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A historically charming, close-knit community near it all. Read more about Alexandria real estate!
Alexandria, Virginia, is home to about 159,000 people. It's a city with a history with a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and creative vibe that's quite unlike any other city near DC. While it's just 7 miles from DC on the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria maintains a more intimate feel and most certainly its character and charm. It's an upscale, affluent community with outstanding food, boutiques, and antique shops.
The Alexandria real estate market is diverse. While modern condos and luxury homes exist, much of the city offers 18th-century row homes, colonials, and revival mansions. A few modest bungalows and smaller homes are present, too. Its location brings ample history, which means many renovated, stunning homes throughout the city.
Just minutes from Washington, DC, Alexandria boasts a cosmopolitan feel. As large as it is, it still feels intimate thanks to the 18th and 19th-century architecture, smaller gardens, and walkable lifestyle. People here are bustling about, exploring sidewalk cafes, cobblestone streets, and boutique shops. It’s also pet-friendly. It’s not uncommon to see owners with pets on leashes strolling through the heart of the city.
Much of the city has historical charm, but there's a young energy here. It has a creative, upbeat, and entrepreneurial vibe evident in the numerous shops and small businesses throughout the area. Still, a true suburban feel is evident within the neighborhoods, with tree-lined streets with sidewalks and playgrounds. Learn more about Alexandria real estate perfect for families looking to move to the area.
There’s a strong food scene here, with a number of eco-friendly, green-living destinations along with traditional American fare. Virtue Feed and Grain used to be an 1800s feed and grain warehouse. Today, it’s a busy, two-story restaurant and bar with an eclectic menu. Another fantastic choice for a stellar meal is at Vola’s Dockside Grille, where the fresh seafood, tacos, and cocktails, along with the relaxed atmosphere, help make meals enjoyable. For one of the best steaks in the city, a trip to The Warehouse is in order. Fine dining options also exist, especially at Gadsby’s Tavern. Exceptional quality is also found at Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar.
Alexandria is in the heart of a busy area, making it easy to find things to do. King Street Square is an area of 18th and 19th-century buildings, which are some of the oldest locations in the area. It's home to a farmer's market, small shops, and plenty of activities. Often noted as Old Town, the area is a charming place to spend time. Old Town Farmers Market and the Old Town Waterfront are bustling areas of the city, especially on the weekends. The riverfront parks make it easy to simply spend time with friends and family.
Torpedo Factory Art Center is a fascinating museum located in Alexandria. It’s within the Art League Gallery and School. There’s also Birchmere, a legendary music hall with various performances put on just about every night. It’s also common to find festivals and events taking place throughout the city. The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is one of them. It honors the city’s heritage with a parade and a weekend of festivities.
The Alexandria City Public School System provides education to many students in the city. Some of the best schools include:
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