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Food in Old Town to be plated with guests

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Charming home in trendy Parker Grey neighborhood. Updates include: New windows, front door, front porch (floor, stairs, ceiling, fan, light, mailbox, railing), shutters, baths, granite counters, appliances, kitchen floor, light fixtures, W/D, window A/C units, shed, rear fence, brick wall & back door! Blocks to shopping & dining & .5 mile to Metro & the WHARF. [319 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful OPEN CONCEPT TH in prestigious waterfront community. Elegantly appointed w/ a chef's kit featuring stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The flow to the dining and living room is seamless, opening to a wonderful patio thru French doors. Beautiful built-ins & 2 gas Fps! Soaring ceilings in Master BR & huge spa-like MBA. FRESH PAINT AND CARPET! Garage! Half a block to the river [725 Fords Landing Way, Alexandria, VA]

A jewel of a small office building! Sparkling example of 1912 architecture in thoroughly modern touch. Bright space with high ceilings, 100% ceiling floods, oak floors and trim, parking for 4 vehicles. Excellent location opportunity for any professional / medical/ creative office. 7 minutes to Reagan. Currently used as commercial but may be converted to residential w/ a variance from the City. [717 Princess St, Alexandria, VA]

GORGEOUS TOP FLOOR HOME-INCLUDES 1 PARKING SPACE-HARDWOOD FLOORS THRU OUT-LARGE LIVING AREA-GRANITE COUNTERS-SS APPLIANCES-DESIGNER LIGHTING-CROWN MOLDING/CHAIR RAIL-EXQUISITE BATH W/SUBWAY TILE/PEDESTAL SINK-1 OWNED PARKING SPACE-SHOWS LIKE A MODEL-MINUTES TO OLD TOWN SHOPS-RIVER-METRO- [922 Washington St S #310, Alexandria, VA]

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

At the 2009 Alexandria Art Festival

This weekend Julie and I went to Old Town with the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group to enjoy the Alexandria Art Festival. The Art Festival occurs every year around this time and features artists and craftsmen from around the area.

2009 Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria

King Street closes to vehicular traffic and artists set-up stalls in the street. It’s an easy way to enjoy lots of art from lots of folks. The weather was very co-operative, neither too hot nor too cold.

2009 Old Town Alexandria

This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.

Arts Festival in Old Town Alexandria

I found that my camera was drawn to the larger pieces, but this is probably because I knew they would photograph well. There were many smaller items for sale too. However, many of us felt that this year’s festival seemed to offer more pieces that would be welcomed in a restaurant or hotel lobby than usual and a few number of the smaller pieces that look nice in a home.

Harpist

There were several musicians playing up and down the street. This harpist sang like an angel, but I have to admit that my favorite was the steel drum player.

People walking King Street during Art Festival

We walked all the way up to Washington Street before turning around and making way back to the Potomac. After some discussion the group voted to eat at the Charthouse. At the Charthouse, the ladies had a little wine and we enjoyed some relaxed conversation and then dinner. For my part, I think the food at the Charthouse is good, but not great. Even though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth it because of the pleasant views of the Potomac that are offered.

Charthouse


About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.

Summertime fun at Potomac waterfront in Old Town Alexandria

Summertime in Alexandria is loads of fun. Tourists descend on our fair city, but we’re glad to have them as our guests.

At the Torpedo Factory and Potomac in Old Town

One of the places that you have to visit when you’re in town is also a favorite spot of residents: the Alexandria waterfront. The docks behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center are always bustling with activity. Every few paces you’ll find a street musician, street magician and other entertainer. There are numerous restaurants here: most of them quite nice.

Admiral Tilp offers river tours in Alexandria VA

If you’re looking for a little fun on the water, you might want to take a cruse on the Admiral Tilp. The Admiral Tilp is docked here at the end of King Street and Union Street. The Admiral Tilp departs on the hour, so if you miss her, she’ll be back. The Admiral Tilp offers a narrated tour under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, past National Harbor and down to Jones Point. The on-board guide provides a historical and contemporary context to what you will witness on board.


For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.

Murphy’s Irish Pub in Old Town

The harp is over the hearth at Murphy’s

Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub is located in Old Town Alexandria on King Street just a few paces from Washington Street/the George Washington Parkway. Murphy’s serves up Irish classics and pub fare. The prices are reasonable and the food is good.

Murphy’s also has a calendar of events filled with various musical entertainment. Together with Eamon’s and a few other places in Alexandria, Old Town has plenty to warm the Irish heart.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

$774,000: 319 Alfred St N

319 Alfred St N

Beds: 3 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,668 sq.ft.

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    Charming home in trendy Parker Grey neighborhood. Updates include: New windows, front door,...

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$929,000: 725 Fords Landing Way

725 Fords Landing Way

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: n/a

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    Beautiful OPEN CONCEPT TH in prestigious waterfront community. Elegantly appointed w/ a chef's...

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$1,295,000: 717 Princess St

717 Princess St

Beds: 1 / Baths: 2 full, 3 half baths / Living Area: n/a

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    A jewel of a small office building! Sparkling example of 1912 architecture in thoroughly modern...

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$258,900: 922 Washington St S #310

922 Washington St S #310

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 632 sq.ft.

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    GORGEOUS TOP FLOOR HOME-INCLUDES 1 PARKING SPACE-HARDWOOD FLOORS THRU OUT-LARGE LIVING...

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$569,900: 1111 Oronoco St #231

1111 Oronoco St #231

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,114 sq.ft.

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    Unique residence at one of Old Town's most sought after addresses... Lives like a single family...

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$679,000: 1335 Chetworth Ct

1335 Chetworth Ct

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,110 sq.ft.

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    *OPEN SUN 1/28, 12-2 PM* Rarely avail, sun-filled End Unit (largest model) in boutique community...

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$524,900: 525 Fayette St #408

525 Fayette St #408

Beds: 1 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,097 sq.ft.

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    OPEN SUNDAY 1/21 1-4pm. Luxury living condo with HW floors, SS appliances, granite, huge...

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$779,000: 508 Oronoco St

508 Oronoco St

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,172 sq.ft.

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    Beautiful updated 1870s townhome in OT; 2-story ceilings, custom built-ins, hardwoods & light...

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$629,900: 813 Green St

813 Green St

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,258 sq.ft.

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    Amazing Renovation! Great Location in Downtown Historical Alexandria! GLEAMING Hardwood Floors,...

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$2,395,000: 117 Prince St

117 Prince St

Beds: 5 / Baths: 5 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 5,100 sq.ft.

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    Recently renovated, circa 1780 townhouse on historic Captain's Row. Parking for 2 cars....

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Inside the pub, Murphy’s is almost as dark as Guiness beer.

Alexandria-Washington Ferry Slip property at the foot of King Street, built in 1891

Alexandria-Washington Ferry Slip property at the foot of King Street, built in 1891

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700 block of King Street, in 1944…

500 block of King Street, in 1948

500 block of King Street, in 1948

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1956 Presidential campaign

Let the Presidential campaigning begin. 1956 intersection of King and Washington Streets. Ed Alfriend holding the white folder standing next to Mayor

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