Looking for Alexandria real estate for sale? This section of our website lets you search real estate listings, and it also provides information about this community.
Alexandria, Virginia has been inhabited since the late 1600s. However, it was not called "Alexandria" until much later. This charming, historical community in Fairfax, County saw a great many battles fought on or near its soil.
Much of the history associated with the Civil War and the battles fought in Virginia is what draws many historians to this part of the United States. With so much to explore, from the nation's capital to Civil War battlefields, there is no reason to wonder why history buffs love this area. Historically rich, and filled with a natural beauty that Virginians really do love, Alexandria VA homes have a lot to offer.
The Alexandria part of Fairfax County is located to the south and to the west of the City of Alexandria. This area is close enough to DC for easy commuting for all workers. Many homes in this area have easy freeway access, making the drive into the capital relatively easy. Washington car commutes have a habit of becoming heavily congested during rush hour traffic. One good thing for those workers who take alternative transportation: they only need to walk a few minutes before encountered one of the many local bus stops.
Alexandria real estate prices typically range from the $200,000s (one bedroom condos) on up to the millions (luxury single family detached homes). Location within the community determines both price and size of homes. Red-brick buildings hundreds of years old share space with red-brick structures built in the last few decades. The old and the new blend together nicely in this lovely old city.
You’ll find some two bedroom single family homes in Alexandria, however, most have three or more bedrooms.
There are some gorgeous single family homes in the Sumner Park subdivision. Built in the 1960s, these 3+ bedroom homes boast 2 or more bathrooms, and have garages and basements. Many have fireplaces, many have been renovated and modernized over the years.
The Vernon Heights subdivision is located just off Route 1. This makes this area a good option for Alexandria real estate buyers who commute into DC. This is a mixed area of condos, townhouses and single-family homes. Most of the single-family homes in the area have 4 or more bedrooms and 3 or more baths. The area has its own playground and a nice grassy park setting for people to toss a frisbee or ball, or for people to enjoy a nice quiet picnic together.
Sunny Ridge Estates is another subdivision of Alexandria homes that is currently experiencing a lot of demand. Just minutes from I-495, the homes in this neighborhood range from fixer-uppers that can be purchased for under $500K to brand-new homes that will cost close to a million dollars. Mostly a blend of old and new rambler-style homes, the neighborhood is filled with large, grassy yards and plenty of happy children outside playing.
There are great subdivisions to choose from all over the area. Homes right on the Potomac River typically cost the most; those further west or south will cost less. Whatever your priorities are in choosing a home will determine where you should begin your search for Alexandria real estate.
People who need less space and want less maintenance often choose a condo over a detached Alexandria home. This is mainly because condos offer folks a chance to own their home without having to fuss with outdoor chores. Yard and pool maintenance are left to the condo association.
Canterbury Square is a great option for people looking for condos near Fort Belvoir. These early 1960 units now boast geothermal heating and completely modern fixtures, appliances and lighting. These condos effortlessly blend the old with the new, creating some of the most highly sought after smaller condos in Alexandria.
The Tiers at Manchester Lakes have some great 2-bedroom/2-bath condos in the low $300,000s. This community is located in the Kingstowne area, with access to tons of shopping, dining, and a movie theater.
Belle View condos have some nice spacious property options. This community was built in 1950, and it’s located fairly close to the Potomac River. You’ll find one, two, and three bedroom condos here. The two and three bedroom options start in the $200,000s. This is a great way to buy Alexandria real estate that is reasonably close to the river without super high prices.
Many more condos in this price range can be found around Alexandria. There are a lot of older structures that have been completely renovated, and many have beautiful, mature landscaping.
While most condos in Alexandria will cost from the $200,000s to the $400,000s, there are some luxury condos over in the City of Alexandria that cost into the millions. Some units over at the Oronoco on the Potomac River cost upwards of $3 million or more. These properties have waterfront views from balconies and windows that offer river views from inside the whole condo.
With so many Alexandria condos spread across the area, it should not take long to find one that suits your needs. From luxury properties by the river, to charming older neighborhoods with mature landscaping, the choices are endless when it comes to condo shopping.
On Old Brentford Road there are charming one bedroom townhomes that feature large fireplaces. Located within walking distance of Manchester Lakes, all the shops and restaurants in Kingstowne, and to various metro lines, makes this Alexandria real estate a great place to call home.
There are many older Alexandria townhomes that have been carefully renovated to include every modern convenience wanted in today's Northern Virginia housing market. Many of these town homes are close to schools. Shopping and public transportation are also within walking distance of most townhouses in the city. Older structures will naturally have tall trees, and lots of well-maintained landscapes. Newer town homes, while more expensive than older homes, often have more amenities for the price paid.
Nearby, in the heart of the City of Alexandria lies Old Town. This area of the city is also highly desirable simply because of its location. Many people enjoy living closer to the center of entertainment, the arts, fine dining and night life. Old Town offers all of this is a very walkable area filled with old and new townhouses.
Are you interested in historic Alexandria real estate? Some of the oldest townhouses in the Old Town area are over on Duke Street. The trees around these properties rise above the rooftop. From the street this building doesn't look much different than it did back when it was first built. Many homes in this area cost well into the $2,000,000s.
There are also new 4 bedroom, 6 bath town homes on N Saint Asaph Street that cost well into the $3,000,000s.
Fortunately, there are also many townhomes in Old Town that are significantly less expensive. For instance, there are 2 bedroom, one bath town homes on N West Street. Located close to King Street Metro, some of these two-story homes are also zoned for business use, making them a more affordable place to set up a business.
From studio condominiums to spacious 4 bedroom single-family homes, Alexandria and Old Town offer dozens of fine homes to choose from. Living close to the river is a draw for most people who choose to live in Alexandria. While not everyone can afford to do so, most people realize that any home within the city limits is going to put them close enough to the Potomac River in order to enjoy all forms of water fun. Prices rise the closer one gets to the river, so cost many be one factor to consider in choosing any type of home in Alexandria.
These are just a few examples of the many different types and styles of homes located throughout Alexandria. Those searching for Alexandria real estate should remember that this area is in very high demand all the time. If you see something you want, go after it - it might not be available tomorrow.
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