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Alexandria is known for its charming historic architecture and lively present-day culture.

Alexandria became a port for tobacco warehouses in the early 18th century, and soon became a hub for that crop along with flour, sugar, cotton and wine. Today those riverfront warehouses and factories have given way to art studios, galleries, shops and restaurants.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Everything from urban areas to suburban spaces that are quiet.

The heart of Alexandria is its Old Town area, which contains the city's main streets and is filled with shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. However, many other neighborhoods exist within the city boundaries such as Del Ray which is known for its eclectic businesses and Potomac Yard which surrounds big-box retail centers.

On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the Best Small Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital.

Alexandria’s roots are traced back to 1669 which makes it one of the oldest settlements started by Europeans in North America. George Washington himself was born on the Northern Neck in Westmoreland County but moved to Mount Vernon in 1759. The rich history of Alexandria has been well preserved in museums as well as in original homes and buildings. Two of the most famous museums are Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is also a big one, founded in tribute to the country’s first President.

The residents of Alexandria put much thought and care into preserving the original buildings in their city, whether they are museums or private homes.

A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront, making it the perfect home base for your D.C. vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.

The historic center of Alexandria is known as the Old Town. It’s a collection of restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, and theaters and it’s a popular place for people who live in Alexandria as well as visitors. This is the cultural center of Alexandria and is known for its cobblestone-lined streets and historical significance. Old Town is very condensed so you can find more than 100 retail stores on the iconic King Street which leads to the waterfront. If you’re in Old Town, you have to check out the Old Town Farmers Market! It’s one of the nation’s oldest and you can buy some of the freshest fruits and veggies.

Largely because of Alexandria’s old, rich history, the city is full of churches, especially historical ones. Saint Mary Catholic Church, established in 1795 is Virginia’s oldest Catholic parish. The Washington and Lee families both worshiped at Christ Church and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House dates back to the early 18th century. The area’s first black Baptist church, the Alfred Street Baptist Church, opened in 1818. If you’re religious or simply enjoy the historical significance, you’ll find a church in Alexandria.

THE LIFESTYLE

This area has a more traditional feel than the areas across the river.

Old Town and Del Rey are great areas for shopping and dining, as well as for waterfront marinas with some of the best sailboats and motor craft in the area. Children can play in the parks by the water, where runners and bikers can use Mt Vernon trail to travel between Reagan National Airport and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate 10 miles south.

Alexandria, VA, is a fantastic fit for commuters or anyone looking to live in a small-city environment that's just outside of Washington, D.C. Alexandria is conveniently located just seven miles and a short subway ride south of D.C., making it an attractive commuter suburb for its approximately 157,000 residents.

There is a large population of professionals who live there that work in the U.S. military, federal civil service, or for a private company that contracts for the federal government. If you’re looking for a place with small-town charm with big-city services, Alexandria county could be the place for you! The city also has a fascinating history and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. 

Alexandria has a wide variety of ethnic residents who live there. The Scottish community will be more obvious due to their attire, but there are also many from Latin America as well as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Pakistan. Residents in Alexandria love celebrating different cultures!

The Alexandria Irish Festival is every August in Waterfront Park. The Vietnamese community puts on Vietfest in August at Landmark Mall. There is also an Armenian Festival and the Good Shepherd Catholic Church’s annual Labor Day weekend International Festival.

Alexandria has been ranked high on the list of the nation’s healthiest communities, barely scoring lower than Arlington. Many people who live in the D.C. area are generally nature lovers and conscious of their health. Alexandria has more than 900 acres of outdoor parks, picnic grounds, dog parks, hiking & walking trails, and botanical preserves. Mount Vernon Trail is a scenic 17-mile hike or bike along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Huntley Meadows is a wildlife preserve that contains some of Virginia’s most beautiful wildlife and wetlands. Fort Scott Park is 12 acres of nature trails and Lyon Village Park is two acres with tennis, basketball, and a playground. There is no shortage of outdoor activities in Alexandria!

Alexandria has quite a collection of diverse neighborhoods. That’s why, when people talk about living in Alexandria, they have to specify by neighborhood instead of the entire city itself. You can find a more suburban feel, like Rosemont, or you live in a more urban environment by choosing Old Town or Del Ray.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT

Tall skyscrapers

Much of the city is a historical area, so don’t expect a huge amount of skyscrapers. Many areas of the city are protected from new developments, so it will seem less modern than other parts of the DMV. 

THE MARKET

There are many different types of houses in the 17th century: row houses, colonial style homes, modest bungalows, revival mansions and modern condos.

The most expensive real estate in Alexandria can be found near the river in Old Town, Del Ray, Rosemont and Seminary Hill. Condo living is available close to the metro at Carlyle and Eisenhower East for those who are looking for more affordable prices. Alexandria is one of the most expensive places to live in Virginia. Housing is by far the highest expense if you live in the city. The median home cost is about $542,000 compared to the state’s average of $258,000. If you’re renting in Alexandria, studio apartments go for about $1,665 per month and one to two bedrooms average $1,700-$2,560. Transportation is also slightly more expensive than the rest of Virginia. However, you may save a little money when it comes to health care and utilities which are slightly more affordable in Alexandria compared to the U.S. average.

Homes in the D.C. area have been popular for a while now and property values continue to increase as more people move to the area. Now that Amazon is making progress on their new headquarters and other companies do the same, the prices will only get higher. Even though the properties in Alexandria are already expensive, it means you’ll likely get a great return on your investment later in life when it’s time to sell!

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

The riverfront parks, leafy streets and urban/suburban mix make the city expansive.

Even though Old Town may be expensive, its trails and parks are still a draw for residents of nearby neighborhoods. People come to the area mostly to shop at the weekly farmer's market, but there are also quiet restaurants and many independent boutiques that make it worth lingering awhile.

If you love food, you’ll love Alexandria, Virginia. The city is full of favorites that have been around for a while - like Magnolia’s on King for brunch. It’s also a city that constantly has new restaurants popping up. Warehouse in Old Town serves prime steaks and fresh seafood in a historic building, or you could try their Sunday brunch. Viola’s Dockside Grill is also in Old Town with a casual menu and seating that overlooks the marina. Make sure you try Lena’s Woodfired Pizza as well! Lord of the Rings fans can also get excited and stop into Bilbo Baggins Restaurant. They opened in 1981 complete with hobbit hole murals and menu items like Bilbo’s Burger, Frodo’s French Toast, Lord of the Rings chocolate cake and so much more. Alexandria is the place to be for artists and those who love art. One of the major attractions in the city is the unique Torpedo Factory Art Center. The building was originally constructed by the U.S. Navy for the construction of torpedoes a century ago. The factory was shut down in 1964 after WWII and was acquired by the Art League of Alexandria in 1974. Now it’s occupied by more than 165 artists’ studios and several galleries, an art school, a cafe, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. It’s always open to the public so residents can watch people create their art and buy it directly from the artist! There is also the P&C Art Gallery, the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, and several city art festivals every year.

Since Alexandria is located along the Potomac River, the city has gorgeous waterfront views and opportunities for biking, hiking, walking, or boating along the river. If you aren’t into that, you can also eat along the river and enjoy the views. Chart House Restaurant and Waterfront Market are just two dining options along the river. Don’t own a boat? You could also take a ride with Potomac Belle Charters or the Potomac Riverboat Company.

Like many parts of Virginia, you’ll see all four seasons in Alexandria. The city has an average of 200 sunny days, 40 inches of rain a year, and about 15 inches of snow. Residents love June to early October the most because the temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees. The Spring and Fall are also scenic in Alexandria. In Spring, you will see the cherry blossoms and other local flowers blooming while Fall will bring beautiful red, gold, and orange colors. Summer is a bit hot and humid, especially because of the city’s location near the water. During July, temperatures have reached upwards of 88 degrees. It’s definitely a mild-tempered city to live in and one to enjoy if you love seeing all four seasons! 

Even though Alexandria is known as a “healthy” city, the residents there still love their desserts. You have to try Pop’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream which specializes in old-time soda fountain classics like banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, root beer floats, and egg creams. They also make their own ice cream! Or, check out Buzz Bakery. There’s the ICB - a booze/cake mashup flavored with Guinness and Baileys Irish Cream. 

Alexandria is 5 miles south of Washington, D.C. a water taxi ride away from the National Harbor, and a bike ride from Mount Vernon.

Newest Alexandria Homes and Condos for Sale

$2,050,000
5 Beds 5 Baths
This beautiful and dramatic Belle Haven home offers wonderful entertaining spaces as well as comfortable family everyday living. Sited amongst towering mature trees, 6237 Radcliff Road, invites you in through a handsome front entrance into a very spacious foyer. Immediately you realize the abundant natural light in this home. The formal living and dining rooms are gracious, offering nine-foot ceilings, detailed moldings, pegged hardwood floors and handsome fireplaces in each room. The paneled family room offers a wall of windows, a gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The updated kitchen with fifteen-foot vaulted ceilings and a dramatic fan window would inspire anyone to become a gourmet cook! It’s well-appointed with an island and a breakfast bar, soft close cabinetry, high-end appliances, a wine cooler and Perrin & Rowe/Mayfair faucet. An exciting Gallery with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooks the gorgeous mature trees including a blooming magnolia, has a casual eating area plus a comfortable sitting space for reading or for sharing a glass of wine. The graceful curved staircase ascends to the second level where you will find a primary suite with a dressing area, fireplaces, marble bath with oversized shower. A spacious second bedroom with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves offers hardwood floors, crown molding and a glass door opens to the enclosed porch. The third bedroom has hardwood floors, wood shutters, built-ins, and a large closet. An updated Jack & Jill bath is convenient for families or guests. A second story glassed in porch with wood floors overlooks the rear yard. There is even a peek at the river in the winter time. The lower level includes a 4th bedroom, 1.5 baths, office area, an enormous recreation room with built-in bookshelves, a laundry room, additional storage space, and 5th bedroom or exercise room. There is a perfect blend of sophistication and comfort in this inviting home. For the first time in twenty years, this is a remarkable opportunity to live in one of Belle Haven’s special residences and become a part of this distinguished neighborhood.

6237 Radcliff Rd, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of McEnearney Associates, Inc.. Contact: 7035499292

$639,000
4 Beds 4 Baths
JUST LISTED! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 6/23, 1-4PM! Welcome to this spectacular end-unit townhome located near Little Hunting Creek, with 4-bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, and a large 5th bedroom/office in the basement! This HUGE home (almost 2800 square feet) has been updated throughout with all new windows, a new roof, new living room floor, new carpets in the basement and bedroom level, plantation shutters in the living room and freshly painted! After walking into the entry foyer, you'll find a spacious living room and separate dining area on the main level, along with a powder room and large eat-in kitchen including stainless appliances, a gas range, and a cozy fireplace with brick surround. From the kitchen you'll enjoy direct access to the fenced-in rear yard and patio area, which also has a side gate to wrap around to the front yard. Head upstairs to the bedroom level and enjoy a wonderfully sized primary suite, with room for a king-size bed and three closets, along with an en suite bathroom including a tub, and three additional well-sized bedrooms and storage closets, and a shared hall bathroom! The spacious lower level has been freshly carpeted and includes a large recreation room with a wet bar for entertaining and 2nd brick fireplace! Also, in the basement you'll find a 5th bedroom/office, and an additional full bathroom, along with a large utility room and storage closets! There are two assigned parking spaces right out front, and community amenities include an outdoor pool (right across the parking lot), playground area, basketball and tennis courts, direct access to Little Hunting Creek for canoeing and fishing, and much more! Located within minutes from Mt. Vernon Hospital, Fort Hunt Park, and the Mt. Vernon Trail, and not far from the restaurants, shops and markets in Old Town! Easy access to GW Parkway to get into DC and to catch a flight out of DCA! An amazing house, in a great location!

2712 Carter Farm Ct, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of McEnearney Associates, Inc.. Contact: 7035499292

$649,000
3 Beds 2 Baths
Fabulously charming, expanded and renovated, 3-level, 2BR, 2FB Duplex (complete with a 2-story rear addition) in sought-after Jefferson Manor! The property is ideally located on quiet Edgehill Drive, adjacent to picturesque Jefferson Manor Park! The residence shows beautifully with many fine updates. Enjoy the extra-wide trex sitting porch, usable living space across seasons, both day and night! The open-style main level boasts a spacious living room and dining room with gorgeous refinished hardwood floors (2024) and ideal spaces for everyday living. The well designed kitchen has beautiful hardwood cabinets on 3-sides with granite counters; stainless appliances: refrigerator, stove-2022, microwave-2022, dishwasher-2020. All spaces are open by design, which provides for seamless flow between the living room, an elegant dining space, and a wonderful well-designed family room addition. The family room addition also has an attractive wood burning stove, plus skylights, as well as exterior access to a spacious rear deck with peaceful backyard/park views. All perfect for both everyday living and entertaining! The upper level has a substantial primary bedroom and a good-sized bedroom #2; both are newly carpeted and offer generous living spaces. Plus an updated full bath #1, with glazed tub/shower, stylish pedestal sink, contemporary wall vanity, and tile floors. Additional planked attic storage space accessible via pull-down ladder in the main hall. The lower level offers even more living spaces, including a newly carpeted recreation room or possible guest space, updated full bath #2 (jacuzzi tub/shower), and a well-kept utility room with additional storage space. The lower level of the rear addition, provides an exceptional handyman workspace, plus more storage, with outside access to the rear of the property. The residence is ideally situated on a quiet street, on a prime lot with direct gated access to Jefferson Manor Park trails and playing fields. The front yard is professionally landscaped with many attractive trees, flowerbeds and various plantings. The rear yard is fully fenced and pet friendly, with a charming rear flagstone patio under the deck, plus additional trees and gardens. A rear gate provides access to Jefferson Park's many walking trails, picnic areas, and daily sports activities. The property conveys a newly resurfaced private parking pad (2024) for one car in the front of the property. Additional property highlights include - replacement windows, HVAC (2018) and new roof (2023). Jefferson Manor is a tight-knit community with an active Civic Association, which hosts many community activities and events. Walk to Huntington Metro in just minutes. Take advantage of easily accessible nearby shopping, stores, restaurants, and more. Quick access to major DMV thoroughfares. A short distance to Historic Old Town Alexandria and all it has to offer. TRULY, THE PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME!

5850 Edgehill Dr, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (301) 304-8444

$1,499,900
4 Beds 3 Baths
Welcome to this iconic Hollin Hills house, prominently featured on the Hollin Hills Wikipedia page. Designed by the renowned architect Charles Goodman, this two-story mid-century modern home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom, seamlessly blending vintage charm with modern amenities. Entry addition with dramatic steps leading to the front door and ample exterior storage space. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths including a stunning new addition to the primary suite. Features two walk-in closets, a wall safe, and a luxurious en suite bathroom equipped with heated floors, a bidet, dual shower heads, and a teak double vanity. Primary suite rear entry leads to a private paver patio, ideal for secluded relaxation. Light-filled living room, with wood-burning fireplace that is plumbed for gas logs. New double pane floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive views and abundant natural light throughout the house. Remodeled open concept kitchen with Kitchen Aid appliances, quartz counters, wine rack and breakfast bar. Large deck off kitchen features cable railing and provides an excellent space for entertaining guests. Light filled lower level with exposed brick wall, wood-burning fireplace and high end wide plank engineered wood floors. Open steps with soaring walnut acoustic paneling and built-in indoor planter. Custom wet bar with beverage fridge is perfect for entertaining. Fourth bedroom with exterior entrance and dual entry full bath makes this a perfect au-pair / in-law suite. Separate laundry room with refinished vintage Youngstown metal sink cabinet and stackable washer and dryer. Finished bonus room could be theatre room, office or gym. Loads of storage with three coat closets, and huge double storage closet with shelves Original features retained throughout including Goodman stair railing; a nod to the home’s architectural heritage, walls of brick adding texture and historical significance, vintage lighting preserved to maintain the mid-century modern aesthetic. This home is a perfect blend of historical significance and modern luxury, situated in the desirable Hollin Hills community. Enjoy the charm of mid-century modern design with all the conveniences of contemporary living.

7200 Rebecca Dr, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.. Contact:

$290,000
1 Beds 1 Baths
Your new home awaits! Come see this beautiful one bedroom corner unit in popular Potowmack Crossing in North Old Town! As you enter this condo, you will notice the large windows to let the sunshine in, the sophisticated engineered hardwood floors, the beautiful custom window moldings, new blinds and handy built-in bookshelves. The entire unit has been freshly painted, including the grey blue kitchen cabinets, which bring a fresh pop of color and beautifully plays off the glass backsplash. The large bedroom features cozy carpet and since it is a corner unit, it has two windows to let the natural light flood in. The bathroom has just been completely renovated with vertical subway tile, a new vanity for extra storage and cool black accents. I’m sure you will love the rain shower head! You will also love the convenience of having a full-size 20 amp washer and dryer in your condo. There is ample parking here, and this unit is just a few steps up, which makes bringing in the groceries a breeze. Potowmack Crossing has great amenities, including a refreshing pool, a club room, a fitness room, tennis courts, a bike locker, and additional storage units. Host gatherings in the club room or out in the beautiful picnic areas, which are equipped with grills and picnic tables. This location cannot be beat! It’s a quick walk to Buzz Bakery in the morning and Rustico to meet friends in the evening. Or walk into Old Town for a day of fun! You’re just across the street from the Mount Vernon Trail which runs through Old Town to DC, all along the scenic Potomac River. And commuting is super easy!! You are just one light to DC and National Airport, and less than one mile to the Potomac Yard and Braddock Metro Stations. Come check out this condo and imagine your new lifestyle here!

1734 W Abingdon Dr Unit #103, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of McEnearney Associates, Inc.. Contact: 7035499292

$1,175,000
4 Beds 4 Baths
Welcome to your new home in the highly sought-after Hollindale subdivision! This stunning one-level residence offers 4 spacious bedrooms + den/office space, and 4 beautifully updated bathrooms, encompassing 3,200+ square feet of living space. The home is an entertainer's dream with large gathering spaces inside and outside. The 1000+ sqft back deck features several seating and dining areas, views of green conservancy space (all the way to MD!), lovely planter boxes built into the deck that host many perennial herbs and flowers, and a two-tiered vegetable garden that is in peak bloom for Summer! Backing up to a county-protected nature conservancy space, this property offers privacy and a serene natural setting just minutes from Old Town and downtown DC! The brand new primary suite features a luxurious en suite bathroom and huge walk-in closet. The kitchen was upgraded in 2024 and features new appliances, enormous new quartz counter tops and back splash including an expansive island that can seat up to six, separate coffee bar, and cozy wood burning fireplace. New lighting was added in the dining room, kitchen, family room, all guest bedrooms, hallways, bathrooms (2019). Other upgrades include the a new 50 year roof (2019), chimney liner and new cap (2019), new exterior lights (2019), entire interior was painted (2019), new washer and dryer (2020), new HVAC and AC units (2022) complete with a carbon UV antimicrobial light and humidifier, new exterior deck fans (2022), back deck was painted (2023), front patio was painted and sealed (2024), and multiple landscaping projects were completed throughout the property. Don't miss the opportunity to own this meticulously updated and lovingly maintained home in a prime location

1913 Earldale Ct, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (703) 266-7277

$400,000
1 Beds 1 Baths
**Charming 1 Bedroom Condo in Canal Place, Old Town Alexandria** Welcome to your dream home in the heart of Old Town Alexandria! Nestled in the serene and historic Canal Place neighborhood in North Old Town, this sunny, updated 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo boasts a unique blend of elegance, character, and convenience. The spacious living room is filled with natural light pouring in through a Juliet balcony with French doors, accentuating the elegant crown molding and custom mantle surrounding the cozy wood-burning fireplace. The bedroom features plantation shutters, adding a touch of class and ensuring peaceful, restful nights. The bright, eat-in kitchen is a chef’s delight, complete with modern updates including new cabinets, a stylish backsplash, quartz countertops, a new sink, and a dishwasher, all installed in 2017. Enjoy the convenience of a stacked washer/dryer right in the kitchen. The bathroom has been tastefully updated with a new toilet and sink in 2021, and the hot water heater was replaced in spring 2024, ensuring worry-free living. This condo is part of the charming, smaller Canal Place community, providing a friendly neighborhood feel and allowing you to get to know your neighbors. You'll love the designated off-street assigned parking spot # 64, a rare find in Old Town, along with 2 additional visitor spots. The unit comes with a storage unit (2B). Location is everything, and this condo has it all. Just steps away from the scenic Mt. Vernon Trail, lush parks, a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, and the metro, you have all the amenities of city living with the tranquility of a quiet neighborhood. Enjoy the picturesque waterfront and activities at your leisure. The nearby Thursday farmers market is a delightful addition, offering fresh, local produce and goods. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of Old Town's charm. With its unique character, beautiful updates, and unbeatable location, this condo in the coveted Canal Place neighborhood is truly a gem. Come see it for yourself and fall in love with your new home!

1111 N Pitt St Unit #2B, Alexandria

Listing courtesy of Reem & Co. Real Estate. Contact:

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