Why You Should Consider Ford’s Landing In Old Town Alexandria

Nesbitt Realty serves Ford's Landing

Ford’s Landing is located at Ford’s Landing Way east of S Union Street on the banks of the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. Ford’s Landing is an established luxury sunny waterfront townhome community which was constructed in 1998 after the demolition of an old Fort Plant.

The community now boasts a 4-story 136 unit townhome development with 3 bedroom townhomes. The homes also offers a scenic view of the Potomac River and the DC Skyline. Many homes in the community feature back patios or small yards.Continue reading

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

WOW - welcome to resort living all year long!!*Brick front colonial w/ 3 car side load garage located at end of the cul-de-sac on 10+ acres with a nice balance of yard and trees w/ stream meandering through rear of property*Rear decks, patio, in-ground pool and hot tub are perfect for entertaining*Two story foyer w/ formal living & dining rooms, main level office, great room w/ soaring 2 story ceiling & gas fireplace, solarium w/ vaulted ceiling & gourmet kitchen w/ morning room bump out*The kitchen has been updated w/ tile floors & quartz counters*Main laundry room and walk-in pantry*Owners' suite w/ sitting area, his/hers walk-in closets and recently updated bathroom w/ his/hers vanities, soaking tub and custom shower*3 HUGE bedrooms share a hall BA*New carpet throughout upper level*Finished walk-out lower level w/ 5th BR/den, full BA, media room, rec room w/ cozy pellet stove, kitchenette & ample storage*Don't miss out on all this home has to offer* [10601 Misty Creek Ct, Nokesville, VA]

On the WATERFRONT and in the WOODS! Contemporary architecture, an open floor plan, distinctive interior features....all in a peaceful setting with no traffic. Quietly sited on a cul-de-sac deep into Occoquan Forest, this home offers almost 250 FT of EXTRAORDINARY OCCOQUAN RIVER WATERFRONT! Sunrise on the river, kayakers, great blue heron and bald eagles provide ever changing vistas. Add your private dock (Prince William & Fairfax County permits required) and revel in a truly spectacular property for life! *** Enter the skylit, two-story Foyer and thrill to woodland and river views. Fresh new paint throughout, plus a new roof (2017), new upper deck (2018), new windows and sliding doors (2018), and a new carved wood front door (2018). *** The updated granite, center island Kitchen enjoys sliders to an upper Deck with breathtaking water views. *** The Master Bedroom Suite, with equally fantastic views, features an en suite, updated granite and tile, skylit Bath. *** This multi-level charmer offers privacy for homeowner, family and guests, with each bedroom on a private level. A soaring interior stone wall adds outdoor ambiance from the Dining Room down to the Family Room. At the end of the day, a hot tub that overlooks the Occoquan will melt your cares away. *** (Please Note: The upper deck was recently rebuilt but the lower deck is not to code. It requires repair or replacement and conveys As Is. Please do not walk on the bottom deck). *** For only $240/yr residents enjoy the community boat ramp, dock, 5 hiking trails, ball field, picnic pavilion, dog park, convivial neighborhood picnics and more! *** Move in now, bring your hammock, canoe and fishing pole and enjoy summer's symphony of songbirds, then watch in awe as autumn sun and brilliantly colored leaves magically paint the river. In the chill of winter, curl up in front of the wood burning fireplace and marvel as silently falling snowflakes blanket treetops and transform the water to a silvery white. *** Only 15-20 minutes to shops, plazas, restaurants, services and entertainment and just 45 minutes to Washington, DC, this is truly the perfect hideaway to vacation at home each and every day of the year! [6190 Turkey Run Ct, Manassas, VA]

Welcome to Watermark, The IDI Group's newest boutique, waterfront condominium of 18 grand, single-level homes wrapped in the echoes of history. Located at 225 Strand Street in the heart of the Historic District, just one block to King Street. Residence #301 is a stunning 3BR/3BA residence that directly faces the Potomac with fantastic river views from the numerous, over-sized windows. Finishes include wide-plank hardwood floors, quartz counters, white Italian-made cabinetry, & stainless steel appliances with gas cooking. Building amenities include an elegantly appointed lobby and rooftop terrace with sweeping waterfront views. 2 garage parking spaces are included. Quality Steel & Concrete construction and LOW condo fees! On-site sales by appointment only. A limited number of direct river facing opportunities remain from $2,695,000. Make your move to Watermark today! Link to 3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=227Q5RRXBp1 [225 Strand St #301, Alexandria, VA]

Elegant and ever-popular, fully furnished Bentley model home officially on the market for sale! An amazing opportunity! Incredible home site backs to community pond and is buffered to the side by acres of treed Conservation Space. Easy access to the community trail to enjoy the setting and breathe the Rivermont fresh air. All the finest design features and finishes are present in this beautiful home, including an elevator that accesses all three levels. Three fireplaces, including the two-sided fireplace in the lower level. Modern, open design boasts a Conservatory and Sunroom to compliment the traditional rooms on the main level. The Kitchen is a chef's dream with commercial,stainless steel appliances, waterfall island and glass cabinetry to the top of the 10' ceilings! Five luxurious bedroom suites are here. First, the main Level has a Bedroom Suite with Full Bath and Closet perfect for parents, in-laws, friends or the au-pair. Upstairs features the posh Owner's Suite with Sitting Room, Morning Room, Spa Bath and dual walk-in closets. Not to mention the Morning Bar! Three more spacious bedroom suites upstairs all feature a full bath and walk in closet. Also upstairs is a fun, second Family Room. The lower level is walk out and your indoor playground! Club room, game room, office, exercise room and more. Full bath, half bath, and wet bar. Two Sided Fireplace. When you want to take in the outdoors at a slower pace, enjoy the views from the expansive slate patio or the deck off the kitchen and sun room. See Sales Manager for details of this spectacular opportunity! [10234 Forest Lake Dr, Great Falls, VA]

Buyers must have pre-approval Lender Letter in hand prior to showing appointments. Potomac River Luxury waterfront, contemporary open floorplan with panoramic widewater views. High ceilings, walls of windows sweeping views, Great Room w/27 ft ceilings, Bolivian rosewood & granite floors, high-end eat in waterfront kitchen, waterfront Master Suite with luxury Bath & riverfront porch. Entire lower level is above grade with walkout features on the front and rear access. High elevation captures water views throughout the entire home. The home features a spacious home office with direct water views! You can build your own Dock and bring your boat, waterfront stairs and deck already in place. The Mason Neck peninsula is surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland, bike and hiking trails, nature preserves and located within minutes to historic landmark destinations such as George Mason~s Gunston hall, Woodlawn Plantation, George Washington~s Mount Vernon & Grist Mill. Visit www.HallowingPoint.org for all the wonderful neighborhood amenities, 7 Acre park & beach, waterfront tennis courts, basketball, playground and a private boat launch and pier. ** Note 2008 sale on record is LAND PURCHASE ONLY! [6061 River Dr, Lorton, VA]

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

Serene River Towers in Autumn

looking up at high-rise
Nine-story high-rise framed by evergreens

Located at 6641 Wakefield Drive in Alexandria VA 22307, blanketed by waterways and parks over 27 acres of woods, River Towers is situated just between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Parkway.

The serene neighborhood of River Towers offers a relaxed private environment very close to Old Town Alexandria. Residents here have easy access to the Potomac River, Alexandria and Washington D.C. Many condos here have water views. Some have views of the nearby parks.

What to Find at River Towers:

front view of 31 building
Welcome to River Towers
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Fitness Center
  • Cinema
  • Game Club
  • Library
  • Mount Vernon Recreation Center
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Pool
  • Clinic
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Wildlife Viewing

What to Do at River Towers:

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Shopping

    River Towers in Autumn
    River Towers in Autumn
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Volunteering

With Fall here, River Towers’ is a picturesque nature filled neighborhood more than ever and more exciting activities to enjoy within the community.


Looking for Condominiums on the Potomac River?

Porto Vecchio Condominiums are located on the Southern tip of Old Town at the edge of the George Washington Parkway. The balconies at these units offer views of the water. Outside the building there are paved roads sitting right next to the Potomac River. Also there are wooden docks situated on the water. Amenities at Porto Vecchio include: a swimming pool overlooking the Potomac, a gorgeous veranda, a dock, tennis courts, an exercise room, sauna, bright and open party rooms, easy access to the Mount Vernon trail, 24-hour desk, security, limousine service, and extra storage rooms.

Properties in Porto Vecchio

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

Pet Friendly Townhomes in Arlington

The red brick Highgate Townhomes are located  at Colonial Terrace N. in Arlington, VA and offer beautiful views of Georgetown and the Potomac River.  Built in 1993 – 1994, these three bedroom townhomes come in five relatively spacious floor plans.

Highgate townhouses
Highgate as seen from the Atrium

Residents enjoy well kept courtyards, patios, gardens, private garage parking, and no limitations on pet ownership. One of the main attractions of living in the Highgate Townhomes is the location, only 2.5 blocks away from the Rosslyn Metro and close to the George Washington Parkway, I-66 and Lee Highway.  In the evenings, residents can walk to Georgetown within minutes and enjoy the fine dining and entertainment in the historic section of D.C.

Townhomes for sale at Highgate Townhomes:

Are you dreaming about pools yet?

Condo Pool

I know that summer isn’t here yet.  But as the temperature climbs, I can’t help but think about pools around the area.

A Few Facts about River Towers

River Towers is a high-rise condominium community, which is just outside of Washington DC.  It is also less than two miles from Old Town Alexandria in Virginia.  The location of this condo community is ideal, because of its proximity to the Potomac River and other attractions, such as National Harbor.

6641 WAKEFIELD DR, Unit 512, Alexandria, VA 22307
High-rise condominium




This condo community is made up of three buildings numbered as such: 6621, 6631 and 6641.  These three buildings were constructed in 1963, then converted to condos in 1981.  All together, these three comprise over five hundred units.

This community is also within walking distance to Safeway grocery store, the post office, a doughnut shop and an elementary school.

Three roads dead end at River Towers which makes for an easy drive back home and they are as follows:  East Wakefield Drive, Potomac Avenue and West Wakefield Drive.

Are you looking for a reasonably prices abode to lay your head?  Would you like to rent or maybe buy in the area?  See below for some possible landing spots for you and your family.


Real Estate and Neighborhoods of Alexandria, VA

Alexandria dates back to the colonial era and many of the neighborhoods of Alexandria reflect that heritage. However, Alexandria is also home to newer and relatively new neighborhoods like the Carlyle District and Kingstowne. To learn more about these or other neighborhoods in Alexandria VA, surf through the tabs here. Alexandria is a highly livable city with enviable amenities, culture and attractions. The Commonwealth of Virginia considers Alexandria an "independent city" which means that Alexandria is not in any county. However, parts of Northern Virginia have an Alexandria postal address, but are actually in Fairfax County. All this can be confusing for newcomers to the area, but we try to simplify this in our guide by organizing things so they make sense for the home buyer. You won't have to be a Virginia jurisdictional authority to find the home you want to buy, but start here for a primer on Alexandria.

Properties in River Towers