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Buyer’s Guide to Old Town Alexandria Real Estate

Nesbitt Realty is a family-brokerage serving Alexandria. We have prepared this home buyer’s guide to Old Town to help you learn more about condos and subdivisions in the 22314 zip code.

Homes, Townhomes and Condos For Sale in Old Town Alexandria VA

Old Town Alexandria is in the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia near Washington DC.

Colonial Charm in an Upscale Neighborhood

Old Town is the oldest part of Alexandria and dates back to the days when Alexandria was a colonial seaport. Alexandria was George Washington’s hometown. The city’s roster of historic sites underlines how historically influential it has been. Thomas Jefferson entertained at Gadsby’s Tavern; Robert E. Lee worshiped at Christ Church.

Flags of Virginia and Alexandria

The flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia and City of Alexandria fly side by side on Union Street in Old Town Alexandria VA.

The Old Town district includes more than 4,000 historic buildings, outstanding examples of early American architecture that now house small businesses and gracious homes, all waiting to give you a modern welcome.

Old Town is characterized by brick sidewalks that line historic structures. Elegant modern structures are carefully planned to fit with the feel of Old Town.

late winter in Old Town

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.

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    Old Town feels small town, upscale and touristy. For most folks there is a bit of prestige attached to an Old Town address. There are two high rises near the waterfront at the Alexandria House and Port Royal. Some folks call the Torpedo Factory condos the "flagship Old Town" because of their fantastic location.

    Old Town Alexandria has many townhouses, row houses and a smaller number single family homes. Click Old Town to search listings of properties in Old Town Alexandria.

    map of Old Town

    Historic Old Town Alexandria is on the Potomac River.


Old Town Neighborhoods and Condos

Click on any community below to see pictures, prices and detailed information. Here are some of the communities in Old Town where we have experience:



  • Carlyle District

    The Carlyle District

    birds-eye view of the Carlyle District

    A broad avenue in the Carlyle District

    The Carlyle District shares the 22314 zip code with Old Town Alexandria. The Carlyle District is anything but “old”. The Carlyle District is home to more than 2 million square feet of office space (existing or under construction) for the USPTO alone.

    Bringing 7,000 employees and 700 visitors a day to the site, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is single-handedly driving enough demand to fuel the creation of an office submarket in Alexandria. The 76.5-acre master-planned Carlyle development is designated a Coordinated Design/Development District (CDD), meaning design and development standards are already in place for the allocated 7 million square feet of office, hotel, residential, and retail space, allowing for faster approval of final plans.

    Carlyle is within walking distance of the King Street Metro station and the Amtrak/Virginia Railway Express station, and is one of Northern Virginia’s most convenient and accessible business locations.[more about Carlyle District]

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Homes for sale

Here’s some of the latest homes for sale in and around around Old Town.

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(all data current as of 4/26/2015)

  1. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 384 sq ft
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 787 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,746 sqft
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 717 sq ft
  5. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,160 sq ft

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See all Recently sold in Old Town Alexandria.
(all data current as of 4/26/2015)

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,321 sq ft
    Year built: 1977
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 6
  2. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,080 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 6
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,444 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,386 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 10

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See all Real estate in 22314 zip code.
(all data current as of 4/26/2015)

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 717 sq ft
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 849 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,145 sq ft
  4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,644 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft

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Old Town

homes and condos for sale in the Old Town area of Alexandria VA
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  • A snapshot in time from 1961 at Duke Street in Alexandria VA

    police car
    In 1961, a police cruiser hit a utility pole. This picture was taken east on Duke Street around the 1800 block. 1800 block of Duke Street in Alexandria 1961 This image is from the same area 50 years later. Duke Street square

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  • Spring at the Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria VA

    Historic Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria is more than 250 years old.
    Historic Carlyle House in Old Town Spring is at its zenith and so are the blossoms at the Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria. Julie and I stopped in to tour the gardens and I took a number of pictures. The Carlyle House is a historic piece of Alexandria's colonial heritage and is a must see if you're in Alexandria VA.

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  • About Old Town in Alexandria Virginia

    a chilly day in Old Town

    Torpedo Factory Art Center at night

    Old Town Virginia is a historic area of Alexandria. Old Town was a busy port during the Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War times. Some of the more interesting historic elements of Old Town include, Gadsby's Tavern, a replica of George Washington's house, and Robert E.

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  • Live near the Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria VA

    Lyceum front
    Historical and Patriotic The Lyceum is located at the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Built in 1839 and managed by gentlemen who formed with the Alexandria Library Company, The Lyceum remains to be historical and patriotic in its structure, with Greek style architecture on the exterior.

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  • Old Town Alexandria Waterfront in 1900

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    King St at the river - 1900  

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