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$2,900,000
6 Beds 4 Baths VAAX2034598 MLS ACTIVE Status
As close to perfection as you'll find exists here in this Historic Rosemont Park turnkey six bedroom, four bathroom home. Comfortable elegance meets absolute luxury in this understated, deceiving large and impeccably cared for home that shows like new and abounds in natural light, creative spaces and gorgeous designer details. Each well-proportioned room features appealing qualities--collectively including gorgeous cabinetry and built ins, high-end custom window treatments and stair runners, four fireplaces, pocket doors allowing for instant separation of spaces, multiple private outdoor entertaining areas including a screened porch, large deck, and an upper level balcony accessed from the primary bedroom. Outside you'll find mature landscaping and smart privacy features that allow for peaceful enjoyment with very simple lawn and garden maintenance. The inside, featuring nine-foot ceilings, top-of-the-line appliances, light hardwood floors and more storage than you'd ever imagine, provides uniqueness in each space, including a walk-in pantry, a main level powder room, and a completely stunning lower level featuring a large dedicated gym, newly upgraded with a custom-designed sauna, and two separate exterior entrances--each featuring its own mudroom--each with dedicated storage spaces. This extremely clever design allows for an owner to provide a separately keyed two bedroom, one full bath apartment with its own full kitchen and laundry room--perfect for an au pair or long-term guests--while still personally utilizing the other half of the lower level, if so desired. (You'll wonder why more homes haven't incorporated this brilliant layout!) The main level kitchen boasts a gracious foyer, a true gourmet kitchen with a Subzero refrigerator, Wolf ovens, a huge island, dual sinks and sleek white quartzite countertops and a convenient eat-in area. All this is open to a huge family room and separate dining room--each with its own fireplace--and large enough to easily accommodate larger group gatherings. Toward the rear is a sweet, sunny sitting room/nook leading to another family room with a fireplace and access to the side deck's outdoor seating area, as well as the private rear screened porch. Via one of the dual stairwells you'll head to the upper level, offering four bedrooms, a dedicated office, a large hall bathroom and another laundry room servicing this floor. The impressive primary suite features am exquisite bathroom with a standalone tub and separate marble shower, a water closet, and a large vanity with dual sinks. Accessed either from the bedroom or bathroom is a huge designer-customized walk-in closet that removes the need for any dressers or additional furniture storage. The bedroom itself features a gas fireplace, attractive built-in shelving and a delightful balcony overlooking the rear yard and charming Beach Park. The flow of this level provides for the other three bedrooms, each with their own ample windows and generously-sized closets, to enjoy comfort and privacy. At the rear of the property you'll find off-street parking for one or two cars and a separate garage for bikes or equipment storage, but could easily be modified to accommodate automobile parking. The versatility of this home is unsurpassed. Desirably located within a brief walk to Del Ray and Historic Old Town which offer endless dining and retail options, walkable to two Metro stations, and minutes from multiple airports, you're also in very close proximity to Washington D.C. and all major roadways. Once you've toured this property you'll find that every box is checked. Open Sunday, June 2nd, 1-3PM.

303 Rucker Pl, Alexandria

$2,900,000
3 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2034608 MLS COMING SOON Status
Step into a world of timeless elegance and contemporary luxury with this charming historic brick "flounder" in Old Town. Set on a rare 4,000 sf lot and surrounded by natural light on 3 sides, this home and its meticulously curated gardens provide a serene retreat in the heart of an urban village. Originally built in the late 1700s, it has undergone a comprehensive restoration and renovation over the past 20 years, all while maintaining the authenticity of its historical character to the most minute detail. As you cross the front door's threshold, you are immediately transported to a bygone era. The architectural features, design elements, and overall ambiance evoke a sense of history and nostalgia that seamlessly blend with modern touches. The unique entrance door, handcrafted with pegs - not a single nail - from wormy chestnut dating back to 1800, and the solid brass dolphin door knocker that reflects the maritime heritage of Alexandria are just a few examples of the exquisite care and attention given to this home. The interior is equally captivating, with 5 restored fireplaces, original heart pine floors, and many other original features brought back to modern standards. Upstairs, improvements such as the custom built-in marble topped dresser, comfortably renovated sunroom/office, and updated bath offer functionality and character. The first level of the addition smoothly unites history, craftsmanship, and culinary artistry. This harmonious fusion of design influences reflect the owner's culinary career, artistic education in the US and Italy, and travel through Europe and the UK, creating a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. Modeled after the British "unfitted" kitchen, it begins with the eat-in dining area, complete with original colonial fireplace, restored to its former glory and effortlessly integrated into the space. The kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances and chef-designed storage areas adjacent to the center island. This island is the heart of the kitchen and will surely delight the most discriminating chef. Composed of three different work surfaces, the island offers a kidney-shaped Carrara marble surface for pasta and pastry, a slate counter and hammered nickel sink for vegetable prep, and a kidney-shaped maple and walnut cutting board for preparing meats and fish. Woods from Europe and the US create the custom cabinetry designed to fit all of your kitchen tools and equipment. No doubt it will become your perfect setting to cook, entertain, and spend evenings with friends and family. The den is situated at the far end and offers a cozy, inviting space to entertain friends, unwind, read, or enjoy a relaxing cup of tea. Its proximity to the work area allows for guests to engage with the chef as their meal is prepared, with a serene view of the garden through the French door. The addition's back staircase leads to an incomparable Primary Suite. Its bedroom features reclaimed wormy chestnut floorboards, a Juliet balcony overlooking the extensive rear garden, and a meticulously restored paneled pine door with a hand-forged handle and knocker from the early 1800s. The Primary Bath is an award winning masterpiece in contemporary design, featuring a custom-made Japanese stainless steel soaking tub with two waterfall faucets, glass-enclosed rain and hand-held showers, and heated tumbled slate floors. The transition room from the original home to the addition on this second level was converted into a spacious walk-in closet with custom cabinetry, ample shelving, clothes hanging sections, and a dedicated laundry area. This luxurious historic home is truly an individual, creative interpretation, meshing history and contemporary elements, offering a one- of-a-kind, artistically-inspired living space. Designed to create an enchanting, peaceful retreat amidst an oasis of lush gardens and the sounds and scents of nature, it will surely leave a lasting impression on all who visit it.

511 Queen St, Alexandria

$2,425,000
6 Beds 5 Baths VAAX2034554 MLS ACTIVE Status
Improved Price for this Stately Custom Home! No detail has been overlooked! Located in close proximity to MVCS, St Stephens/ St Agnes Lower School and Alexandria Country Day School- to name a few! DC and Old Town Alexandria are easy commutes. No detail has been spared in this spectacular property. Built in 2008 this home has been recently updated throughout. This gracious center hall/ antique brick Colonial features 6,000+ square feet of living space on four floors. There is flex space throughout with five-seven bedrooms and an in-law/ nanny suite on the lower level with private entrance. The main level features a primary suite- one of three and this one with deck access. On the above grade lower level is a covered outdoor patio, gym or screening room, wine cellar, a behemoth bar with full kitchen application, gas fireplace, private nooks, a second bedroom, bathroom suite, and second laundry. The quiet parlor/ library and grand dining room greet you on either side of entry; next ahead is the heartbeat of the home with its gathering great room, gas fireplace and coffered ceilings. The kitchen’s premier appliances, butler's and storage pantries and oversized island are decorative and functional. Upstairs are three-four spacious bedrooms. The third primary bedroom is oversized with a sitting area, gas fireplace and brand new opulent, spa-like bath with soaking tub, separate steam shower, double sinks and access/ option to have one or two walk-in closets and laundry. A third bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and two others could potentially share a jack and jill bath. From this level is a full staircase access to the top-level flex space- could be a great in-home office, playroom or another bedroom. The paved driveway leads to an oversized two car garage and offers ample parking. The private outdoor deck is approachable from multiple directions and compliments the great entertaining floor plan throughout. And as you could expect the roof is long -lasting slate. See documents for extensive list of improvements. Checkk out the attached Virtual Tour!

3107 Russell Rd, Alexandria

$1,199,000
3 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2034422 MLS ACTIVE Status
Nestled on a serene cul-de-sac within a picturesque, tree-lined street, this stunning, rarely available International Style single-family residence offers a perfect blend of modern elegance and timeless charm nestled between Beverly Hills and Monticello Park. Spread across three meticulously maintained levels, this 3-bedroom, 3-full bathroom home is designed for both comfort and luxury, making it an ideal retreat for contemporary living. This home is an ode to preservation: irreplaceable 1940’s features including built-in shelving, pristine hardwood floors throughout, functional and updated galley kitchen with SubZero refrigerator, and light filled from all the glass windows of unique bauhaus-style design. This home has been cared for with one owner in the past 28 years and in pristine, move-in-ready condition! Key updates a home buyer will love: with New Windows, extensive zen-like hardscaping, four seasons room with skylights, newer Hot Water Heater, newer Washer & Dryer, and crisp, white neutral paint throughout! Enjoy late spring evenings al-fresco on your covered slate front porch or on your freshly stained back deck through newer sliding doors. Privacy, serenity, and more all await at 433 Argyle Drive. Enjoy a pathway at the end of the cul-de-sac to George Mason Elementary School. Just a few short blocks to Monticello Park for of wooded trails, bird watching, and enjoying the peace of nature (if your backyard isn't enough)! This location has it all: Close proximity to Del Ray (less than 1 mi) Restaurants & Attractions, Potomac Yards, Old Town Alexandria, Reagan Airport, Fairlington Centre, and more! You do not want to miss this one!

433 Argyle Dr, Alexandria

$999,900
3 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2034226 MLS COMING SOON Status
Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to own a stunning, fully updated home nestled in the sought-after Maple Grove neighborhood of Alexandria City. Situated on a picturesque tree-lined street, this residence boasts an unbeatable location within walking distance to the King Street Metro and historic Old Town Alexandria. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a sense of warmth and sophistication. The expansive living space is adorned with high ceilings and flooded with natural light pouring in through the large windows, creating an inviting ambiance throughout. Recessed lighting and exquisite fixtures further enhance the elegance of the interior. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring ample shaker white cabinets, white and grey veined granite countertops, a subway ceramic tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances including a gas stove. Adjacent to the kitchen, a separate dining area offers the perfect setting for hosting gatherings and enjoying meals with loved ones. Retreat to the luxurious owner's suite, complete with a lavish ensuite bath and a generously sized walk-in closet providing ample storage space. Two additional spacious bedrooms share a chic hallway bath, each offering plenty of closet space for added convenience. Entertainment opportunities abound in the finished lower level, boasting a large rec room and a third bath. Step outside to the gorgeous yard, where you'll find the ideal setting for outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and relaxation. Maple Grove is a peaceful neighborhood with the added convenience of being within walkable distance to King St Metro and Old Town, making commuting a breeze. Whether you prefer to travel to DC via metro, train, or car, this location offers unparalleled accessibility. Additionally, residents will appreciate the coveted zoning for MacArthur Elementary School. Welcome home to luxury living in the heart of Alexandria City – this is an opportunity not to be missed!

512 Robinson Ct, Alexandria

$2,850,000
6 Beds 7 Baths VAAX2034152 MLS COMING SOON Status
3113 Circle Hill Road is a 5627-square-foot masterpiece of modern architecture situated on a quiet, curving street in the desirable George Mason School district with privacy, proximity, luxury, and functionality on one of the nicest streets in Alexandria! The property is a 20-minute drive to the Capitol, 10 minutes to Old Town, and a short walk to the fun and excitement of Del Ray. The home takes full advantage of its location on .32 acres adjacent to Alexandria City’s 6.25-acre Monticello Park. The park has been named a Community Forest by the Old-Growth Forest Network, a designation that will protect the park from future development. Drawn by the stream, ample trees and green space, the park is a stop for more than 30 species of warblers on their annual migration, as well as orioles, finches, wrens, thrushes, flycatchers, and many more. The park features walking trails, an off-leash dog play area, and hill where kids sled in wintertime. The abundance of nature is highlighted by large windows that afford magnificent views overlooking Monticello Park and allowing for year-round vistas. The exterior siding will be stone and durable hardy plank, and the roof architectural shingles, both with 30-year warranties. There is an extra-tall one-car garage with 11’2” ceilings as well as parking for three or more vehicles in the driveway. Inside, the home will be appointed with high-end materials and cutting-edge design. With six bedrooms, five and a half baths, there is room for everyone. The elegant and modern floating staircase with thick oak treads connects the three levels, giving the home an open, airy feel. High ceilings throughout the home, including 10 ft ceilings on the 1st and 2nd floors, enhance the spacious ambiance. 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. Double doors lead to the 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 will feature four large bedrooms, including the primary bedroom which will occupy the entire rear of the house, providing stunning park views from the higher vantage point. 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 primary bath will have a designer hardwood vanity, floor-to-ceiling ceramic tile shower surround, custom double vanity, rain shower, body spray, and freestanding soaking tub. The lower level is home to the sixth bedroom with an adjacent en suite bath, a media room, and a large recreation room with walk-behind wet bar. A sliding glass door will lead to the rear yard and the covered patio overlooking the park. The entire house will feature energy-saving features. For more pictures of birds migrating in the spring and autumn, search for Monticello Park Bird And Wildlife Train on Facebook!

3113 Circle Hill Rd, Alexandria

$1,800,000
6 Beds 5 Baths VAAX2034064 MLS COMING SOON Status
Welcome to your dream home in Alexandria, VA! Nestled on almost half an acre of lush land, this brand-new construction boasts modern elegance and thoughtful design throughout. Step inside to discover 95% of the house adorned with soaring 9-foot ceilings, with a select 5% soaring even higher at 10 feet, creating an open and airy atmosphere. Enhanced insulation with spray foam ensures year-round comfort and energy efficiency. Greeted by sleek aluminum exterior windows and doors, you'll immediately notice the attention to detail. Every bedroom door stands tall at 8 feet, offering a grand entrance to your personal retreat. Ample storage awaits in each bedroom's full closet, providing space for all your belongings. The heart of the home is the full custom kitchen, complete with a convenient pantry area and an innovative accordion window opening to the patio, perfect for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Entertain with ease in the formal dining and living rooms, or unwind in the cozy family room or dedicated office space. Boasting over 3,900 square feet, this residence offers generous living space, including six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The master suite is a true sanctuary, featuring a luxurious en-suite bathroom and expansive walk-in closet. Luxury extends outdoors with three over 10-foot wide sliding doors leading to multiple patios, including a 20 by 15 covered patio ideal for al fresco dining and relaxation. Additional highlights include engineer hardwood floors measuring 10 inches wide, and James Hardie cement board siding for durability and timeless appeal. Convenience is key, with a two-car garage, two mudrooms for seamless organization, and a prime location near major thoroughfares such as Rte 7, Seminary Rd, and I-395. Commuters will appreciate easy access to Arlington, Alexandria, Reagan National Airport, and the Pentagon shuttle, making travel a breeze. Nestled near Dowden Terrace Park, enjoy the tranquility of nature right in your backyard. Don't miss your chance to call this impeccable residence home – schedule your private tour today!

3112 N Rosser St, Alexandria

$1,675,000
4 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2033540 MLS ACTIVE Status
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 5/26, 2-4 PM. Step into the charm of 1103 Russell Road, a fully renovated and expanded bungalow in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria. This inviting home, featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, is set on an expansive 10,000 + square foot lot. A charming flagstone walkway leads to the welcoming front porch. As you enter, the gleaming hardwood floors and soaring ceiling height set the tone for a relaxed yet refined vibe. Cozy up by the wood-burning fireplace, adding warmth and character to the living and dining rooms. The custom kitchen is a chef's delight, featuring handcrafted cabinetry, leathered granite countertops, a Wolf range and a commercial-grade range hood. The spacious family room off the kitchen with vaulted ceilings is a favorite place to unwind from the day. Located in the rear of the home, it offers views and access to the expansive backyard, slate patio and 2-car driveway. The main level also boasts a home office and two serene bedrooms, each offering garden views and bathed in natural light. On the upper level, the two additional bedrooms open to a charming study perfect for reading or movie night. Relax in the huge rec room on the lower level which offers plenty of extra space for a game room or home gym. Outside, the rear patio is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and al fresco entertaining surrounded by expansive, lush landscaping. With such a convenient and coveted location, you can easily stroll to the vibrant Del Ray and Old Town areas. This home epitomizes sophistication and charm - don't miss the chance to make this extraordinary property your own.

1103 Russell Rd, Alexandria

$985,000
4 Beds 4 Baths VAAX2033860 MLS ACTIVE Status
Nestled in the Brookville Seminary Valley, at 5002 Richenbacher Ave, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath single family home boasts the timeless allure of mid-century modern architecture paired with the bonus of an inground pool. You will be wowed when you walk through the front door to the light-filled main living room with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace to enjoy on chilly evenings. The lower level features a tastefully renovated kitchen, a light-filled family/den, and dining areas overlooking the beautiful backyard oasis. Tucked off the lower level area is a large primary bedroom with an en-suite bathroom that offers privacy from the rest of the home. The top level is where you’ll find 3 additional bedrooms, one with an en-suite full bathroom and walk-in closet, and a 3rd full bathroom off the hallway. The property shines outside with its stunning inground pool and private backyard. It's the perfect spot for summertime relaxation and outdoor gatherings, surrounded by lush landscaping and a spacious patio. Whether you're lounging poolside with a refreshing drink or hosting a barbecue for friends and family, this outdoor retreat will impress. The basement area and outdoor shed will take care of all of your storage needs. Conveniently access the Holmes Run Trail for cycling/walking paths that lead to the Fox Chase shopping center, Cameron Run, and points beyond. Quickly access I-395, the Van Dorn Metro, D.C, and Old Town Alexandria.

5002 Richenbacher Ave, Alexandria

$3,249,000
4 Beds 6 Baths VAAX2033688 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this exceptional 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath center hall colonial home with over 7000 square feet of luxurious finished living space. Proudly owned and fully renovated by a master builder, this home showcases unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship. From the moment you step inside, you will be impressed by the impeccable finishes and thoughtful design throughout. The spacious layout includes a grand foyer, formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and a cozy family room with a fireplace. Two primary bedroom suites each feature Lutron remote-controlled drapery, a kitchenette and dedicated laundry. Every bedroom boasts en-suite bathrooms with intelligent Kohler shower systems. Step outside to the expansive deck and beautifully landscaped yard, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and entertainment with a full-size pool, diving board, multiple hot tubs, sauna, and steam room. The fenced back and side yards, surrounded by evergreens, provide privacy and security, creating a serene retreat. Additionally, a whole house generator ensures that you'll never be without power. The three-car garage, complete with temperature control and Tesla charger, is accessed through a remotely controlled gate. Don't miss your chance to own this exceptional home - schedule your showing today and experience the epitome of fine living. Evidence of Financial Qualification must be presented prior to Showing.

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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. 

Rosemont

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.

Shopping

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. 

Dining

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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