Blend Of History & Charm

Greater Alexandria Area

While Alexandria is rich in history, it is also an area that continues to evolve. There continues to be demographic shifts toward a younger population, as well as rising incomes and extremely low unemployment. This is aided by the proximity to Washington, DC along with lucrative job sectors in technology, finance, medicine, higher education, and government contracting. One of the most obvious signs of the region’s prosperity lies in the luxury real estate landscape, from older traditional homes to a wave of new upscale construction as the housing market tries to keep pace with residential growth.

A view on old town Alexandria from the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Virginia

Greater Alexandria Real Estate Stats

Average Price $968K
Lowest Price $100K
Highest Price $60M
Total Listings 16,094
Avg. Price/SQFT $824

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More About Alexandria, VA 

Alexandria can be many things to a lot of people. It can be the independent city of Alexandria, the Old Town Alexandria neighborhood, or the greater Alexandria area, which falls in the County of Fairfax, not in the City of Alexandria. For the sake of this discussion, we are referencing luxury real estate in the greater Alexandria area. That includes the independent city of Alexandria and Old Town as well as neighborhoods that are in the larger Alexandria area part of Fairfax County.

The diversity of home types and styles allows for lots of choices, even as costs rise. Old Town Alexandria reflects that range, from historic homes dating back centuries to brand-new waterfront properties. Continuing south along the coastline, affluent communities such as Belle Haven and Mount Vernon offer gracious estates, while Hollin Hills to the west is one of several notable communities in the region featuring stunning mid-century modern houses surrounded by nature. Popular bedroom communities like Kingstowne and Springfield also play prominently into the combination of growth and luxury lifestyles.

The upscale real estate inventory in Alexandria is also divided into housing categories such detached single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Furthermore, there are buyers with specific wish lists, such as waterfront locations, swimming pools, tennis courts, or private elevators. Those who enjoy the condominium lifestyle and convenience might also key in on amenities such as concierge service, parking, fitness centers, and roof decks. DC Luxury Connection curates its listings thoughtfully and clearly, to give readers a productive and enjoyable browsing experience.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Alexandria, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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Alexandria, Virginia Real Estate FAQ’s

Q: What is the difference between Alexandria, the city of Alexandria, and Old Town Alexandria?

A: The city of Alexandria is independent and does not belong to a county. Old Town is a historic neighborhood within the city of Alexandria. The Alexandria area includes the city as well as outlying suburbs, some of which are within neighboring Fairfax County.

Q: What parts of Alexandria lie along the Potomac River?

A: Old Town Alexandria, Potomac Yard, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, and Wessynton are all neighborhoods with waterfront locations.

Q: What is the oldest part of Alexandria?

A: There are numerous historic neighborhoods in the greater Alexandria area. Old Town is considered the historic seat of the city, but there are also well known communities that date all the way back to the colonial era, such as Mount Vernon, the historic estate and former plantation of George and Martha Washington.

Q: Is Alexandria a commuter friendly area?

A: Yes, it certainly is. Those who commute by automobile will enjoy the convenience of major roadways such as the I-395, the I-495 Capital Beltway, and Richmond Highway along the coastal areas. Those who prefer mass transit have numerous Metrorail stations to choose from throughout the Alexandria area.

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