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Full of boutique stores, restaurants and historic appeal, Alexandria is a popular place to live and visit, but it seems Alexandria is also underrated. At least that’s what analysts with the commercial real estate blog CommercialCafe have to say.

The blog recently came out with what it considers “The Top 20 Most Underrated Cities in the Country”, and Alexandria is at the very top of the list. From a millennial’s perspective, the website sought out underrated cities that are a bit smaller, but also offer a great quality of life.

Analysts only looked at cities with between 100,000 and 250,000 residents. They then factored in things like home prices, local entertainment and earning potential. They also considered the crime

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cameron station - alexandria va

From former Army post to planned community, Cameron Station enjoys a rich history in Alexandria. Built up on former military land, the Cameron Station of today is a more than 100-acre community of hundreds of condos, townhomes and single-family homes.

This thriving community sits in Alexandria’s West End, taking the place of a military base that closed in the mid 1990s. The first homes of Cameron Station went up in the late 1990s, with construction taking place over several different phases.

These days you’ll find a number of desirable residences to choose from, many of which were built with 18th and 19th century architectural elements in mind. The entire community was designed to create the vision of an American small town.

That’s why you’ll

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801 North - 801 N Fairfax St Alexandria VA

A former office building in Old Town Alexandria is about to be reborn with a new life as a luxury condo building. The older building at 801 North Fairfax Street is in the midst of being transformed into a new boutique condo property.

When finished, 801 North will deliver more than 50 new luxury condos to the neighborhood in one- and two-bedroom layouts. There will also be some penthouse residences for buyers to choose from at 801 North.

The new condos are priced starting in the high $500,000s. It’s expected a two-bedroom floor will start out priced in the mid $600,000s, while a two-bedroom plus a den condo at 801 North will be priced starting in the low $900,000s.

Each home at 801 North features an open floor plan with high ceilings and walls

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If you’re looking for a great place to call home, DC and Alexandria not only fit the bill, but they may also help put you on the path to success. According to a new study, both locations are highly successful places for women.

The study comes from SmartAsset.com. The website looked at 200 of the largest cities in the nation, then ranked them to find out “Where Women Are Most Successful”.

SmartAsset looked at a variety of different things, including median earnings for full-time working women and the percentage of women in a city who hold a bachelor’s degree. Analysts also considered housing costs as a percentage of a woman’s earnings and the percentage of women business owners in each city.

Another thing they looked at

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robinson landing - alexandria va

With incredible river views and modern appeal, Robinson Landing in Old Town is one of the most desirable places to call home in Old Town. This newer construction property helps bridge the gap between the old and the new, with dozens of condos and dozens of townhouses for buyers to choose from.

The residences are grouped in buildings spread out across a city block on the former site of an old warehouse in the neighborhood. Condo options in Robinson Landing generally range from a two-bedroom, two-bath to a three-bedroom with 2.5-baths.

With up to around 2,800 square feet of living space, some of the units include a den for flexibility. Buyers are treated to such features and finishes as European-style cabinetry and quartz countertops in the

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venue - alexandria va

From its cobblestone streets to its centuries-old homes, history abounds at Venue in Alexandria. Just minutes away from Alexandria’s legendary King Street, the location makes it easy to enjoy the hundreds of nearby shops and restaurants.

Full of history, a church pew once used by George and Martha Washington is still reserved at the nearby Christ Church. In addition, you’ll find homes in the area that date back 300 years.

Not to be overlooked either, the location of Venue is close to the famed Old Town waterfront and provides easy access to the Mt Vernon Trail for outdoor recreation. History and local amenities are just part of its appeal.

As one of the newest additions to Old Town Alexandria, the brand new condos and townhomes of Venue

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lenox place at sunnyside - alexandria va

It may be tiny in size, but the small townhouse community of Lenox Place at Sunnyside is packed with history. Home to around 120 townhomes today, the tiny enclave is virtually tucked out of sight from passing motorists and cyclists.

Found on the northern side of Alexandria, the townhomes are part of the historic Sunnyside neighborhood. The area originally belonged to a wealthy African American landowner named Charles Watson.

The Watson family soon subdivided the land and called it Sunnyside. To this day, some neighborhood streets are still named after Watson family members, including Charles Avenue and Elbert Avenue.

There’s even a plaque dedicated to the Watson family in the center of Sunnyside. While the street names remain, the original

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DC Luxury Home

There’s no doubt real estate in DC can be pricey, but the region as a whole just hit a brand-new record. The median sales price for a single-family home in DC this past October surpassed $1 million for the very first time.

According to a report from listing service Bright MLS, that’s a gain of more than $200,000 year-over-year. Prices rose about 24-percent in a 12-month period to reach a median sales price of $1.1 million in October 2020.

It was even higher than that in some areas. In the Palisades neighborhood, the median sales price of detached single-family homes in October 2020 topped $2 million. That’s a more than 69-percent increase over October of last year.

In Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights, the median sales price for all homes in

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lenox place - alexandria va

For townhome living in Alexandria, consider taking your search to the small oasis of Lenox Place at Sunnyside. Sheltered behind trees and low brick walls, the townhome enclave is almost hidden from the rest of the Arlandria neighborhood.  

This makes it an ideal location to enjoy some privacy, while also enjoying all that Alexandria has to offer. Made up of just 122 townhomes, the brick residences of Lenox Place were constructed mostly between the late 1980s and early 2000s.

While some townhome communities are pretty standard in design, that’s not necessarily what you’ll find in Lenox Place. Each home in the community is a bit different with some unique layouts for buyers to choose from.

While some residences may be up to five-stories, it’s

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montebello - alexandria va

With its abundant amenities and its campus-like setting, the Montebello condos are virtually wrapped around a lifestyle. New residents quickly discover nearly everything they want and need is in one convenient location.

Take, for example, some of the extras of living at Montebello. Originally constructed in the mid 1980s, the Alexandria property offers its residents access to both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a jogging trail.

In addition, it also contains a four-lane bowling alley, exercise rooms, playgrounds and a billiards/ping pong room. Other desirable extras include an on-site café, a salon and more.

A convenient Metro shuttle runs in the morning, afternoon and evening. There is also a planned shuttle that helps

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