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

11 Properties
$8,000,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Historic
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
8,600
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
152
Days on Site
VAAX2028270
MLS
$4,850,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,771
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
242
Days on Site
VAAX2025304
MLS
$4,250,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Se Quadrant
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,941
Sq.Ft.
1807
Year Built
5
Days on Site
VAAX2030888
MLS
$2,799,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,992
Sq.Ft.
1870
Year Built
174
Days on Site
VAAX2026366
MLS
$2,255,000
Neighborhood: Pommander
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,010
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
58
Days on Site
VAAX2029834
MLS
$1,775,000
Neighborhood: Old Town
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,600
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
9
Days on Site
VAAX2031454
MLS
Open 3/3
307 N Washington St Alexandria,  VA 22314
$1,485,000
Neighborhood: Old Town
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,552
Sq.Ft.
1808
Year Built
3
Days on Site
VAAX2031596
MLS
Open 3/3
120 Wolfe St Alexandria,  VA 22314
$1,300,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,070
Sq.Ft.
1790
Year Built
5
Days on Site
VAAX2031494
MLS
Open 3/3
22 Bakers Walk #105 Alexandria,  VA 22314
$1,299,900
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,349
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
32
Days on Site
VAAX2030800
MLS
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,350
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
3
Days on Site
VAAX2031580
MLS
Open 3/3
115 N Lee St N #BH211 Alexandria,  VA 22314
$600,000
Neighborhood: Torpedo Factory
1
Beds
1
Baths
823
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
12
Days on Site
VAAX2031262
MLS

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