River Towers is located just 2 miles south of Alexandria's Old Town and is bordered by the National Park Service's Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve and county parks.
A narrow canal flows around the property perimeter. Park benches line paved paths along the grass, picnic tables and grills are scattered among old-growth woodland.
Belle View Shopping Center is just a couple of blocks away from River Towers and is home to Safeway and many shops and eateries. River Towers is served by Belle View Elementary, Carl Sandburg Middle and West Potomac High.
At River Towers, residents enjoy pools, tennis courts, exercise rooms, rooftop terraces, garden plots, a picnic grove with grills, basketball court, playground, volleyball field, and Club Room.