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7 Beds 6 Baths VAAX2029654 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this stunning 7-bedroom, 5,395 square foot home that exudes charm. Nestled on a tree-lined lot spanning .49 acres, this property offers a truly inviting, spacious living experience. As you approach, you'll appreciate the expansive driveway that leads to the oversized front porch adorned with elegant columns and perfect for enjoying the outdoors, even in a summer rain! Step inside the freshly-painted home and you're greeted by a tiled entryway, setting the tone for the exceptional character and style found throughout. The main floor boasts a generously sized living room, as well as a formal dining room, providing the perfect setting for hosting gatherings and entertaining friends and family. The oversized kitchen includes an ideal breakfast area for intimate and informal dining experiences. Upstairs, discover SIX generously-sized bedrooms, providing ample space for large families, home offices, accommodating plenty of houseguests, and more. The primary bedroom features a unique connection to a second bedroom, allowing for versatile options such as transforming it into an enviable primary suite complete with walk-ins, ensuite office, and more. The lower level of the home presents additional finished spaces that can be adapted to your needs, whether it's creating recreation areas, gaming space, or a fitness area. For added appeal, an in-law suite awaits, complete with its own living space, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, laundry hook-up, and two private entrances; live in it, rent it, run a home business from it! ADDITIONAL FEATURES include two wood burning fireplaces, hardwood throughout, TWO washer/dryer (third hookup on main level), two-zone HVAC. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the sizable front lawn and back yard, providing ample space for outdoor activities and relaxation. The property's location is another highlight, with a Harris Teeter just under 1.5 miles away, and the vibrant Shirlington Village's restaurants and shopping destinations within close proximity. Bailey's Crossroads offers even more conveniences, including Target and other amenities, while easy access to 395 and the Van Dorn METRO station ensures a seamless commute into Washington, D.C. Go to Final Offer and enter the property address to view the price & terms the seller has already committed to accept, receive real-time pricing & offer updates, or make an offer.

1401 N Pickett St, Alexandria

6 Beds 5 Baths VAAX2029066 MLS ACTIVE Status
Spacious Del Ray farm house with front porch on oversized double lot features 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, upper level laundry, and large master suite with two walk-in closets. Downstairs you have a state of the art modern kitchen with floor to ceiling white cabinets, large island with breakfast bar, pendant light and corner breakfast nook, open to spacious living room with fireplace, and mud room and pantry. Full guest suite on first floor. Hardwood floors throughout, including some original to 1910. Outside you will find a peaceful screened-in porch with fan, large fully fenced yard and patio with mature trees, driveway with automatic gate, and two-car garage. 3 levels of living with attic bedroom and storage, plus an unfinished basement for additional storage. Fully renovated in 2020. Plenty of green space and playgrounds in the neighborhood. Vibrant Main Street close by (Mt. Vernon Ave) with shops, restaurants, and a few bars. Close commute to Pentagon, DC, and Potomac Yard (Amazon). Close to major bus routes and blue/yellow line. Seller written bullets: - Two-car garage - Fully fenced large yard with mature trees - Hardwood throughout - Modern, updated, open kitchen - Huge master suite with two walk-in closets - Full guest suite on first floor Plenty of green space and playgrounds in the neighborhood. Walkable and bike-able with a vibrant Main Street (Mt. Vernon Ave) with shops, restaurants, and a few bars. Close commute to Pentagon, DC, and Potomac Yard (Amazon). Close to major bus routes and blue/yellow line.

206 Laverne Ave, Alexandria

6 Beds 5 Baths VAAX2028846 MLS ACTIVE Status
New price! Welcome to your dream home in the highly sought after Clover College Park neighborhood. Nestled on a private street exclusively owned by five high-end residences, this beautifully renovated custom home offers the utmost in privacy and tranquility in a setting rarely found in Alexandria. You’ll appreciate the quality construction found throughout this all-brick home from the exquisite moldings and custom built-ins to the dramatic high ceilings. The main level features an open and inviting floor plan with refinished hardwood floors throughout. The focal point of the newly remodeled high end kitchen is the beautiful center island featuring a a six-burner Bertazzoni Range and Calcutta Sponda quartz countertops with a waterfall edge. The luxury custom cabinetry features hand selected and hand matched materials and are custom fit to maximize storage. The floor to ceiling pull out pantry is a gourmet’s delight. Other highlights include a GE Monogram Refrigerator/freezer, Advantium wall ovens, 24 bottle wine cooler and 2 beverage coolers. For dining, there are several options: enjoy casual meals in the breakfast room, pull up a stool to the counter, or retreat to the exquisite dining room for more formal occasions. The family room off the kitchen features coffered ceilings, custom built-ins and a two sided fireplace shared by the adjacent four season room. Completing this level are the luxurious living room, private office with built-ins, powder room, and laundry room. The bedroom level includes a sumptuous primary suite featuring two walk-in closets with built-ins, newly renovated bathroom with high end marble, double vanity with LED lit mirror and Bluetooth connectivity, separate jetted tub, and glass shower. Three additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms - one of which is a Jack and Jill - complete this level. The incredibly spacious walk-out lower level includes a large open rec. room, two bedrooms, a den with 2 closets and windows, a full bathroom, and a storage area with built-ins. So many options with all the space: Watch movies, shoot pool, play games, work out, work from home. This would also make a perfect in-law or au pair suite. Outside, enjoy the lush professionally landscaped oasis complete with mature plantings, large deck, putting green and lawn area. With a two car garage and driveway, parking is a breeze. The location is one of Alexandria's best kept secrets. Tucked away at the top of a private street, there's no cut through traffic. Stroll to the neighborhood pond, nearby shopping and dining, and the brand new MacArthur Elementary. Your new home awaits!

1305 Dartmouth Rd, Alexandria

6 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2028876 MLS ACTIVE Status
This wonderful turn-of-the-century farmhouse has been renovated and is well-maintained. Situated in a prime location, this home is on a beautiful street on a flat lot, located just a few blocks from the heart of Del Ray shops, restaurants, farmers market, library, coffee shop, and walk to the new Potomac Yard/VT Metrorail Station! Much of the original home charm has been restored of the period. This is a large 4-level home with 3 living levels with hardwood floors, and a large dry basement. The home has 5+ bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms, zoned central air conditioning, gas boiler heating, and a central vacuum system on all 4 levels. The first floor includes a large front porch with a swing, a gracious entry hall with wide stairs, an open-concept living room with wood burning fireplace, high ceilings with crown molding, and a large dining room with chair railing, adjacent to a sunny breakfast room with French doors, all adjacent to a beautiful screened rear porch which overlooks the rear yard, and a large kitchen with original tile floor, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher and gas range, granite countertops, glass door wall cabinets, and butler pantry with bar sink and direct access to the basement. The large unfinished basement has ample storage and a large laundry room, updated 200 amp electrical service, and a Unico high-velocity air conditioning system. The second level has high ceilings with 4 ample-sized bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms. One of the rear bedrooms has a walk-in closet and a beautiful covered porch overlooking the rear yard. The 3rd floor has a cathedral ceiling and skylights, 2 large bedrooms (one very large) plus a full hall bathroom. This level could be used as an in-home office suite complete with an extra bedroom, or primary bedroom suite. Lastly, the home is nicely positioned on the lot, sited near the right side yard which creates a large left side yard for kids to play or improved with a driveway if desired.

6 W Mount Ida Ave, Alexandria

5 Beds 5 Baths VAAX2028798 MLS ACTIVE Status
Nestled snugly in the heart of Old Town, this spectacular home is draped in luxury and all the magnificent features a property like this deserves. With high ceilings and huge east facing windows, this home is awash in light and elegance. The rooms are adorned with timeless wood work and reclaimed pine floors that present a historic but classic look that is both contemporary and traditional. The home had been renovated with all modern fixtures including Miele appliances, dual zone HVAC, updated lighting and a sophisticated alarm system. The main floor is divided into a formal living room with a gorgeous fireplace accompanied by an antique mantle and then travels back to a modern open kitchen with generous island that transitions to an area perfect for dining and entertaining. Beyond that is a take on a butler’s pantry with wet bar and wine storage, a half bath and then an exterior door leading out to a patio designed just for grilling. Upstairs, a spacious master primary suite that boasts a walk in closet, soaking tub, glass shower and a gas fireplace for chilly winter mornings. The laundry is located in the hallway just outside heading to the second bedroom which has its own large fireplace with carved mantle. Here a door leads out the Charleston style veranda overlooking the mature trees, back yard and street. The top floor has what could be an excellent media room, framed on either side by two more bedrooms and an amazing porthole themed bathroom. Downstairs is a finished basement area with a full bath, storage, a bedroom with fireplace and its own separate entrance. Outside offers a wonderful patio area with a mounted all weather TV making this almost like having another room in fine weather. Turf covers a walled garden area perfect for dogs or baseball and an almost hidden brick path that leads past the mature landscaping, basement entrance, front door and out to the two off street parking spots complete with electric vehicle charging station. This is truly a unique property that is effortlessly a part of the Old Town experience.

412 Wolfe St, Alexandria

4 Beds 5 Baths VAAX2028368 MLS ACTIVE Status
Four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath detached, expanded, brick rambler in College Park. The living room with vaulted ceilings, skylights, fireplace, oversized bay window + attached tea porch welcomes you to this special home. Nearly everything has been updated since the current owner purchased 25+ years ago including windows, HVAC, hot water heater, washer/dryer, and electric. Granite kitchen (top of the line Italian gas stove, stainless refrigerator, bay window) is adjoined by a family room with tiger maple floors. Separate dining room too. Primary bedroom addition has a walk-in cedar closet, vaulted ceiling with skylight, large private bath with double sinks, double shower, Jacuzzi tub, towel warmer, and Bidet toilet. So much space throughout the main floor (two more baths are nicely done - one stone, one marble) and the lower level is finished as well, including a recreation room with fireplace, built-ins, wainscoting and brand new Berber carpet - and has a suite for in-laws or nanny (bedroom, full stone bath, steam shower & private entrance). Private office has built-ins, half bath and French doors out to the driveway. Stone walls, hardscape, professional landscaping, irrigation system, fenced patio, new driveway, and extra storage on the over 9,000 square foot corner lot. Click on the camera for interactive floor plans and more photos! Seller can possibly be your banker and hold financing (owner held financing, seller held financing, creative financing).

1200 Trinity Dr, Alexandria

5 Beds 6 Baths VAAX2028162 MLS ACTIVE Status
Location, Location, Location! Welcome to sought-after Seminary Ridge in the heart of Alexandria City. This stately brick colonial has gorgeous curb appeal with .23 acres set upon a ridge with over 3100 sq ft of pure elegance. Fully renovated and expertly redesigned down to the studs, this show-stopping home has it all! Careful attention to detail and keen design were used in order to completely renovate this 1976 original to todays 2023 modern colonial. The main level has been completely redesigned with todays lifestyles in mind. Gourmet kitchen with waterfall quartz island, two sinks, wine bar area, and ample storage. Very large dining area, open living/family room with awesome floor to ceiling windows, and hardwood flooring throughout. A mudroom with additional fridge, pantry space and access to garage and powder room round out the main level. The exterior boasts expanded gutters, new rear siding, all new entry doors. new trim, flagstone walkway, flagstone patio and professional landscaping. The upper level boasts 4 comfortable bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Primary bedroom hosts an expanded/remodeled spacious ensuite bath with walk-in closet and the laundry was moved up to the bedroom level for pure convenience. The newly built-out lower level (2023) showcases the home's fifth bedroom, a full bath, a rec room/family room area, a wet bar and installed pre-plumbing for an additional laundry room. Peace of mind items include all new HVAC system (3.5-ton air-compressor), replacement windows and all new electrical throughout including 400 AMP service panels added. Unbeatable location in established City of Alexandria neighborhood -15 minutes to downtown D.C., convenient to all major commuter routes, public transit, Old Town, Shirlington, Bradlee Shopping Center (2 miles), new Wegmans (3 miles), local parks, schools, airport and SO. MUCH. MORE. This is the close-in home you were waiting for all year! Come and See, Fall-in Love and Make an Offer.

4012 N Garland St, Alexandria

7 Beds 7 Baths VAAX2028112 MLS ACTIVE Status
A Gorgeous House in a Great Location. Over 4500 of Finished Sqft, Fully Updated / Upgraded. Turn Key, No need to do Anything. 7 Large Bedrooms Including two Master Bed W/ Full Bath & Walk-in Closets, one on main level & one on the 1st floor. Extra Large eat-in Kitchen W/ a breakfast room & a family room, Granite Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances & Wood Floor. Large Size Living Room & an open formal Dining Room. Fully finished basement W/ New Flooring/Finishing. The House Features Extra Large Windows to allow great Sunlight & outdoor View. This House is at its best: Freshly & Professionally Painted. All Lights Have Been Upgraded To New Led Recessed Lights. New Ceiling Light Fixtures. Most Window Panels & Skylights have been replaced. A/C Unit is 1-2 Years Old. Brand New Water Heater. Newly Updated / Refinished Basement. New Carpet on Second Floor. New Light Fixture & Mirrors in All Bathrooms. Updated Closets. Most of the electric outlets covers have been replaced. The House was power washed & professionally cleaned. All Plantation Trimmed. The Driveway concrete has been replaced. Updated Extra Huge Garage. Brand New Roof & More. Great Size Lot, almost half an acre Flat & Square. Conveniently Located off Seminary Rd, One minute away from I 395, Rt 7, Rt 50, 5 Minutes to Pentagon City, 10 minutes to DC. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Please Check the 3D Tour & The Property Cinematic in the attached links.

5410 Dawes Ave, Alexandria

4 Beds 4 Baths VAAX2027876 MLS ACTIVE Status
Are you ready to embark on the next chapter in your perfect home? 3602 Russell Road is a magnificent home perfectly positioned and privately set on a 0.24 acre lot in the highly coveted Beverley Hills neighborhood of Alexandria. Located close to Glebe Rd and I-395, your location ensures an effortless commute to DC, the Pentagon, Amazon HQ2, and Arlington. The new Potomac Yard Metro Station is just a 6-minute drive away, and you can easily explore Del Ray with its restaurants, shops, library, and community events. Additionally, you're only moments from historic Old Town, Shirlington and Potomac Yard shopping and dining. This exquisite 'Jennifer' model is crafted by an exceptional builder and boasts unparalleled elegance and impeccable attention to detail. Offering a spacious layout with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a dedicated office/den. It provides the perfect canvas for both relaxation and productivity. The main-level living room sets the tone for casual yet refined gatherings. Cooler temps make it perfect for fires - you will have plenty of options in this home with its 2 fireplaces! The chef in you will appreciate the open kitchen featuring state-of-the-art Thermador appliances, including a 36” gas range and a 30” double-wall oven. The modern two-tone cabinetry and stunning Quartz countertops elevate the space, while the walk-in pantry ensures you have ample storage for all your culinary delights. Step outside onto the large composite deck, seamlessly connected to the dining room, offering a view of the expansive rear grounds (spanning an impressive 0.24 acres). The spacious backyard provides endless possibilities, whether you dream of installing a future pool or an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Back inside, on the upper level, you'll discover three of the four bedrooms, conveniently accompanied by a separate laundry room for added convenience. The owner's suite is nothing short of a retreat, adorned with majestic custom wallpaper. If you like closet space then you will love the generous size of the two walk-in closets in the owner's suite bedroom, perfect for the most discerning fashion aficionado. The fully finished basement is bathed in natural light, courtesy of full-size windows that eliminate the need for window wells. Here, a basement family room beckons, complete with a full wet bar, an ice maker, and a dishwasher, making it an ideal space for entertaining or catching the big game. Parking is never a concern with two driveways offering ample space in both the front and rear of the property. You can access the rear of the property via Executive Avenue, and park on your private, paver parking pad. 3602 resides in the Charles Barrett Elementary and George Washington Middle school zone. Grace Epsicopal School is directly across the street and St. Rita’s School a mere 0.1 across Glebe Road. It’s just a little over a 10-minute walk to Beverley Park, affectionately known as 'The Pit.” Don't miss the opportunity to make this exceptional property your home!

3602 Russell Rd, Alexandria

4 Beds 4 Baths VAAX2026366 MLS ACTIVE Status
Nestled in the heart of Old Town, this magnificent Victorian residence exudes elegance and offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. Built in 1870, this freestanding brick home sits on a beautiful tree-lined block and its picturesque façade with decorative window pediments and cornice add to the inviting curb appeal. High ceilings, tall windows, original heart pine floors, 2 wood burning fireplaces, handsome millwork, and other fine details showcase the perfect blend of old-world craftsmanship with modern conveniences. The multi-story interior is gracious and enchanting, introduced by a welcoming double door vestibule with marble flooring, spacious front hall with an original staircase and shadow rail, high ceilings, and an antique bell chandelier. Gorgeous original 9’ double doors with hardware open to the generously proportioned living room with 10’5” ceilings where entertaining is effortless. Natural light streams through tall windows on two sides with original folding shutters and a wood burning fireplace with an ornate mantle makes an elegant statement. A wonderful formal dining room is a lovely setting for gatherings. Delight the chef in the sunny kitchen equipped with new stainless appliances, a period fireplace, abundant cabinetry, decorative corner china cabinet, and access to the covered veranda. Enjoy morning coffee or a casual meal in the triple windowed eat-in area overlooking the expansive brick patio. Completing the main level is a convenient powder room to accommodate your guests. The second level presents a generous family room, ideal for relaxing, with many windows and built-in bookshelves. A delightful guest suite provides a comfortable setting for family or guests with a door to access to the fabulous sunroom. The light-filled primary suite is a private respite featuring a dressing room with large closets, custom built-ins, access to the bright sunroom, and an updated bath with seamless glass shower and marble vanity. The third level offers two additional bedrooms, full bath, and a cedar closet. Other special features include a large lower level with built-in shelving, additional storage, and a laundry area with sink. Savor the outdoors on the deep covered porch with intricate wrought iron embellishments or on the expansive patio garden retreat surrounded by mature trees and specimen plantings. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy reading or relaxing in the gazebo or working in the potting shed. One off-street parking space beyond the iron gate completes this important property.. This historic gem enjoys a prime location on one of Old Town’ sought-after streets, minutes to shops, restaurants, parks, and the Potomac River. Now is the time to embrace the chance to create new memories in this remarkable residence.

411 Prince St, Alexandria

6 Beds 6 Baths VAAX2026930 MLS ACTIVE Status
The property to be built at 3113 Circle Hill Road will be a 5627 square foot masterpiece of modern architecture. Situated on a quiet, curving street in the desirable George Mason School district, this home affords its owner privacy and proximity, luxury and functionality, on one of the nicest streets in Beverly Hills. The home is designed to take full advantage of the location of its .32 acre lot adjacent to Alexandira City’s 15 acre Monticello Park. It will boast six bedrooms, five and a half baths, and will be appointed with high-end materials and cutting-edge design. The exterior siding will be durable hardy plank, the roof architectural shingles, both with 30 year warranties. The 10 ft ceilings on 1st and 2nd floors and graceful open oak stairway connecting the three levels will give this home an open, airy feel. The home will overlook Monticello Park through the large windows, allowing for beautiful views of nature year-round and private daily shows featuring countless warblers, thrushes, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. The heart of the home is the kitchen, with its oversized island, large pantry, top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, luxurious quartz or granite countertops, and a designer tray ceiling. The bright and warm main level will feature double doors leading from the kitchen to a private rear deck overlooking the park, making this a place where friends, family, and guests will want to spend precious time together. A main-level en suite bedroom can also serve as an office and adds flexibility to the space. Upstairs, the primary bedroom will occupy the entire rear of the house, affording daily views of the park. It will be a luxurious escape from the day-to-day, with a beautiful designer tray ceiling, and a large walk-in closet (14’3” x 13’3”). The adjacent primary bath will have a designer hardwood vanity, to-the-ceiling ceramic tile shower surround, custom double vanity, rain shower, body spray, and freestanding soaking tub. Kohler fixtures will be installed throughout the house. The lower level includes the sixth bedroom with an adjacent bath, a large recreation room with walk-behind wet bar, and a doorway leading to the covered patio overlooking the park. The entire house will feature energy saving features like energy star appliances, Wayne-Dalton insulated door for the one car garage, a wifi enabled programmable thermostat, two zone heating and air conditioning, including a 14 SEER heat pump heating and cooling zone 2. This home is scheduled for delivery early winter of 2024. See the feature sheet for more details. Schedule a meeting with the builder today so you can help choose the finishes! Please do not walk the lot without the listing agent or owner present.

3113 Circle Hill Rd, Alexandria

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Alexandria VA Real Estate

Alexandria City is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, along the Potomac River's western bank. It is the northernmost piece of the collective known as Alexandria. Arlington County is at its northern border, and the rest of the city borders Fairfax County. It is only seven miles from downtown D.C., which makes homes in Alexandria the perfect option for commuters.

This vibrant city has seen some rapid growth in the past few years and many new residents have been drawn to homes for sale in Alexandria, VA, for its beauty, charm and convenience. In fact, the hardest part of your home search will likely be narrowing down the great selection of homes for sale in Alexandria, VA.

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Living in Alexandria City

Alexandria City has been ranked 10th of 228 American cities for young professionals, 22nd of the best places to live in America, and 25th of the healthiest cities. Over the past few years, the Alexandria real estate market has seen quite a bit of economic growth. Alexandria has a bustling job market and is home to a few high-tech corporations, including the new headquarters for Amazon. 

History of Alexandria City

Alexandria City has a rich history that dates back 13,000 years. It was first settled by Native Americans and became one of Alexandria's busiest tobacco trading posts. It was home to the Nacotchtank and Tauxenent tribes in the 1600s, then settled by Scottish merchant John Alexander in 1749. It is mainly famous for its rich Colonial history. U.S. President George Washington called it home, and many of our founding fathers frequented sites that are still standing today, like Gadsby's Tavern. In 1791, Alexandria got swept up as part of the District of Columbia but was returned to Virginia in 1846. The City of Alexandria became an independent city in 1870. 

Alexandria also served as a supply center during the Civil War, becoming a staging area for Union troops and remaining under the occupation of the military until the war ended. Between the late 17th century and early 18th century, several plantations were established. As Alexandria grew into a town, it became a major trading hub and was a staging area during the French and Indian War. The 20th century saw the town grow into what is now Alexandria City. 

You can see how well preserved the history of Alexandria City is in its original architecture and museums, such as Carlyle House, known as the country's narrowest home; Gadsby's Tavern Museum, an inn from the revolutionary era; and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, which is home to a huge array of herbs, medicines, and reagents of historical significance. When you run out of historical places to visit in Alexandria City, you can take a quick trip over to D.C. and its many historical offerings.

Getting Around Alexandria City

While Alexandria City is independent, it is also linked to other neighborhoods in Arlington and D.C. The heart of the city sits within the Capital Beltway (I-495) and is connected to the Metrorail service that takes you into D.C. You have access to three Metro stops that service the area: Braddock Road, King Street and Eisenhower Avenue. With its easy access to the rest of metro D.C., Alexandria homes for sale are the perfect place to live for commuters.

A Large Selection to Choose From 

There are a lot of great homes for sale in Alexandria, VA. Whether you are looking for a recently constructed single-family home that provides a lot of space for you and yours to spread out, such as those on the market in Braddock Heights, or you prefer a cozy condo with endless amenities, you can find it in the Alexandria real estate market. At the same time, you can rest assured that there are homes on the market that fit every budget, including multi-million-dollar estates as well as single-family homes and townhomes priced much lower.

Alexandria homes give you the best of both worlds. You can rub elbows with the movers and shakers in D.C., then cross the river to relax at home in a quaint neighborhood of the Alexandria real estate market.

Alexandria City Neighborhoods

The Alexandria City real estate market includes diverse neighborhoods that will suit everyone. For those who want to live in an urban area, Del Ray and Old Town are popular options. If suburbia is more your thing, you should definitely visit the neighborhood of Rosemont. There are plenty of detached homes for sale in Alexandria, including historic homes in Old Town, where some properties were built as early as the 18th and 19th centuries. Offering 1,000 square feet or more of living space and private outdoor space, most of these Alexandria homes have been renovated yet maintain their original charm. 

Old Town Alexandria 

Old Town Alexandria is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the Alexandria City real estate market. Founded in 1749, Old Town is entrenched in historical charm and considered to be the heart of Alexandria. You can almost hear the whispers of times past as you walk along its brick-lined streets and touch the walls of its 18th century architecture.

Old Town is one of the most walkable areas in the nation and home to more than 200 art galleries, vintage shops, boutiques, eclectic bistros, red brick buildings and cobblestone paths. The homes in this area range from 18th-century row houses to more modern single-family and condominium dwellings. Being so close to the Potomac River means you can enjoy waterside parks, scenic paths and bike trails. The community is also known for its musical shows, festivals, live theater performances and a number of other annual celebrations. Old Town is also home to Market Square, a marketplace that has been running since 1753.

Del Ray

If a close-knit community is what you are looking for, Del Ray is a picturesque and idyllic area of the Alexandria real estate market featuring beautiful homes set along tree-lined streets. Here you can find Colonial- and Tudor-style homes, townhouses, quaint arts and crafts bungalows, and condominiums. The hub of this neighborhood is Mount Vernon Avenue, which is home to a diverse blend of coffee shops, eateries, unique boutiques, and health and wellness businesses. The year-round festivals, events and parades allow residents to enjoy local music and art. In 1900, Del Ray only had a population of 130. Today, it is home to more than 20,000 residents. 


If you are interested in Alexandria homes that provide easy access to public transportation, Rosemont is a great option. Homes range from smaller bungalows for people who need less space to large Craftsman-style homes with yards featuring mature trees, gorgeous landscaping and the occasional pool. There are also new homes being constructed in this conveniently located neighborhood, which potentially gives you the opportunity to customize the home to your specific tastes.

West End

West End sits eight miles from downtown D.C. and has easy access to I-395. It's also home to Alexandria City's craft beer scene. From its historic parks to the bustling downtown area, this neighborhood of the Alexandria real estate market brings the best of both suburbia and the city. Single-family homes sit along winding roads and cul-de-sacs.

The Landmark neighborhood is the most dense residential area in West End. It was developed in the 1950s and consists of single-family homes, garden-style apartments, high-rise condominiums, and a few townhome communities that were built in the 1970s. The area also includes Seminary Valley, Brookville and Cameron Station. The well-known Landmark Mall that was developed in the mid-1960s was closed in 2017 but is set for redevelopment in the near future, which includes a public transportation connection to the Metro station at Van Dorn Street.

Cameron Station

This lovely planned community is home to Colonial-style townhomes and condos. The area used to be home to an army installation that housed the Defense Logistical Agency. At the time of its planning, it sat just outside of Alexandria City's limits. This neighborhood of Alexandria homes is surrounded by beautiful city parks, including Ben Brenman Park, which has a dog park, athletic fields and picnic areas to enjoy. The park is also home to the West End Farmers Market. 

Seminary West

The communities of Seminary West are located just within the Alexandria City limits and home to a variety of residential developments, including single-family homes, townhome communities, high-rise and garden condos and apartments, and three large living centers for seniors. In the midst of all this is Mark Center, a large commercial area that is home to Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria Campus. There is also a Concert Hall and Arts Center, and two nature preserves. The Buddy Ford Nature Center and Dora Kelley Nature Park combine the largest area in Alexandria City for enjoying strolls in its many natural areas, hiking, bike trails, and year-round exhibits and programs for all ages to enjoy. This neighborhood is a good choice for multi-generational households seeking homes for sale in Alexandria, VA.

Alexandria Townhomes for Sale

If you prefer the advantages of living in a townhome, such as enjoying the use of outdoor space without worrying about the upkeep, one of the many townhomes for sale in Alexandria is sure to be the perfect answer. 

If you are on a budget, the townhome-style condos in Mayflower SquareParkFairfax and Parkside at Alexandria offer a great place to start your search for Alexandria real estate. These Alexandria homes, built between the 1940s and 1960s, are anywhere from around 700 square feet to more than 1,000 square feet. Many of the townhomes in each community have undergone updates and renovations, and they all offer plenty of high-quality amenities, including swimming pools, tennis courts and common outdoor space. 

If your budget is a bit more flexible, you have even more townhomes for sale in Alexandria to choose from. For example, Skyview Park has two- and three-story units available in several floorplan options. These spacious townhomes include an attached garage, large balconies and tons of living space. As an added bonus, the community offers outstanding amenities, including routine bus service to the Huntington Metro Station. Island Creek is another townhome community that has units available with as much as 2,200 square feet of living space, huge balconies overlooking the gated backyard space, and of course, all the amenities you could possibly want. 

You can also find brand new townhome communities in the Alexandria real estate market, such as Cameron Park, a modern townhouse and single-family home development that is currently under construction in the West End. Alexandria homes in the community usually include between two and five bedrooms, making them a great size for a variety of home buyers. 

Condos for Sale in Alexandria

Condos in Alexandria vary from cozy studios to multi-million-dollar condos with more than 2,000 square feet and stunning views of the Potomac River, such as those at The Oronoco in Old Town. Whether you are looking for a brand new condo or prefer one with a unique history, the Alexandria real estate market is sure to have the condo you are looking for. 

Alexandria Condos for Sale

You can find communities with less than 100 units, where you have the opportunity to really get to know your neighbors, such as Rosemont Station; or high-rise condo communities spread across several different towers, such as Carlyle Towers and River Towers. Historic condos with unique architectural features only found in homes built during the 19th century, such as those located in Swann Daingerfield, as well as newer buildings, including Isabella at Monticello Mews, can also be found on the Alexandria real estate market. (On a side note, Isabella at Monticello Mews offers residents the use of a large dog park, which is a definite plus if you are a dog owner or want to be.) 

Build Your Dream Home in Alexandria

There are opportunities for potential buyers interested in buying land and building custom Alexandria homes with the help of the excellent builders and architects in the area. Most plots of land range in size from a quarter to a half an acre of land. Occasionally, you may even be able to find land for sale sitting along the banks of the Potomac River.

Alexandria is truly a great place to call home. Whether you are a first time buyer looking for homes for sale in Alexandria, VA, or you have purchased and sold so many homes that you have lost count, you'll find something in the Alexandria real estate market that meets your needs. 

Things To Do In Alexandria City

Home to some of the best shopping, art galleries, acclaimed museums and fine dining, Old Town Alexandria exudes a true blend of old world charm and cosmopolitan flare. Sitting on the majestic Potomac River waterfront, Old Town is the dining mecca of Washington D.C.’s social elite. Establishments that served America’s first president, George Washington, and other historic figures such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison are still in existence and thriving today.


You'll find a balanced mix of big-name chain stores, outlets and unique specialty boutiques in Alexandria City for all your shopping needs. Start at Old Town's walkable shopping center and then grab the free trolley to King Street’s mile-long strip of unique shops that range from antiques to high-end fashion shops. Visit Del Rey and its year-round farmers market for locally-sourced produce, home-baked goods, artisan foods and drinks, and much more. 


From upscale restaurants to casual establishments, residents of Alexandria homes have a large variety of places to eat, including Magnolia's and its well-known brunch menu, or Lena's Woodfired Pizza. If breweries are your thing, you'll find many top-notch brewery stops, such as Port City Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in the D.C. area. Or you can check out Captain Gregory, a doughnut shop with a cocktail bar in the back.

Sweet Fire Donna is famous for its BBQ meals, melt-in-your-mouth cornbread, and spicy macaroni and cheese dishes. Or you can head over to Sunday in Saigon for truly authentic Vietnamese meals. Balkan Grill is another cozy, well-hidden place to enjoy a night out, and Aldo's Italian Kitchen is well-known for its generous portions of your favorite comfort foods. Vegetarians can visit Namaste for their specially made Nepalese and Indian vegetarian options.

Old Town Alexandria 

There are so many places to visit in and around Alexandria City. One of these is Old Town Alexandria, a culturally diverse center for both Alexandria and D.C. Walk the cobblestone-lined streets to historically significant sites and famous restaurants. You'll see beautiful historical buildings alongside upscale and trendy shops, with more than 100 retail stores along King Street, a mile-long avenue of rich culture that will take you down to the waterfront.

Old Town sits on the eastern and southeastern area of Alexandria City along the Potomac River. It's the oldest section of the city. You can easily navigate around Alexandria on the free King Street Trolley, by bike, by boat or on foot. You can also access D.C. from the Metrorail on King Street in 17 minutes or take a 45-minute boat cruise to Georgetown.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Gadsby's Tavern is one of Alexandria's oldest and most famous taverns. Gadsby's consists of three buildings: the tavern itself, which was built in 1785; the Hotel, built in 1792; and the addition to the hotel that was built in 1878. It was the central part of Alexandria's economic, social, educational and political life. In 1963, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark and today is home to the famous Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant, the Taverns Museum, and Post 24 of the American Legion. The tavern operates out of the original dining area built in 1792 and serves up both modern and period food dishes.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum 

Visiting the apothecary museum is like stepping into a Harry Potter book, with its odd bottles and medicinal remedies. It was owned by several generations of Quaker families and operated up until the Great Depression. Immediately after its closing, it was reopened in 1939 as the museum we know today. The artifacts on its shelves are exactly where they were on the day the apothecary closed its doors, from herbal remedies to the famous “hot drops'' cough syrup used by sick Union soldiers. You will find many interesting old-time remedies, some of which are the basis of what we use today.

Spite House 

Also known as the narrowest house in the nation, the Spite House was built … well, out of spite. The house was built in 1830. It is only seven feet wide, 25 feet deep, and has 325 square feet of space in its two stories. The painted brick walls of the homes on each side make up the interior walls for the home's living room. The reason it was built was to stop both people and horse-drawn carriages from loitering in what was then the alley of one of the adjacent homes. It's a much-loved home in the area and still in use today. You can find it on Queen Street in Old Town Alexandria.

An Art Lover's Dream

Whether you are an aspiring artist or an art lover, you will find a lot of local art in the area. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located in an old munitions factory. It was shut down after WWII, then bought 40 years later by the Art League of Alexandria. The art center is the nation's largest collection of more than 165 artist studios that are spread across a three-story campus. You can actually visit and watch while art is being created and buy pieces from the artists themselves.

Recreational Activities

Of the many amenities that Alexandria City has to offer, its beautiful green spaces and nature trails are loved most. Residents of Alexandria homes have about 950 acres of natural landscape to enjoy. This is spread across 30 recreational centers and 70 parks, making it a dream for lovers of the great outdoors. There are many paths for running and biking, many of which connect to other parks that border the river. The Mount Vernon Trail takes you through historic Old Town, or you can enjoy the water park at Cameron Run Regional Park. Huntley Meadows is a historic area and wildlife preserve, where you can watch local birds from viewing stations, and other animals in their natural habitat. Golf fans have their pick of several country clubs, golf courses and water-based recreational activities. Lastly, you have a wide range of events, festivals, and celebrations throughout the year for Alexandria real estate residents of all ages to enjoy.

Alexandria City's Housing Market

Right now, the Alexandria City real estate market is a very competitive hot seller's market. We have been seeing a rise in the number of homes going on the market in the area, which is great news for buyers seeking a home for sale in Alexandria, VA. The low interest rates of 2020 had a hand in driving prices upward, and we are still seeing homes moving fast. There is a higher interest in townhomes and single-family homes compared to condominiums. We've also seen the value of homes in the D.C. area rising for some time, with many people migrating to the ever-growing tech center. Experts predict Alexandria home prices to keep rising steadily for a while, so now is a good time to buy if you've been waiting out the market or are looking for an investment that could have a potentially great return.

Alexandria City's Schools

Alexandria City is known for its high concentration of top-rated public schools. The top-grade school for the area is Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, the top middle school is Key Middle School, and the top high school is T.C. Williams High School. There are also Charles Barrett Elementary and Maury Elementary Schools. The colleges in and around the area include Stratford University Alexandria Campus, Virginia Tech, and George Mason University. Plus, Alexandria’s close proximity to D.C. opens the door for even more educational options.

Real Estate Taxes

Property taxes will vary in Northern Virginia depending on what county or city you live in. Alexandria City is an independent city and the Alexandria real estate tax rate was set in 2019 to $1.13 per $100. This is a bit above the national average of 1.08 percent.

Are You Ready to Move to Alexandria City?

We've shared just a small part of everything that you can enjoy in the Alexandria real estate market and its variety of neighborhoods and communities. With its close location to many public transportation options and main roads, its top-rated schools, and its growing job market, Alexandria real estate is a great option for those who commute into D.C. or other areas for work. Whether you are looking to live in the quiet of the suburbs, the bustle of the city, or somewhere in between, we will help you find the right home for sale in Alexandria, VA.

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If you’re in the market for real estate in Alexandria, give me a call at 703-462-0700 so I can help you find the right property. I grew up in Northern Virginia and know the area well.

Selling Alexandria Homes

If you own an Alexandria home and are considering selling in the next 12 months, contact me for a market analysis of your property and surrounding neighborhood. This will give you a good idea of its value in the current Alexandria real estate market.