Alexandria Area Homes for Sale

Rich in colonial and modern history, Alexandria, VA was founded in 1749 with historical artifacts indicating there were inhabitants as early as 13,000 years ago. Located just 6 miles south of Washington D.C. along the Potomac River, Alexandria is the hometown of Presidents George Washington and Gerald R. Ford, and Civil War General Robert E. Lee, just to name a few.

Alexandria is a diverse and vibrant city with a population of approximately 140,000, which is largely employed in the federal civil service sector. Among the major area employers are the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the U.S. Military, and numerous trade associations, charities and non-profit organizations.

Centrally located to all major commuter arteries, Alexandria is located just south of Ronald Reagan National Airport, along the Capital Beltway, Interstates 395, 95, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Alexandria is served by the yellow and blue line of the Metro, with stops located at King Street, Braddock Road, Eisenhower Avenue, Van Dorn Street, the Virginia Railway Express, an expansive commuter bus system, and has a free King Street Trolley for easy transportation to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and tourism.

The historic district of Old Town is brought to life with numerous art galleries, boutique shopping, fine dining, colonial architecture, historic homes, and national landmarks to tour. The neighborhood of Del Ray is known as the art scene of Alexandria; being host to the annual Art on the Avenue Festival in October each year. The West End and Arlandria are the suburban neighborhoods of the city with new residential communities, bike trails, shopping and dining.

Alexandria Points of Interest

George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Cameron Run Regional Park
Mount Vernon Trail
Christ Church
Gadsby's Tavern
Little Theater of Alexandria
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Mount Vernon Estate

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