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Robert E. Lee RECenter is near Kingstowne

Robert E. Lee RECenter is not far from Kingstowne homes, townhomes, and condos. Robert E. Lee RECenter has a gym, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an indoor pool, Natatorium, and Fitness Center.

“In addition to these main features, the RECenter also contains racquetball/wallyball courts, two mirrored dance/fitness rooms, three multi-purpose rooms, a mezzanine, and preschool.

The surrounding 193 acre park has one soccer field with two overlay T-Ball fields, two football fields with two overlay softball fields, an amphitheater, a playground and tot lot, four lighted tennis courts, a tennis practice wall, and walking trails.”

Source: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/leerec/

Robert E. Lee RECenter
Robert E. Lee RECenter

Properties in Kingstowne $400,000 to $5,000,000

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Secrets of Old Town Living

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at the Potomac River in Alexandria VA

There’s the good old days, and there’s modern conveniences. Why can’t we have both? As it turns out, we can.

Old Town Alexandria, located in Virginia near Washington D.C., is part of the larger city of Alexandria – and one of the more upscale districts in the region. The antique community traces its roots to colonial America, when Alexandria was a seaport. A look at Alexandria’s history is a roll call of United States history. The city was George Washington’s hometown. Thomas Jefferson was known to entertain guests at Gadsby’s Tavern. Christ Church saw such notable worshipers as Robert E. Lee. In all, the district is home to more than 4,000 historic buildings that remain true to their original architecture, but house modern businesses and homes.

on the boardwalk in Alexandria
At the Torpedo Factory and Potomac in Old Town

Old Town Alexandria offers everything needed for locals and tourists both. Restaurants run the gamut from fast food to fine dining. Retailers such as Banana Republic, Gap and Brooks Brothers operate shops there. There’s nightlife, as well. Old Town is known for its upscale, laid-back, well-dressed and well-behaved partiers.


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Alexandria’s African American Heritage Museum

African Americans have been an important part of the Alexandria’s history and vibrant community back to the city’s founding in 1749. Both as enslaved people and as free men and women, African-Americans have contributed to the city’s tapestry of life benefiting the community of Alexandria with rich economic and cultural contributions. Alexandria was a key city during the US Civil War and though Robert E. Lee is one of the city’s sons, the city was quickly occupied by the Union and remained in Federal hands through-out the war.

After the war the city was segregated but a defining moment in the history of segregation in Alexandria occurred in 1939 when five young African-American men staged a “sit-in” at the city’s segregated Queen Street Library. The young men brought focus to the issue of the inequality of educational opportunities and as a result Alexandria built the Robert Robinson Library in 1940. This library was used by African-Americans until desegregation in the early 1960’s. Today, that structure is a foundational element of the Alexandria Black History Museum.

Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-4356
Fax: (703) 706-3999

In time, additional sites were added to the museum. At the eastern bound of the Carlyle District one will find the Alexandria African American Heritage Park. Next door to the Museum, the Watson Reading Room houses a non-circulating collection of books, videos, documents, and periodicals on African-American life and culture.

The African American Museum is a source of pride for all Alexandrians. The museum has a calendar of events and rotating exhibits, so check back even if you have already been to the museum. From Benjamin Banneker in Alexandria’s earliest days, to Dr. Albert Johnson to Samuel Wilbert Tucker during the Civil Rights Movement, Alexandria is a focal point in that courageous and audacious journey that led to the diverse, vibrant and prosperous Alexandria of today.