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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 …

Jones Point Lighthouse

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 …


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 …

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 …