Plein Air Competition Held By The Arts of Great Falls

Artists created original art for the 5th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition. The competition was sponsored by The Arts of Great Falls from Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 8. Artists painted the beautiful scenery outdoors Wednesday through Sunday in popular local locations such as Great Falls Park, Riverbend Park, Colvin Run Mill, The Farmer’s Market as well as private gardens, a historic farm, L’Auberge Chez Francois and more. Continue reading

Oakton High School Held Fifty-First Commencement Exercises

Oakton High School Class of 2019 Officers, Student Government Officers, and Guest Speaker Sandy Reynolds gather before the start of the Fifty-first Commencement Exercises held at George Mason University EagleBank Arena on June 6

June 6 was a special day for the community of Oakton High School. Students were accompanied by teachers, friends, family, administrators and distinguished guests at the Fifty-first Commencement Exercises of the school. Almost 670 young adults attended the ceremony wearing burgundy caps and gowns at the George Mason University EagleBank Arena. All of them were ready to start their next big adventure. Continue reading

Students Honored In Fairfax County For Their Work For Peace

2019 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County has been awarded to students from 22 Fairfax County public schools. The award is designed to acknowledge the efforts of young people who work as peacemakers. Their work as peacemakers includes resolving conflict, to sow the seeds of peace and promote understanding among the diverse people of Fairfax County, in their schools and in the community. Following are the recipients of the award. Continue reading

Valuable Information About Alexandria, VA

Alexandria is an ideal place to live in Virginia. The total population of Alexandria is approximately 154,710. Alexandria is located along the western bank of the Potomac River and approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington D.C. One can have a fortunate of many events in the city which is one of the solid reason to be there and all this pleasure not even costly. This city provides a tremendous variety of restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

Carlyle lion statue with Masonic Temple in background
Carlyle’s lion looks at the Masonic Temple

Alexandria has a great atmosphere and culture. It gives the feel of suburban living with the convenience of a short commute. Alexandria has walking trails for families and dogs, boasts great schools and thriving community businesses. For the youngsters there is also a nightlife scene, many clubs, grocery stores to choose from. Alexandria has almost everything needed to live a happy and healthy life.

Alexandria ranks at 9 if we search for the best city for youngsters and professionals in the VA county. Alexandria has a topmost school named “Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology” is rated best school over there and adding to this there is a long list of great schools which secures the future of children.

The City of Alexandria is a great place to cycle. With over 39 miles of on-street and off-street bike lanes, sparrows, and trails, using a bike to quickly, safely, and enjoyably get around has never been easier

Alexandria is served by all major domestic and international airlines at:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (5-10 minutes from Old Town)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (45 minutes from Old Town)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (45 minutes from Old Town)

Coming to the professionals life Alexandria has approximately 2,000-10,000 employees in department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Alexandria City Public Schools. Alexandria is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.

Sleigh-riding in Alexandria VA

This great place received a number of big awards as mentioned:

  • “Top 14 Best Places to Live in Virginia” – Smart Travel Tips
  • American Planning Association’s 2016 Excellence in Sustainability Award for the best sustainable urban design plan or project in the country given to the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan. – American Planning Association
    Top 10 Best Downtowns – Livability
  • “2015’s Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs” – Good Call
  • Digital City of our population in the United States – The Center for Digital Government
  • “Top 100 Best Places to Live” – livability (2016)
  • Alexandria’s Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program was recognized by the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) National Municipal Storm water and Green Infrastructure Awards Program as a Gold-level community and winner in the Innovation category.
  • “Most Festive City in the US this Christmas Season” – 2018

If we talk about the great personalities of Alexandria VA

  • Business Leader of the Year – Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing Company
  • Rising Star – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Non-Profit/Association – Running Brooke & Together We Bake

    Carlyle House is in 22314
  • Small Business of the Year – AR Workshop
  • Medium Business of the Year – Business Management Associates
  • Large Business of the Year – B3 Solutions
  • Overall Business of the Year – American Physical Therapy Association

Properties in Alexandria

5922 Reservoir Heights Ave

Beautiful. Serene. An escape! Just a few words that describe this meticulously cared-for center hall colonial single family home nestled in a park-like setting. Welcome to The Palisades at Oak Run, in west Alexandria. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 fully renovated bathrooms, open concept main level living with hardwood floors throughout. The main level combination kitchen and family room has large windows, granite counters with updated cabinets and appliances, one of two wood burning masonry fireplaces, and upgraded patio doors which lead to newly refreshed custom 3 tier deck! Large living room and separate dining room make the main level space perfect for hosting a few guests or a large party. Hardwood floors on entire upper level featuring master bedroom en suite including 2nd wood burning masonry fireplace, ample closets, large windows, upgraded master bathroom with double vanity, freestanding claw foot tub and custom shower with new sliding glass doors. Three additional large bedrooms and second large full bath with tub complete the upper level bedroom floor. Enjoy the finished lower level including flex room/den, full bath with custom tiled shower, upgraded patio doors with access to lower level deck area and back yard, and wall to wall carpeting. Huge finished storage room with utilities allows you extra space for those seasonal items, or a playroom/workshop/crafting room. Main level two car garage allows easy access from the flat driveway into the house and kitchen. Well manicured landscaped yard, on quiet pipe stem culdesac makes for a wonderful location without any cross or pass-through traffic - all you can hear is the babbling creek of near-by Holmes Run and Holmes Run Park. Don't miss out - this beauty is waiting to welcome you home! All MLS disclosures, fixture list, offer guidelines and brochure available on MLS listing. Book all showings online. Contact listing agent with any questions. Listing agent lives close by and can speak to the area and local amenities. [The Palisades - $765,000]

5827 Wessex Ln

Beautiful custom-build classic home in sought-after Kerrybrooke community of Alexandria. Expansive covered wrap-around front porch begs for you to stop and relax after a busy day. 4 bedrooms +1 flex room, 3.5 updated bathrooms, 2-car oversized garage, and fully fenced back yard. Quiet culdesac street. Come inside and surround yourself with upgrades! Open floor plan on main level welcomes you with shiny hardwood floors, large windows all around, open-concept eat-in kitchen and a convenient layout for entertaining. Full length living room with formal separate dining room flows into kitchen area. Large custom deck off the kitchen and family room to enjoy alfresco dining or relaxing. 4 bedrooms with customized closets are all on the same upper level; Master bedroom includes 3 closets and ensuite bathroom with jetted soaking tub and walk-in shower. Laundry room on upper level. Lower level is ready for your summer or winter events with walkout doors to custom in-ground saltwater swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping. Escape on vacation in your own backyard!Owners have incorporated many builder-upgrades throughout including double exterior siding, insulated walls throughout, expanded family room on main level including gas-burning brick fireplace, 2nd gas-burning brick fireplace on lower level family room, wet bar area, central vacuum system, abundant storage throughout, dual-zoned HVAC, double-car garage has additional height entry for oversized vehicles. Property located just outside the beltway with convenient access to Rt 1, Telegraph Rd., I-495, Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, Fort Belvior, and beyond. Property being offered ~As-Is~ and is in excellent condition. Seller requires that listing agent be present at all showings of this property even with agent-escorted buyers; Listing agent related to seller. Fixture List, Disclosures, Offer Guidelines all available on MLS listing; Please contact listing agent directly for any questions or to schedule a showing. Don't wait - Come to see this beauty soon! [Kerrybrooke - $899,000]

Nesbitt Realty Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Nesbitt Realty has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

Team Nesbitt, Will Nesbitt, Nora Yelland, Julie Nesbitt, Alain Clerinx, Andrew Patton, Ronald Ginyard Sr., Stuart Nesbitt
Team Nesbitt is here when you need us.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the real estate and property management companies in Northern Virginia were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

When he learned of this award, Principal Broker Will Nesbitt said, “We appreciate this vote of confidence by our clients and we appreciate the ability to serve the real estate and property management needs of buyers, sellers, renters and landlords in Northern Virginia.”

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Nesbitt Realty won the 2016 Super Service Award

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”


Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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