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

This Georgian style waterfront estate has over 200' of sandy beach along the Potomac River. The home is situated on Mason Neck just outside of Alexandria in Lorton, Virginia. By car, you are only 40 Minutes to Washington, D.C., 30 Minutes to the heart of Alexandria and Reagan National Airport. Certainly one of the nicest beachfront properties that the Washington area has to offer. The home is comprised of over 18,000 sq ft+ of living space on nearly 7 acres of land partially enclosed in paddocks. The property features gated and secured access with top of the line surveillance systems connected at the palm of your hand. The home was built in 2003 and no expense was spared. Recently upgraded with state of the art smart home access, the home can be operated from your mobile device or iPads distributed throughout the house. This includes everything from the front entry gate, cameras and even the channel on the television. Featuring a first-floor master, library, dining room, family room and gourmet kitchen on the main level. The second floor features a game room, rec room, office, full gym with sauna and a dressing room with space for a spa. The lower level features an in-law suite or maids quarters, multiple rec spaces and a state of the art theater. There are two garages, one accessed from the motor-court and the other from the side of the home. The side entry garage is oversized and has an attached workshop. There is road access to your beachfront for quick and easy access to your boat. The home has just been updated extensively throughout to include painting, hardware, security, fiber optics, and additional entertainment modifications. Contact us today for a private showing and to learn more about what this estate has to offer you. [11107 Gunston Rd, Lorton, VA]

Amazing Lake Front property in Montclair!!!! Sellers have kept everything in perfect condition. We have over 240' of LAKEFRONT for you to enjoy from your MULTIPLE decks, screened- in porch and bedrooms!! We have a DOCK and a SLIP that is oversized and has been grandfathered in. Enjoy your Stroll down to the lake on our CUSTOM BRICK STAIRS with MARINE ROPE RAILING. The Professional landscaper was just there sprucing the perennials and the flowering trees. Once you make it back up from the dock you will see the updated TREX deck that was done in 2005. Inside you will find a TOTALLY UPDATED KITCHEN with an island for entertaining, breakfast bar area and NEW HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout the main level that are only 10 years old. The main level family room has a marble fireplace that has been connected to PROPANE. Our upstairs hall bath was remodeled in 2003. THIS YEAR: we remodeled our MASTER BATH, replaced the VINYL SIDING and ALL of the WINDOWS to include the sliding glass doors leading to the Lake. Our HVAC outside unit was replaced 5 years ago, inside unit replace 2004. Our lower level has a true 5th bedroom, kitchenette, full bath and its own entrance from the lower deck. You will also find a great rec room with another fireplace (wood burning with a pellet stove) that walks out to a SCREENED-IN PORCH. The views are amazing!!! You can walk to West Beach in less than 10 minutes and see Beaver Landing Beach from our Dock!!! It is a short ride to Dolphin Beach. Don't forget to check out our 18 hole golf course, in- ground swimming pool, tennis courts with bubble for the winter months and awesome country club for lunch and dinner. We various types of memberships. [15784 Moncure Ct, Dumfries, VA]

Never feel cooped up again. Imagine living in this Clifton craftsman home! Few homes compare to this custom home on 12.23 acres with a fish-filled pond. You'll be blown away by the meticulous attention to detail and countless upgrades in this lovingly maintained home. A mature tree lined street, stately circle driveway, and beautiful custom door welcome you home. Inside you'll find gorgeous hardwood floors, timeless crown molding, and a bright and airy floor plan inviting guests to come in and stay awhile.The magazine worthy kitchen is well appointed with slab granite counters, center island cooktop, breakfast bar seating, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and huge pantry. Sip morning coffee in the expanded light bathed family room. Featuring soaring high-beamed ceilings, custom built-ins, and a gas fireplace. The forest and pond views from the bench seating are truly breathtaking.For a luxurious retreat, head straight to the tranquil master and indulge in a spa-like bath marked by a large soaking tub and separate shower.The large finished basement features a gas fireplace, full suite bed and bath, and walks out to the covered stone patio. The phenomenal two level (front and back of the home) composite deck features a custom outdoor fireplace. Downstairs is a stone patio with recessed lighting and fan. Entertain in any weather. The fish filled private pond & stream is great for fishing. Flanked by a custom gazebo, there is no shortage of outdoor spaces to entertain. Bring your horses and explore the two-story horse barn and equestrian trails. Clifton living doesn't get better than this, near shopping, and seconds to award-winning restaurants. Call now to experience the beauty and lifestyle firsthand and see why this recently remodeled gem is a popular bed & breakfast and was featured in the Clifton Women's Club home and garden tour. *Need a garage? Price includes price of detached new construction garage. [7017 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA]

One of the best kept secrets in Manassas! WATERFRONT park-like property and NO HOA! If you want to live in nature but be close to everything, this may be the unique property you have been looking and waiting for! 2 level contemporary custom home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Truly an open floor plan. Open living and dining room with fabulous Brazilian Teak floors and stunning views. Bedrooms are all nicely sized. Easily main level living with a bonus finished basement (media room as it is wired for sound) and space for guests with a 4th bedroom and 3rd bathroom. Great location if you enjoy being outside or entertaining outside! There is a large patio with a bar directly off the lower level. If you want a smaller outside entertaining spot, there is a nice sized deck directly off the kitchen. If you want to go REALLY BIG, there is. HUGE fire pit in the lower backyard which is like being in a private park surrounded by wildlife, the river and mature trees.2nd owners of this property have made many upgrades and updates throughout. Owners have made this home move in ready with fresh paint, main level carpets cleaned and new carpeting in the basement. Kitchen was renovated in 2018 with all stainless steel appliances, new back splash, granite countertop and farm sink. (refrigerator replaced a few years earlier). Driveway replaced in 2018. Roof was replaced in 2017. Extensive backyard hardscaping in 2017. HVAC was moved and replace in 2016. NO HOA! Owner/Agent [7403 Lake Dr, Manassas, VA]

Gorgeous-7000 square feet of custom home has so many fabulous upgrades, kitchen alone has Thermador and Subzero appliances, warming and Miele steam oven and coffee system, refrigerator drawers, six burner gas cooking as well as plenty of cabinet space and built-ins. HUGE home office on the main floor with a separate entrance/exit to the outside! Fantastic mudroom with lockers, wainscoting throughout, homework room upstairs with built-in desks and an unbelievable finished basement with games galore! IPE decking off the back to take in beautiful pond views which is great for ice skating in the winter. Pond is only 4 feet deep! [906 Challedon 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