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Guide to Old Town Alexandria real estate on the Potomac River

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.

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We’ve arbitrarily sorted Old Town into condos and neighborhoods north of King Street and south of King Street.

About 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][/wpspoiler]


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homes and condos for sale in the Old Town area of Alexandria VA
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  1. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,018 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,212 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 13
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,067 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 13
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,550 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,137 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 14

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  1. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 624 sq ft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,239 sq ft
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 611 sq ft
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,052 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.84 ac

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Featured Property For Sale in Old Town Alexandria VA

  1. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1,018 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3

See all Recently sold in Old Town Alexandria.
(all data current as of 5/29/2015)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.