Old Town Recognized as Top Downtown



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, cobblestone streets, century-old buildings, Colonial architecture, its appeal to businesses and families, a waterfront setting, sophisticated restaurants and arts. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Birchmere nightclub and Old Town Theater are recognized as special arts venues in the area.  Old Town also offers a “modern, hip vibe,” according to the website Livability.com.  The median home price is $427,500. 

The Top 5 Best Downtowns in the U.S. are:
1. Fort Worth, TX
2. Providence, RI
3. Indianapolis, IN
4. Provo, UT
5. Old Town Alexandria, VA

Livability.com is a website focusing on what make small to mid-size cities great places to live, work and visit.  The website ranked downtowns based on population growth, ratio of residents to jobs, income growth, home vacancy rates, affordability of housing, and retail and office vacancy rates.  The staff then looked at overall livability of the city.  Big urban areas like Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco and Chicago were not included.

Active Old Town Real Estate Listings

Old Town Homes And Condos For Sale

22 Properties
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$8,000,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Historic
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
8,600
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
291
Days on Site
VAAX2028270
MLS
$4,550,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,771
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
381
Days on Site
VAAX2025304
MLS
$4,295,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Historic
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,800
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
38
Days on Site
VAAX2034458
MLS
Open 7/21
318 Duke St Alexandria,  VA 22314
$2,155,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Se Quadrant
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,778
Sq.Ft.
1810
Year Built
135
Days on Site
VAAX2031900
MLS
$1,799,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Se Quadrant
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,484
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
24
Days on Site
VAAX2034944
MLS
$1,699,999
Neighborhood: Fords Landing
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,294
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
14
Days on Site
VAAX2035910
MLS
$1,690,000
Neighborhood: Old Town
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,130
Sq.Ft.
1800
Year Built
2
Days on Site
VAAX2036314
MLS
Open 7/20
227 N Lee St Alexandria,  VA 22314
$1,685,000
Neighborhood: Queens Row
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,472
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
10
Days on Site
VAAX2035832
MLS
$1,550,000
Neighborhood: Yates Gardens
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,232
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
43
Days on Site
VAAX2034932
MLS
Open 7/21
1110 Prince St Alexandria,  VA 22314
$1,425,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,810
Sq.Ft.
1818
Year Built
24
Days on Site
VAAX2035580
MLS
$1,399,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,398
Sq.Ft.
1870
Year Built
13
Days on Site
VAAX2035932
MLS
$1,350,000
Neighborhood: None Available
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,694
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
68
Days on Site
VAAX2033964
MLS

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