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rosemont - alexandria va

 With the feel of a small town yet a location close to what you need and want in the DC area, family-friendly Rosemont has much to desire. This quiet Alexandria neighborhood is filled with charming homes and tree-lined streets.

Mostly made up of single-family homes, it’s common for people to move to the Rosemont neighborhood and stay. Most of the homes in the area were constructed between the early 1900s to the 1930s, with a full range of sizes and styles for new buyers to choose from.

Typically, though, home styles in the neighborhood range from Craftsman-style bungalows to Colonial Revivals and Arts and Crafts-style homes. You’ll also however find some garden apartment buildings and rowhouses dating back to the 1930s. This makes it possible to

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theo the amazing chocolate lab

A great place to live, work and play, it turns out Alexandria is also a fantastic location for man’s best friend. Several publications recently put the area near the top of the list when it comes to the nation’s most dog-friendly cities.

Redfin, a real estate brokerage, teamed up with Rover, a dog-walking service, to come up with a list ranking Alexandria in the 16th spot. The website mentions the area has a walk score of 60 and about three-percent of listed homes for sale mention “dog” in their online listings.

Expedia also considers Alexandria a dog-friendly destination. The city is filled with dog parks, both fenced and unfenced, depending on your preference. There’s also the option of hopping on Mount Vernon Trail, and taking a walk

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eisenhower square - alexandria va

New luxury townhomes are now selling in Alexandria with the introduction of Eisenhower Square. This premiere new property is located just off Eisenhower Avenue, minutes away from the added conveniences of Crystal City and Old Town. The new development makes it easy to take a short stroll to area shops, restaurants and entertainment options, or hop on the Metro for an easier commute around the larger DC area. 

With nearly 70 different townhomes to choose from, Eisenhower Square offers four-levels of living space in two different designs. New buyers may also choose from one of the quick delivery homes, making it possible to move into the new development right away.

Priced starting from the $800,000s, the townhomes of Eisenhower Square all include

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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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