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Where old world charm and convenience collide in perfect harmony.
Old Town Alexandria is known for its historic charm, cobblestone streets, colorful rowhouses, red-brick sidewalks & is one of the most desirable Northern Virginia neighborhoods; especially with those who have an active social calendar.
Old Town Alexandria is divided into four quadrants – NE, NW, SE, and SW – with neighborhoods such as Potowmack Crossing, St. Asaph Square, and Old Town Greens among the more well-known areas. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America.
Old Town features a variety of historic hot spots, the oldest farmers marketing in the US, 100 + independent boutique shops, waterfront dining, brewery, galleries, and parks & trails that are popular with residents & visitors.
As you walk the brick streets of Old Town you'll notice dark oval metal plaques on houses. Those plaques indicate properties that are over 100 years old, have architectural integrity and are of historic interest.
The King Street Metro and Braddock Road Metro Stations are easily accessible and there is a free trolley service that runs from the King Street Metro Station down to the waterfront.
If you're new to the area, be sure to see the Tiny Spite House, the Skinniest Historic House in America. Tiny Spite House is a private residence located at 523 Queen Street. John Hollensbury built it out of spite in 1830 to keep loiterers out of his adjacent alley and is now one of the most photographed rowhomes in America.
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