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cameron station - alexandria va

For a planned community in Alexandria’s West End, consider the many varied options of Cameron Station. Designed to reflect the charm of small town America, Cameron Station is complimented by nostalgic brick sidewalks, pocket parks and colonial-inspired street lamps.

While the architectural designs are more reminiscent of the 18th and 19th centuries, the first homes of this uniquely planned community weren’t actually constructed until the late 1990s. They sit on more than 160-acres of property, where a former US Army post of the same name once stood.

Now five phases of development later, the multi award winning community of Cameron Station is made up of around 2,000 single-family homes, condos and townhomes. This family-friendly community

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robinson landing - old town alexandria va

Waterfront dining could be coming to Robinson Landing in the near future. The idea goes before the City Planning Commission next month. If approved, it means the addition of a 5,000-square foot waterfront restaurant within the Alexandria luxury condo and town home development.

The proposal calls for the large restaurant to serve up seafood, steaks and a full bar as part of Building 1. Plans additionally extend to a more casual café and outdoor pier restaurant. In total, it should provide space for more than 230 guests inside, on the patio and at the pier.

Plans call for another building at the site to offer indoor and outdoor seating for more than 60 guests at a sushi restaurant. This particular space was originally approved for retail needs.

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carlyle district - alexandria va

Set in an area known more for its historic charm, the Carlyle District of Alexandria certainly stands out. Made up of parks and open space, the district also delights in its more urban conveniences.

Mostly home to large town homes and upscale condo developments, the area is also the setting for office space, shops and dining, plus hotels and entertainment offerings. Residential options here include the Carlyle Towers, a high-rise tower with more than 300 private residences. Options with the property range from one- to three-bedroom units in Carlyle Towers.

Additional residential options exist within the Condos at Carlyle Square. The property features loft-style units just steps away from area shops, restaurants and theaters. For those in search

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towns at south alex - alexandria va

New luxury townhomes are now selling in South Alexandria. The Towns at South Alex is part of a mixed-use development made up of four-level townhomes with a rooftop terrace and a two-car garage.

The Glendale floor plan provides from 2,400 to more than 2,700 square feet of living space. The townhome enjoys four-bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. Buyers also have the option of a deck, plus the townhome includes space for a morning room on its main living level and a rec room on the garage level.

Luxury features include crown molding and base molding, plus engineered hardwoods. You’ll also find some high ceilings and a home automation system. Other desirable additions with the new Towns at South Alex townhomes include quartz countertops,

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 safest cities in america

Graphic: SmartAsset

There’s yet another reason to choose Alexandria when it comes to a great location to live, work and play. The city just received the honor of being named one of “The Safest Cities in America” for 2018.

Alexandria took the number two spot in a ranking by SmartAsset, a personal finance website. To come up with the latest ranking, analysts looked at seven different factors, including things like property and violent crime rates, air quality, traffic deaths, the percentage of workers who commute alone and the percentage of area residents who overdose on drugs or drink excessively.

In particular, SmartAsset gave Alexandria high marks for road safety, with one of the lowest rates for traffic deaths in the country. Alexandria

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 bicycle beltway - washington dc

Graphic: Capitol Trails Coalition

A “Bike Beltway” could someday become reality for the DC area. Transportation planners are currently working on a visionary plan to construct not only a large biking loop but also a regional bike trail network that connects up with the surrounding suburbs.

The 60-mile loop alone encircles the entire region, taking cyclists through Maryland, Virginia and DC. The plan involves using interconnected trails running from the Arlington County-DC border down to Alexandria, and then continuing on into the Maryland suburbs. While some trails already exist, the plan involves filling in the gaps, and upgrading sections of some of the existing trails along the way.

Its part of a much larger plan, however, aimed at

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hollin hall village - alexandria va

Known for its friendly neighbors and an active group of community volunteers, Hollin Hall Village presents a pleasant little community experience. First planned out and constructed in the 1940s, Hollin Hall is now made up of more than 600 homes and two shopping centers. That certainly hasn’t changed, however, its more peaceful setting.

The walk-able area provides its residents with a drug store and grocery store, plus some restaurants and specialty stores. You’ll find many of the businesses here are locally owned and have been for years, while you’ll also find a senior center, day care and other daily conveniences.

There’s also a baseball field for kids to play. On top of this, residents are additionally located just a short walk away from the

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fashion centre at pentagon city - arlington va

If you’re planning on doing some shopping in National Landing or just searching for a bite to eat, you’ll find plenty of options. From the shops of Fashion Centre to Potomac Yard Center, the choices are endless in this urban community.

With well more than 150 shops, stores and restaurants to choose from, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City provides a wide variety of selections. Shops in this location include upscale selections such as Nordstrom, Coach and Michael Kors, plus Kate Spade, Microsoft, Apple and many other traditional clothing and specialty shops.

In addition, the site also includes several different options in dining, from trendy eateries and cafes to more casual burger and pizza shops. This three-level shopping area is accessible via

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long bridge park - national landing

With millions of square feet of commercial space and upwards of 100-acres of land ripe for development, National Landing provides plenty of appeal overlooking the DC area. Set right alongside the Potomac River, National Landing, however, is also known for its green space and outdoor recreational possibilities at area parks.

Crystal City Water Park

Options include the Crystal City Water Park in Arlington. The park offers up a great place to sit and relax with friends and family. While not necessarily a water park in theory, there is a fountain at the park and it provides a relaxing location to listen to the rushing water or sit under the shade of one of the tables and area benches. You’ll find live music on certain summer nights for added

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porto vecchio - 1250 s washington st alexandria va

With its Italian-style architecture and Mediterranean influence, the Porto Vecchio condos of Alexandria present sophisticated options in riverfront living. With views overlooking the Potomac River, Dyke Marsh and the Belle Haven Marina, this exceptional Old Town property offers up delightful scenery and admirable amenities.

Shared features of a Porto Vecchio lifestyle include the property’s swimming pool and fitness center, along with tennis courts and a sauna. In addition, the property also supplies limousine service to its residents, the convenience of a 24-hour front desk and underground garage parking.

Meanwhile, the nearby Belle Haven Marina makes room for a busy sailing school, while a park offers up desirable green space to residents. The

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