Jones Point Lighthouse

Focus on: Old Town, Alexandria in Virginia

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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.

View of Old Town from the top of the Masonic Temple

View of Old Town from the top of the Masonic Temple

King Street is the main retail street in Old Town and only seven blocks from the front door of my new listing at 722 S. Fairfax Street.  There are a wide variety of restaurants, boutiques, theaters, and entertainment options. On Saturdays, there is a year-round Farmer’s Market. Going off of King Street offers additional delicious options and lovely boutiques.

Beautiful waterfront parks, like Jones Point Park, are only a few blocks from 722 S. Fairfax Street.

722 S. Fairfax Street, Old Town Alexandria

722 S. Fairfax Street, Old Town Alexandria

Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River and was a critical piece of the City of Alexandria’s history as one of the largest shipping, manufacturing and transportation centers in the United States. Built in 1855, the lighthouse is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia.

Jones Point Park, part of the National Park Service/Mount Vernon Trail

Jones Point Park, part of the National Park Service/Mount Vernon Trail

Jones Point Lighthouse

Jones Point Lighthouse

It’s easy to see why Old Town is a favorite of many: it’s full of history, has quaint alleys and several cobblestone streets, and has a beautiful waterfront.  It’s also full of unique residential areas with both old and new construction, hip and traditional local shops, and a delicious restaurant scene.

Walking through Wilkes Tunnel is a must and leads to the large Windmill park where you can walk your dog, take your child to the playground, play basketball or volleyball.

Walking through Wilkes Tunnel is a must and leads to the large Windmill park where you can walk your dog, take your child to the playground, play basketball or volleyball.

christ-church-fallChrist Church, built in 1749, is located on Cameron Street. George Washington bought a box family pew and attended services when he was in Alexandria. Today,visitors are welcome to sit in the pew.

If you are interested in moving to Old Town and would like additional information about my listing or other properties for sale, please contact me. I’m happy to answer any of your real estate questions.

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