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

801 Pitt St S #228

CHARMING 1 BR in-town flat in desired SE Quad. Parquet flooring thruout. WBFP & built ins in LR. Plenty of space for dining/entertaining. Kitchen w/ SS, granite & pass thru to LR. Large, sunny bedroom w/walk-in closet +. HVAC & FRIG in '17. H2O heater & bath in '15. Gar parking for 1 + street out front. Xtra building storage. Pool. And the patio is ...well just delightful. Come over. You'll see! [St Asaph Square - $405,000]

501 Slaters Ln #303

WATERFRONT CONDO WITH A SPACIOUS LIVING AREA! LG balcony with stunning full water views. Updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Lg master ste with walk in closet and updated bath. Lg second bedroom. Underground parking space & unassigned spot in back lot. Amazing amenities pool, gym, sauna, 24-hr front desk, convenience store.ALL UTILITIES including in condo fee! [Marina Towers - $549,900]

543 Colecroft Ct

Walkable distant to metro from this delightful comfortable condo. Parking space, private patio & BONUS storage. Walk to King Street, Starbucks, dining and more. Two generous bedrooms & two private full baths complete renovation!! Like new appliances, granite, flooring, renovated baths, freshly painted. Come see this gem in Old Town! Park in #95 for showing. [Colecroft - $424,900]

406 Pitt St S

Recently updated, brick townhome in SE Quadrant of Old Town. Open concept gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, 2 bdrs with 2 baths up, and off street parking. The living room has French doors that opens to a deck and rear patio. Basement family room complete with heated tile floors, kitchenette, full bath and den. Short distance to King Street Shops and restaurants. Owner agent. [Old Town - $1,099,000]

10 Duke St #Residence 3-305

NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALES! Perfectly situated along the Old Town waterfront, Robinson Landing will feature new townhomes and condominiums, shopping, dining, a revitalized pier, new public promenade & more. Residents will enjoy luxury amenities including state-of-the-art fitness center & yoga studio, all just steps from the Potomac riverfront. [Robinson Landing - $1,645,000]

10 Duke St #Residence 2-203

NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALES! Perfectly situated along the Old Town waterfront, Robinson Landing will feature new townhomes and condominiums, shopping, dining, a revitalized pier, new public promenade & more. Residents will enjoy luxury amenities including state-of-the-art fitness center & yoga studio, all just steps from the Potomac riverfront. [Robinson Landing - $2,595,000]

10 Duke St #Residence 1-302

NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALES! Perfectly situated along the Old Town waterfront, Robinson Landing will feature new townhomes and condominiums, shopping, dining, a revitalized pier, new public promenade & more. Residents will enjoy luxury amenities including state-of-the-art fitness center & yoga studio, all just steps from the Potomac riverfront. [Robinson Landing - $3,995,000]


 

 

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.