New Alexandria is on the banks of the Potomac just south of the Beltway. New Alexandria is one of Virginia’s closest communities to Andrews and the prices here discount nicely from the price of real estate in nearby Old Town. [read more about New Alexandria]

Properties in Belle View

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

Old Town Alexandria is just across the river and offers upscale urban living in a historic setting. Check out Old Town if you appreciate the benefits of a waterfront, touristy community and don’t mind paying a little extra for the prestige that comes with a desirable location like Old Town. [read more about Old Town]

Introduction to Franconia

lake
This lake in Franconia is near the Kingstowne Shopping Center.

Franconia is located just southwest of the City of Alexandria in Fairfax County. Franconia is largely by two large developments: Kingstowne and Rose Hill. Kingstowne is a planned community developed from the mid 1980’s until around 2005. The community has broad rolling avenues that interconnect with well-planned cul-de-sac neighborhoods that have a variety of houses, townhouses and condominiums. Most of Kingstowne features updated-colonial style architecture. Many homes and townhouses have brick faces and exterior trim details. In some parts of Kingstowne parking is a little tough, but in the older parts of Kingstowne this is less true.

Rose Hill was developed from about 1960 to around 1980. Homes in Rose Hill have large lots (by Northern Virginia standards) and usually have sprawling floorplans on one level. Homes in Rose Hill are often all-brick.

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