath has been recently updated with new marble tile around the jetted tub, flooring, and a new glass shower enclosure. The upper floor also boasts three additional generously sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and laundry room. French doors lead to a covered patio with views of the front of the property. The lower level boasts a media room, including projector and screen wired with Bose speakers, perfect for watching movies or the big game! Stock up the wet bar with your favorite snacks and drinks, and keep extras stored in the wine closet! Walk out to the covered patio with new outdoor ceiling fan for your comfort. Bonus two bedrooms and two full baths complete the lower level, along with large unfinished utility and storage room. The property's large back yard features an in-ground pool and spa with fountain. Relax and take in the beautifully landscaped scenery from the large stone patio. Newer iron gate has remote or key pad entry. Large driveway leads to 3-car garage, or along the right side of the property to the far side of the property where an additional parking pad is located. [7020 Ordway Rd, Centreville, VA]

RARE LAKEFRONT OPPORTUNITY! Spectacular contemporary home with picturesque lake views from every window! Large corner lot with inviting curb appeal and circular driveway. Multiple levels with over 4600 sq ft. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, large windows and doors allowing for tons of great natural light. Fully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, black granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and recessed lighting. Master bedroom suite with wood paneling, large walk-in closet, separate sitting room and private balcony overlooking Lake Barcroft. Backyard oasis with heated in-ground pool, stone wall waterfall and patio deck - An entertainer's dream! Fully finished walk-out lower level, great for guests or in-laws. Prime location on the Northern tip of Lake Barcroft with easy access to Columbia Pike, Bailey's Crossroads, Seven Corners, 495, 66, shops, restaurants & more! Don't miss this opportunity to live the Waterfront Life! [6333 Beachway Dr, Falls Church, VA]

Waterfront property DEAL in convenient Manassas location! Cul-de-Sac three level home is ready to be refreshed to your liking. Home backs to Bull Run and has +-88 feet of waterline. Build your steps to the river for easy water access. Serene natural setting yet easy access to stores, shopping and commuter routes. Make this 4 bedroom home your oasis from it all. Call for Appointment. [6510 Kris Ct, Manassas, VA]

This Potomac River waterfront home is just feet from the river bank and not in a Federal flood zone. It offers two separate living spaces. One main level living quarters, and a second upper level living space with a separate entry. Each has a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room, and waterfront dining room. There is a basement with interior and exterior entries. This home is directly across from Quantico Marina, and short walk to the restaurants and business services on Potomac Avenue in the Town of Quantico. Marine Corps University is also a short distance from this home. [101 Potomac Ave, Quantico, VA]

BRING OFFER!!BIG AND BRIGHT END UNIT TOWNHOUSE IN CAMBRIDGE STATION! SHINY REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS ON MAIN AND UPPER LEVEL! LARGE OPEN KITCHEN WITH NEWER SS APPLIANCES! RECENTLY INSTALLED WINDOWS AND SLIDING GLASS DOOR! FRESH PAINT ENTIRE INSIDE! THREE AND A HALF UPDATED BATHS!MASTER BEDROOM WITH WALK-IN, ADDITIONAL CLOSET & EXTRA SINK AND VANITY! HUGE OPEN FAMILY ROOM WITH CERAMIC TILE FLOORS AND FULL BATH IN WALK OUT BASEMENT! ENJOY CREEK VIEW FROM KITCHEN! PRIVATE DECK IS SHADY AND COOL IN SUMMER AND SUNNY IN WINTER! ALL BRICK! NEWER HVAC AND WATER HEATER! GREAT FAIRFAX CITY LOCATION, SCHOOLS & NEIGHBORHOOD! HOA DOES LAWN MAINTENANCE! REALLY NICE HOME! [3202 Adams Ct, Fairfax, 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