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Alexandria


History is everywhere in the independent city of Alexandria. It’s in the collection of historic buildings, the famous Old Town, the various community events scheduled throughout the year, and the wide variety of arts and cultural spaces in the city. But don’t be mistaken. Alexandria is not stuck in the past. In this historic setting, an urban locale thrives. Old things have been updated and repurposed to cater to the modern Alexandria lifestyle without losing respect to the city’s yesteryears.

Covering a total area of around 15.3 square miles, Alexandria is Northern Virginia’s largest city and crowning glory. It’s across the Potomac River, with the distance between Washington D.C. and Alexandria just roughly seven miles. Alexandria is not just close to the capital geographically, but historically and culturally as well. Approximately 159,000 Northern Virginians reside in Alexandria.

History highlights

  • Alexandria was established in 1749, but it took over 120 years for it to be incorporated as an independent city.
  • Archaeological evidence suggests that Alexandria was already inhabited as far back as 13,200 years ago. These Native Americans stayed in the area until 1675, which coincides with the Contact Period when Europeans arrived in the New World.
  • Alexandria is originally part of a land grant that included 6,000 acres. It was given by Sir William Berkeley, the Governor of Virginia, to Robert Howson on October 21, 1669. Not long after, Howson sold the land to John Alexander in exchange for 6,000 pounds of tobacco.
  • Years after the sale, the area became a hub for tobacco. Several warehouses were built near the waterfront. Further into the 18th century, Alexandria was founded with the help of the young George Washington and later became a major trade center and port in the region.
  • In addition to George Washington, several other people made Alexandria their home. This includes Robert E. Lee, a Civil War general, and Jim Morrison of The Doors.

Homes for sale in Alexandria, VA

You can say that Alexandria VA real estate perfectly encapsulates Alexandria’s prevailing character: a city where old meets new. House hunting here is quite an adventure, with the city being home to 159 beautiful neighborhoods. The real estate stock, however, is more or less the same. Wherever you go looking for Alexandria VA homes for sale, you will find pre-war properties, contemporary homes, rowhouses, new developments (including single-family and semi-detached), and august Georgian luxury residences along the city’s historic streets.

Alexandria, VA is never in shortage of architecturally distinctive homes for sale. Areas such as Queen Street, Captain’s Row, and Prince Street are home to eye-catching Federal and Colonial homes that have become synonymous with Alexandria real estate as a whole. Some of these properties have colorful brick or clapboard facades. Palladian-style mansions and Victorian-inspired rowhouses add more personality to the mix. If you prefer more contemporary styles, Alexandria also offers mid-century homes, one of which was designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright.

What is it like living in Alexandria, VA?

Getting around Alexandria

Alexandria is a highly walkable city with wide sidewalks that encourage everyone to explore the streets at a slow pace. If you prefer a faster mode of transportation that is just as healthy and environmentally friendly, try cycling around the city. As for traveling to Washington, D.C, the most efficient way is to take Washington Metro Subway’s Blue Line. This will take you directly to the heart of the capital. Driving is slightly discouraged as traffic jams occur often with only one bridge connecting the two cities.

A city of landmarks

There are many points of interest located in Alexandria, including the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and of course, Old Town Alexandria, which is the city’s historic heart. For outdoor recreation, a part of the Mount Vernon Trail is accessible from Old Town. You can hike or bike around the area or choose to go all the way to Roosevelt Island or Mount Vernon.

Great schools all around

Alexandria is home to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, which is recognized as the best high school in all of Virginia by the U.S. News. Some of the best private schools in the Washington, D.C. metro area are also located here, such as Episcopal High School, a private and co-ed boarding school, and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School. For higher education and graduate studies, there is Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus, the George Washington University’s Graduate Education Center, and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus.

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$5,950,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,409
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: TTR Sotheby's International Realty
 
$2,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,673
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Compass
 
$2,395,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 5,012
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Keller Williams Capital Properties
 
$2,300,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,500
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: William Sawyer & Company
 
$2,149,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,325
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: TTR Sotheby's International Realty
 
$2,100,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 3,554
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
 
$1,949,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,150
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: TTR Sotheby's International Realty
 
Open House: Jan 31, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1732 18TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
$1,775,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,030
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: TTR Sotheby's International Realty
 
Open House: Jan 31, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1719 WILLARD STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
$1,649,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,224
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: RE/MAX Allegiance
 
$1,475,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,537
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Compass
 
$1,300,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,545
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: CENTURY 21 New Millennium
 
$1,200,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,740
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Summit Commercial Real Estate, LLC.
 
Open House: Jan 31, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1509 R STREET NW #3, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
$1,195,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Compass
 
$1,100,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,778
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Realty
 
$1,000,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,165
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Compass
 
$899,900
Beds: 1
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,185
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
 
Open House: Jan 31, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1747 T STREET NW #5, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
$799,900
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,050
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
 
$750,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,000
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
 
$724,990
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,124
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: The ONE Street Company
 
$659,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,260
Type: Condo
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Listing Courtesy of: Chatel Real Estate, Inc.
 
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