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Alexandria - Town vs. County Stats

Alexandria - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Alexandria: $885,100 / County Avg $1,099,200


Avg Taxes in Alexandria: $13,200 / County Avg $10,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Alexandria: 2,532 / County Avg 3,856


Avg Price per/ft2 in Alexandria: $350 / County Avg $285


Avg Walkscore in Alexandria: 52 / County Avg 34


Avg Year Built in Alexandria: 1970 / County Avg 1986


Avg Days on Website in Alexandria: 56 / County Avg 82


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On the Potomac River within eyeshot of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture - an extraordinary backdrop for a thriving boutique scene; acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle.

Get carried away in Old Town's enchanting waterfront setting, Del Ray's artsy and eclectic scene, and neighborhoods beyond. Whether you're planning a romantic escape, family vacation, girlfriends getaway or organizing an important meeting or group event, let us connect you with an array of accommodations, events and things to do.

Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.

Alexandria's history reaches back more than thirteen thousand years. From the first Native Americans to settle here, to the bustling city it is today, the timeline of Alexandria's history is filled with events that helped shape the United States of America into the country it is today.

Alexandria is a vibrant and diverse community. Its neighborhoods blend classic 18th- and 19th-century architecture with modern culture. Every neighborhood in Alexandria is unique, but every area is alive with energy and excitement. Spend some time exploring our neighborhoods and you'll see why Alexandria is consistently ranked as one the country's best places to live and work.

Old Town Alexandria-
A beautifully-preserved historic district on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city George Washington called home. Today Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, arts events, shopping and historic attractions.

The area is anchored in the west by the majestic George Washington Masonic Memorial and in the east by the Potomac River waterfront, where you'll find restaurants with waterfront views, the nationally renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center as well as numerous boat tours and water taxis.
King Street, the main thoroughfare of Old Town Alexandria, is a walkable one mile of shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes.

You’ll also find a wealth of historic architecture and attractions -- a museum without walls -- including the Market Square Museums and other hidden gems.
Easily accessible, the King Street Metro Station links Old Town Alexandria with Washington, D.C., via a 15-minute train ride. Find bike share stations, taxis and the Free King Street Trolley at this multi-modal transit hub.

By day, Old Town bustles with museum-goers, art enthusiasts, and shoppers. Night or day, top chefs draw diners with creative menus and exquisite experiences. At night, Old Town bars and pubs are abuzz with live music, along with local beer or craft cocktails.

Del Ray-
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with independent shops and a booming restaurant scene. Del Ray is also known as “Well Ray” for its large community of holistic health businesses.

Eclectic shops and signature events like Art on the Avenue contribute to an artsy ambience. Del Ray hosts the popular "First Thursday" events, in which every first Thursday of the month a new festival takes to the streets, attracting visitors and locals alike in search of family fun and a splash of local culture.

On the north side of Del Ray, find shows at America's legendary music hall, the Birchmere in the area known as Arlandria, also popularly known as Chirilagua, for the El Salvadoran village that was at one time home to many of its residents where now, small shops and restaurants with an international flavor line its streets.

Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley-

In the southwestern part of the city, Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley are Alexandria’s contemporary answer to historic Old Town. Known as the “economic engine of Alexandria,” the neighborhood celebrates innovation at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office and its National Inventors Hall of Fame, while the National Science Foundation, future anchor, is set to open in 2017, adding heft to Carlyle’s innovation brand. Meanwhile residents and visitors find a distinctive mix of old and new, from supper club-style entertainment at the art deco Carlyle Club to afternoon picnics, music festivals and more at John Carlyle Square Park.

Only eight miles from downtown Washington, DC, with easy access to I-395, the West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood. This colorful neighborhood is home to the city's acclaimed artisanal brewery Port City Brewing Co. The brewery, featured on CBS This Morning, offers tours and tastings open to the public. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Northern Virginia's only professional orchestra, is stationed here and led by Maestro Kim Allen Kluge, whose dramatic and powerful conducting style is hailed by The Washington Post. Civil War memories can be honored at the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, which can be paired with a tranquil visit to the Winkler Botanical Preserve to see 44 acres of plants and trees indigenous to the Potomac River valley.