Alexandria Real Estate
Alexandria is a large city on the west bank of the Potomac seven miles south of Washington D.C. Known for its charming city center, “Old Town”, Alexandria was first settled in 1695 and carries a rich history. To the north is an exciting mix of the old and the new; the up and coming Del Rey. Many Washington D.C. professionals choose to live in Alexandria for its proximity to the city. Not all residents are commuting into D.C. though. A good portion of Alexandria residents work just two metro stops away in Crystal City, Arlington or to the south at Ft. Belvoir.
A perfect location for commuters, there are 5 Yellow/Blue line stops in Alexandria. The metro is a short ride to DC, Maryland, or Reagan National Airport. For drivers, Alexandria offers direct access to I-495, I-395, Rte. 1, and the All-American Route: George Washington Parkway. Take the yellow line or make the 10-minute drive to Reagan National Airport for those commuting at a higher altitude.
Visit Historic Old Town
Old Town is an early American settlement and port town in Alexandria. Nowadays, Old Town has grown into a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, spotted with boutiques, restaurants, and bars while maintaining its history. Bursting with activity for every taste, date night in Old Town has something for everyone. Foodies can take a walk down King St. to find everything from fine cuisine to local grub. For the artistic eye, check out the Torpedo Factory Art Center – a naval munitions factory turned revived and reinvented for a more aesthetic purpose. Or hop over to Old Town’s quirky counterpart, Del Ray, to visit the Del Ray Artisans and submit your masterpiece or just take a starter level drawing class.
On Saturdays, hang out with the locals at the Market Square Farmer’s Market (open for business since 1753!) or go for a stroll along the scenic waterfront. Hop on a river tour to see the Washington monuments by cruise ship or ride down George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon. If you’ve enjoyed your time in Old Town but just want to get away from the hustle and bustle, get back to nature in one of Alexandria’s 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space.
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