Alexandria, VA Real Estate Guide Homes for Sale in Alexandria
Located on the Potomac River, Alexandria, VA is known for its Old Town, with brick sidewalks and well-preserved 18th and 19th-century buildings. Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living.
Alexandria is an active community that offers more than 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space, and a wide variety of neighborhood and recreation centers, pools, dog parks, farmers’ markets, waterfront activities and more.
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.
If you are looking for small-town charm and big-city amenities, Alexandria is the place to find them. Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. The City’s many historic homes, churches, businesses, and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the past that makes it the charming town it is today.Search Listings in Alexandria, VA
ABOUT THE AREA
King Street is lined with boutiques and specialty shops. Founding fathers dined at Gadsby’s Tavern, now a museum with period objects and photographs.
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.
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.
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. Residents enjoy quick access to the Capital Beltway, I -95, & the Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street Metro stations.
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