Introduction to Old Town Alexandria VA
Colonial Charm in an Upscale Neighborhood
Old Town Alexandria is in the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia near Washington DC. 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.
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.
Old Town Real Estate Resources
Home Buying in Old Town
Nesbitt Realty serves home buyers and home sellers in Old Town Alexandria.
Shopping & Dining in Old Town
Anne Taylor, Banana Republic, the Gap, Joseph A Bank, Brooks Brothers, & Talbot are just a few of the nationally recognized retailers with a presence in Old Town. In addition a wide variety of boutiques and shops provide clothing, jewelry, books, home furnishings and more. Alexandria has a plethora of cuisines available in local restaurants. Prices range from fast-food to fine-dining, but most of the restaurants in Old Towne offer upscale fare at reasonable prices. Also, you’ll find the variety and selection you would expect at any tourist spot: ice cream parlors, specialty bakeries, taverns and public houses.
Evening in Old Town
Throughout the year Old Town Alexandria remains a popular night-spot for locals and tourists alike. Old Town has a unique vibe though. You won’t find frat-style keg parties, or sweaty after-hours discotheques in Old Town. The evening starts with families and tourists and the dancers and drinkers show up late. The atmosphere is subtly more upscale than other nightspots in the DC area. The partiers are laid-back and approachable but well-dressed with impeccable behavior.
Old Town Neighborhoods and Condos
Here are some of the communities in Old Town where we have experience:
- Carlyle District
- Old Town North
- 900 N. Washington
- Abingdon Row
- Alexandria House
- Braddock Place
- Cameron Mews
- Canal Place
- Canal Way
- Chatham Square
- Harbor Terrace
- Liberty Row
- Marina Towers
- Old Town Commons
- Old Town Crescent
- Old Town Gateway
- Old Town Greens
- Port Royal
- Potomac Greens
- Potowmack Crossing
- The Henry
- Torpedo Factory
- Watergate of Alexandria
- Old Town South
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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.
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 12/19/2013)
$825,000 : 426 Fayette St N, Alexandria3 beds, 2 full baths
$600,000 : 1140 Pitt St, Alexandria2 beds, 2 full baths
$540,000 : 908 South Alfred St S, Alexandria2 beds, 2 full baths
$1,085,000 : 607 Saint Asaph St S, Alexandria3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$519,900 : 515 N. Patrick St, Alexandria2 beds, 2 full baths
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