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Alexandria

Celebrating history and creating new milestones. Something new is happening everyday in this great city. Discover more by reading our Alexandria real estate and neighborhood guide.


Welcome to Alexandria

Celebrating history and creating new milestones.

Alexandria was born as a port for tobacco warehouses in the early 18th century, and its shoreline would soon become a thriving hub for that crop, along with flour, sugar, cotton, and wine. Today, those riverfront warehouses and factories have given way to art studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants.

What to Expect

Everything from urban energy to quiet suburbia.

Old Town forms the heart of Alexandria—its bustling streets filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums— but the city’s main thoroughfares reach out to a variety of other neighborhoods, from the eclectic Del Ray to the modern townhouse and condo developments that surround big-box retail centers in Potomac Yard.

The Lifestyle

A more traditional take than its neighbors across the river.

Stroll the highly walkable streets of Old Town and Del Rey to discover an eclectic offering of boutiques and dining, as well as the riverside marinas that are home to the area's foremost sailboats and motor craft. Children play in large parks along the water, where the Mount Vernon trail is a destination for runners and bikers who can travel through Alexandria between Reagan National Airport and George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, located more than 10 miles to the south.

Unexpected Appeal

A pervasive sense of history.

Alexandria’s residents put much thought and care into preserving original buildings and honoring their stories, whether those structures are museums or private homes.

The Market

17th-century row houses, colonials, modest bungalows, revival mansions, and modern condos.

Prospective residents can find all different kinds of Alexandria houses for sale with myriad price points across the city. The most expensive real estate starts at the river in Old Town and centers around enclaves such as Del Ray, Rosemont, and Seminary Hill, where single-family homes are predominant. Carlyle and Eisenhower East offer more approachable listings, specifically for those in search of condos living close to the metro. Whatever your needs and taste, you can find a suitable home in Alexandria.

Navigating today's competitive real estate market can be a huge hassle, especially if you're a first-time home buyer. The right Alexandria realtor can make the whole process easier while making sure your interests are protected. They can provide you with a fair home valuation, connect you to trustworthy lenders, and ultimately help you find the dream property that matches all of your desired specs and then some. Contact The Greater Capitol Area Team of Compass if you want a proven team of real estate agents at your side.
 

You'll Fall in Love With

Expansive riverfront parks, tranquil leafy streets, and a mix of urban and suburban life.

Even if you can’t afford to live right in Old Town, its trails and parks are a draw from Alexandria’s nearby neighborhoods. Area residents and tourists flock to its weekly farmer’s market, quiet restaurants, and a large concentration of independent boutiques that invite you to step inside and linger. Here, there is no such thing as bad location. You're only a short trip away from a thriving community that offers plenty of amenities, services, and culture.



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