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Why I Love Living in Braddock Heights

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Our Areas , Real Estate

If you’re thinking of moving outside of  the city but still want to be close to the action, you should take a look at the Braddock Heights neighborhood.   Part of the greater North Ridge section of Alexandria City, Braddock Heights is a quiet  suburban neighborhood located between Russell Road, Braddock Road and Quaker Lane. Living in Braddock Heights is …

Vine on the Waterfront

Two Fantastic Annual Alexandria Events this Weekend!

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Alexandria is a wonderful place to be each summer – there are festivals galore, and with the lovely weather we’ve had lately, albeit hot, there is no better time to enjoy the festivities.  This weekend is no exception, with two of Alexandria’s favorite festivals on Saturday. Vine on the Waterfront Each summer Wine Lovers hosts its annual Vine on the …

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How To Properly Display the American Flag

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Tips

Memorial Day and July 4th are  just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to show your patriotism by displaying the American flag on your house. If you are thinking of flying Old Glory, you’ll want to keep proper etiquette in mind. Based on the official Flag Code, here’s what you need to know about displaying the flag at your home When displaying …

View of Old Town from the top of the Masonic Temple

Alexandria Staycation: 5 Top Things to Do for Springbreak

Jessica Richardson Blog , Local Lifestyle , Our Areas , Real Estate

Are you staying home for Spring Break? Has your extended family decided you’re “it” for the Easter holiday. If you find yourself staying in Alexandria, we’ve included art, music, dancing, Easter egg hunting and history in our top 5 top things to do. Stanley Clarke Band (America Jazz) will be playing at The Birchmere. Enjoy an evening listening to what …

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Focus on: Old Town, Alexandria in Virginia

Jessica Richardson Listings , Local Lifestyle , Our Areas , Real Estate

Old Town is the commercial center and the historic heart of the City of Alexandria. The Old Town lifestyle is extremely walkable ~ you can park your car and have most everything you need with a short walk or bike ride. Residential streets are surrounded and, in some areas, intermixed with retail and commercial businesses. King Street is the main …

relaxing at home in Old Town

In 2017 It’s All About Simplicity

Jessica Richardson Blog , Listings , Local Lifestyle , Real Estate

As the calendar turns over, we’re surrounded by list of what’s “in” and what’s “out.” I don’t always agree with those lists, but they’re certainly entertaining.  And this year, one thing is clear – simplification is in. We’re all trying to simplify our lives just a little to find more time for family and friends. It’s hard to steal time …

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Alexandria,VA is on HGTV’s Top 10…

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

…Christmas Towns in the United States!  Alexandria, VA goes all out for the Holidays. The celebrations begin with the canopy of white lights along King Street and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Market Square the day after Thanksgiving. The festivities then ramp up on December 3 when the annual Scottish Christmas Walk, the Holiday Tour of Homes and …

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Can You Find Walkability and Value?

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the demand for walkable neighborhoods has more than doubled over the past 10 years and will only continue to increase.  The two largest generations in America’s history  –  Millennials and Baby Boomers –  both sited walkability as one of the most important criteria to them when searching for a …