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

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$2,750,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
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  • 0.09 Acres
  • 3,932 ft²

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412 Wolfe St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236988

Fantastic Top To Bottom High-end Renovation Of A Very Special Detached Home In The Historic Se Quadrant Of Old Town. All New Everything In 2017. Top Notch Finishes With Lots Of Attention To Detail. Five Fireplaces (four Gas). Five Bedrooms And Designed T...

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$394,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,710 ft²

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8938 Center St, Manassas, VA

MLS® #VAMN137498

Newer All Brick, Meticulously Maintained, Gorgeous Townhome With 3 Bedrms Plus Retreat Room, 3 Baths (2 Full + 1 Powder Room), With 2 Parking Spaces (1 Garage Space, 1 Tandem) In Historic Olde Towne Manassas. Easy 5 Minutes Walk To Amtrak, Commuter Rail- Vi...

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$1,040,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.04 Acres
  • 2,082 ft²

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200 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236912

Immerse Yourself In The Fabulous Lifestyle That 200 Oronoco Street Will Provide Its New Owners! A Corner Townhome That Is A Luxurious, Peaceful Haven Yet Perfectly Situated To Take Advantage Of All The Charm That Historic Old Town Is Known For. Enjoy An Eff...

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$910,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 2,471 ft²

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954 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236998

One Of A Kind Unit At Old Town Gateway! This Home Is Truly A Must See. The Current Owners Have Transformed A Ceiling Height Crawl Space Into A Magazine Worthy 8 Ft Ceiling Basement With Family Room, Wet Bar With Two Wine Refrigerators And A Full Bedroom And...

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$1,235,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,304 ft²

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700 S Lee St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236534

Renovated Kitchen With New Appliances Adjoins Family Room With Wood Burning Fireplace. Master Suite Encompasses An Entire Floor With Wall Of Closets Plus Separate Sitting Room That Opens To Top Deck. Lovely Side Yard And Lawn Adds Livability And Even Croq...

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$1,295,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,971 ft²

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119 Quay St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236792

Old Town Waterfront Community Steps To Founders Park And The Potomac River. Marble Entry Foyer, Lower Level Family Room. Living Room With 11 Ft Ceilings,fireplace Surrounded By Built-in Bookcases, Separate Dining Room And Gourmet Kitchen On The Main Level. ...

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$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.07 Acres
  • 2,494 ft²

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9231 Portner Ave, Manassas, VA

MLS® #VAMN137366

Own A Piece Of History With This Charming Home In Old Town Manassas! This Beautiful Single-family Home Has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, And 1 Half Bath. Featuring Beautiful Hardwood Floors, On The Main Level And Master Bedroom. The Home Has A Beautiful Sto...

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$1,450,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
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  • 1,762 ft²

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225 Strand St #303, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236528

Welcome To Watermark, The Idi Group's Newest Boutique, Waterfront Condominium Of 18 Grand, Single Level Homes Wrapped In The Echoes Of History. Located At 211 Strand Street In The Heart Of The Historic District, Just 1.5 Blocks To King Street. Constructio...

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Photo of Listing #VAAX236298

$875,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,526 ft²

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211 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236298

Located Just A Block And A Half To King Street's Shopping And Dining District, This Historic 3 Bed, 2 1/2 Bath Clapboard Row House Abounds With Charm And Style. When You Enter This Delightful Home From Its Brick Stoop, You're Greeted By A Generous Foyer Wit...

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$1,389,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 0.08 Acres
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639 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX235650

This Absolutely Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home In Old Town Is Oozing With Character And Curb Appeal, Beginning With Its Lovely Sided Exterior With Window Shutters, And Covered Brick Porch. The Corner Townhouse Perched Above The Street Sits On A Sizable L...

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REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #VAAX235652

$798,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
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  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,132 ft²

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208 S Lee St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX235652

Sparkling Brick 2 Br, 1.5 Bath Townhouse In Prime Location! Double Parlor Living Rooms, Original Hardwood Floors, 2 Wood Burning Fireplaces, Deck Off Living Room. Dining Room Opens To Patio And Deep Garden With Tall Mature Trees And Flowers. Brick Floor ...

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Photo of Listing #VAAX236018

$794,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
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  • 2,435 ft²

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1503 Portner Rd, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236018

Fantastic, All Brick, End Unit Townhome Offers 3 Br, 3.5 Ba And Is Located A Block From Local Shops, Restaurants And Minutes To Amazon's New Hq2. The Open Floor Plan Has 2,200 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space. The Gourmet Kitchen Has Lovely Maple Cabinets, Granite C...

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