Old Town Alexandria Offers Historic Charm

Posted by Mark Washburn on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 6:24am.



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 house at Mount Vernon.  More than 3 dozen of the city’s restaurants offer outdoor dining and great views of the Potomac River and bustling streets.

Conveniently located near the King Street Metro Station, many hotels, eateries, offices, and attractions line King Street in Old Town.  Market Square is one of the oldest marketplaces in the country dating to 1753; previously a slave market, it is now home to a glorious fountain, harmonious landscaping and a vibrant Saturday morning farmer’s market.  Live music at the intimate Birchmere venue is quite popular.

Old Town Named Top Downtown

Named one of the Top Best Downtowns 2014 by website Livability, Alexandria places #5.  More than 7,000 residents live in Old Town, one of the area’s best-preserved regions in the U.S. featuring Colonial architecture.  As you walk through Old Town, you will embrace the city’s modern vibe while you walk past century old buildings along cobblestone streets.  Many of Washington’s elite live here, and the President and First Lady have enjoyed date nights in Old Town.

Old Town Real Estate For Sale

23 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Just Listed! Open House Saturday 4/20 ~2-4pm A...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX234426

$850,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,887 ft²

Residential

304 Commerce St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX234426

Just Listed! Open House Saturday 4/20 ~2-4pm And Sunday 4/21 ~1-4pm. Beautifully Renovated, Classic Red Brick Townhouse In The Heart Of Old Town. This Well Appointed, Pristine, 3 Level, 1900 Sq Ft Home Offers A Smartly Updated Cooks Kitchen Complete With ...

Welcome Home! This Light-filled, End-of-row Tow...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX234362

$774,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,392 ft²

Residential

507 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX234362

Welcome Home! This Light-filled, End-of-row Townhouse, Right In The Heart Of Sought-after Historic Old Town, Is The One You Have Been Waiting For! This Classic Townhouse Combines The Charm, Tradition And Character Of Old Town Alexandria With Luxurious Renov...

~quintessential Alexandria Semidetached Rowhome...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX234370

$775,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,728 ft²

Residential

532 N Columbus St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX234370

~quintessential Alexandria Semidetached Rowhome With Classic Features Located In The Heart Of Bustling Old Town. This Home Is Gorgeous With All The Charm You Would Expect In This Historic Neighborhood Nestled Just Blocks From Trader Joe's And All That King...

Rarely Available Buckingham Model With Charming...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX234352

$915,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,922 ft²

Residential

928 N Columbus St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX234352

Rarely Available Buckingham Model With Charming, Covered, Front Porch And Main Floor Entry With Gorgeous Back Garden For Summertime Entertaining And Roof Top Deck With Awesome Views For Those Starry Nights. Built In 2014 To Leed Standards, Home Is Practica...

Your House Hunt Is Over! This Stunning Old Tow...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX227792

$764,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 2,294 ft²

Residential

709 Scarburgh Way, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX227792

Your House Hunt Is Over! This Stunning Old Town Greens Townhome Has It All: 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A First Floor Den (optional Use As 4th Bedroom), A Loft, A Deck, A 2-car Garage, Gleaming Hardwoods, Plantation Shutters, New Carpets, Fresh Paint, And A ...

Welcome To 217 South Fairfax, One Of Old Town's...

Photo of Listing #VAAX233488

$5,700,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 8,030 ft²

Residential

217 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX233488

Welcome To 217 South Fairfax, One Of Old Town's Most Outstanding And Desirable Properties. The Sanford Dempsey House Is An In-town Historic Estate That Offers Modern Luxury And Enduring Craftsmanship. Built Circa 1780, The Home Has Been Masterfully Expande...

Fabulous 1790 Historic Semi-detached Home On A ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX233644

$975,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 1,748 ft²

Residential

413 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX233644

Fabulous 1790 Historic Semi-detached Home On A Double Lot In The Center Of Old Town. Wonderful Sunny Patio And Garden- Fully Fenced Back Yard With Side Gate. House Completely Re-done In 2007 With Old Wood Floors, Top Of The Line Perfect Kitchen, Updated Ba...

Circa 1750, This 4/5 Br Flounder House On A Dou...

Photo of Listing #VAAX226672

$2,595,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,329 ft²

Residential

317 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX226672

Circa 1750, This 4/5 Br Flounder House On A Double Lot Offers 5 Wood-burning Fireplaces, Spacious Rooms For Entertaining, Original Pine Floors And Moldings, 2 Staircases, And A Sunny Eat-in Kitchen. A Second-story Charleston-like Porch Overlooks The Lush ...

New Price! The Boyhood Home Of Robert E. Lee In...

Photo of Listing #VAAX227794

$6,250,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.49 Acres
  • 8,145 ft²

Residential

607 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX227794

New Price! The Boyhood Home Of Robert E. Lee In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria! Historic Property On A Majestic Half-acre Of Tranquil Gardens With Grand Renovated Living Space. The Subject Of A Detailed & Complete, Professional Restoration - It Is A New...

Pride Of Original Ownership Shows In This Well-...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #PALH110588

$349,375 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,651 ft²

Residential

265 Susquehanna Trl, Allentown, PA

MLS® #PALH110588

Pride Of Original Ownership Shows In This Well-maintained 4br/2.5 Ba Home W/2 Car Garage In Desirable Parkland School District. A Two-story Entry Foyer Leads To A Formal Living W/hardwood Floors. Open Concept Dining Room & Family Room With 13 Ft. Ceiling &...

Like-new And Light-filled, End-unit Townhouse W...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX227442

$1,875,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 3,312 ft²

Residential

500 N Pitt St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX227442

Like-new And Light-filled, End-unit Townhouse With Elevator! Built In 2016, This Stunning Home Features Designer Finishes Throughout: Snaidero Cabinetry, Thermador Appliances, Waterworks Bath Fixtures, Caesarstone Counters, Upgraded Window Treatments, Cust...

Loving And Thoughtful Updates Have Been Utilize...

Photo of Listing #VAAX226182

$1,499,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,900 ft²

Residential

320 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX226182

Loving And Thoughtful Updates Have Been Utilized In This Historic Plaqued Property. Great Entertaining Home To Extend Into Private & Spacious Backyard.gourmet Kitchen With Tons Of Storage, Pine Wood Floors Restored In Original Rooms Along With Wood Burning...

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