Fun Facts About Jones Point Park In Alexandria


Jones Point Park transitions into Old Town

Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River just south of Old Town Alexandria underneath the Woodrow Wilson bridge. The park is open to the public all year round from 6 am to 10 pm. The park serves an area for learning about history while enjoying other activities. The park is an important part of Alexandria’s history as it was one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing and transportation in Virginia. Jones Point Park features the only remaining riverine lighthouse which was built in 1855. Continue reading

Replica Historic Warship to Dock In Alexandria In Summer 2019

The Alexandria based Tall Ship Providence Foundation with approval from the city council will dock a replica of the U.S.S Providence, America’s first warship in the Continental Navy at Alexandria’s marina this summer. The replica ship is based on the historical ship used in 1768 in 60 battles under the command of Captain John Paul Jones. The ship will be available to visitors until May 2020 after which a more permanent visitor center will be opened in Waterfront Park. Visitors to the ship will experience life abroad an eighteenth-century sloop with an opportunity to meet John Paul Jones. The Tall Ship Providence Foundation will offer cruises on the Potomac which will include family oriented adventures and a craft brew cruise. Residents and visitor will be allowed to rent the ship to celebrate special events.

Replica U.S.S Providence

Public tours will be held from Monday – Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Craft beer cruises will only be available on Fridays from 6 to 10 pm while private charters will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight daily.

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A Guide To Reston

Lake Fairfax Park in Reston
Lake Fairfax Park in Reston

Reston is a planned, self-contained community that intermingles green space, residential neighborhoods, and commercial development. Reston is located in the northwest of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Reston was built with the goal of revolutionizing post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. The Reston Town Center at the center of Reston and is a mix of high-rise and low-rise commercial buildings. The Reston Town Center has shops, restaurants, offices, a cinema, and a hotel. Municipal, government-like services are provided by the nonprofit Reston Association, which is supported by a per-household fee for all residential properties in Reston.

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What Everyone Ought To Know About Herndon

Herndon is home to 24,500+ residents, all of whom benefit from the proximity to a major metropolitan area.  Herndon is 22 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Herndon has small town charm, rich heritage and a strong sense of community. Given below are some details about Herndon that everyone ought to know.

Location Of Herndon

Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County, is 2 miles W of Reston, Virginia and 20 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia.

History Of Herndon

Herndon was named after Commander William Lewis Herndon, an American naval explorer. He had captained the SS Central America and went down with the ship while trying to save more than 150 passengers and crew members. This area was named after Herndon in 1858. During the 1870s, several soldiers from the North settled down in Herndon with their families. The settlement developed into a center for dairy farming and tourism.

Tourist Attractions In Herndon

Tourist attraction in Herndon and nearby areas include Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum, Frying Pan Park, Mount Vernon, Wolf Trap National Park, Washington and Old Dominion Trail, and Sully Plantation.

Things To Do In Herndon

Herndon is a lively town which plays host to several celebrations throughout the year. Some of the unique local celebrations are the Taste of Town, held in the month of April, and the Herndon Festival, held in June. There are free weekly concerts every Friday night during the months of May and August. Herndon also has some historically interesting sites including the Herndon Depot Museum and the Manassas National Battlefield Park.


The primary highway serving Herndon is Virginia State Route 228 and its truck route. SR 228 heads directly through the center of town via Elden Street, Monroe Street, Park Avenue, and Dranesville Road.  At the south end of town, SR 228 meets Virginia State Route 267, a high speed, a high-capacity toll road which provides access to Washington, D.C. (via Interstate 66) and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Higher Education In Herndon

Higher educational opportunities for those living in Herndon are available at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Montgomery College.

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An Introduction To McLean

Greenway Heights single-family home
Greenway Heights is in Mclean

Mclean is an unincorporated area in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high-ranking federal government officials, entrepreneurs and service businesses partially attributable to the close location to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is also the location of Hickory Hill, the home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.


McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County, is 5 miles SW of Bethesda, Maryland and 9 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. McLean is considered part of the Washington metropolitan area. Mclean is in Northern Fairfax County east of Great Falls Virginia and north west of Arlington VA.

History Of McLean

McLean is a census-designated area in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. The area was named after former publisher and owner of The Washington Post, John Roll McLean. He, along with the bankroll of French aristocrat Jean-Pierre Guenard and Stephen Benton Elkins, built the electrified Great Falls and Old Dominion Railway in 1906. The community was founded in the year 1910, at the time of the merging of the Lewinsville and Langley communities. The town of McLean is the home of the CIA’s headquarters, which were set up in 1961.

Tourist Attractions In McLean And Nearby

  • Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Station

    Fort Marcy Park
    Fort Marcy Park
  • Arlington House
  • Little Pimmit Run
  • Garfield Memorial Church
  • Fort Marcy Park
  • Great Falls Park

Things To Do In McLean

From McLean, one can visit Arlington House, Cherry Hill Farmhouse, Clara Barton House, and Falls Church. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm and the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum are also within a radius of ten miles of the town. The local churches have some beautiful architectural features that are reminiscent of the bygone era. There are also a number of stunning streams and creeks including Little Pimmit Run, Scott Run, Dead Run, Bryan Branch, and Turkey Run. Langley Shopping Center, Chesterbrook Shopping Center, and McLean Shopping Center are a shopper’s paradise. In addition, the town hosts the 18th Century Market Fair, Fall Russian-Slavic Cultural Festival, and McLean Day celebrations every year.

Transportation in McLean

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is close by. Moreover, the Capital Beltway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Interstate 66, Dulles Access Road, Dolley Madison Boulevard/Chain Bridge Road, Georgetown Pike, and Old Dominion Drive all run through McLean. McLean station on the Washington Metro Silver Line opened in 2014, two miles west of the village near Tysons Corner. WMATA also has several bus routes traveling through McLean.

Mclean office
Nesbitt Realty’s office in Mclean/Tysons.

McLean Higher Education

Keller Graduate School of Management, Inc. is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include Marymount University, American University, and Northern Virginia Community College

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What Is In The Lyceum?


The Lyceum is a historic structure located in Alexandria, Virginia. The structure was built in 1839 by a group of men who called their group The Alexandria Lyceum. The group, together with the Alexandria Library Company, built an enormous hall to provide a place for scientific research, quiet reading, and lecture.

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Alexandria: The Independent City

The independent city of Alexandria located in the state of Virginia is known as George Washington’s hometown. Alexandria is also known for being rich with colonial history. Alexandria is located approximately 11 km south of downtown Washington, D.C. As of the 2018 census, the population was 160,035 which grew by 1.75% from the previous year.

Due to the proximity of Alexandria to the capital of the United States, majority of professionals are working to serve the US military, federal civil service, or private companies which provide contractual work to the federal government. Some of the major employers found in Alexandria are the United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Commerce, Institute of Defense Analyses, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Science Foundation.

Alexandria’s historic train station, Alexandria Union Station, has an Amtrak train which offers intercity services. Alexandria also has the Virginia Railway Express which offers regional rail services. Braddock Road, Eisenhower Avenue, and Van Dorn Street are three other stations located in Alexandria. The DASH bus, Alexandria’s own mass transit system, connects interest points with local transit hubs. Alexandria also offers free bus services between the waterfront and the King Street Metro Station.

In terms of school ranking, Waynewood Elementary School came in first in the elementary level followed by Lyles-Crouch Elementary and Charles Barrett Elementary School. For middle school, Hayfield Secondary and Twain Middle School are the top schools. Lastly, for high school, Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology and Hayfield Secondary are the top schools.

Properties in Alexandria

5416 Woodway Dr

Impressive home seeking new owners! This spacious home has 6 bedrooms which includes two master suites, 4 Full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. You will find hardwood floors in all five bedrooms and throughout the upper level. The main level of this home features hardwood floors, a beautiful dramatic foyer with granite flooring, crown moldings throughout, a wet bar in the formal dining area, which is quite grand for larger get togethers. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops,42 Inch Cabinets, granite flooring, an island, pantry and breakfast area with tons of natural light from the large palladium style windows. A fully finished basement to include built in surround sound with 6 speakers in the rec room. Basement also includes laundry and another half bathroom. You will also find a 6th bedroom with full bathroom. The recreation room includes an area to to install another wet bar or small kitchen if you desire, and with its own outside access, it could be potential rental space. There is a beautiful chandelier in the dramatic open foyer that is operated by a motor to lower and raise it easily for cleaning . Large circular driveway is crafted of concrete and pavers, with lush landscaping. Step out into the back and let the day just melt away. Relax on the large slate stone patio while grilling on your outside kitchen and grill area, take a seat by the the fire pit, (perfect for fall evenings), or enjoy the water feature and beautiful landscaping. The property is situated on a .60 acre lot and fruit trees abound. There are several variations of apple trees as well peach,pear,persimmon and plum trees to name a few. And grape vines too ! But don't worry you'll find that , major highways, commuter lots, metro stations and the beltway are all close by and the area offers plenty of shopping and restaurants!! This home features a heated 2 car garage, new heating and 2 zoned A/C. Home warranty to convey to new owners! [Silver Springs - $1,250,000]

530 N Pitt St

The perfect formula for living in Old Town is 530 N Pitt Street. Urban elegance plus convenience equals unparalleled luxury. Four floors of total luxurious living welcomes you home. Sophisticated and high end finishes provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining, while the location's convenience in Old Town beckons you to stroll along King St or the waterfront.The foyer opens to the main level and an abundance of natural light, starting with a formal living room including recessed lighting and wainscoting. The hallway leads to a fluid space connecting the kitchen, dining and casual lounge areas. French doors open to a private Travertine patio - perfect for enjoying time together al fresco, away from the cares of the day. Your desire is fresh indoor and outdoor spaces and the house delivers. The recent gourmet kitchen renovation gives this space a fresh face featuring Bosch stainless steel appliances, including a five burner gas range and hood, quartzite countertops, modern pendant lighting and custom cabinetry accented by sleek hardware and made better by convenient features such as in-drawer power outlets, a footstep opening and pull-out spice racks. On the second floor, a spacious master suite and luxurious master bath provide a tranquil retreat, mindfully renovated to include quartzite countertops, touchless mirrors with defrost, marble tile and flooring, a multi-shower head glass enclosure for showering, and a separate water closet with a heated bidet. A private office and enclosed laundry area complete the second level. Two bedrooms, both with full baths and walk-in closets, are on the third floor. A sitting area, with custom built-in shelving, and a linen closet separate the bedrooms. Unwind on the lower level where casual living space, complemented by a gas fireplace, is the ideal place to relax or accommodate guests in the fourth bedroom with full bath. Storage poses no problem in this townhome with space on every level. The large two-car garage has a pulldown staircase leading to a storage attic over the garage. The garage is conveniently accessed from the adjoining main level patio. Additional updates include new hardwood floors on the upper levels, refinished main level hardwoods, new carpet on the lower level and carpet stair runners throughout. No details have been overlooked, to include the home having a fresh coat of paint and nearly all updated lighting.Parking is a breeze with a private alley leading to the garage and ample street parking. 530 N Pitt St, located between Pendleton and Oronoco Streets, is truly Old Town living at its finest; it's only a brief walk to the waterfront, Trader Joe's, the Old Town farmers market and the delight restaurants, culture and shops on King St. [Old Town - $1,735,000]

4018 Javins Dr

Great opportunity to rehab this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located in Ridge View neighborhood. Convenient location off Franconia Rd. Large lot (approx 0.33 acres) and off-street parking. Selling As-Is. Estate Sale. Seller never occupied property. Inspections for information only. [Ridge View - $440,000]

Area Museums and Historical Sites

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country, and it has always been in the forefront of the restoration field. Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year. Mount Vernon was the home of our first President George Washington. The grounds are well-preserved as is the home itself.

Alexandria Lyceum is a grand hall built in the late 1800’s to provide a place for lectures, scientific experiments and quiet reading. Since that time, it has been a Civil War hospital, a private home, an office building and the nation’s first Bicentennial Center. In 1985, The Lyceum became Alexandria’s History Museum, providing exhibitions, school programs, lectures and concerts, volunteer opportunities and space for rental functions for the community. The Lyceum Museum Shop carries a wide variety of maps, books, note cards and special items related to Alexandria’s history. The present-day Lyceum Company serves the museum as a membership and fund-raising organization.

Walk to Old Towne! Old Towne is filled with historic landmarks, carriage rides and walking history tours.

Just a few miles down George Washington Parkway is the nationally renown collection of museums called the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is a wonderful zoo.

Civil War enthusiasts might want to inspect Fort Willard just as President Lincoln did. Fort Willard has long since abandoned its military use and is now a quiet park like Fort Hunt.

If you are interested in architecture and local history visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House or the Woodlawn Plantation. The Collingwood Library and musuem is dedicated to providing information about our national heritage to the American Public. Collingwood is available to anyone who cares to learn of the heroic efforts made by American Patriots, particularly members of the Masonic Fraternity, in founding and developing this, the greatest nation on earth.

Collingwood is a resource as a local library but also interesting place to visit in it’s own right.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

Our client, retired Lieutenant General Jack Gardner

Alexandria resident retired Lieutenant General Jack Gardner is a multiple repeat client.

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