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

22 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Unbeatable Location In Sought After Old Town Co...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX243476

$995,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,173 ft²

Residential

908 Montgomery St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX243476

Unbeatable Location In Sought After Old Town Commons!! This Stunning Home Is Located On A Rare Premium Lot Overlooking The Neighborhood Park! Built In 2012, This Like-new Home Features An Open Concept Floor Plan With High Ceilings And An Abundance Of Natur...

Prominent Four Story Brick Structure, Originall...

Photo of Listing #VAAX243440

$2,395,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 5,152 ft²

Residential

809 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX243440

Prominent Four Story Brick Structure, Originally Two Individual Townhouses,which Were Built Circa 1900. Total Upscale And Extensive Renovations 2004,combined These Structures. Features High Ceilings, Period Moldings And,hardwoodfloors. In Addition There Is...

Beautiful Large 4 Level Townhome A Block From T...

Photo of Listing #VAAX242992

$735,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 2,375 ft²

Residential

630 Payne St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242992

Beautiful Large 4 Level Townhome A Block From The Metro In Old Town. Plenty Of Parking For Residents And Lots Of Space To Enjoy Activities. The Main Level Has Ease Of Area For Good Living. The Downstairs Recreation Room Has Plenty Of Space For Its Pool T...

Gorgeous Updated Brick Townhome In Se Quadrant ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX243098

$1,200,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,870 ft²

Residential

406 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX243098

Gorgeous Updated Brick Townhome In Se Quadrant Of Old Town. Stainless Renovated Gourmet Kitchen, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Updated Bathrooms, Storage Under Stairs. Living Room Has French Doors That Open To A Deck & Rear Patio W Dedicated Off-street Parking...

Modern Living In The Heart Of Old Town! Stunnin...

Photo of Listing #VAAX242966

$1,575,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,300 ft²

Residential

210 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242966

Modern Living In The Heart Of Old Town! Stunning Renovation Of This Historic Federal-style Th Created A Luxurious Modern Home On A Storied Block Of N Fairfax St Just 1 Block From Market Square & King St! Light-filled Open Flrplan W/ Elegant Style & Hi-end ...

Beautiful Historic Property With Many Original ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX242996

$1,595,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 4,264 ft²

Residential

413 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242996

Beautiful Historic Property With Many Original And Restored Details. Beautiful 1872 Historic Victorian Townhouse With 3 Floors Above Ground + Lower Level/basement. Left Side Of A Two Property Building. Major Restoration Of Original & Period Details Done...

Overlooking Windmill Hill Park On One Of Old To...

Photo of Listing #VAAX242788

$2,195,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 3,759 ft²

Residential

511 S Lee St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242788

Overlooking Windmill Hill Park On One Of Old Town's Most Sought-after Blocks, This 5-bedroom Stunner Offers Unobstructed Panoramic Views Of The Potomac River. Built In 1820, This Historic Home Was Meticulously Renovated With Improvements That Incorporate M...

Outstanding Federal House On Gentry Row, Built ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX242658

$2,579,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 4,769 ft²

Residential

211 Prince St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242658

Outstanding Federal House On Gentry Row, Built Circa 1784 By Captain John Harper. Once The Home Of Dr. Elijah Cullen Dick, Who, Along With Dr. Craik, Attended George Washington On His Deathbed. It Was Dr. Elijah Dick Who Famously Stopped The Clock At Washi...

This Is A Beautiful Colonial Home In A Peaceful...

Photo of Listing #NJMM110014

$494,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.57 Acres
  • 2,264 ft²

Residential

8 Carol Pl, Freehold, NJ

MLS® #NJMM110014

This Is A Beautiful Colonial Home In A Peaceful Neighborhood, Well Maintained, Nice And Roomy On A Big Half-acre Lot With A Two Car Wide Driveway And A Full Basement. Positioned At The Most Convenient Location, Minutes Away From Route 9, And All Of The Gre...

Outdoor Paradise In The Heart Of Old Town Alexa...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAAX242588

$1,549,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 3,300 ft²

Residential

108 N Payne St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242588

Outdoor Paradise In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria! This Deluxe 5 Bed, 4 Full And 1 Half Bath Home Boasts New Updates And Renovations Throughout. Enter The Main-level Open-concept Floor Plan That Spans The Length Of The Home And Maintains It's Warmth Wi...

Light, Bright 2 Bedroom And 2.5 Bath With Floor...

Photo of Listing #VAAX242118

$1,450,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,673 ft²

Residential

601 N Fairfax St #304, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242118

Light, Bright 2 Bedroom And 2.5 Bath With Floor-to-ceiling Windows And Balcony With Gas Grill. Special To #304, Is That There Is No Shared Wall With Any Other Apartment. Gourmet Kitchen With New Crystal Cabinets, Cambria Countertops, Gas Cooktop And Gener...

Se Quadrant Of Historic Old Town Alexandria - S...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAAX242076

$949,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,758 ft²

Residential

212 Gibbon St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX242076

Se Quadrant Of Historic Old Town Alexandria - Steps From Windmill Hill Park Overlooking The Potomac River Including A Dog Park Too. 1.3 Mile Walk To King St Metro. Close To Grocery Store And A Short Stroll To Restaurant Row. Then There Is This Fantastic Hou...

Leave a Comment