Overview

Old Town Alexandria is a quaint historic town just on the other side of the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.  Old Town Alexandria provides the perfect balance of modernization and that warm comfortable down home feeling that can only be embodied in it’s moniker “Old Town”.  Here, the waterfront and cobblestone lined streets are lined with modern restaurants, unique boutiques and retail ranging from Banana Republic to the Irish Walk and several antique stores, museums and colonial houses.


What to See

Alexandria, Virginia - Circa 1863

Alexandria, Virginia – Circa 1863

234 years young, incorporated in 1779, Old Town was an important port during the Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War periods. Alexandria also has the distinction of being chosen by George Washington to become part of the District of Columbia. It was originally in Virginia, ceded to the U.S. Government to form the District of Columbia, and later retroceded to Virginia by the Federal Government in 1846.

Old Town Alexandria provides the perfect balance of modernization and that warm comfortable down home feeling that can only be embodied in it’s moniker “Old Town”. Here, the waterfront and cobblestone lined streets are lined with modern restaurants, unique boutiques and retail ranging from Banana Republic to the Irish Walk and several antique stores, museums and colonial houses.

Alexandria has been the host of many major films including National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which was filmed at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. For those interested in the arts, be sure to check out The Torpedo Factory.


What to Do

Alexandria, VA has long been home to those who enjoy big city benefits in a more serene setting. Just moments outside Washington, DC, this unique Northern VA rental area combines historic settings, natural environs, major shopping areas and some of the best dining in the region. When you live in Alexandria you’ll be able to enjoy everything this incredible area has to offer.

Enjoy everything from high-end shopping to holiday parades to historic homes to countless restaurants, pubs and nightspots. But Old Town is only the beginning. Spend and evening at the Hoffman Town Center with its collection of restaurants and stores including an AMC Theater and the popular Bread and Chocolate café. For those seeking outdoor activities, parks exist in every direction, from Belle Haven Park to the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve on the Potomac, to dozens of stunning golf courses. Plus, with easy access to Route One and the Capitol Beltway, the rest of the Washington, DC area is easy to reach.

Where to Shop

There are so many places the shop in Alexandria.  Here are just a few examples from Old Town.

An American in Paris
Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor Loft
Banana Republic
Banana Tree
Comfort One Shoes
Current Boutique
Dash’s of Old Town
Elegance
Fashion Stitch
Gap Outlet
Hysteria
Imagine Artwear
Jake’s of Old Town
Jos A Bank Clothing
Laketana Ethiopian Craft
Le Star Bridal
Le Tache
Milano
Mint Condition Boutique
Montague and Son: Fine Comfort Footwear
Nina’s closet
Nine West
Pacers
Pendleton
Pink and Brown Boutique
Raul’s Men’s Wear
The Market Square Group
Why Not Shoes and Clothing


Local Businesses, Restaurants & Employers


Where to Eat

McCormick & Schmick’s
Bobby McKey’s
Chadwick’s

Transportation

Alexandria is easily accessible from Washington, D.C., Maryland and the rest of Northern Virginia. I-495, Route 1 and the Metro make this one easy city to get around in.

Employers

Places to Live Near Alexandria

Sussex at Kingstowne

  • 6050 Edgeware Lane
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22315

The Sussex at Kingstowne features one and two bedroom apartments homes for rent in the scenic city of Alexandria, Virginia. Homes include washer and dryers, private patios or balconies, and spacious walk-in closets. Discover one of a kind floor plan options with dens or lofts in both our classic and newly renovated finishes.

877-683-1047

Office Hours:
M - F: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
S: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Su: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Eaton Square

  • 801 Four Mile Road
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22305
  • Bedrooms: 1 - 2
  • Bathrooms: 1

These Alexandria apartments on Four Mile Road, put you close to everything that has made Alexandria one of the best places to live in Northern Virginia. Shop at nearby Crystal City and Pentagon City. Venture into Old Town Alexandria for a great night out. Or spend the day at the nearby Four Mile Run Park.

866-956-5199

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 11 am - 5 pm

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Cityside Huntington Metro

  • 6034 Richmond Highway
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22303
  • Bedrooms: Studio - 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 - 2

Surrounded by incredible shopping, dining and nightlife, these studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments near Old Town Alexandria come in both tower and plaza residences and allow for truly comfortable living. From the contemporary style of these Alexandria, VA homes, CITYSIDE Huntington Metro Apartments has what you’re looking for in a rental home.

866-978-9744

Mon - Thur: 10 am - 7 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sun: 12 am - 5 pm

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BLVD2801

  • 2801 Park Center Drive
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Bedrooms: Studio - 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 - 2

Our wonderfully renovated resort-style amenities offer the perfect place to release the stress of the day and unwind. And when you crave the taste of urban life, boutique shops, casual restaurants and vibrant nightlife are just minutes away.

877-668-8580

Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 7 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm

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