If you like street music, then you’ll find no better spot to wander than Old Town Alexandria. Through-out the week, especially on weekends, musicians gather in Old Town at street corners and near the waterfront to play music for tips and applause. Most are highly talented professionals, some are learning to play their instrument in front of a crowd. I enjoy them both in different ways.

Here in Old Town Alexandria, you’ll find everything from a lonely saxophone, to steel drums to an entire band. Below I’ve collected a few photos to give you a taste of Old Town’s many musicians.

bluegrass

This foursome was phenomenal singing and playing old time mountain music. It was a great throwback to the Carters because the gal in the front on the guitar was a great singer. The banjo player and bass were on point, and I love the texture that the mandolin (seated behind guitar) provided.

Glass Harp

The glass harp as played by Jamie Turner is an old town treat one simply must hear in person to appreciate.

Harpist

This miss not only strummed the harp to perfection but also sang beautifully.

waterfront musicans

At the waterfront behind the Torpedo Factory there are often a few soloists serving up music for passers-by.

banjo and guitar

I heard some fine picking and strumming from this pair.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

922 Washington St S #310

GORGEOUS TOP FLOOR HOME-INCLUDES 1 PARKING SPACE-HARDWOOD FLOORS THRU OUT-LARGE LIVING AREA-GRANITE COUNTERS-SS APPLIANCES-DESIGNER LIGHTING-CROWN MOLDING/CHAIR RAIL-EXQUISITE BATH W/SUBWAY TILE/PEDESTAL SINK-1 OWNED PARKING SPACE-SHOWS LIKE A MODEL-MINUTES TO OLD TOWN SHOPS-RIVER-METRO- [Call Board - $258,900]

717 Princess St

A jewel of a small office building! Sparkling example of 1912 architecture in thoroughly modern touch. Bright space with high ceilings, 100% ceiling floods, oak floors and trim, parking for 4 vehicles. Business quarters for former Virginia Governor for past 10 years. Currently used as commercial but may be converted to residential w/ a variance fro the City.. [Alexandria - $1,295,000]

508 Oronoco St

Beautiful updated 1870s townhome in OT; 2-story ceilings, custom built-ins, hardwoods & light throughout. Gourmet eat-in kit w/radiant heat, custom pull-outs, & island. 2nd floor incls huge guest room, newly reno'd 2nd bath, brand-new master suite w/his & hers walk-in closet & spa bath. Bonus: laundry space w/storage + all new: utilities, gas fire, windows, & more. Landscaped yard & 94 WalkScore! [Old Town - $779,000]

1335 Chetworth Ct

*OPEN SAT 1/20, 1-3 PM & SUN 1/21, 2-4 PM* Rarely avail, sun-filled End Unit (largest model) in boutique community near Old Town, Del Ray & Nat Airport. SPACIOUS LR w/FPL & big DR, Updated Eat-In KIT, ML Powder Rm. 3BR/3.5 Updated BA's include MBR w/Loads of Closets + 2 big BR's. Fin LL w/Rec Rm, 2nd FPL & Loads of Stor! Reserved PKG, Replaced Wndws, BIG Priv Patio. 2 lights to DC & walk to METRO! [Bashford Lane Cluster - $679,000]

525 Fayette St #408

OPEN SUNDAY 1/21 1-4pm. Luxury living condo with HW floors, SS appliances, granite, huge balcony, washer & dryer in unit. Den/guest room. Two full bathrooms. Pet friendly. Community entertainment room w/ kitchen, billiard and theater rooms. Fitness room. Rooftop lounges w/ grills, courtyards. Views! Garage Parking. Walk to Old Town, Del Ray, Braddock Metro. Minutes to Reagan national airport. [The Monarch - $524,900]

813 Green St

Amazing Renovation! Great Location in Downtown Historical Alexandria! GLEAMING Hardwood Floors, New Custom Interior & Exterior Paint, CROWN Molding, SS Appliances, QUARTZ Counters, New Cabinets. Bathroom Renovations include Granite Master Bathroom & New Tile. New HVAC, New Lighting, Freshly Painted Deck Overlooks Fenced in Backyard. Close to Commuter Routes, Schools, Shopping and Much More!! [Hunting Creek - $629,900]

1029 Pitt St N

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4! Beautiful brick townhouse-style condo located in the heart of Old Town North. 3 BD/2.5BA, w/garage parking & 1,321 sqft offers ease of modern living w/ the charm of Old Town. Immaculate kitchen renovation & practical floor plan is an entertainers dream. French door leads to your private, brick patio oasis. Spacious attic. Blocks to the river, Harris Teeter & new Edens development [Watergate of Alexandria - $639,000]


 

 

About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.
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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.