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

The moment you enter this stunning home, you're drawn to the wonder of lakeside living! Numerous upgrades enhance your homelife. Delight of a gourmet Kitchen, custom built-ins, sunken LR with corner fireplace & wall of glass. Wake up up to the sun through array of windows with view of trees and serene lake. Enormous finished bsmt offers walkout to 2nd deck & stone path leading down to your dock... [2007 Chadds Ford Dr, Reston, VA]

Custom waterfront home! Private dock on the Potomac & panoramic water views throughout. 3 finished levels. 6000 sq ft on landscaped 1-acre lot. Chef's kitchen w/ center island & breakfast room overlooking the river. Main-level master BR w/ views of the river & dock! Gorgeous slate patio. 3 BR upstairs w/ 2 baths. Expansive basement rec rm w/ wet bar. Storage galore! 2-car garage. + [5023 Burke Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Fabulous Updated Waterfront Condo with Amazing Views * Gorgeous New Laminate Floors * New Granite Counters * New Washer & Dryer in Unit * Top Floor with Vaulted Ceilings * Gas Cooking & Heat * Gas Fireplace * Large Extra Storage on Same Level as Condo * Large Private Deck * Lots of Closet Space * Water Included in Low Condo Fee * Tons of Parking * Community Pool * Located at Reston Town Center! [1720 Lake Shore Crest Dr #33, Reston, VA]

Waterfront home w/ sweeping lake & sunset views from expansive decking on every level. Three finished levels w/ over 6700 sqft, boasting superior finishes. Main & upper level master suites, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors throughout the main & upper levels, open floor plan w/ walls of windows, french doors, recessed lighting, crown molding, & architectural details. Extra deep 32x25 3 car garage! [8100 Longtree Rd, Manassas, VA]

Waterfront luxury--Nantucket style. Coastal Living Idea House designed for indoor/outdoor living w/ private 300-ft dock, cabana, saltwater pool, patio, deck, 3 balconies, screened & front porch. Lighthouse-inspired details incl. knotty pine hardwood flrs, kitchen w/ Italian granite, 2 main-lvl suites, upper fam rm, entertainer's basement w/ game rm & wet bar. Sep apartment above 3-car garage. [5225 Burke Dr, Alexandria, VA]

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

Potomac Riverboat Company

cherry blossom
Cherry Blossom sternwheeler

The Potomac Riverboat Company operates several authentic split sternwheelers (also known as riverboats) on the Potomac River near Alexandria VA. They also operate a pair of watertaxis which ferry passengers from the Gaylord/National Harbor to Old Town Alexandria. Unlike most cruise companies in America, the Potomac Riverboat Company does not operate “restaurant boats”. Rather, they use their boats as touring and private party and or charter boats. When a vessel is chartered, whether you have a party of 2 or 200, the boat belongs exclusively to you.

The Potomac Riverboat Company offers a 40-minute narrated Seaport Cruise which plies the waters between two magnificent historic sites — Alexandria (in Virginia) and Georgetown (on the Washington, D.C. side of the river). Passengers are treated to riverborne views of America’s greatest monuments. They also offer a narrated cruise downriver to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Biking the Mount Vernon Trail

Julie and I rented bikes in Old Town last week. We then biked the Mount Vernon Trail to Mount Vernon and back.  The trail here is pleasant with some ups and downs that can be a little challenging, but not too tough.  The views along the river and through the forest are great. Along the way the trail passes through the Dyke Marsh. We stopped there to take some pictures and drink some water.


Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.

Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.
Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.