Celebrate Irish Heritage At The 39th Annual Ballyshaners’ St Patrick’s Day Parade

The 39th Annual Ballyshaners’ St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 7 2020 in Old Town Alexandria. This year’s Grand Marshal for the event is owner of Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar, John Brennan. Bellyshaners which means Old Town in the Irish language Gaelic was created as the City of Alexandria seeks to promote and preserve Irish heritage.

The event will officially kick off at the Grand Marshal Diner which will held on March 6 at The Alexandria. On Saturday March 7 the day will start at 10: am with the Fun Dog Show and the parade to follow at 12:30 pm. The Fun Dog Show will be held at the Market Square and will see dogs and friends of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria join in the march in the parade. All residents are invited to attend this event and show some love to the Irish heritage.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

903 Princess St

Exceptional opportunity to not only own an iconic Old Town semi-detached townhome but also to acquire a TURN-KEY, beautifully updated property for an Airbnb or other rental. Could also make an ideal residence. This home is perfectly located -- a few blocks from King St, a short walk to the metro, and an easy commute to Amazon HQ2 -- to appeal to tourists and business travelers. No HOA! Offer price includes all furnishings, 5-star ratings (over 85 reviews), Airbnb Superhost status, and existing bookings (about 90% occupancy in 2019). Financials available upon request. Seller will provide assistance to new owners with transition. Investing in this hot area of Old Town -- with instant income generation and great appreciation potential -- does not get much easier than this! [Parker Gray - $699,500]

212 Gibbon St

SE Quadrant of Historic Old Town Alexandria - Steps from Windmill Hill Park overlooking the Potomac River including a dog park too. 1.3 mile walk to King ST Metro. Close to grocery store and a short stroll to restaurant row. Then there is this fantastic house. Brick entry courtyard leads to the spacious entry foyer. Living room with gas fireplace and dining room with chair rail & crown molding. Spacious and modern kitchen with some glass front cabinets, farm sink, gas cooking, granite counters and stainless appliances. Recessed lighting, table space and fireplace with River Walk Rock trim. Cute Family or Sunroom that leads to a bricked in rear patio. Can't wait till the warm weather comes again. A powder room completes the first level. Up the circular staircase to an open space at the top of the stairs, perfect for a reading room/office. Laundry closet plus a built in work space closet too. In the Master Bedroom with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and ceiling fan, Generous double sink master bath plus a walk-in closet too. Off the master bedroom is a small deck for your morning coffee. Second bedroom is spacious and affords yet another fireplace, ample closets and beamed ceiling. A second upper level bath is off the hall. Crawl Space was insulated in 2014. HVAC replaced in 2018. Main sewer lines replaced in 2018. New Microwave and Stove in 2019. If this description does not make you want to run and see this offering? Hurry Buy, It Will Not Last. [Old Town - $949,900]

1013 Princess St

Beautiful, spacious, light-filled, rare all-brick, detached townhouse in the heart of Old Town with almost 2500 square feet of usable space. Zoned CL with potential use as office or residential. Unique~floor plan features an tile foyer with open staircase with high ceiling. First level features an open office floor plan which can easily be converted back to a garage or large, open living space with separate entrance. Second level features dramatic, large living room with two story cathedral ceilings, skylights, hardwood floors, large windows throughout and recessed lighting. There are two large, sunny rooms off the main living room, one with gorgeous built-in shelves and both offering various possibilities, including use as offices, a conference room, formal dining room or ~bedroom. Huge loft with a wall of oversize windows overlooks the main living room and could be used as a master bedroom or additional office space. Galley kitchen and 1.5 baths. Perfectly located just 500 ft. to Starbucks, a few blocks to ~restaurants, bars, hotels, specialty shops, entertainment, Metro and the riverfront. Minutes to Washington National Airport, National Harbor and MGM Casino! Easy access to Washington DC, Del Ray, Arlington & Amazon HQ2.~ [Alexandria - $1,049,000]

1371 Powhatan St

Amazing new price! You won't find a home quite like this one with a great location and so many bells and whistles. All while maintaining peace and privacy. This modern and luxurious home, built in 2018, is situated on a lovely open park area. The gourmet kitchen and open floor plan are the centerpiece of the main level. Classic touches run throughout. Enjoy the convenience of this end-unit town home with tons of natural light from 3 sides of oversized windows, located only minutes from Amazon's HQ2, the Pentagon, Old Town Alexandria, and Washington DC. 1 mile from Braddock Road metro station and even closer to the future Potomac Yard Metro station. Only minutes from Reagan National Airport, bike trails, and major commuter routes such as Route 1, 495, and 395. Built in security equipment and window shades convey. Have your own private oasis on your 4th floor terrace. [The Towns At 1333 - $989,000]

225 N West St

Great opportunity. Property being sold as is. [Old Town Alexandria - $640,000]

214 S Lee St

Originally built in 1820, this exceptional property has been gutted down to the studs on the interior and, along with the original historic exterior, has been meticulously renovated, repaired and structurally reinforced from 2014-2017 by its present owners. With respect for the integrity of the historic property, it has been brought up to today's standards in design, style and comfort. A complete summary of the rehabilitation of the Exterior and Interior are included in the Document Section of Bright. Included in the summary are the Structural Reinforcements including the exterior brick walls and chimney being reinforced with mortar applied between the exterior and interior brick walls, the reinforcement of the structural framing of the staircase to accommodate a new open stairwell, the demolition of the main floor down to the structural framing to then build a new utility and laundry room, half bath, dining and open kitchen and family rooms and the demolition of the upper two floors to include the creation of an alcove in the living room, custom-built walk-in closets, as well as French doors to create rear walls at all three levels. Exterior work includes the replacement of the gas line and meter, underground water supply line, electric supply line and the reconfiguration of the original sewer line to insure proper drainage. Interior renovations include all plumbing, lighting, electric and HVAC systems, gourmet kitchen and baths as well as the removal, refinishing and reinstalling of the original heart pine floors. No stone has been left unturned in the transformation of this exceptional property!Parking on the first five blocks of Lee Street is unique in that it is allowed on one side only. This serves as a deterrent to visitors roaming for paid parking. Residents with quadrant 1 stickers park 24/7. If garage parking is a preference, a monthly lot is a three-minute walk from the property. The sellers will pay for parking for one year. Alexandria ~ and Old Town, in particular ~ is known for its many events throughout the year. The Scottish Christmas Walk, George Washington Birthday Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour are examples of fun ways to celebrate the holidays in Old Town... and then there is Halloween! Trick-or-Treat on Lee Street is a fun and festive event which features residents of Lee Street decorating their homes and dressing for the occasion to the glee of the trick-or-treaters. [Old Town - $1,675,000]

421 N Columbus St

Absolutely gorgeous & grand historic semi-detached row home in the heart of Old Town Alexandria full of modern touches. Walk or bike to the Old Town Waterfront where you can enjoy restaurants and shopping or take the Water taxi to The Wharf or National Harbor. With a 94 Walkscore rating, it is a "walker's paradise". Your new home is ready for entertaining, with an open floor plan, gourmet chef's kitchen and french doors that open to a fully fenced private yard. In addition to the modern finishes, you will find historic traites, including vaulted ceilings on the 2nd floor with orginial exposed, refinished beams. You are also minutes to National Airport, the Pentagon and DC. This home is truly beautiful and must be seen in person before it is gone. The home has been fully restored with new additions in the back and upper levels. Full plans can be provided. See documents for floor plans, features, survey, and other forms. Home Warranty will be provided from HSA Home Warranty. Home has 24/7 Home Security/Video monitoring. Sister semi detached home at 419 N. Columbus listed at $1,359,000 (VAAX239426) [Old Town Alexandria - $1,398,000]

419 N Columbus St

Amazingly, grand historic semi-detached row home in the heart of Old Town Alexandria full of modern touches. Home is currently LISTED BELOW RECENT APPRAISED VALUE. Walk or bike to the Old Town Waterfront where you can enjoy restaurants and shopping or take the Water taxi to The Wharf or National Harbor. With a 94 Walkscore rating, it is a "walker's paradise". Your new home is ready for entertaining, with an open floor plan, gourmet chef's kitchen and french doors that open to a fully fenced private yard. In addition to the modern finishes, you will find historic traites, including vaulted ceilings on the 2nd floor with orginial exposed, refinished beams. You are also minutes to National Airport, the Pentagon and DC. This home is truly beautiful and must be seen in person before it is gone. The home has been fully restored with new additions in the back and upper levels. Full plans can be provided. See documents for floor plans, features, survey, and other forms. Home Warranty will be provided from HSA Home Warranty. Home has 24/7 Home Security/Video monitoring. Sister semi detached home at 421 N. Columbus listed at $1,398,000 (VAAX238950) [Carriage Works - $1,325,000]

211 Prince St

Outstanding Federal house on Gentry Row, built circa 1784 by Captain John Harper. Once the home of Dr. Elijah Cullen Dick, who, along with Dr. Craik, attended George Washington on his deathbed. It was Dr. Elijah Dick who famously stopped the clock at Washington's death. The curved stone steps lead into the gracious entry hallway, which opens to the formal living room and dining rooms, separated by a gracious arch, each with wood burning fireplaces, and deeply articulated moldings. The dining room offers two china cabinets, each of which opens on hinges to reveal hidden storage. A full length glass door leads to the walled brick garden with whimsical fish pond. The eat in kitchen features Chinese red cabinets, custom ornamentation, stainless steel appliances and countertops, gas fireplace on raised hearth and French doors to the brick garden. Off the kitchen is a powder room, pantry, elevator and access to the "horse alley" leading to the street. On the second level, sunlight streams into the grand ballroom from the three windows across the front of the house, enhanced by a stately fireplace on the west wall. The library is paneled in original pine, while a discreet wet bar peaks out from behind folding doors on the way to the booklined passageway to the guest bedroom and bath above the kitchen. The third floor offers a sun drenched master bedroom with en suite bath and fireplace, as well as a third bedroom and hall bath. Down another passageway above the horse alley, there is a bright and sunny exercise/laundry room or playroom. The fourth floor opens to a fabulous bright and airy fourth bedroom, with arched faux stone feature, resembling a massive fireplace bracketing the bed in this room. There is a full bath on this level and steps leading to an attic for extra storage. There are four bedrooms and four and a half updated/renovated baths, elevator from the first floor to the second and third floor bedroom levels and heart pine floors throughout. The seven wood burning fireplaces are located in the living room, dining room, ballroom, library, master bedroom, second and third bedrooms. There is an additional gas fireplace in the kitchen, adding warmth and ambiance to the kitchen eat in area. There is a large basement accessed from the back of the stairs on the main level, with loads of storage and a wine cellar. The Dr. Dick house is an outstanding example of early Alexandria architecture, built to last for centuries and perhaps even more charming today than in the 1780's. [Old Town Alexandria - $2,579,000]

1 Wilkes St

BRING YOUR BOAT! BOAT SLIP CONVEYS! VACATION AT HOME overlooking the glorious Potomac River, walk to fine dining and pubs, or take your bike for a ride to Mt. Vernon - the bike path is right outside your front door! Beautifully renovated waterfront home in exclusive Harborside with streaming light on 3 sides! Stunning water views from every floor, three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a lovely brick patio for entertaining, and 2 car garage parking. Upgrades include a spectacular gourmet kitchen with subzero, wine refrigerator, warming drawer, and top of the line Miele appliances. Master bedroom with walk in closets and handsome furniture quality built-ins. Boat slip conveys! Dining room and Living room chandeliers do not convey. Appointment only with lister. 703.915.8845 [Harborside - $1,825,000]

125 N Lee St #Dh406

Stunning remodeled one-of-a-kind Torpedo Factory unit. This unit is located with a rare sought after view from the 4th floor overlooking the rooftops and trees lining Cameron Street. All one level and the last level with elevator access. The only unit with double doors on the 4th floor. Enjoy 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath and 1 half Bath for entertaining with a huge walk-in closet. Featuring new Mirage Engineered Hardwood Floors, New Carpet, New Carrier A/C System installed in 2018, New Nest thermostat and Nest Smoke/CO detector, Newly refaced shaker cabinets handmade in Oregon, New refrigerator and top of the line Electrolux Washer and Dryer front loaders, New walk-in closet system installed and all fixtures replaced. The condo association will be installing a new slider door. There is a storage closet located on-site and 1 garage parking spot. All items in the photos can be purchased through Sotheby's. [Torpedo Factory - $585,000]

505 E Braddock Rd #303

Perfectly updated 2 bed 1 bath in an ideal location directly across the street from the Braddock Metro Station (just two stops to Crystal City; one stop to Reagan National Airport) and an easy walk to both Old Town and Del Ray shops & restaurants. New white cabinets, granite counter, stainless appliances and large pantry. This home has brand new hardwood floors and tile in the bathroom. The master bedroom has two corner windows overlooking Alexandria with views of the Masonic Temple. A large master closet and lot's of additional storage make this condo very comfortable. Assigned Garage parking included with the sale. [Colecroft - $449,900]

501 Slaters Ln #710

Come and see a fully updated 2 bedroom 2 bath unit in Marina Towers. Marina Towers is an elegant condo building on the water in North Old Town. On a cul-de-sac it is private and adjacent to national park where eagles, osprey, egrets and all types of birds and wildlife hang out. Your personal key takes you out the private gate to the Mt Vernon Bike/Jg/Walk Trail, where you can easily ride into DC, Crystal City or down to King St. If you work in DC the express bus stops at the corner. Or, the metro is not far away. We are just minutes from all major employers, military bases, and the Amazon HQ offices. There's plenty of parking, a car wash area, and our own private dog park. And best of all there is a convenience store that sells pretty much everything and which does dry cleaning, fold and fluff laundry, and shoe repair. Onsite maintenance and management keeps this building running like clockwork and our daily and ongoing custodians keep it sparkling clean. The party room is fantastic and has a large TV, full kitchen, bar, and is perfect for meetings, parties, or watching the big game. Don/t miss this opportunity. To help visualize this home~s floorplan and to highlight its potential, virtual furnishings may have been added to photos found in this listing [Marina Towers - $494,900]

819 Prince St

Rounding the corner of Prince Street at the intersection of Alfred, this Federal style row house makes a distinct first impression. True-to-the-period plaster walls, high ceilings and dentil crown molding add dimension to spacious rooms. Just past the foyer is the living room and the first of five wood-burning fireplaces. A central hallway leads to the dining room and second fireplace. The dining room opens to a raised hearth fireplace and AGA stove to the right of the kitchen. Brick flooring leads past the French porcelain sink and wraps around to the large butcher block island. To the left of the kitchen, a delightful breakfast area opens to an enchanting, open air courtyard with a brick walkway and sizable stone patio. Three gardens line the walkway; a brick wall hedges the west side of the courtyard, bordering Alfred Street. Past the patio is the Carriage House - perfect for an office or studio - with heat and air conditioning. Behind the Carriage House is an alley with one designated parking space. Upstairs, a sitting area adjoins the master bedroom where a fourth fireplace, walk-in closet, and en suite bath are highlights. A third bedroom completes the second floor; a third bedroom is on the third floor. 819 Prince Street is located in the heart of Old Town, close to King Street shopping, many acclaimed Alexandrian restaurants, and more. The King Street Metro and multiple DASH bus stops are also nearby. The HVAC, furnace, compressor and thermostat - all American Standard - were updated this year. [Old Town - $1,295,000]

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