Alexandria VA positively brims with culture and history. Historic Old Town with its perfectly preserved cobblestone streets and historic 18th century townhouse is just the beginning of the area's charms. You can also visit the more than 200 Civil War sites in the area, explore the historic World War II renovated Torpedo Factory Art Studio Complex, visit a floating museum housing a boat building program at Alexandria's Seaport Foundation Seaport Center, spend a day in American history at Alexandria's Black History Museum, catch a bite at Gatsby's Tavern or shop at the weekly farmers market at Alexandria's Market Square.
Alexandria is more than just a beautiful place to call home. It's also a great place to work. The U.S. Department of Defense, the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are all located within Alexandria’s borders. For this reason, many D.C. area professionals, such as Federal Civil Service members, government contractor employees and U.S. military members call Alexandria home.
Like many Northern Virginia areas, Alexandria is a dream when it comes to transportation. While the Metro bus and Alexandria’s own DASH bus system make it easy to get around town, you'll also find that two of The Washington Metro Rail Station lines run through the area. The Blue and Yellow lines meet at both King Street and Pentagon stations making it easy to gain access to the rest of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Alexandria is made up of urban communities each with a distinct personality. The cozy neighborhood of Del Ray features Alexandria VA homes for sale in a national historic district featuring 19th or 20th century architecture. If you want to be where all the action is, the upper priced 18th century townhouses of Old Town is where you want to buy. Alexandria’s west end is known as “condo canyon” because of its high density of residential communities built near easy access to Interstate 395 and a variety of shopping malls. To learn more about buying or selling a home in any Alexandria neighborhood, contact Steve Hawkins today!