Best Value in Old Town. Stunning gem combines charm & convenience. Fantastic location, Walk Score 91,3 blocks to Braddock Metro & short walk to King St, Mt. Vernon Trail & Waterfront. Living rm w/built-in cabinets & gas fireplace, crown molding, custom windows, recessed lights, hardwood flrs flowing into updated kitchen w/granite & SS appl. Private back patio for entertaining. Fresh paint & No HOA [619 Henry St N, Alexandria, VA]
Bright & airy updated end unit TH in North Old Town. Updated kitchen features recessed lighting & SS appliances. Beautifully remodeled bath. Spacious bedrooms w/professionally organized closets. Skylight in hall & updated windows brighten whole house. Woodburning FP in LR. Lovely backyard w/deck, brick patio & lush landscaping. Walk to Metro, shops & rstrnts. EZ commute to DC, [1120 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA]
Sensational property on charming & private block at center of OTG. Wonderful southern exposure brightens home all day. Spacious stone patio ideal for entertaining friends & family. Find an open floor plan, Wolf gas cooktop & ovens, Jenn-Air refrigerator, Miele D/W, Bosch W/D,wood flooring main level/wool carpet upper/lower levels. Gas log fireplace in library. Handsome crown molding throughout. [706 Fitzhugh Way, Alexandria, VA]
Tall, Brick and Handsome! LIGHT, BRIGHT, CLEAN, OPEN & UPDATED Townhome in OLD TOWN! A Special combination of Features including a private deck & fenced-in backyard perfect to entertain with, lovely landscaping, an updated kitchen, 3 comfortable-size bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and its own Driveway + On-street parking. CLOSE to BRADDOCK METRO, Minutes to Airport & Pentagon. Buy with confidence! [817 Bernard St, Alexandria, VA]
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.
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.
This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.
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.
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.
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.
About the Author — Will 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 in Alexandria is loads of fun. Tourists descend on our fair city, but we’re glad to have them as our guests.
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.
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.
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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.