Marina Towers is a condominium community of some 500 residents, located on the banks of the Potomac at the northern edge of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Residents can enjoy a leisurely walk to the shops and boutiques, the galleries and restaurants of Old Town. The Potomac Landing Sailing Marina also is a short walk away, and the bicycle path, which parallels the river from Mount Vernon to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C., is just outside Marina Towers’ gates.
Marina Towers is fully oriented toward the river. Its fitness center looks over the pool to the river beyond and there’s a barbeque area complete with grills, tables, and a gazebo bar at water’s edge. All these facilities are available to residents free of charge and throughout the summer months there are many community activities that take place around the pool and gazebo.
The community has come to be known to its residents as “Paradise on the Potomac.” This term, coined by former association president William Mattison, describes not only the building’s location, but also the camaraderie that prevails among residents, whether they are participating in a river clean-up effort, a campaign to send-a-kid-to-camp, or coping with an emergency.