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

Spectacular one of a kind custom built L shaped contemporary of hardy plank and stone with a 2 story exterior stone fireplace, paver driveway sitting on 5 private acres on 1000+ ft of the Occoquan River with views both north and south! 8000 sq ft 4/5 bedrooms, 5.55 baths, 3 levels facing west with scenic vistas from all the living space and 3 bedrooms! 3 car garage. Above the garage is a bedroom suite/inlaw suite/aupair suite w partial kitchen and full bath as a wing to the gorgeous contermporary! High ceiling ( 9.12.14 feet) and open floor plan! Oversized double door solid wood entry to 2 story foyer. Elevator, deep coat closet, open offset metal staircase with wooden handrails to both the upper and lower level, plus second staircase! Huge full wall, floor to ceiling windows! 3 fireplaces- ll rec room, great room and master bedroom! Main level foyer entry, huge living room, separate dining room with butlers pantry and deck access plus 2 half baths at either end. HUGE great room open to kitchen, island, customized cabinetry with quartz counter top luxury SS appliances including subzero with front window, under the counter microwave, eurp styled double wall ovens, eurostyled gas downdraft 5 burner cook top, pocket handle dishwasher! Views from all room gorgeous but the great room overlooks the inground pool and the river! FIreplace and a wall of windows is breathtaking!Deck access from the great room with steps down to the pool! Upper level of main space has huge bedrooms, each with a balcony and a private ensuite bath! The master bedroom has a sitting area, fireplace, coffee bar, walk in closet and double closets, balony overlooking the river and the pool plus a glorious master bathroom with a separate soaking tub with scenic views, separate glass enclosed shower, private toliet and bidet toliet. Gorgeous hardwood floors on two levels! Lower level features a stone fireplace, wall of windows with access to the pool, plus an impressively organized utility room, wine cellar room, full bath! Heated floors, beautiful recessed and custom lighting ( the natural light is incredible). Whole house generator, good for 7 days! The pool will have an automatic cover, a self cleaning machine and has a water fountain feature with a level area for chairs plus deep water! SO much to LOVE. Please note the county descriped the quality as SUPERIOR! [6027 Tulip Poplar Ct, Manassas, VA]

WOW! SUPER PRICED ADJUSTMENT! On a cul-de-sac street and backing to Lake Manassas, at last here is the home you have been searching for with the WOW factor. Not your typical Virginia Oaks colonial, from the elegant finishes inside and out, to the amazing oasis in the backyard with breath taking views of Lake Manassas. Enter this sun-filled home through the grandeur of a 2-story foyer with new hardwood floors that lead you back to the heart -the kitchen. Gleaming granite counters and island, copper backsplash, white cabinets greet you and all new SS appliances including a 5-burner gas cooktop and double oven/convection. Added breakfast bar to the kitchen overlooks a grand family room for entertaining, exercising or just relaxing with a good book by the gas fireplace. Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and remodeled Master bath with jetted tub, frameless shower with 4 body pressure sprays, marble top his and hers vanities. Fully finished lower level boasts Rec Room/Game Room and Media room wired for surround sound ceiling speakers. If outdoor living is more your style, then you've come to the right place- with a TREX rear deck and LED lighting, there's lots of room for relaxing and entertaining. This home is situated perfectly on a cul-de-sac, just a hop, skip and a jump to the tot lots, tennis and basketball courts, and nature trails. Newer roof, gutter guards, windows, HVAC, hot water heater- what~s not to love? You can even plug in your Tesla in the car recharging outlet in the garage! Don't miss this RARE opportunity to own a lake-view home with quick access to schools, I-66!! [8176 Tillinghast Ln, Gainesville, VA]

Welcome Home to this beautiful waterfront property once owned by Redskins legend Sonny Jurgenson, located in historic Mount Vernon. This sprawling estate is nestled on .44 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac with sweeping views of the Potomac River. Home features 5 large bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, two-car garage, one carport, family room, recreation room, formal living and dining rooms, sauna, new Trex deck, private beach access, marble floors, fireplaces, elevator, private balcony in the master suite with a majestic view of the Potomac River. Enjoy picturesque sunrises as you enjoy your morning coffee from your secluded backyard. Conveniently located near Mansion House Yacht Club, Mount Vernon Country Club, Mount Vernon Wharf, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt Park, Fort Belvoir, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Walking trails and more!! Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to own land once owned by Sunny Jurgenson and make this one of a kind home yours!! [9325 Old Mansion Rd, Alexandria, VA]

AMAZING WATERFRONT ON THE OCCOQUAN WITH DOCK, 5 CAR GARAGE ON OVER 5 ACRES***ALMOST 8600 SQUARE FEET***CUSTOM BUILT WITH GORGEOUS FEATURES, MARBLE COFFERED CEILINGS, HUGE DECK, PATIO WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ACROSS THE WATER***A PERFECT 10!***CONFERENCE RETREAT OR HOME OFFICE OVER ADDITIONAL GARAGE -GREAT FOR HOME BASED BUSINESS*** [11201 River Heights Ln, Manassas, VA]

Awesome view on Lake Newport, in the most desirable part of North Reston. This spectacular home combines the best of contemporary architecture with waterfront amenities that provides serenity and tranquility to its homeowners and guests. Great views of the lake from the living room and dining room with a fireplace in between. Soaring windows and vaulted ceilings. Renovated kitchen, stainless steel appliances. Office in main floor, which can be used as a bedroom. Lower level offers a rec room with a wet bar, den and full bath. 4 spacious bedrooms upstairs and 3 full renovated baths. [11577 Greenwich Point Rd, Reston, 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:

Villamay Real Estate is near the Parkway

Villamay Real Estate is near the Parkway

Villamay Real Estate is near the George Washington Parkway. These properties are big with above adequate lawns. Not to mention, Fort Hunt Road is approximately close by. Villamay is close to West Grove and Marlon Forest.

Properties in Villamay

Villamay
Villamay

Are you dreaming about pools yet?

pool
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