River Towers is composed of three buildings that are nine stories tall. Although the towers have an Alexandria mailing address and are located two miles south of Old Town, they are located in the Mt. Vernon District of Fairfax County. River Towers is located in a part of the census-designated place of Belle Haven.
River Towers was built in the International Style, a major architectural design style that is said to have emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. Built in 1963 by the Rebecca Corporation, the towers began to be converted to condominiums in 1981. The conversion was complete in 1983 and the units were turned over to owners in 1984.
Collectively, the towers have 525 units, including efficiencies and one to three bedroom condominiums with a variety of floor plans. In addition to the residential condominiums, River Towers has a few commercial units on the ground floor of each building.
The units were constructed with internal walls of plaster and concrete. Many of the them still have the original hardwood floors made of solid wood tiles.
The buildings were constructed with central heat and air and each unit has its own thermostat(s). The condominiums have a fan coil heating and cooling system where cold or hot water is delivered through piping to a coil and a blower or circulator pump then forces blown air over the coil. The hot and cool
water is supplied by River Towers and switched over seasonally.
The buildings' lobbies and hallways were all renovated in 2013 and 2014 and exercise rooms were added to all of the buildings this year. Our hallway fire alarm systems were updated as well. Exterior changes include improvements to the grounds, lighting, basketball court, tennis courts, and pools.
The River Towers Condominium Unit Owners Association remains responsive to the evolving needs of its community. The Association has traditionally been fiscally responsible, as evidenced by the established reserve funds. Special assessments (on top of regular payments) have not been issued in the last 25 years.
River Towers is FHA and VA approved.