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seminary hill - alexandria va

Situated high atop the hills of Alexandria, historic Seminary Hill is full of beautiful homes, tall trees and plenty of history. Found in the western portion of the city, the old neighborhood is accented by plenty of hills and plenty of green space.

This upscale, suburban neighborhood also offers large lots and some gracious homes. While some of the more historic homes still exist, others have since been torn down.

That’s why you’ll now find a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and condos for sale throughout the neighborhood. Over the years and decades, a number of home designs have been constructed in Seminary Hill, including Colonial Revivals, Ramblers, Cape Cods, mid-century contemporary designs and split-level homes.

There are also,

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muse - alexandria va

Dozens of new luxury condos are headed to Old Town North. Development is currently underway for the new Muse condos, with sales expected to begin later this fall.

The new condos are being built at the former site of MetroStage Theater. The location is partially bordered by the Mount Vernon Trail and close to the Potomac River for outdoor recreation.

The new residential tower will eventually be joined by an accompanying building and bridge housing The Arts League and thousands of square feet dedicated to the arts and cultural works. The convenient location puts Muse within about five miles of DC and minutes of the airport.

It is also close to several options in dining, shopping and entertainment in Old Town. Residents won’t have to go far,

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Locals may still refer to the separate neighborhoods of Crystal City, Potomac Yard and Pentagon City individually, but the Crystal City Business Improvement District now officially has a new, more cohesive name. The old Crystal City BID is now known as National Landing BID.

Along with its new name, the BID also has a new logo and a newly rebranded website. The logo is reflective of the area, with yellow, blue and green colors to reference area parks and green space, as well as the nearby Potomac River and the Metrorail lines. All three neighborhood names are also incorporated into the logo itself.

Proponents first brought up the idea of making the name change some time ago. Part of that had to do with the BID’s expansion from Crystal City into

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towns at 1333 - alexandria va

For multi-level, townhome living in Old Town, the Towns at 1333 is quickly becoming one of the Alexandria’s most sought-after locations. The four-story townhomes sit within an easy walk of some of the area’s best shops, restaurants and historic attractions.

The townhomes are also close to a waterfront park with room for walking and biking trails for outdoor fun and recreation. In addition, they’re conveniently close to the Metro and area highways, making for an easier commute around the entire DC area.

The newer construction property sits along Powhatan Street, right across the street from a bike share station, too. Of course, the Old Town location itself is a big draw for buyers considering a move to the property.

Each of the townhomes

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belle haven - alexandria va

Known as the hub of Alexandria, Belle Haven is one of the most celebrated neighborhoods in the region. Home to the prestigious Belle Haven Country Club, the club’s golf course is considered to be one of the best in all of Virginia. The club also offers a tennis complex, a large fitness center and a clubhouse with room for dining. The distinguished private club is found right along the banks of the Potomac River and just outside of Old Town.

Completely renovated in the mid 2000s, the original golf course and country club actually date back to the 1920s. In fact, one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood was built in the mid 1920s itself, and still stands today.

Over the years and decades, the neighborhood has served as home to some of DC’s most

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warwick village - alexandria va

Distinguished by hundreds of nearly identical brick townhouses, Warwick Village offers the ease of townhome living, coupled with the appeal of a true neighborhood setting. The mid-century townhomes date back to the early to mid 1950s, named after the former Warwick country estate that once stood on the land.

Originally built as rentals, the 600 or so Alexandria townhomes were converted to individual properties in the early 1970s. Most of the townhomes look relatively similar from the outside, differentiated mostly by paint and landscaping.

That’s not so likely once you step inside. Many of the two-story townhomes have been remodeled over the years and are now extremely unique.

While originally constructed with three small bedrooms, some of

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cameron station - alexandria va

Filled with charm, Cameron Station enjoys the grace of yesteryear, and the conveniences of today. The unique community may have been built up starting in the late 1990s, but it takes its design pointers from a time period going back generations.

The award-winning designs of Cameron Station were built to complement the 18th and 19th centuries, with an old-fashioned, yet recreated, small town setting. You’ll find tree-lined brick sidewalks in Cameron Station, pocket parks and colonial streetlamps throughout the area.

At home on the west end of Alexandria, Cameron Station is a master-planned community full of single-family homes, condos and townhomes. Just as popular with families as retirees, Cameron Station continually delights new residents,

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While celebrated for its charm and its history, Alexandria also holds the title of one of the friendliest cities in America. According to the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019, Alexandria is the second friendliest city in the nation.

Conde Nast points out Alexandria’s proximity to Washington DC, yet also distinguishes its more relaxed atmosphere. It additionally makes mention of its tourist friendly locations, including its rich collection of shopping and dining spots.

Savannah, Georgia comes in second place, while Boulder, Colorado takes third place. Charleston, South Carolina and Chattanooga, Tennessee round out the top five.

The very same reader survey that put Alexandria is the number two spot for

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north ridge - alexandria va

Despite its growth over the years, North Ridge continues to hold on to a longstanding and delightful, small town feel. Officially part of northern Alexandria, North Ridge gains its namesake from its geographical location.

Situated on high ground, the mostly residential area can be traced back generations. It was integrated into Alexandria’s original city plan in the mid 1700s.

It was the addition of the Washington-Mt Vernon Electric Railway, however, that truly helped spur development in North Ridge, much as it did in several other communities in Alexandria. Since that time, the area has changed and developed, yet at the same time is still praised for its longtime residents and its friendly appeal.

In fact, when the community’s popular tree

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potomac yard - alexandria va

Construction is now underway for the new Potomac Yard Metro Station. Crews and officials held a groundbreaking for the project late last year, officially marking the beginning of a $320 million project.

The new Metro station is expected to play a major role in the full redevelopment of the neighborhood, with grand plans to make the area into a mixed-use destination in the future. The new Potomac Yard Metro station sits halfway between the Braddock Road Metro station and the Reagan National Airport station.

It is close to the Potomac Yard Shopping Center and existing Potomac Yard residential neighborhood. It’s hoped a new Metro station will help spur even more major development in the area. Amazon is already planning to build its second

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