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

Water front! On the canal of Lake Anne with a dock on the water. Walk to Lake Anne Plaza for dining and the farmer's market. Six half levels. Each bedroom is on it's own level with plenty of closet space. Backyard patio. Roof replaced recently, hot water tank replaced recently, new furnace, some windows just replaced, and newly repainted interior. Pickle ball courts just steps away. Walk across the bridge to the pool: steps away. This is a true mid-century modern with a wall of floor to ceiling windows in each room. Love where you live! Park in space #65 or across the street at the county building. [11465 Washington Plz W, Reston, VA]

Sun cascades through this magnificent home on a premium, builder's acre lot BACKING TO THE POND! Quiet cul de sac street. Exclusive estate community nestled in a tree-lined enclave in the OAKTON SCHOOL PYRAMID! 3-car, side-load garage. 3 SIDES BRICK! Private balconies off the kit. & owner's suite. Gleaming hardwood floors. Extensive, elegant trim package. Dramatic, grand, 2-story foyer. Open, sunlit LR/parlor with decorative columns. Formal DR with tray ceiling & glass-panel door to the side patio. 2 arched doorways from the DR to the fabulous solarium with tray ceiling & 11 windows. Butler's pantry features a sink, granite counter, glass-front cabinets, & a door to a private balcony. Huge, dual entry, walk-in pantry. The gourmet kitchen offers a bump-out option, 42-inch cabinets, granite counters, a planning desk, oversized center island with breakfast bar, and a 5-burner, JennAir gas cooktop w/downdraft. Stainless steel kit. appliances including dishwasher, double wall oven, and French door refrigerator w/bottom freezer & FlexZone drawer. The kit. opens to the breakfast area w/glass panel atrium doors to the deck. The kitchen flows into the soaring 2-story family room w/coffered ceiling ($20K option!), cozy gas fireplace, and 10 windows overlooking the private backyard & pond! 2 main level powder rooms. French doors open from the main level hall to the private study. Open upper hall overlooks the foyer and the FR and features French doors to the lavish owner's suite featuring a sitting room, tray ceiling, elegant columns, 18'x13' walk-in closet, and a dressing area w/a door to a private balcony. The luxury, en suite owner's BA offers a jetted, Jacuzzi soaking tub, 2 separate vanities, and a separate shower. The 2nd BR also features a full, en suite BA. The 3rd & 4th BR's each offer walk-in closets and share a full, dual entry BA. Upper-level laundry room w/cabinet & counter space. The finished, walk-out basement features an expansive rec room w/atrium doors to the backyard, den w/access to a full, dual entry BA, bonus room + lower level storage space. NEW ROOF! Updated driveway & AC unit. Sought after Oak Hill Estates-Minutes to Reston Town Center, Dulles toll road, I66, silver & orange line metro to DC. [12804 Holly Grove Ct, Fairfax, VA]

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12-2 NEW OCTOBER DELIVERY Custom Craftsman home on a 2 acre gently sloping pastoral lot with room for gardening, pool or other outdoor activities. 6 bd, 6 1/2 ba, 3-Car garage (2 car and separate 1 car plus storage area), 8' Front Porch w/Stone Accents, solid oak Hardwood Floors, ** Main Level **IN-LAW SUITE with shower and walk-in closet tucked in back of the home. Gourmet kitchen features commercial grade cooking and island seating for four. Large walk in pantry easily accessible from a mudroom with built-ins. A separate Butlers pantry for entertaining with full-sized wine refrigerator, sink and separate dishwasher. Over-sized formal dining room with spacious seating for 12-14, looking out over the pond through box window. Large breakfast area leading to a screen porch overlooking one of the most private lots in the Vienna/Tysons area. A quiet study off the foyer with tall wall of windows, a Great room accented by a coffered ceiling and fireplace rounds out this main level designed for entertaining. Walk up the wide-tread, sunlit staircase to the **Second Floor. A MUST SEE Master Suite w/ Sitting Room including private fireplace overlooks the expansive back yard and stream. 3 walk-in closets, a dressing area, a Dual Entry Shower, separate vanity areas, and soaking tub beneath a picture window make this space a true retreat. Spacious secondary bedrooms each with an En-Suite bath or shower and walk-in closets are designed with privacy in mind and share no common bedroom walls. An enormous sunlit laundry area makes cleaning and sorting a breeze. Crafting, hobbies, or homework have a home all their own in an adjacent space. **Lower Level** The walkout lower level has a pre-wired media room, large exercise room, another bedroom with walk-in closet, finished storage area that could be converted into a wine cellar, and another storage space. The massive Recreation Room features a full-sized wet bar with sink,dishwasher and full-sized refrigerator. - perfect for indoor and outdoor entertainment. This level has maintenance-free, wood-look flooring that is perfect when you come inside after playing in the 2 acre yard. A circular driveway out front provides ample parking for a day when friends and family can come over to join you. Additional options available [9524 Leemay St, Vienna, VA]

Amazing custom luxury home nestled in private oasis. 3 acres with private pond, basketball court, fire pit clearing, custom pool with pool house. Custom all brick home features open flowing floorplan with wood floors throughout main level. White/stainless/granite kitchen, 3 wood burning fireplaces, enormous office/brain space, library with glass French doors, 4 upper bedrooms with 3 full baths all recently remodeled, Upper level laundry and prep room, massive lower level featuring wood burning fireplace, rec room, wine cellar, bedroom and full bath. Step out from living room onto large covered deck with steps down to heated in-ground pool. Fenced with brick and iron pillars, view of the rolling landscape below. This home has everything. Recent updates include: 3 upper level baths remodeled including master in 2020, new Roof 2012, new upper level carpets 2015, new sewage pump 2016, sump pump 2016, AC and Heat pumps 2018, well tank and water softener 2020. [14851 Keanon Ridge Ct, Manassas, VA]

Beautiful waterfront townhome in Reston with tranquil lake views. Private boat slip with electric power. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Fully renovated in 2013: hardwood floors throughout, double-hung triple-pane windows, American Standard HVAC, solid wood cabinets, Bosch appliances (with induction stove). Hot water heater new 2018. Washer/dryer new 2019. Great neighborhood. Large grass common area. Community pool next door. Several nature walks around the corner. Walking distance to grocery store and restaurants. Only 2 miles from the Wiehle Ave Metro Station. Live, work, and play in Reston VA. [2092 Lake Audubon Ct, Reston, 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