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first night fireworks - alexandria vaPhoto: Geoff Livingston

Full of boutique stores, restaurants and historic appeal, Alexandria is a popular place to live and visit, but it seems Alexandria is also underrated. At least that’s what analysts with the commercial real estate blog CommercialCafe have to say.

The blog recently came out with what it considers “The Top 20 Most Underrated Cities in the Country”, and Alexandria is at the very top of the list. From a millennial’s perspective, the website sought out underrated cities that are a bit smaller, but also offer a great quality of life.

Analysts only looked at cities with between 100,000 and 250,000 residents. They then factored in things like home prices, local entertainment and earning potential. They also considered the crime

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cameron station - alexandria va

From former Army post to planned community, Cameron Station enjoys a rich history in Alexandria. Built up on former military land, the Cameron Station of today is a more than 100-acre community of hundreds of condos, townhomes and single-family homes.

This thriving community sits in Alexandria’s West End, taking the place of a military base that closed in the mid 1990s. The first homes of Cameron Station went up in the late 1990s, with construction taking place over several different phases.

These days you’ll find a number of desirable residences to choose from, many of which were built with 18th and 19th century architectural elements in mind. The entire community was designed to create the vision of an American small town.

That’s why you’ll

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801 North - 801 N Fairfax St Alexandria VA

A former office building in Old Town Alexandria is about to be reborn with a new life as a luxury condo building. The older building at 801 North Fairfax Street is in the midst of being transformed into a new boutique condo property.

When finished, 801 North will deliver more than 50 new luxury condos to the neighborhood in one- and two-bedroom layouts. There will also be some penthouse residences for buyers to choose from at 801 North.

The new condos are priced starting in the high $500,000s. It’s expected a two-bedroom floor will start out priced in the mid $600,000s, while a two-bedroom plus a den condo at 801 North will be priced starting in the low $900,000s.

Each home at 801 North features an open floor plan with high ceilings and walls

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venue - alexandria va

From its cobblestone streets to its centuries-old homes, history abounds at Venue in Alexandria. Just minutes away from Alexandria’s legendary King Street, the location makes it easy to enjoy the hundreds of nearby shops and restaurants.

Full of history, a church pew once used by George and Martha Washington is still reserved at the nearby Christ Church. In addition, you’ll find homes in the area that date back 300 years.

Not to be overlooked either, the location of Venue is close to the famed Old Town waterfront and provides easy access to the Mt Vernon Trail for outdoor recreation. History and local amenities are just part of its appeal.

As one of the newest additions to Old Town Alexandria, the brand new condos and townhomes of Venue

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lenox place at sunnyside - alexandria va

It may be tiny in size, but the small townhouse community of Lenox Place at Sunnyside is packed with history. Home to around 120 townhomes today, the tiny enclave is virtually tucked out of sight from passing motorists and cyclists.

Found on the northern side of Alexandria, the townhomes are part of the historic Sunnyside neighborhood. The area originally belonged to a wealthy African American landowner named Charles Watson.

The Watson family soon subdivided the land and called it Sunnyside. To this day, some neighborhood streets are still named after Watson family members, including Charles Avenue and Elbert Avenue.

There’s even a plaque dedicated to the Watson family in the center of Sunnyside. While the street names remain, the original

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DC Luxury Home

There’s no doubt real estate in DC can be pricey, but the region as a whole just hit a brand-new record. The median sales price for a single-family home in DC this past October surpassed $1 million for the very first time.

According to a report from listing service Bright MLS, that’s a gain of more than $200,000 year-over-year. Prices rose about 24-percent in a 12-month period to reach a median sales price of $1.1 million in October 2020.

It was even higher than that in some areas. In the Palisades neighborhood, the median sales price of detached single-family homes in October 2020 topped $2 million. That’s a more than 69-percent increase over October of last year.

In Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights, the median sales price for all homes in

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lenox place - alexandria va

For townhome living in Alexandria, consider taking your search to the small oasis of Lenox Place at Sunnyside. Sheltered behind trees and low brick walls, the townhome enclave is almost hidden from the rest of the Arlandria neighborhood.  

This makes it an ideal location to enjoy some privacy, while also enjoying all that Alexandria has to offer. Made up of just 122 townhomes, the brick residences of Lenox Place were constructed mostly between the late 1980s and early 2000s.

While some townhome communities are pretty standard in design, that’s not necessarily what you’ll find in Lenox Place. Each home in the community is a bit different with some unique layouts for buyers to choose from.

While some residences may be up to five-stories, it’s

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montebello - alexandria va

With its abundant amenities and its campus-like setting, the Montebello condos are virtually wrapped around a lifestyle. New residents quickly discover nearly everything they want and need is in one convenient location.

Take, for example, some of the extras of living at Montebello. Originally constructed in the mid 1980s, the Alexandria property offers its residents access to both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a jogging trail.

In addition, it also contains a four-lane bowling alley, exercise rooms, playgrounds and a billiards/ping pong room. Other desirable extras include an on-site café, a salon and more.

A convenient Metro shuttle runs in the morning, afternoon and evening. There is also a planned shuttle that helps

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 dylan - 2551 mainline blvd alexandria va

A new collection of contemporary condos is headed to Potomac Yard. Sales are set to begin early next year for the new Dylan condos, with delivery set for some time in 2022.

Made up of both an east and a west building, Dylan consists of floor plans ranging from a one-bedroom to a one-bedroom plus a den, a two-bedroom or a three-bedroom design. The condos are priced from the $600,000s to others topping $1 million.

While some of the smallest floor plans provide for round 800 square feet of living space, a large three-bedroom residence at Dylan easily tops 1,700 square feet of living space. Some of the units come with such luxuries as private balconies, walk-in closets and an array of other upscale features and finishes.

From chef-inspired

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old town - alexandria vaPhoto: Kevin Harber

The votes are in, and once again Alexandria is one of the top cities in the nation. Alexandria just snagged a spot as one of the nation’s top 5 small cities, according to Conde Nast readers.

It’s the third consecutive year for Alexandria to earn a top spot in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Last year the city ranked in third place.

The year before it took fourth place. In all, more than 700,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers contributed to the 2020 ranking based on their own travel experiences.

Conde Nast describes Alexandria as charming and historic, with a location situated just across the river from the capital. It makes mention of the red brick sidewalks of Old Town, and the impressively preserved, 18th and

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