Alexandria Homes & Real Estate

Welcome to your local Alexandria, VA homes for sale & real estate resource. Living in Alexandria offers residents an urban setting, complete with coffee shops, restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and parks. Being nestled along the Potomac River, this community provides residents access to many local parks with green spaces, picnic spots, and outdoor sports facilities. For additional information, including sales history and prices, property disclosures, and more for Alexandria properties for sale, or to schedule a home tour of any property listed below, contact your LOCAL real estate experts today! Read more about Alexandria real estate.

Homes For Sale in Alexandria VA

Homes For Sale in Alexandria Virginia May 25, 2024
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Alexandria Real Estate Market

The real estate market for Alexandria includes single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Many of the houses are designed with a mid-century style, and some overlook the Potomac River. Most of the homes in the community have two bedrooms and two bathrooms with anywhere from under 800 square feet to 2,500 square feet. Average home prices range from $280,000 to $1.2 million. There are also excellent Alexandria suburbs to call home if you want a quieter lifestyle.

There are numerous appealing communities throughout the Alexandria area, with each offering something different including affordable housing options. Homebuyers moving to Alexandria will find everything from bustling urban neighborhoods and quiet rural enclaves to waterfront estates and quaint old streets with history-rich structures.

Whether buyers are looking for homes or condos in Alexandria, Fort Belvoir, Kingstowne, Mount Vernon, or any of the surrounding areas, they're sure to find their ideal home in this wonderful part of Northern Virginia at a reasonable cost of living with a strong economy. A buyer can also take advantage of the skilled home builders in Alexandria to build their dream home.

Trying to choose between living in Alexandria or Arlington? Both are great cities to call home, but there are some key differences you should know before deciding.

Alexandria Community Amenities

Alexandria is located along the Potomac River, with Highways 95 and 395 running nearby, aiding in driving convenience. Residents in Alexandria are approximately 20 to 30 minutes from Washington D.C. The neighborhood is full of parks, such as Jones Park, Waterfront Park, and Founders Park, offering many green, open spaces, hiking trails, picnic spots, sparkling lakes and waterways for water recreation, and outdoor sports facilities where residents can take part in all sorts of outdoor activities. Alexandria also has plenty of fun family-friendly activities that everyone is able to enjoy. Many Alexandria neighborhoods are highly walkable, giving residents more time to enjoy the outdoors.

Alexandria Farmers Market is a popular destination for residents of the subdivision, providing opportunities to shop from local vendors selling homemade goodies, handcrafted items, and fruits and vegetables. Old Town is the place for galleries, vintage shops, national retailers, boutiques, and places to eat. Other popular places to visit include the Tiny Spite House, Port Brewing Company, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Some of these are even dog-friendly activities and places.

Being close to Washington, D.C., Alexandria residents can enjoy the many historical sites and traditional attractions expected to discover in D.C. This is one reason why many choose to vacation in Alexandria. Popular places to visit include all the monuments, the U.S. Capitol, and the Smithsonian museums. Additionally, the area is known for hosting many foods, arts, and nightlife events and activities for those wanting to experience life in Washington, D.C. Alexandria is full of fun facts for visitors and residents to learn about and enjoy, like how the city is known for artisanal ice cream.

Many residents enjoy visiting farmers' markets in the morning, followed by exploring the museums, monuments, and memorials. Then they find themselves enjoying the nightlife, which is full of dining and entertainment at some of the city's most prestigious venues. Other popular places to visit include the Washington National Cathedral and the Library of Congress.

Living in Alexandria places residents who work in Washington, D.C., close to major highways providing easy access to the many businesses, companies, and organizations. Alexandria's residents commute an average of 30 to 40 minutes one way to work, with many commuting to D. C. and Bethesda, sometimes using public transportation. Most major employers in the area include government agencies, non-profit organizations, international relations companies, and local museums. Top employers in the area include the Department of Commerce, The Alexandria Hospital, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and C.N.A. Corporation.

Alexandria Community Highlights

  • King Street Mile, also known as one of America's "Great Streets," has more than 200 independent shops and restaurants lining the street.
  • Providence is a tall ship that appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean and is a full-scale reproduction of Continental Navy ships.
  • Old Town Farmers' Market is one of the oldest farmers' markets in the country where residents can shop for fresh baked goods, vegetables, and more.
  • Evening Star Cafe offers a mouth-watering al fresco brunch to enjoy before heading out and exploring Old Town and Mount Vernon Avenue.
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center, currently housed in a former World War II torpedo factory, is home to a collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the country.
  • The Tiny Sprite House is the skinniest historic house in America (seven feet wide) is a must-see, noteworthy row house.
  • Port City Brewing Company is a locally-owned pub where guests can enjoy a craft beer in the tasting room or on the patio.
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historic apothecary founded in 1972, which operated through 1933 and is now a museum.

Alexandria School Information

Alexandria Public Schools operate the public schools in Alexandria, including Stratford Elementary School, Lyles Crouch Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Private schools in Alexandria include Browne Academy, St. Agnes School, St. Stephen's School, and the Academy at the Metropolitan School of Arts. Additionally, Alexandria Technical and Community College offers continuing education classes and programs.

Those looking to buy a home near Washington, D.C., will find a mix of homes available in Alexandria, Virginia. Homes in the community range in price, including many luxury homes. This community offers many things to do while keeping residents close to the history, museums, businesses, and more in the heart of the country's capital.

Alexandria, VA Real Estate Agents

Interested in buying a home in Alexandria? Allow our Alexandria, Virginia real estate experts to help you navigate the purchase of or expertly negotiate the sale of your Alexandria residence. As local real estate agents, we're well-versed in the unique dynamics of the Alexandria real estate market.

Contact Your At Home Team at McEnearney Associates to learn more about buyer and seller representation. Selling your Alexandria property? Visit our market analysis page to receive a free home evaluation within minutes.

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