Outdoor Volleyball is Fun in Old Town

Old Town Alexandria has several parks next to the water. During the summer time pick up volleyball games happen often. Along Union St. there are parks that have a dog park, trails, a basketball court, a playground, and plenty of green grass . These parks are a great resource within walking distance of several neighborhoods.

Condominiums near the volleyball courts include Alexandria House and Port Royal and Old Town Commons. Old Town is a very walkable area. Grocery stores in the area include Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods.The nearest metro to the parks is King Street metro station.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria Union Station serving Amtrak and VRE in Alexandria VA

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Union Station
Carlyle District as seen from Union Station

Union Station in Alexandria VA is a historic train station located between King and Duke Streets at the foot of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial. The station is within site of the USPTO and nearby Carlyle District. The station backs up against the King St. Metro, making it an excellent transfer point for riders of the VRE (Virginia Railway Express). Both Amtrak and VRE stop at the station and DASH and Metrobus lines stop at the King St. Station.

Alexandria’s Union Station shares a name with Union Station in nearby Washington DC. Locals usually refer to the station in Washington as Union Station and the station in Alexandria as Alexandria Station. Both stations were so-named because at one time they united several lines/companies. The Amtrak code is for this station is ALX.

Union Station in Alexandria
Union Station in Alexandria backs to the King Street Metro

The terminal itself was built in 1905 in the Federal Revival style. Although it has been renovated and improved the original 1905 terminal is still in use. The memorial before the terminal is dedicate to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

  • Address of Union Station

    Alexandria Union Station

    110 Callahan Dr.

    Alexandria VA 22314

Remember when King Street Metro closed for the snow?

King Street Metro in snow
King Street Metro buried in snow.

During the great snowstorm of December 2009, WMATA closed all outdoor metro stations for fear that the snow was higher than the electrified third rail of the track.

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Weekend Festivities In Old Town- Farmers Markets & More!

Art Festival
Old Town Alexandria Art Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Town Alexandria is a vibrant community. Festivals and Farmers Market’s are a common activity during the weekend.  Weekends in Alexandria offer a wide variety of farmers markets, where Old Town’s Market Square bustles with the same energy as the days when George Washington would send down his produce from Mount Vernon. Whereas Del Ray’s market kicks in early Saturday mornings, the West End and Four Mile Run showcase their fresh goodies on Sundays. Find fresh flowers for your home or a jar of jam to take home as a creative souvenir; but first make sure you have enough room in your suitcase.

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Stops of the King Street Trolley

The City of Alexandria’s free King Street Trolley transports residents, visitors, and those who work in Old Town, between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. The free trolley operates along the one-and-a-half mile route seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. providing access to accommodations, dining, entertainment and shopping. The free trolley departs from the Potomac River Waterfront and from the King Street Metro every :10, :30, and :50 minutes after each hour. Every 20 minutes riders can board at any of the 20 stops along King Street.

Traveling towards the King Street Metro Station, the designated trolley stops include:

King Street Trolley
  • King and Union
  • King and Lee
  • King and Royal
  • King and St. Asaph
  • King and Columbus
  • King and Patrick
  • King and Fayette
  • King and Peyton
  • King and Diagonal
  • King Street Metro Station

Traveling towards the Potomac River waterfront, designated trolley stops include:

  • King Street Metro Station

    King Street Trolley
    Trolley at King Street
  • King and Diagonal
  • King and Peyton
  • King and Fayette
  • King and Patrick
  • King and Columbus
  • King and St. Asaph
  • King and Royal
  • King and Lee
  • King and Union.

Please remember there is no smoking, eating, or drinking on the trolley. Passengers with strollers must close strollers before entering. The trolley only stops at designated stops. Passengers must pull the cord to signal a stop.