Alexandria, Virginia is a beautiful place with a rich history preserved in its many historical points of interest. In the heart of the this city, which was home to George Washington, you’ll find the well-preserved historic Old Town Alexandria on the Potomac River. With quaint cobblestone streets, Old Town is home to some of Alexandria’s best restaurants, numerous events and festivals, great opportunities for shopping and more. Historic sites in the area include the stately George Washington Masonic Memorial, which anchors Old Town on the west. On the east of Old Town is the Potomac River waterfront where you can enjoy exquisite dining options on the waterfront, or enjoy a boat tour or water taxi. The main thoroughfare in Old Town Alexandria is King Street, a highly walkable mile of outdoor cafes, restaurants and shops. There is also an abundance of gorgeous historic architecture, and the Market Square Museums, in addition to several other points of interest.
Buy a home in Alexandria and join the locals at the waterfront oyster bar Blackwall Hitch. Enjoy the live music as you dine outdoors on their fresh-caught seafood. Visit the Port City Brewing Co. near the Waterfront Market and savor some delicious Italian cuisine at Carluccio’s near the harbor. In addition to being home to a beautiful and historic Old Town, mouthwatering dining options, impressive shopping and waterfront views, Alexandria also has over 900 acres of protected open space. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area in the 566 acres of City owned parks or enjoy the recreational opportunities at the city’s 49 multi-use athletic fields, 36 playgrounds, 36 tennis courts and 20 miles of trails.
The list of amenities afforded by this community goes on and on. In addition to everything listed above, Alexandria also has 18 dog parks, 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool and 24 outdoor basketball courts. There are over 17,000 street trees and 130 flower beds for residents to enjoy. If you are a lover of the water, you’ll be pleased to find 62 boat slips at the City Marina. Alexandria is just 5 miles from Washington D.C., 10 minutes from the Reagan-Washington National Airport, 8 miles from Mount Vernon and is served by the Metro Blue Line and Yellow Line. With all of these great amenities and its close proximity to neighboring cities, Alexandria, Virginia is not only a great place to vacation, but is a great place to live.
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