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
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

433 Peyton St N

4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 2,905 sq.ft. living area

Enjoy the spectacular turnkey renovation of this freestanding Victorian Farmhouse in Old Town. With the conveniences of the city and the space and charm of a farmhouse, this luxury home boasts high end finishes, 9' plus ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom millwork, spacious rooms, front porch, fenced yard, private drive, and garage. Walk to 2 metros, restaurants, shops. Walk to Del Ray.

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807 Duke St

3 beds, 1 full baths, 1,392 sq.ft. living area

Charming historic home 2 blocks to King St. Features bright, open living & dining rooms. Newly renovated kitchen with white shaker cabinets, subway tile backsplash, quartz counters & stainless steel appliances. Large renovated bath with Carrara marble vanity. 2 wood burning fireplaces & antique heart pine floors. Finished lower level with private front entrance. Huge garden & off street parking.

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545 Braddock Rd #401

2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths, 930 sq.ft. living area

Beautifully Remodeled & Pristine Condo w/Gar Space & Across the Street From Braddock Rd Metro! Inter. Upgrades Incl. Gleaming Wd Grain Laminate Flrs, Freshly Painted, Stunning Open Kit w/Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar & Newer SS Apps (Refrigerator/Range/Built-In Microwave-2013). Updated Sumptuous Full & Half BA's. Lovely Master BR w/3 Closets. Balcony Off LivingRm. Newer HVAC & Water Heater-2013.

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1062 Royal St N

2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,004 sq.ft. living area

OPEN SUN 1-4. OFFERS DUE TUESDAY BY 5PM. Best unit at the WoA! Spacious 2,000 sqft 2 BR / 2.5 BA has been renovated head-to-toe, no expense spared. Granite, SS appliances, dbl oven & heated floors in kitchen. Gleaming hdwd floors, designer carpet, custom built-ins & moldings throughout. 2 garage pkg spots. Walk everywhere in Old Town. 2 blks to Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Pot. River & bike trails!

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515 Tobacco Quay

1 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths, 962 sq.ft. living area

Beautifully remodeled and updated townhome in Tobacco Key. Rarely available 1 bedroom 2 story TH in old town with off-street parking and Potomac River views from bedroom. New Kitchen & new expanded bath with white wood cabinetry, granite w/stainless appliances & refinished hardwood floors . First open will be Sun Apr 2. Living/Dining room with fireplace leads to rear patio. more photos to come

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125 Queen St

3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 3,360 sq.ft. living area

Stunning home in waterfront community across from Founders Park. Spectacular living spaces w/ soaring ceilings and glamorous gourmet open kitchen with island and gas range. Wonderful LL fan rm. w/ built-ins and bar. Large peaceful Master Suite w/ spa like bath including steam shower and jacuzzi. Landscaped patio w/ flagstone. One car garage.Tax records do to reflect addl. 300 SF. The perfect home!

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510 Hammonds Ct

3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 2,335 sq.ft. living area

FREE STANDING BRICK CARRIAGE HOUSE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA.BETWEEN TWO PRIVATE ALLEYS THIS SPECTACULAR LONDON STYLE MEWS, MAKING IT THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN OLD TOWN. GOURMET KITCHEN WITH TWO-SIDED GAS FIREPLACE, FRAMED BY CUSTOM BRICK ARCHES WHICH LEAD TO AN ADJOINING EXPANSIVE COFFERED CEILING LIVING ROOM. MASTER BEDROOM SUITE OFFERS 14 FOOT CEILINGS, GAS FIREPLACE.

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Will Nesbitt

 

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.
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.

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