Sunnyside is a historic neighborhood in Alexandria, located just north of the bustling Del Ray community. The area was originally purchased in 1870 by Charles A. Watson, a member of the prestigious Watson family, who was one of Alexandria’s first African-American landowners. In 1874, the Watson family formally subdivided the land and named it Sunnyside in honor of the men and women who moved there looking for the American dream. The community’s streets – Elbert Avenue, Charles Avenue, and Courtland Circle -- are all named in honor of Watson family members and memorialized in a plaque at the center of the community.
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Today, Sunnyside is a thriving part of Arlandia with single-family homes, apartments and several townhome communities, including Lenox Place, that continue to attract a new generation of homeowners. As a walkable neighborhood, Sunnyside is particularly desirable with easy access to fine dining and shopping destinations as well as a plethora of parks and bike trails. The closest Metro Stations include The Pentagon and Potomac Yard stations, both on the blue/yellow lines with Downtown DC a short drive away.
Sunnyside is located at the northern end of the city between I-395 and Route 1 at Potomac Yard and is adjacent to the Del Ray and Beverley Hills neighborhoods in Alexandria.