Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

In Old Town Alexandria, you will find a welcoming community nestled alongside the Potomac River. Colonial-style buildings dating from the mid-1700s line the quaint streets of cobblestone, which evoke the days of horse-drawn carriages. A town well known for its deep connection to our nation’s revolutionary history, Alexandria was once home to figures including Robert E. Lee and George Washington. With its proximity to Washington D.C., which is just across the river, Old Town Alexandria combines a rich history with the comforts and conveniences of an urban center, making Old Town Alexandria real estate ideal for first-time homebuyers and those looking to relocate.

Shopping and Dining

Old Town Alexandria draws shoppers from all over the greater Washington D.C. area and beyond. Journey through three floors of open studios and galleries to observe artists and buy original artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center. King Street offers a plethora of shopping opportunities and you can easily venture up and down the street on the King Street Trolley. For more great information about shopping in Alexandria be sure to visit the Alexandria shopping page.

Fine dining options are abundant in Old Town, so every palate and occasion can be accommodated. Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Alexandria, both for its historic atmosphere and its critically acclaimed menu. Other popular eateries include:

Be sure to also visit one of the local farmer's markets where you'll find fresh produce and quality handcrafted good.

Parks and Recreation

Buying a home in Old Town Alexandria means having easy access to excellent recreational opportunities. For the history buff, there are several guided tours in and around Old Town, along with museums and historic buildings. Bike and Roll Alexandria, for example, gets your heart pumping while you take in the sights. For those interested in the supernatural and macabre, Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past Ghost Tours provides a dose of hair-raising mystery with history. Annual events, such as the George Washington Birthday Celebration in February, bring the community together with parades, dancing, war reenactments and banqueting.

The Alexandria waterfront has an extensive history. There are plenty of great waterfront activities of which to take part in while taking in this rich history.

View the scenic Potomac River by taking one of the Potomac Riverboat Company’s unique tours. Or hop on the Old Town water taxi to get to the National Harbor and Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. With beautiful parks within walking distance, championship golf courses within a twenty-minute drive, performing arts venues, art galleries, and even a water park, there are countless ways to have a good time in and around Old Town Alexandria.

Living

When looking to buy Old Town Alexandria real estate, consider the fact that Alexandria has an unemployment rate well below the national average, as well as a steady economy. Property taxes in Old Town Alexandria are lower than the national average, and the median home price is $450,100. Whether you are looking for a colonial-style home in which to raise a family, a modern townhouse or condo, Old Town Alexandria has a wide variety of housing options to choose from.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Children living in Old Town Alexandria attend Jefferson Houston Elementary School, George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High School. All three schools are part of the Alexandria City Public Schools District, which has a diverse population of students and equally diverse range of classes, activities, clubs and sports.

Inova Alexandria Hospital provides top-notch health care services, including cardiac surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology and emergency services. Since its founding in 1872, this 318-bed hospital has received national recognition for its wide range of services and quality of care. Additionally, buying a home in Old Town Alexandria means having easy access to an abundance of medical specialists in the greater Washington D.C. area.

Getting around Old Town Alexandria is as simple as taking a stroll. With a Walk Score of 85, Old Town Alexandria is ideal for residents keen on venturing out on foot to stumble upon a new favorite café or boutique. Hopping on the King Street Trolley, which is free, is also a great way to explore Old Town, especially if you have antique shopping on your agenda. Cyclists and commuters will enjoy the low traffic congestion and easily navigable layout of the neighborhood.

When it comes time to venture outside town, it’s easy to hop on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which meets up with main highways, such as I-395 to the north and I-95 to the south. The nation’s capital is only a twenty-minute drive from town, making Old Town Alexandria real estate ideal for those commuting to work in the capital.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a.k.a. the Metro, is the leading mass transit system in Northern Virginia, Alexandria, Arlington and surrounding capital area. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling Old Town Alexandria real estate, give us a call at (703) 739-4663 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Stone Wood Team
EXP Realty
2165 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria VA 22314
Office: (703) 739-4663
Office: (703) 739-HOME
Fax: 703-683-9692