This historic city (founded in 1749 by Scottish merchants) is a vibrant community of approximately 150,000 residents that sits just 6 miles south of Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Originally part of the area George Washington designated as the District of Columbia, Alexandria was returned to Virginia in 1846. One of the original D.C. boundary stones is located in Old Town in Jones Point Park near the lighthouse and another boundary stone is located on Russell Road in the Rosemont neighborhood. Today, Alexandria is a vibrant community with a diverse and well educated population, interesting neighborhoods, great local restaurants and shops, a full calendar of fun public events and lots of green space for outdoor enjoyment by humans and canines alike.
The City of Alexandria is served by three Metro stations-(1) the King Street station located at the top of King Street in Old Town about 17 blocks from the waterfront, (2) the Braddock Road station where the Old Town, Rosemont and Del Ray neighborhoods meet and (3) the Eisenhower Avenue station just west of the Carlyle area of Old Town. Getting into D.C. and around Northern Virginia from Alexandria is easy via the Metro subway system. Our local bus system, DASH, services the entire City, stops at all the City’s metro stations and provides direct service to the Pentagon Metro station. Alexandria is also serviced by the Metrobus system that takes riders all over Northern Virginia and D.C. A free trolley runs along King Street in Old Town from the King Street metro station to the waterfront.
There are so many wonderful neighborhoods in Alexandria, we’re sure you’ll find one that is the right fit for you. Alexandria offers every type of property from a small pied-a-terre in the heart of Old Town to a 5 bedroom single family home with a large yard and garage. Click below to learn more about some of our great neighborhoods.