This is a quick guide to Alexandria that also includes a line-up of the most recently listed homes in the community at the bottom of the page. View listings.

Alexandria, Virginia is a city in Virginia located just south and west of Washington, DC. With reasonable access to DC, there are quite a few residents who commute into the Capital from the town. Access to surrounding work centers varies but as a community more closely located to the heart of DC Alexandria can be considered fairly desirable for its location.

Alexandria Living

Alexandria Homes for Sale - City Overview

Alexandria has traditionally had a stronger economy than the nation as a whole with quite strong employment. In addition the city has won or been nominated for many awards for it's lifestyle, quality of living, and overall security. With a strong tax base the city consistently invests in infrastructure with a variety of open spaces and parks.

With a variety of well-known historic and notable locations there is plenty to do in the city. Old Town is known for the great dining and rustic appeal that has seen visits by Presidents and First Families on a regular basis. It has also been considered one of the best shopping locations in the DC region with a wide range of boutiques and galleries suited to a variety of tastes.

The waterfront on the Potomac is also considered on of the treasures of the city with views of some of DCs most notable sites available from the riverside. The Farmers Market is a long standing tradition of the city with a variety of locally produced foods as well as art and crafts from nearby artisans.

The mix of modern culture and architecture with some of the centuries old homes and buildings in the area gives it its unique charm that lend themselves well to a city with a variety of honors. Just some of the recent honors given to the city include:

  • "Top 10 Best Downtowns 2014"-Livability.com
  • "Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education In America" -Movoto Real Estate (2015)
  • "Top 10 Safest Places in Virginia"-Movoto Real Estate (2014)
  • "Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community"-League of American Bicyclists (2013)
  • "Top 10 Foodie Cities 2013" -Livability.com
  • "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US"-Amazon.com (2013)

Demographic Information for Alexandria

The median household income is $81,000+ which is well above the national average. This also means that home prices are somewhat higher than the national average but not nearly as expensive as some of the most exclusive communities in the area. Population currently is hovering right around 150,000 with a quite diverse population that includes most of the major minorities found in the U.S. Crime in general falls below the levels of many of the cities in the metro area and the quality of education is a result of spending well above the national average per child for those living in Alexandria.

Alexandria, VA Real Estate Listings

Below you will find a listing of some of the most recent listings/price changes to homes in Alexandria.

$960,000
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9172 ROSEMARY LENA WAY, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8601372) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Renovated 2012/2013 – Newer energy efficient windows/ door, many appliances, dual heat pumps, paint, wrapped trim. In-law suite with full second kitchen. Professional landscaping w/ irrigation system. Delightful setting on cul-de-sac. Perfect home for someone who is looking for space, charm, and privacy.

$849,000
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8315 OLD MOUNT VERNON RD, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8601197) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

True custom home featuring classic Georgian exterior w/stunning open floor plan. Fab features include: 3 luxuriously finished levels, high ceilings throughout, elegant trim detail, chef”s gourmet kitchen, “Andersen” thermal windows, & 2 car garage. LL with outside entrance, ideal in-law suite. Magnificent property offers combination of size & custom amenities rarely found in homes under … Continue reading 8315 OLD MOUNT VERNON RD, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8601197) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,000
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304 KENTUCKY AVE, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8601236) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

A most unique home ~ contemporary flair & open floor plan ~ Gorgeous wood flrs ~ Built-in cabinets ~Amble storage ~ Over $100K recent improvements: Painting (inside & out), Stainless appliances, Quartz kitchen counters, Heated bath floor, Laundry rm w/new front loading W/D, Upgraded carpeting, “Martha Stewart” built-in cabinets, & more!! Private patio in rear. … Continue reading 304 KENTUCKY AVE, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8601236) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$765,000
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6815 MORNING BROOK TER, Alexandria, VA 22315 (MLS # FX8590970) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Elegant Colonial in Hawthorne … cul-de-sac location in quiet neighborhood. Gorgeous open kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters & SS appliances … opens to living/family room with marble-surround FP, French doors to large deck, private office, oversized master suite + 3 bedrooms on same floor, 2-level family/rec room/media area + storage. Easy commute to Ft. … Continue reading 6815 MORNING BROOK TER, Alexandria, VA 22315 (MLS # FX8590970) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$874,000
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729 BRADDOCK RD W, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8600548) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

This well-maintained home has exquisite indoor and out living spaces! An 8,953 sq ft lot with lush gardens, gazebo and pond surround the home and inside, the large rooms flow seamlessly. The charming kitchen has tons of counter space and high-end Bosch appliances. The office/sitting room and organized closets make the master perfect. Finished basement … Continue reading 729 BRADDOCK RD W, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8600548) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$764,950
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4,578 ft2

6262 KINGFISHER LN, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8600472) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Stunning 5 BR/4.5 BA patio home siding to open common area/green space features 2-story foyer w/curved staircase, hardwood floors on main level, 2-story LR w/fireplace, eat-in kit w/granite counters, glass tile backsplash & island, impressive main level master suite w/luxury bath. Huge LL w/wet bar, gym, fireplace & stairs to private backyard oasis w/ large … Continue reading 6262 KINGFISHER LN, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8600472) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$848,000
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1204 CEDAR DALE LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8600086) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Spectacular Rebuild! EZ living home! Wide plank hardwood floors, high ceilings, vaulted ceilings, Gas FP, Wood Burning FP (conveys As Is), recessed lighting, chef”s kitchen with yards of granite counters, center island, breakfast bar, adjoining Great Room, sep. dining room, great closet & storage space. Huge screened porch overlooking rear yard & county parkland, 1/2 … Continue reading 1204 CEDAR DALE LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8600086) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$760,000
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3,481 ft2

6622 SCHURTZ ST, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8593243) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

One owner home! Beautiful center-hall colonial w/~3500 sqft*Grand 2-story foyer*Banquet-sized DR w/butler”s pantry*Formal LR leads to den*2-story FR off KT w/island,42″ cabs,updated appls,lg pantry & adjoining laundry rm*Gorgeous hdwds on mn lvl,upper hall & MBR*MBR w/tray ceiling & remodeled lux bath,big W/I closet*BR#2 ensuite*Dual zone HVAC*Sited across from dedicated green space*1yr warr

$795,000
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2,040 ft2

16 MAPLE ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8599155) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Absolutely charming home on picturesque street in sought-after Rosemont! Just minutes to Old Town, Metro, train, free King St. Trolley, rest- aurants, parks & so much more! Meticulously maintained & updated throughout, inc. granite and stainless steel kitchen, baths, roof, chimney & more. Beautifully landscaped lot includes large, level, fenced backyard with huge deck, brick … Continue reading 16 MAPLE ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8599155) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$924,900
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4,422 ft2

4428 BROOKSIDE DR, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8599032) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

This exquisite, completely renovated home with in ground pool is an architectural masterpiece with a stunning 3 story great room w/ FP, open foyer w/Travertine, stain glass, Mahogany doors, loft, gourmet kitchen, elegant dining rm. 2 separate wings, 2 MBR suites, lux spa MBA, built in wardrobe, updated BAs. Walk out LL has rec rm … Continue reading 4428 BROOKSIDE DR, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8599032) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$969,900
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2,406 ft2

5 LINDEN ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8598929) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Rosemont perfection! Walking distance to King St Metro, Old Town & more, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath home has been expanded & renovated. Light & airy throughout w/ an open floor plan. Family room addition added, updated baths & galley kitchen w/ SS apps, modern cabinets & breakfast nook. Charming front porch, back patio & deck & … Continue reading 5 LINDEN ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8598929) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$819,900
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2,189 ft2

7211 BEECHWOOD RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8598241) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Classic Hollin Hills mid-century modern home, designed by Charles Goodman with additions designed by architects Cas Neer and Tom Kerns. Beautifully sited on 1/2 acre lot in a private park-like setting. Heated pool with surrounding patio, renovated kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, family room with fireplace, spacious Master suite, carport, new roof (2013), mostly … Continue reading 7211 BEECHWOOD RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8598241) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$839,000
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3,934 ft2

6266 KINGFISHER LN, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8598160) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

BIG ! BIG ! HOUSE COMPELLING PRICE!!! Open,contemporary flair;lots of natural light! Fresh interior paint! Shows like new! Hdwd flrs mn lvl. Screened porch!.Awning on deck w gas grill! 3 fplcs! Mn lvl library w custom sheving &flle storage Regal sized owner”s suite w larger-than-life walk in closet&organizers. 5 jet JACUZZI 4th BR/den in fin … Continue reading 6266 KINGFISHER LN, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8598160) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$859,000
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3,270 ft2

8302 SIMSBURY PL, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8598016) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Wonderful home in sought after Manors at Mount Vernon, Beautiful Brick front, Chapel Hill Model, Open floor plan, New Granite, refinished Hardwood, fresh paint and carpet. Beautiful treed lot in Cul De Sac, fenced , Atrium doors to private deck, vaulted ceilings, lovely landscaping. Check out the flow of this great floorplan. Comfortable walk up … Continue reading 8302 SIMSBURY PL, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8598016) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,000
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3,152 ft2

1900 BELLE HAVEN RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8597949) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

3 lvls over 3100 Sqft. Features Modern Kitchen w/ SS Appliances. Living room w/ gorgeous hardwood floors & modern fireplace. Formal dining room w/ wood floors & custom lighting. Master Suite w/ huge walk-in closet and custom bathroom. Lower level Au Pair Suite w/ full second kitchen, BR/BA & huge rec room w/ fireplace. Great … Continue reading 1900 BELLE HAVEN RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8597949) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,900
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2,888 ft2

8826 STRATFORD LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8593311) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

One of Fort Hunt”s most recognized homes. Unique floor plan with two master bedrooms on opposite sides of the main level. Open floor plan with chefs kitchen, vaulted ceilings in the family room and three renovated baths. Lower level boasts 5th bedroom, oversized 2 car garage, media space/recreation room and walk-out to a huge patio … Continue reading 8826 STRATFORD LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8593311) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,900
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425 COLUMBUS ST N, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8596797) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Semi-detached brick victorian with old charm. Beautiful pine hardwoods & mouldings thru-out. Kit w/ ss appliances & soap stone counters. Newly added main level bath w/ heated floor. Dual staircase. Gas fireplace. Gas tankless water heater. New 200 amp electrical panel. Large basement w/ amazing storage. Large private brick patio w/ 2 off st parking.3 … Continue reading 425 COLUMBUS ST N, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8596797) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,900
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206 LURAY AVE E, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8596173) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Stunning colonial in Del Ray! Spacious floor plan, warm hardwoods, living room fireplace, bright updated kitchen opens to the large beautifully landscaped back yard and patio. Three spacious bedrooms and full bath on upper level and finished lower level rec room and full bath.Excellent location, take advantage of everything Del Ray has to offer. Walk … Continue reading 206 LURAY AVE E, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8596173) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,900
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2,908 ft2

706 LITTLE ST, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8596322) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Amazing home in amazing Del Ray location!!!! Walk to metro, shopping and schools. 4 level brick home with many upgrades. Gorgeous hardwoods and fireplace. Two separate sitting rooms. Huge fully fenced backyard perfect for entertaining. Come view and fall in love!!!

$814,900
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2,246 ft2

2413 BRENTWOOD PL, Alexandria, VA 22306 (MLS # FX8595922) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Beautifully remodeled/expanded Hollin Hllls home with rare carport. Kitchen completely remodeled in 2012 with original Goodman cabinets sand-blasted/powder coated. Dining room/family room addition off kitchen adds open concept. Master suite completely remodeled 2014 with new master bathroom. Plus: Rec Room addition. Roof and HVAC recently replaced. Mostly double pane windows.Truly Spectacular!

$799,900
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1,812 ft2

410 TENNESSEE AVE, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8591995) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

OPEN HOUSE:4/12 1-4pm. Beautifully renovated colonial in desirable Beverly Hills. Two level addition, gourmet kit w/granite, island and plenty cabinet space. Open living room w/ FP, inviting dining area that opens to patio & terraced yard. Master suite w/HWD”s, WIC and luxury bath complete w/jetted tub, shower & granite cntrs. Many other updates. Located on … Continue reading 410 TENNESSEE AVE, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8591995) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$869,900
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3,826 ft2

5922 WILTON HILL TER, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8586794) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Astounding views from this light filled spacious home. Open kitchen adjacent to large family room with stone, gas fireplace. 4 bedrooms up with 3 full baths. Huge master bedroom en suite with double shower. Finished basement with sliding doors to fantastic yard. Kitchen with granite, S/S appliances, main floor office. High ceilings & formal dining … Continue reading 5922 WILTON HILL TER, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8586794) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,900
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8518 STABLE DR, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8577643) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Largest lot in Riverside Gardens. 5BR, 3FB with oversized 2 car garage and carport on a cul-de-sac. Renovated & expanded kitchen; expanded MBR & MBA; remodeled baths; refinished hdwds, fresh paint throughout; 2 fireplaces; large decks & fenced yard; new hot water heater. Move-in ready! Click tour for more pictures. Home is virtually staged.

$992,440
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2,082 ft2

929 PARKER GRAY SCHOOL WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8595149) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN AT OLD TOWN COMMONS! 3 bedrooms plus study and loft, gourmet kitchen, rooftop terrace, indoor/outdoor fireplace and 2-car garage parking. LEED certified, ENERGY STAR. 4 blocks to Braddock Metro station and walking distance to all the King Street shops and restaurants. ONLY 2 HOMES REMAIN AT OLD TOWN COMMONS!