Welcome to OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
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Prospective high net worth home owners with an appreciation of culture will find lots to love in Old Town Alexandria. Historic Old Town Alexandria luxury homes for sale is nestled nobly along the Potomac River in view of the monuments of Washington, DC. It is distinguished by Georgian architecture, fine town houses, plenty of art galleries, jewelers, classic antique shops, and restaurants from some of our nation’s top chefs. River cruise boats are within reach and street entertainers liven the large plaza at the crown of King Street.
Today Old Town Alexandria is a revitalized waterfront port town with cobblestone streets, colonial houses, established churches, and more than ten historic museums. Dating back to 1753, Market Square in Old Town is one of the oldest operating marketplaces in the U.S. of A. Those interested in purchasing a luxury home in Old Town Alexandriaare invited to explore this beautiful and historic area.
Old Town Alexandria is a great destination for a variety of sightseeing, fine dining, shopping and cultural experiences, such as a concert at Birchmere Music Hall. The 500-seat dinner-theater style Music Hall offers a variety of musical performances.
Fort Ward Museum and Historic Park is a 41.4 acre historic park, located on the west end of Old Town Alexandria. It was used as a union fort from 1861-1865 to defend Washington, DC during the Civil War.
Some other historic landmarks in Old Town Alexandria include General Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, the Lee-Fendall House, a replica of George Washington’s townhouse, Gadsby’s Tavern, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop, and the Torpedo Factory art studio complex where The Art League School offers a wide range of art classes for children and adults. Visitors enjoy special programs and exhibits at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. The Torpedo Factory is located along the docks of the Potomac River on the lively waterfront that also includes a marina, shops, public parks, restaurants and residences. Living in your luxury home in Old Town Alexandria puts one within close reach of all these landmarks.
Old Town Alexandria high end home owners benefit from numerous parks and recreational facilities providing opportunities to enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating and bicycling.
Alexandria is full of history noticeable on the rich colonial architecture of its lovely town homes and the georgeous estately detached homes. It is also evident on the City’s original plan for the center of town and its coble stone streets. Enjoy a stroll along this part of history. Stop by the Visitors center for more information and tours. Don’t miss Market Square and the weekly Farmers market, one of the oldest in the United States,
The shopping options in Old Town are endless. From high-end clothing stores to T-shirts to gifts and antiques.
Do not settle for shops along King Street alone, side streets are just as interesting. And don’t forget the consignment stores and Art galleries as well with not only renowned local artists like Sheep Jones and Ellen Delaney but others that are exceptional
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION !!
A few miles from Washington DC, with an easy commute to the District either by car or Metro, though several people use the bike path along the Potomac. Not to mention the close proximity to Reagan National Airport
Transportation to and from Old Town Alexandria is very easy, with a myriad of options to choose from. Close proximity to Reagan National and Two Metro Stops close by. More information here.