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    Homeowner’s Association or Fee Simple?

    Benefits of No Association

    • Absence of monthly homeowners or condo fees
    • Less stringent rules and regulations
    • No homeowners or condo association that can impose restrictions without your consent
    • Fewer parking restrictions and fees

    Homeowner Association Benefits

    1. No need to save money to cover what condo fees will cover:
      1. Roof repairs/replacement
      2. Common area repairs
      3. Yard Maintenance
      4. Maintenance, paving, and plowing of the driveway, sidewalks, and curbs.
      5. Siding and gutter maintenance or repair
    2. Some have controlled access
    3. On site community amenities from club rooms to pools and exercise rooms
    4. Maintenance of Common Areas
    5. No “surprises” from neighboring “improvements”

     


    Alexandria VA is a great place to live.
    Alexandria is a great place to live.

    Alexandria is located on the banks of the Potomac River close to Washington DC and Suburban Maryland. The City of Alexandria dates back to the colonial era and many of the neighborhoods of Alexandria reflect that heritage.

    • More about Alexandria VA

      Both Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon have historic links to George Washington and other prominent historical figures. Beyond Old Town, Alexandria is also home for newer and relatively new neighborhoods like the Carlyle District and Cameron Station or Kingstowne.

      Alexandria is home to numerous non-profits and trade associations as well as the Mark Center. Many Alexandrians work in nearby Washington DC, the Pentagon, Andrews AFB or Fort Belvoir. Commuters from Alexandria are served by the Yellow and Blue Metro Lines. Alexandrians have easy access to the Beltway, I-395 and both Rt. 1 and the GW Parkway.

      Homes in Alexandria range from shiny new condos, to historic homes and waterfront mansions. From urban to suburban from luxury homes to budget homes, you can find it here in Alexandria VA.

      [ Read more about the neighborhoods of Alexandria VA ]

      Alexandria VA is on the banks of the Potomac River.

    At the boundary of Arlington and Alexandria

    This aerial picture shows older development, new development, high-rises and garden-styles all in close proximity to Four Mile Run. Four Mile Run separates Alexandria from Arlington and is the defining geographic feature of Arlandria.

    Arlandria straddles the border between Arlington and Alexandria VA.

    Much of Arlandria was developed between 1940 and 1980, although some homes and structures are newer or older than this. This area was originally a neighborhood who residents worked in the industrial areas near Potomac Yards train center and nearby industries in Old Town and Crystal City.

    Masonic Temple framed by Carlyle District towers

    The neighborhood at the eastern end of Eisenhower Ave, closer to Old Town and the USPTO, is known as the Carlyle District. At the western end of Eisenhower Avenue one will find warehouses and businesses such as FedEx and UPS who appreciate easy access to the Interstate. Click Eisenhower West to search property at the west end of Eisenhower, near the Van Dorn Metro station.

    House with wide frontyard

    Del Ray is one of Alexandria's older neighborhoods. Del Ray was founded in 1894 as a "streetcar suburb" to Washington, DC. Most of Del Ray was built from the 1890's to the 1950's and retains that small town charm despite being so close to the center of the universe.

    Old Town is full of shops, restaurants and attractions.

    Many people feel that Old Town is the heart of Alexandria VA.

    As the name implies, Old Town is the oldest part of Alexandria, a port in colonial times. Historic Old Town Alexandria is found along the Potomac, just inside the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and then north toward Reagan National Airport. Old Town is served by the King St. Metro and the King St. trolley. With over 100 restaurants, shops, boutiques, coffee shops, ice cream houses and more, there's always fun to be found in Old Town.

    Many communities and homes in the Mount Vernon District and Lee District of Fairfax County have Alexandria addresses. This area is sometimes called Lower Alexandria or Alexandria South because it’s downriver and south of Old Town Alexandria. This area is mostly suburban and along the river is very upscale, but there are also high-rises and affordable homes in this area.
    Cameron Station cupola

    The West End of Alexandria is a mixed bag. Condos and high rises abound in "Condo Canyon" near Landmark and Lincolnia.

    But single family and townhouse development from the 1950's and 1960's is also found tucked on side streets and around unexpected corners. The homes around and near Seminary Road are regarded by many as stately and highly desirable. Another interesting neighborhood in the West End is Cameron Station. Cameron Station is a newer development of townhouses and condos, but the stylings and architecture imitate the best of Old Town. Cameron Station is relatively close to both Landmark Mall and Old Town.

    • More about West End Alexandria

      The Watergate at Landmark is one of many high-rise condominium communities in West End Alexandria VA

      The West End is well connected to Washington DC via I-395. The West End is the newest and largest part of the city. The West End has a diverse selection of restaurants and shops as well as Landmark Mall and several fine hotels. Fort Ward Park and Museum is found in the West End of Alexandria.

      Click West End for a glance at what's for sale and to see a map of the West End.

      West End Alexandria offers some of the best value-priced homes inside the Beltway.
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    Looking for detailed information on school test scores? How about information from local parents about Alexandria schools?

    Contact us if you need help identifying preferred school districts. Use our site to search by school district or just see what's available here:


    If you're shopping for a home in a particular school district, we have every home listed for sale in every school district in Fairfax County. Because Fairfax County such a large school system there's not enough space here to list all the schools but you'll find them in the links below.
    Check out any of the links above to search for a home in a particular school district, or to research the schools in a particular area of Alexandria VA.

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