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Patio Crashing in Old Town, Alexandria

Jessica Richardson Real Estate

Old Town, Alexandria has many wonderful restaurants with outdoor seating but nothing beats having friends and family over to your own home on a lovely summer evening. The next owners of 722 Fairfax will enjoy entertaining on two lovely courtyards which connect through the spacious living room. Step through French doors leading from the Chef-worthy kitchen to the first patio …

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 …

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Getting Out and About on Christmas Day

Jessica Richardson Our Areas

Christmas day is a wonderful time to spend with family, sitting around the fireplace, watching Christmas themed movies and football. Many will even stay in their pajamas all day. But if you have out-of-town guests who want to be entertained, or you just want to get out for while, here are a few activities to consider on Christmas day: The …

Lights Along King Street

Top 5 Christmas Light Shows in the DC Metro Area

Jessica Richardson Our Areas , Real Estate

There are several beautiful, sparkling Christmas Light Shows in the DC Metro area but listed below are the Top 5 most popular displays: Zoo Lights at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo This is a favorite for families with young children. In addition to the animated light displays, there are winter-themed crafts & ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups and storytellers. The zoo …

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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 …