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

25 Properties
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$5,400,000
Neighborhood: Old Town
6
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
8,145
Sq.Ft.
1795
Year Built
291
Days on Site
VAAX2003726
MLS
A rare offering, the Potts-Fitzhugh-Lee House resides on a half-acre double lot in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. The grand entrance greets you to a storybook foyer with magnificent architecture...
$3,995,000
Condo: Waterford
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
4,685
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
92
Days on Site
VAAX2011068
MLS
Rare waterfront lifestyle opportunity in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Glistening water views from nearly every room, patio and terrace of this 4,600 square foot end townhome. This residence...
$2,850,000
Neighborhood: Old Town
9
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
6,974
Sq.Ft.
1800
Year Built
284
Days on Site
VAAX2004044
MLS
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be the next steward of an expansive, historic home in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. This nine-bedroom home offers nearly 7000 square feet of finished...
$2,495,000
Neighborhood: Alexandria
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,616
Sq.Ft.
1907
Year Built
35
Days on Site
VAAX2013384
MLS
This stunning historic home is one of very few examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in Alexandria, and its renovation and restoration has been fastidiously overseen by local architect...
$2,250,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,950
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
42
Days on Site
VAAX2012838
MLS
$100,000 PRICE REDUCTION! 512 Pendleton Street, a sleek and sophisticated end-unit townhome in Old Town Alexandria that was recently built in 2018 and boasts views of the Potomac River from its...
$1,895,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,450
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
91
Days on Site
VAAX2011266
MLS
SPRING move-in! Gorgeous, River View, two bedroom/two bath + powder room condo on 4th floor at Robinson Landing. Private balcony with river view and gas-line for your grill. Open floorplan...
$1,845,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,355
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
91
Days on Site
VAAX2010430
MLS
Move-in this Spring! Gorgeous two bedroom/two bath CORNER condo on 4rd floor at Robinson Landing. Two walls of windows in LR/DR with a southwest exposure for a sunny home. Large private wrap...
$1,655,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,510
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
62
Days on Site
VAAX2012428
MLS
Move-in this Spring/Summer! Gorgeous two bedroom/two bath large condo on 3rd floor in the Condominium at Robinson Landing. Sunny great room and kitchen. Private balcony with Potomac River and...
$1,595,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Landing
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,395
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
345
Days on Site
VAAX2001704
MLS
Immediate delivery! Gorgeous two bedroom/two bath condo residence on a high floor at Robinson Landing. Floor to ceiling windows let in tons of light and all the charm and ambiance of Old Town...
$1,449,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,020
Sq.Ft.
1870
Year Built
29
Days on Site
VAAX2013912
MLS
Completely remodeled in 2022 and truly move-in-ready! 2020 finished square feet on only TWO levels! This historic and remodeled home sits 1 1/2 blocks from the shops and restaurants on King Street,...
$1,349,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,010
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
57
Days on Site
VAAX2012672
MLS
*NEW PRICE! Stunning 3BR/3BA at Torpedo Factory Condominium: Old Town's Best Address! Over 2000 square feet of 1-level living in the heart of Old Town! Private balcony, too! Formerly two separate...
Open 7/3
312 Washington St S #302 Alexandria, VA 22314
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,694
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
61
Days on Site
VAAX2005878
MLS
***ADDITIONAL PARKING SPOT OR STORAGE UNIT WITH ANY CONTRACT THAT CLOSES IN THE MONTH OF JUNE *** Welcome to The View on Washington! History meets modern elegance in these new luxury condos in Old...

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