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Food in Old Town to be plated
Food in Old Town to be plated with guests

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

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]

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will and Julie at Art Festival
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
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.

Old Town Alexandria
2009 Old Town Alexandria

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

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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
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.

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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


Will Nesbitt 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.

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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
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

Murphy's Harp
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

$535,000: 619 Henry St N

619 Henry St N

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 945 sq.ft.

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    Best Value in Old Town. Stunning gem combines charm & convenience. Fantastic location, Walk...

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$599,900: 1120 Powhatan St

1120 Powhatan St

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

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    Bright & airy updated end unit TH in North Old Town. Updated kitchen features recessed lighting...

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$885,000: 706 Fitzhugh Way

706 Fitzhugh Way

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 2,500 sq.ft.

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    Sensational property on charming & private block at center of OTG. Wonderful southern exposure...

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$675,000: 817 Bernard St

817 Bernard St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,360 sq.ft.

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    Tall, Brick and Handsome! LIGHT, BRIGHT, CLEAN, OPEN & UPDATED Townhome in OLD TOWN! A Special...

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$1,134,000: 1315 Wilkes St

1315 Wilkes St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,494 sq.ft.

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    Welcome to Majesty West! Stunning community of 22 lux new construction TH's in Old Town...

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$169,900: 801 Pitt St #214

801 Pitt St #214

Beds: 0 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 384 sq.ft.

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    Tastefully Upgraded Studio Condo w/Balcony, Turnkey Perfection! Facing East this Gem is a...

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$999,990: 415 Payne St S

415 Payne St S

Beds: 3 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,509 sq.ft.

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    HUGE price reduction in Majesty West! Stunning community of lux new construction TH's in Old...

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$909,000: 317 Fayette St S

317 Fayette St S

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,149 sq.ft.

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    Old Town Village. Stunning end unit townhouse in lovely courtyard. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen with...

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$365,000: 523 Bashford Ln #2

523 Bashford Ln #2

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 900 sq.ft.

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    Unique end unit condo in North end of Old Town. 2 blocks to Potomac. Commuter dream. High end...

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$774,500: 611 Nelson Ave #102

611 Nelson Ave #102

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,854 sq.ft.

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    New Luxury Full Brick 2 Level Condo Next to Metro Station. 3 Large BR, 2.5 luxury BA. High end...

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inside Murphy's
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

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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

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500 block of King Street, in 1948

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1956 Presidential campaign

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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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