Old Town is by far the most sought-after tourist destination in Alexandria with over 1.5 million visitors a year. It is cherished by those who are fortunate enough to call this quaint area home. Although only a 15 minute drive to the National Mall, proximity to DC is not as important here, as Old Town Alexandria is an attraction in and of itself. Old Town Alexandria real estate is in high demand, and people come from all over to walk, shop, eat, and sightsee on the colonial cobblestone side-roads and shop-filled main streets of this historic waterfront community. Old Town Alexandria homes are, as you would imagine, of the more well-established genre. Beautiful row houses and townhomes fill Old Town’s quaint side streets.
Founded by Scottish merchants in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is situated on the Potomac river across from Washington, DC. Founders Park runs along much of the Old Town waterfront and trees line many of the streets to give Old Town a very green feel. If you like to run or bike, the Mount Vernon trail runs along the Potomac River from Rosslyn to Mount Vernon, and cuts through the heart of Old Town. If you live in an Old Town Alexandria, VA home you'll be only steps from all the action. Proximity to nearly any activity, combined with the quiet and quaint neighborhood streets, makes Old Town Alexandria one of the most appealing and stable real estate markets!
Take the free King Street trolley to experience all the boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, museums, churches, and shops you can explore. The trolley starts and ends at the waterfront where will you find the Torpedo Factory Art Center which contains over 80 artists' studios, six galleries, an archaeology museum, and the Art League School. With all of the entertainment options in Old Town, there is certainly no need to leave. However, a change of pace can be found in nearby by Georgetown, Arlington's Ballston, or at the Washington National Harbor, which is only a short drive across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge or water taxi ride away.
If you would like expert advice regarding buying or selling a home in Old Town Alexandria, please contact Your At Home Team today. To schedule a showing or talk to us directly, call 703.286.1333 today!
All listing information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Listing data provided by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. as of Saturday, November 17, 2018.