Alexandria

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On the banks of the Potomac River and within eyesight of the Washington Monument, Old Town is the oldest neighborhood of Alexandria, dating back to 1749 and offering up more than 250 years of history and hospitality.  As an historic district, Old Town is well-known for its historic town houses, art galleries, antique shops, cultural attractions, and restaurants.  Some historic landmarks include General Robert E. Lee’s childhood home and the Torpedo Factory art studio building.

Old Town is in idyllic and beautifully refined waterfront with views of the Potomac River.  Riverboats cruise and street entertainers perform on the large plaza on King Street.  Many cyclists ride the Mount Vernon Trail that passes through Old Town and ends at George Washington’s

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Notable dignataries including President Obama and the first lady have shared several date nights in Old Town, and now Old Town in Alexandria, VA, is being recognized on a Top 10 list of the best downtowns across the country for 2014.  The streets of downtown Old Town has landed a bright spot at #5 on a new list by the website Livability.com.  The editors say Old Town Alexandria is one of the best downtowns for its “creativity, inclusion and innovation.”  Good downtowns showcase a community by featuring a wide selection of local architecture, art, lifestyles and things to do.  “Great downtowns…unite residents…by providing places to connect.”  How true of Old Town!

Old Town Alexandria has been selected for its top ranking based on its high energy,

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In the heart of Old Town Alexandria, the luxury Oronoco condominium building is an urban hideaway .  It is also a prime setting for entertaining on the banks of the Potomac River with direct access from the back door to a park right on the waterfront.

The boutique condo residences enjoy 1-level living with spectacular views of the DC skyline, the Potomac River and the Old Town Alexandria skyline.  This plush building is 85% sold out.  Ideal for those who enjoy living close to plenty of walking trails, and the charm of Old Town Alexandria’s upscale retail and restaurants.  The Braddock Road Metro Station is near the Oronoco.

The Oronoco includes 60 single-level units ranging from 1,600-3,500 square feet plus expansive private patios and terraces. Two

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After years of having to return their cars back to DC following a day or partial day in Virginia, Car2Go customers who frequent destinations in Arlington and Alexandria are launching marketing and social media campaigns to get the same convenience in Northern Virginia.  With hopes of expansion, this would allow car-sharing customers of Car2Go to be able to drop off their cars in Virginia. 

Car2Go is owned by Daimler, the car company that also owns Smart cars, with locations in 25 cities across the globe. The company’s service has more than 26,000 members in DC and a fleet of 400 cars.  Car2Go is different from its rival ZipCar in that ZipCar is for hourly rentals and definite point-to-point return time and location.  Car2Go, on the other hand, allows

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For stressed urban workers seeking a place of solace and quiet by the end of the day, Parkfairfax offers a suburban feel with open green lawns and tall hardwoods to welcome you home yet it’s only minutes away from DC by car or bus and very affordable.   The suburban condo community of Parkfairfax is a neighborhood in northwest Alexandria off North Quaker Lane and just south of I-395.  Nearby thoroughfares are I-395, Route 402 and West Glebe Road.  It’s a quick drive to the Pentagon, Crystal City, Old Town and DC.

The leafy and quiet neighborhood consists of 1,684 townhouse condominiums from 1-4 bedrooms sited on 132 green hilly and wooded acres.  The condos enjoy traditional Colonial exteriors and are no taller than 3 stories.  Most of the condos are 1

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Indulge in one-level luxury living in Old Town Alexandria with sweeping panoramic views of DC, the Potomac River and the Old Town Alexandria skyline while living in the heart of Old Town in brand new construction at the upscale Oronoco.  The Oronoco offers living space from 1,600 to 3,500 Square Feet, more than 1,000 Square Feet of outdoor living space with expansive terraces and balconies, and chef-inspired gourmet kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances.  This boutique condominium residence has 60 units and feels like an urban hideaway with a prime setting for entertaining and just blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station for an easy commute into DC.  Nearby National Airport is 5 minutes by car. The modern-style condos range in price from

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There’s more to Alexandria, Virginia than its history.  The Alexandria Convention & Visitors Bureau revealed its new tourism campaign this week that will focus on the future with a new emphasis on digital advertising and social media.  In addition to its authentic architecture and heritage, Alexandria is a city with refined luxury; a romantic escape only minutes from DC; and independent restaurants, arts and shopping.  The new “Extraordinary Alexandria” branding focuses on a younger, more dynamic Alexandria in step with big changes that have taken place in the city in the last 5 years.

The new lifestyle brand broadens the city’s historic setting to integrate the city’s new eateries, boutiques and arts and cultural venues.  City of Alexandria Mayor William

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A completely fresh idea is turning up in DC with neighborhood shopping known as “walk-able retail” replacing stuffy enclosed malls.  Sophisticated shopping is springing up in Barracks Row, 14th Street in Logan Circle and the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.  This trend in the DC area is shifting from mega malls to walk-able, tree-lined town centers in the open air for the young millennial generation who enjoy a lifestyle-oriented, outdoor retail experience living in condos and apartments with retail and food on the ground floor.

14th Street Corridor
The hottest home design stores can be found on 14th Street between Thomas Circle and U Street, NW.  Known for edgy home furnishings, clothing boutiques and gift shops, Logan Circle has become a

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A new luxury community of 20 town homes located between Bashford Lane and 2nd Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is now available to those who would enjoy city dwelling in an historic neighborhood.  The Old Town waterfront is one of metro DC’s and Alexandria’s landmark historic neighborhoods.

Historic Printers Row draws from its pre-industrial past and historic townhouses dotted throughout Old Town, and the well-designed collection of residences are finished with the finest materials.  Natural light streams in through Printers Row town home windows, and generous open floor plans offer new residents prime homes for entertaining.

Every home in Printers Row features brick exteriors and large double-hung windows.  Elegant interiors showcase hardwood

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