Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria VA
  • 105 N Union St
    Alexandria, VA 22314

Old Town Alexandria Real Estate

Discover the Lifestyle of Old Town Alexandria

Welcome to Old Town, the heart of Alexandria, its center for local business, for art and music, for culture and entertainment, for small-town charm. Its iconic cobblestone streets, red-brick sidewalks, and colorful storefronts set the scene for a bustling downtown district filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Dating back to 1749, Old Town today is home to over 200 local restaurants and shops, as well as several museums and art galleries. Stretching along the Potomac waterfront, Old Town boasts breathtaking views over the river to DC, as well as a variety of both new and historic homes. If you’re looking to live in the heart of all the fun and excitement, if you want to walk to shopping, dining, and entertainment, or if you’re craving beautiful water views, then Old Town is the place to be!

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Living in Old Town Alexandria

A walkable lifestyle

Old Town Alexandria has been named one of the safest (SmartAsset) and most walkable (Walk Score) neighborhoods in America. There is an abundance of local shops and restaurants throughout the area, but there is also a variety of larger businesses and services, like grocery stores (Trader Joe’s, Harris Teeter), medical services, hair salons, banks, post offices, and more. Even running errands is easy in Old Town!

Beautiful waterfront

There’s just something about waterfront living—the beautiful views, the sense of serenity, the weekends spent kayaking and paddleboarding… All waterfront living comes with some good perks, but waterfront living in Old Town Alexandria definitely stands apart from the crowd. Not only is it scenic—it’s also filled with amazing hotspots, like public parks and fantastic restaurants. You might even catch some live music or street performances!

Old Town Alexandria at a Glance


  • Historic homes, largely brick and clapboard townhouses
  • Reproduction townhomes with garages and elevators
  • Brand-new townhomes


  • Over 200 shops and restaurants
  • Live music, theater, and art venues
  • Parks & trails
  • Old Town Trolley to Old Town Metrorail

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Key Features of Old Town Alexandria

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King Street

If Old Town is the heart of Alexandria, then King Street is the heart of Old Town—a charming mile of bustling business, fantastic local restaurants, and plenty of art galleries and entertainment hotspots. In fact, King Street is home to the largest collection of indie boutiques in the DC area! The King Street Trolley travels from the waterfront to the Old Town Metrorail, connecting Old Town to the greater DC area.

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Events & Entertainment

Looking for fun in Old Town? You won’t have to look far—there’s always something happening in this bustling district. Holiday celebrations, parades, art shows and classes, theatrical productions, live music… all just a short stroll from home. Old Town is also home to the Birchmere music hall, the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, a variety of art galleries and studios, several museums… and much more.

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Outdoor Recreation

Downtown city living doesn’t mean sacrificing your outdoor time... not in Old Town, anyway! There are a variety of beautiful parks and trails throughout the community—like Jones Point Park, Waterfront Park, and Founders Park. Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile long pathway winding along the waterfront, linking several of these parks and providing a scenic route for walking, biking, and jogging.

Old Town Alexandria Real Estate

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