1,007 Homes For Sale in Alexandria, VA

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Sophisticated 3-Bedroom Condo In Seminary Hill
$715,000Est. Payment
3 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,553 Sqft
45 Arell Ct, Alexandria, VA 22304
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Tucked in a peaceful HOA community off Duke St, this three level, end unit townhome shows in fantastic condition and offers spectacular living space, inside and out. Minutes from Old Town, shopping, dining, and commuter options are right around the corner from your cul-de-sac!Set back in a secluded alcove in Quaker Village, 45 Arell Ct is one of the few end units in the community. The front entrance is staggered from its neighbors, giving the feel of a single-family home. The deep foyer inside gives guests room to take off their coats and begin to relax before ascending to the upper levels or down the hall to the main level living space. A family room, complete with gas fireplace, sets the tone for casual get-togethers. The wide room offers numerous furniture options, from an expansive sectional for the whole family to a foosball or pool table for entertaining. Even create a bedroom suite with seating area - your overnight guests will have a full private bath all to themselves! Walkout access to the amazing outdoor patio is just through the sliding glass doors; over $20k has been thoughtfully allocated to design the brick hardscape and outdoor lighting, creating the perfect summer evening atmosphere.More living and entertaining spaces reside on the elegant upper level. The extraordinary view from the top of the steps oversees the open living and dining rooms filled with natural light from large windows on three sides. The living room boasts a second fireplace, wood-burning, with a stunning mantle and floor-to-ceiling surround, with intricate detail in the dentil and crown molding. Sliding doors lead to another outdoor sanctuary, the elevated back deck, overlooking the shaded brick patio below. The centered dining area, an intricate tray ceiling with adjustable chandelier elevates the space from casual to sophisticated. A bright, open kitchen occupies the front of the home, a fabulous bay window washing natural light over the granite counters and plentiful cabinet st

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Upgraded Private Condo
$560,000Est. Payment
3 Beds | 4 Baths | 1,385 Sqft
6584 Kelsey Point Cir, Alexandria, VA 22315
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A wonderful 3BR 3.5BA end unit townhome in Kingstowne that backs woods. Recent roof, windows, HVAC and water heater. The kitchen has upgraded cherry cabinets and granite countertops. The primary bedroom features an en suite bath, large closets and vaulted ceilings. Two additional well sized bedroom are on the upper level. The main level family room features a gas fireplace and deck off the rear that backs to woods for a nice private setting. The finished basement has a large open family room with a walkout to the back yard that is fully fenced with a brick patio for a low maintenance space. A small workshop area and laundry round the basement along with plenty of storage. Two reserved spots right out front and plenty of visitor parking throughout the neighborhood. This home has been well taken care of and is looking for a new owner!

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Move In Ready New Home In Muse Old Town Community
$1,912,000Est. Payment
2 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,863 Sqft
1201 N Royal St #409, Alexandria, VA 22314
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This new construction, quick move-in home is the "Residence D4" plan by MUSE, and is located in the community of The Muse Old Town at 1201 N Royal St #409, Alexandria, VA-22314. This Condominium inventory home is priced at $1,912,000 and has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 half baths, is 1,863 square feet. The Builder describes this home as: "*** Thermador appliance package upgrade and wine frig included in unit 409!*** Introducing MUSE, now selling in presale!. New water view mid-rise luxury condominium with 73 total residences & 29 one-of-a-kind floor plans with Old Town perspectives. Offering 1+den to 2 beds+den residences ranging from 920 - 2800 sq. ft. of extraordinary sophisticated space. Every residence features stunning floor to ceiling glass with operable windows, 7.5" engineered oak wood floor, custom imported Snaidero cabinetry, Waterworks and Brizio fixtures, Bosch panelized appliances, quartz countertops with waterfall, wine fridge, porcelain tile, recessed lighting throughout, and more. Select residences include expansive outdoor terraces and/or balconies. Amenities include direct access to Mt. Vernon Trail, 24 hour front desk, lobby lounge, bike storage, penthouse lounge with outdoor wrap-around terrace with sweeping water views of DC, MD, and VA, indoor-outdoor fitness center with dedicated movement room, and pet wash. White glove services include on-site lobby porter for general assistance, on-site experienced property manager, a full-time licensed building engineer and daily janitorial staff. New home of Art League of Alexandria will offer artist studios and classes in retail space. Other neighborhood retail includes Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Rustico, Hank & Mitzi's, Cafe 44, Goldfinch, and Oak Steakhouse. A mere .75 miles to King St, 5 miles to Washington DC, and 1 traffic light to Reagan Airpo". Listing provided by newhomesource.com.

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Ready To Build Home In Bren Pointe Community
$787,900Est. Payment
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,763 Sqft
Alexandria, VA 22312
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This to-be-built home is the "Stevenson" plan by Tri Pointe Homes, and is located in the community of The Bren Pointe. Special Offer!: LivingSmart. This Townhome plan home is priced from $787,900 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, is 2,763 square feet, and has a 2-car garage. The Builder describes this home as: "Open floorplan, available terrace and flexible spaces to personalize to fit your lifestyle.. Your new Stevenson townhome is sweeter, smarter, and more connected with the included HomeSmart package featuring customized Amazon smart technology and HomeSmart products that work seamlessly with Alexa and allow you to be in control, comfortable, and totally connected with just a swipe or a voice command. Bren Pointe sits right in the sweet spot of northern Virginia, close to DC, just minutes away from the future home of Amazons HQ2 campus, and convenient to both I-395 and I-495 connections. Enjoy the best in shopping, dining, & entertainment of nearby Old Town Alexandria". Listing provided by newhomesource.com.

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Updated 2-Bedroom Condo In Potomac West
$298,000Est. Payment
2 Beds | 1 Bath | 970 Sqft
10 Auburn Ct #C, Alexandria, VA 22305
Condominium For Sale

Possibly the most undervalued properties in Alexandria. With the appearance of a small New England college campus these red brick buildings with slate roofs sitting on 13 very green acres with lots of mature trees is within walking distance of the coming soon Potomac Yard Metro stop, the coming soon Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, and the shops, restaurants and watering holes of Del Ray. It's also an easy bike ride to the new Amazon campus, and National Airport. This unit is a very generous 970 square foot home with two ample bedrooms and an updated kitchen. Hardwood floors, and a top (2nd) floor location for quiet. This is a community where neighbors sit out on the Court Yard in the warm evenings to share libations and snacks of choice. See it today and make it yours.

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691 SqFt Condo In Old Town
$479,900Est. Payment
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 691 Sqft
515 N Washington St #101, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Luxury loft living in an unbeatable historic setting! Original exposed brick and iron beams give this historic residence its industrial loft design, accentuated by stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and 12 ft ceilings with tons of natural sunlight! This private, first floor corner unit includes one assigned parking space included in the purchase price. Masonry Lofts is a pet-friendly building with its own park, a top-floor community room with Potomac River views, secured surface parking, and is located around the corner from Harris Teeter & Trader Joe's, only 4 blocks up from King Street's restaurants and shops. Schedule a private tour of this spectacular one bedroom residence with unmatched historic details dating back to 1847!

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2596 SqFt Condo In Kingstowne
$720,000Est. Payment
3 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,596 Sqft
5820 Clapham Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315
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Need More space? Then check This Beautiful End unit Town house out! Over 2500 sq/ft ! Open floor plan with large Living Room, makes the space light and airy! Gourmet kitchen with Granite countertops, pendant lights, double oven, stainless appliances, and pantry! Upper Level with vaulted Owners Suite with walk-in closet, TV niche, and Luxury Bath! 2 additional generously sized bedrooms! Lower Level has a full walkout to brick patio, full Bath/ Sauna Steam Room, Recreation Rm area, Recent improvements:Freshly painted, New flooring, throughout the main level. Fenced rear yard with brick patio and deck backing to trees for outstanding privacy!

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Updated 2-Bedroom Condo In Northeast Alexandria
$325,000Est. Payment
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 819 Sqft
1710 W Abingdon Dr Apt 301, Alexandria, VA 22314
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This sought after top floor condo is ideally situated minutes from Amazon HQ2, the new Potomac Yard MetroRail Station (coming soon), Downtown, Old Town, National Airport and Crystal City. As you enter this updated property you will amazed by the abundance of natural light, spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath floor plan, tons of storage, custom blinds, new paint and new windows. The living room overlooks the courtyard and has a wall of custom built-in shelving and there is a separate dining area that opens to the updated kitchen. The beautiful kitchen includes white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and quartz counter tops. The primary bedroom offers a large closet, separate linen closet and access to the powder room. The spacious secondary bedroom has a ceiling fan and large closet. There is another walk-in closet in the hallway and the full bathroom has been nicely updated. In addition, there is a front load washer/dryer conveniently located inside the unit. Potowmack Crossing rests within the Old and Historic District of Alexandria and is surrounded by mature trees and lovely grounds. This unit comes with two parking permits and ample street parking for guests. Enjoy a clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

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Refinished 3-Bedroom House In Eisenhower West
$815,000Est. Payment
3 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,780 Sqft
248 Murtha St, Alexandria, VA 22304
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Rare find! Van Metre-built end unit Robert Carter model with 3 levels in a prime location! Windows galore for maximum light, 3 bedrooms, 3 full and one half baths, refinished hardwoods on main level, new carpets in bedrooms, fresh neutral paint throughout. Spacious kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, recessed lights, master bath with separate shower and soaking tub, master suite with sitting room, two gas fireplaces, built in bookcases in lower level and so much more! Fully fenced back yard and deck off kitchen. Fantastic location surrounded by mature trees, just minutes away from Brenman Park and community amenities. A TEN!

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Luxurious 4-Bedroom House In Potomac West
$1,450,000Est. Payment
4 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,300 Sqft
313 Hume Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
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Imagine the CHARM of a 1930's four square home with all the LUXURIOUS upgrades you could possibly hope for 90 years later!! This home is truly a MASTERPIECE!! Cozy and comfortable yet contemporary and cutting edge!! Completely renovated with love and it shows!! Every inch of this home is TOP OF THE LINE!! Features include 2 bedroom suites with one on the main level!! That is not easy to find. The STUNNING kitchen opens to a FABULOUS family room with a vaulted ceiling and fireplace!! The VINTAGE hardwood floors possess that SPECIAL patina that only time can create!! Additional features include designer tile, quartz counters, double vanity, large dining room, ROMANTIC soaking tub, 2 sets of washer and dryers and a HUGE walk in closet!! The FINISHED attic and partly finished lower level are the bonus rooms you didn't expect but will love to have!! You've won the lottery!! WELCOME HOME!!

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Sophisticated 5-Bedroom House In Fort Hunt
$2,953,000Est. Payment
5 Beds | 6 Baths | 7,064 Sqft
830 Herbert Springs Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308
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Defined by its beautiful stone exterior, this home sits on a lush and professionally landscaped lot and has views of the Potomac River. Whether inside the 31 x 28 great room with 18' coffered ceiling, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and heart of pine floors, main level master suite, the cozy library, the sunny breakfast room with window seat, or through the many French doors to the gorgeous patio, you will find places to enjoy your family and friends. The kitchen is a chef's dream with lovely breakfast room, Viking six burner stove, double ovens, granite countertops, Subzero refrigerator, Subzero ice maker, and gorgeous windows to bring in the light. The lower level features a 2 bedroom apartment with full bath, sitting area, kitchenette and fireplace. Media room with screen, projector, and seating for 9, a wine cellar and tasting room, billiard table , and plenty of space for your own exercise equipment! Over 7000 soft of finished living space. Key features include five bedrooms, four full and two half baths, four stone fireplaces, heart of pine floors, cherry paneled library, large home office, gourmet chef's kitchen, lux MAIN LEVEL owner's suite with sitting and dressing areas, fireplace, three walk in closets (one a cedar), dressing area, soaking tub, and terazzo floors with radiant heat. This sophisticated residence is convenient to all that makes the DC metro area distinctive. Situated just 15 miles south of metropolitan Washington, it is a 20 minute drive to DC and a 15 minute drive to the new Amazon headquarters. Yet it is isolated from the city by a multitude of parks, creeks, wild life, recreation areas and just a short walk to the Mount Vernon trail and bike path. Like nothing else you will find in this area, 830 Herbert Springs Road is a property for the most discerning buyer. See link to virtual tour.

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Updated 2-Bedroom Condo In Landmark Van Dorn
$379,000Est. Payment
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,310 Sqft
203 Yoakum Pkwy #1521, Alexandria, VA 22304
Condominium For Sale

Luxurious living upper floor unit with stunning views!! Famous Watergate at Landmark!2 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms, G Model of 1309Sqft, freshly painted throughout of the house, fully updated modified Kitchen opens onto the dining room, ceramic tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, brand new Vinyl floors from the hall and two bedrooms, crown molding throughout the house, huge balcony with stunning views with open space, washer and dryer is in the unit, one car garage parking, Watergate is a gated community with the finest of amenities. Secured gated facility to feel safe walking at any time of the day. Enjoy the amenities without the upkeep of a house. You will appreciate Patrol Services. They are always friendly and helpful. Condo fees cover all of the utilities, Air conditioning, Common Area Maintenance, Electricity, Exterior Building Maintenance, Gas, Heat, Insurance, Management, Pool(s), Recreation Facility, Reserve Funds, Sewer, Snow Removal, Trash, Water Amenities are common Grounds, Community Center, Exercise Room, Extra Storage, Gated Community, Party Room, Pool - Indoor, Pool - Outdoor, Putting Green, Racquet Ball, Sauna, Security, Tennis Courts Enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools and walk your dogs. Make friends around the area and attend many of the local events.Watergate at landmark is famous for its ties to American history, Alexandria today remains a popular city not just for tourists but also for those who work for the government. Located southwest of Washington, D.C., the west end Alexandria neighborhood of Landmark/Van Dorn has become a culturally diverse place for commuters to live.Landmark/Van Dorn sits 5 miles due west of the downtown Alexandria waterfront, taking a walk along the Potomac River only 15 minutes away. With the neighborhood outside of Old Towne, the close Metro line makes going downtown simple, yet residents can enjoy their local parks and restaurants without the influx of tourists.Known for its luxury car dealershi

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1286 SqFt Condo In Bradlee
$467,999Est. Payment
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,286 Sqft
1718 Dogwood Dr, Alexandria, VA 22302
Condominium For Sale

Hidden gem in one of the hottest areas in Northern Virginia! Two level Townhome available in Terrace Town Houses of Beverly Hills community off Quaker Lane (City of Alexandria, Virginia). Stroll to nearby shops and restaurants (Fairlington Center/Bradlee/Shirlington, Chinquapin Recreation Center and the seasonal weekly Fairlington Farmers Market). Sunny, two level townhome features 3 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 baths located in a quiet courtyard setting with garden-style entrance and front patio. Freshly painted, wall-to-wall carpeting and a fireplace! LARGE closets. Bosch stacked washer/dryer. Assigned parking space (#30) for owner plus easy guest parking in unmarked spaces. FABULOUS LOCATION!! One traffic light to I-395 and minutes to Pentagon, Pentagon City, Reagan National Airport and DC! Easy access to bike trails, public transportation with connections to Pentagon, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Amazon HQ, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, Mark Center, Ballston/Clarendon corridor (all one Metro/DASH/ART bus ride away). Condo fee includes private trash and recycling, community lawn service, snow removal and maintenance. Electricity and cable/internet are the only additional utilities. Covered storage for bicycles.

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2012 SqFt Condo In Franconia
$499,000Est. Payment
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,012 Sqft
6558 Overleigh Ln, Alexandria, VA 22315
Condominium For Sale

3BR/2.5BA 3-level Amberleigh townhouse! Totally renovated top to bottom! Hardwood floors! Granite kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances! Large rear deck! Wonderful master suite w/ spa-like shower! Finished walkout basement w/ wood burning fireplace! Located minutes from Wegmans, 1-95, Fairfax County Parkway & the Metro! Just a short drive from the Springfield & Kingstowne Town Centers! Call today for your private showing!

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Open 6/27
Private House With Fireplace
$619,900Est. Payment
4 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,080 Sqft
6115 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310
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You will be impressed by all the upgrades in this beautifully renovated home located in sought after Virginia Hills neighborhood. As you walk through the front door, the main level welcomes you with its open space that features dark hardwood floors, Chic Wet Bar, and a classical white fireplace that will light up your familys evenings. In addition, this level offers a bedroom and a full bath. Coming upstairs, the second level opens up to an elegant entertainers dream space with a kitchen, living and dining room. A fully remodeled kitchen is true jewel of this home --- everything here was replaced and redesigned to fulfill the needs of a modern family; it features a large peninsula, Quartz countertops, white cabinets, marble backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen, is a spacious living/dining room area with the views of the private backyard --- it is a perfect place to gather with your family and friends. Icing on the cake, is a fully fenced in private backyard. This great neighborhood is conveniently located near I-95, U.S. Route 1, and aprx. 1.8 miles to Huntington Metro Station with an easy commute to Fort Belvoir, Pentagon and Washington D.C. For shopping and leisure: Lee District Park and RECenter (1.4 miles), minutes to Kingstowne shopping center.

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3444 SqFt Condo In Potomac Yard
$1,375,000Est. Payment
4 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,444 Sqft
714 Day Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314
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***STUNNING ELEGANCE IN POTOMAC GREENS/ OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA***THIS SPECTACULAR TOWNHOME HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED AND UPDATED. OVER 3400 SQ FT. 4 BEDS 4 BATHS ON 4 SPACIOUS LEVELS. WALK INTO A WARM & WELCOMING STONE FIREPLACE & FAMILY ROOM ...WELCOME HOME... THE EXPANSIVE GOURMET KITCHEN BOASTS 42" CABINETRY, QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS & SS APPLIANCES, ALL NEW ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES. LARGE CENTER ISLAND FOR ENTERTAINING. CUSTOM CROWN MOLDING THROUGHOUT. OPEN FLOOR PLAN ON MAIN LEVEL W/ HUGE DINING ROOM THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE AN OVERSIZED DINING ROOM TABLE AND FURNITURE. GLEAMING HARDWOODS THROUGHOUT. LIGHT-FILLED ROOMS ON ALL LEVELS & OVERSIZED WINDOWS. ALL CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & BLINDS CONVEY. THE MASTER SUITE BOASTS TWO WALK-IN CLOSETS. THE MASTER BATH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF... SOAKING TUB, SEAMLESS SHOWER, DESIGNER MIRROR. ALL BATHROOMS HAVE BEEN TASTEFULLY UPDATED. THERE IS A 4TH FLOOR PRIVATE SUITE, WARM HARDWOOD FLOORING ON THE UPPER LEVEL WITH A FULL EN SUITE BATH. ENJOY HAPPY HOUR OR MORNING COFFEE ON THE TERRACE. WONDERFUL ENTERTAINING SPACE THROUGHOUT. OVER SIZED TWO-CAR GARAGE HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EXTRA STORAGE. HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER POTOMAC GREENS OFFERS A COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE, EXERCISE ROOM, HEATED OUTDOOR POOL. THERE IS ALSO A NATURE TRAIL W/ VIEWS OF WILDLIFE. WALKABLE TO LOCAL CAFES, SHOPS, AND RESTAURANTS. MINUTES TO REAGAN AIRPORT, OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, MT. VERNON BIKE PATH, POTOMAC YARDS METRO, WASHINGTON DC, VA TECH GRADUATE SCHOOL & SOON TO BE AMAZON CAMPUS. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

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Private Condo With Balcony
$315,000Est. Payment
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,263 Sqft
6101 Edsall Rd #1006, Alexandria, VA 22304
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UPDATED, UPGRADED AND UPSCALE! WELCOME HOME TO ALEXANDRIA KNOLLS WEST UNIT 1006. THIS TWO BEDROOM / TWO BATH CONDO BOASTS 1263 SQUARE FEET OF UPSCALE LIVING. ENTER THROUGH THE WELCOMING FOYER ADORNED WITH VENETIAN PLASTER WALLS EXTENDING INTO THE DINING AREA. YOU WILL LOVE PREPARING MEALS IN THIS FULLY UPDATED KITCHEN WITH CONTEMPORARY WHITE CABINETS, BLACK GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, TILE BACKSPLASH, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, FULL SIZE WASHER/DRYER AND COZY BREAKFAST NOOK. WAINSCOTTED WALLS FRAME THE DINING AREA AND SPACIOUS LIGHT FILLED LIVING ROOM. THE ROOMY MASTER BEDROOM SUITE OFFERS DOUBLE ENTRY CUSTOM WALK-IN CLOSETS AS WELL AS A PRIVATE COZY BALCONY. THE SPACIOUS GUEST BEDROOM / HOME OFFICE WALKS OUT TO THE BALCONY.BOTH BATHROOMS HAVE BEEN STYLISHLY RENOVATED WITH ALL NEW PLUMBING AND ACCESS PANELS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.A 30 FOOT BALCONY IS ACCESSED THROUGH NEW SLIDING GLASS DOORS FROM THE LIVING ROOM AND GUEST BEDROOM.THE ENTIRE UNIT IS ENHANCED WITH GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS AND NEUTRAL PAINT, AS WELL AS NEW PLUMBING FIXTURES, PIPES, SHUT-OFF VALVES, ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND LIGHTING. THIS HOME HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY CARE FOR AND LOVED BY THE CURRENT OWNERS. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN AND WAITING TO BE ENJOYED BY ITS NEW HOMEOWNER.

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Situated on about 15.5 square miles approximately seven miles south of Washington, D.C.’s downtown, Alexandria, Virginia has a lot to offer the modern house hunter. Home of one of the nation’s first designated historic districts, the area of Old Town boasts 18th century charm evident in every aspect. The city boasts waterfront views of the Potomac River alongside with cobblestone streets, delighting visitors and inhabitants alike. High property values coupled with its convenient geographic location make it a great buy for those seeking to buy real estate.

Similar to other cities in the surrounding area, modern Alexandria has been profoundly influenced by its location near D.C. Much of the population (around 139,000 according to 2010 census figures) works in the U.S. military, the federal civil service, or for a federal government private contractor. There is also an abundance of job opportunities available in a variety of industries. The climate features mild to cool winters and hot summers. Those families with children of school age appreciate the topnotch public school system in addition to the presence of some of the area’s premier private schools: St. Agnes and St. Stephen’s, Episcopal High School and Bishop Ireton High School. There are also 45 schools of higher education within a 50-mile radius including George Mason University and Marymount University.

Alexandria’s historic center of Old Town features a unique and diverse collection of high class dining establishments, theaters, antique shops, boutiques and more. It is a gathering place for residents and a major tourist attraction. The city’s focus on walkability and cultivating a welcoming environment are readily apparent. Seventy major parks cover upwards of 950 acres, one of the largest being Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility. In addition to its close proximity to the nation’s capital, the city is conveniently situated near Richmond, VA, and Annapolis, MD. Nationally recognized as an arts hub, arts lovers have plenty to do here. One destination is the Torpedo Factory Art Center featuring artist galleries and studios spanning three floors. Music fans will find some of the top acts in rock, folk and country at the Birchmere, a well-known venue offering an ongoing rotation of outstanding performers. Those who appreciate a wide range of high quality dining experiences will find lots to whet their appetites in a city whose offerings have been praised by The New York Times, Bon Appetit and Food & Wine. An emphasis on independently owned restaurants and chef-driven menus is the standard. Alexandria residents and tourists alike appreciate the aptly balanced mix of historic preservation with the sophistication of a modern metropolis. These draws and more make Alexandria a smart place to buy a home, for inhabiting or solely as an investment purchase.