Home to former President of the United States, George Washington, the city of Alexandria, Virginia, is a charming community boasting a long, rich history well-preserved in numerous cultural and historical points of interest. Along the Potomac River, in the heart of Alexandria, lies the historic Old Town. Old Town Alexandria is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, and hosts many exciting events and festivals throughout the year. Additionally, Old Town has excellent shopping opportunities and entertainment options. On the gorgeous Potomac River waterfront, which is found on the east side of Old Town, there are numerous dining options, as well as opportunities to enjoy a boat tour or water taxi ride. The main thoroughfare through Old Town is King Street, a pedestrian friendly stretch of cafes, restaurants and shops of varying kinds.
Residents of Alexandria enjoy the diverse cuisine options found here and buying a home here will afford you the opportunity to join them at local hotspots such as Blackwall Hitch, a waterfront oyster bar with fresh-caught seafood and live music. Also along the waterfront you’ll find mouthwatering Italian food at Carluccio’s and more fine cuisine at the Port City Brewing Company. In addition to this abundance of exquisite dining options, Alexandria also boasts an abundance of undeniable natural beauty. Home to 900 acres of protected open space and 566 acres of city owned parks, Alexandria also boasts 49 multi-use athletic fields, 36 conveniently located tennis courts, 36 playgrounds for children, and 20 scenic miles of trails for its residents to enjoy.
As if those wonderful features weren’t enough to entice prospective homebuyers to consider Alexandria, the long list of amenities continues and includes 1 indoor swimming pool, 3 outdoor swimming pools, 18 dog parks and 24 outdoor basketball courts. This remarkable city also has gorgeous landscaping, including 130 flower beds and over 17,000 lush trees lining its many elegant streets. Located just 8 miles from Mount Vernon, 5 miles from Washington, D.C., and only 10 minutes from the Reagan-Washington National Airport, this amazing community provides its residents with easy access to big city amenities while they enjoy a quiet, laid-back lifestyle.
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