A father walking with his dog and his son in the suburbs

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 …

Del Ray

Del Ray – Location and Lifestyle

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Over the past twenty years, Del Ray has experienced tremendous growth and transformation, becoming one of the most sought-after and cherished neighborhoods in Alexandria. Many residents echo the notion that Del Ray is “where Main Street still exists”. If you are thinking about buying your first home in Alexandria, you should definitely consider Del Ray and here are the reasons …


10 Reasons to live in Beverley Hills

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Real Estate Trends

Beverley Hills has always been a popular place to live in Alexandria. Some have even called it the quintessential suburban oasis. The tree-lined streets and brick colonials just exude character and charm.  And while people are always moving into the neighborhood it’s not uncommon to meet someone who has lived here for 4o years or more. You may wonder, “what makes this …

The Hive

New Luxury Clothing Boutique in Old Town

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Today a friend and local business owner, Elizabeth Todd, opened the doors to her second Old Town boutique!  The Hive, located conveniently at the corner of Cameron and Fairfax is a fabulous addition to the vibrant Old Town shopping experience. I stopped by this  morning on my way to the office and the place was abuzz…. The Hive is a luxury …