City of Alexandria Real Estate
The City of Alexandria, Virginia was founded in 1749 on the Potomac River and was a colonial port for tobacco trading. It was also a slave trading port as well as home to a large free-black community. It was the hometown of George Washington, and he frequented the now historic buildings, including Gadsby’s Tavern, Christ Church, Carlyle House and the Friendship Firehouse.
Alexandria VA is seven miles from Washington, D.C. and approximately five miles from the Pentagon. A portion of adjacent Fairfax County, Virginia is named Alexandria but is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and separate from the city; the city is sometimes referred to as the City of Alexandria or Alexandria City to avoid confusion.
The City of Alexandria is a haven for Federal commuters, government contractors and tourists. Alexandria, itself is also the location for the U.S. Patent Office and other major Federal employers. Many national associations have their home office in Alexandria.
Alexandria VA Homes for Sale
The City of Alexandria real estate ranges from unique, comfortable bungalows and historic townhouses to exceptionally luxurious, secluded family enclaves. Homes for sale range from townhouses and condos to single family homes and luxurious estates. Neighborhood real estate markets with plenty of Alexandria VA homes for sale include Old Town Alexandria homes, Del Ray homes, the North end, the West end and the Eisenhower/Duke Street corridor homes.
Commuting is easy with Metro stops at King Street and at Braddock Station, Amtrak trains, boats and a free King Street trolley.
Residents of The City of Alexandria, Virginia have little problem finding an environment full of history, water amenities, great shopping, fabulous restaurants featuring ethnic and traditional menus and professional theatre, dance and orchestras.
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