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.

$924,900
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1,956 ft2

310 MYRTLE ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8613218) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Gorgeous home set on a spacious corner lot! The stunning, renovated kitchen is adjacent to a large FR addition & offers SS apps, granite & open comfort for entertaining. Lots of storage in basement and attic. A screened porch, patio & spacious yard provide plenty of outdoor space. Off-street parking & walking distance to both … Continue reading 310 MYRTLE ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8613218) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$789,740
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3,251 ft2

6413 CALEB CT, Alexandria, VA 22315 (MLS # FX8613719) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home ready to move into! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the house. Gourmet renovated kitchen with granite counters, all new appliances and breakfast area. Living room off kitchen and beautiful separate dinning and family room. Fully finished basement with guest bedroom, full bath, a walkout patio and the biggest back yard … Continue reading 6413 CALEB CT, Alexandria, VA 22315 (MLS # FX8613719) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$995,000
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7404 PARK TERRACE DR, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8612332) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Attention to detail is apparent before even entering this well-maintained brick beauty.Features include beautiful, designer-inspired tiles & fixtures in the renovated bathrooms, new stainless steel appliances & a patio-facing island in the kitchen, and hardwood flooring throughout.Enjoy commanding Potomac River views from the sun-drenched day room and quiet evenings on the landscaped patio.

$912,500
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2,800 ft2

3803 CAMERON MILLS RD, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8611271) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Stunning 4BR/3BA home in beautiful Beverley Forest. Professionally redesigned in its entirety in 2013, the property is immaculate w/ high-end timeless modern finishes and fixtures throughout. Spacious open floor plan and upgraded gourmet Kitchen w/ wood burning fireplace, perfect for entertaining. Close to Shirlington, Old Town, DC and airport. Must see renovation, won”t last long, … Continue reading 3803 CAMERON MILLS RD, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8611271) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$959,000
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3,348 ft2

916 EMERALD DR, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8611212) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

FULLY RENOVATED split foyer in Waynewood! 3 stunning new full baths, hardwood flrs throughout, & 3 wd brning frplcs. Main level w/ open flr plan, gourmet kitchen w/ stnlss steel appliances, huge master BR addition w/ large walk-in closet. Lwr lvl fam rm w/ full wet bar & additional rec room. All new plumbing, electrical, … Continue reading 916 EMERALD DR, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8611212) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$874,900
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2,950 ft2

1127 PRISCILLA LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8611163) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

This gorgeous renovated Waynewood home features a beautiful addition and sits on a large oversized lot. Impeccably maintained by the owners, it features great entertaining spaces, spectacular master suite with office, a lovely kitchen opening to the dining room, a fabulous screened porch, finished rec. room, upstairs laundry room, 1-car garage and a sparkling pool … Continue reading 1127 PRISCILLA LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8611163) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$949,000
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2,172 ft2

829 MADISON ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8608650) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Old Town Commons Duncan Model TH – 3 beds, 3 full baths ensuite. Formal living, dining, granite & stainless kitchen w/ upgraded appliances. Family room with rooftop terrace, office & 2 car garage. Hardwood floors, wooden stair rails, crown molding & gas fireplace. Built-in speaker/sound system, alarm – easy to GW Pkwy, Rt. 1, Rt. … Continue reading 829 MADISON ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8608650) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$889,000
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416 PITT ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8610505) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

FABULOUS!! IN HEART OF HISTORIC OLD TOWN Bulfinch Square TH w/Cherry Kitchen Cabs, GE Profile SS Apps, Granite Counters, Butler Counter, Refin. Floors, Updated Baths, 2 Off-St Desig. Parking, 2015 Interior Freshly Painted, Huge Walkable Dbl Attic & Large Lower Level Storage Rm. Nat”l; Airport, Pentagon, DC Mins./Nearby. 4 Blks to FREE Trolley to King … Continue reading 416 PITT ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8610505) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,950
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4325 TARPON LN, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8610455) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Totally renovation from the ground up. New roof, new kitchen with new appliances, designer hardwood floors, four new baths, new heating and a/c sustems, new hot water tank, new windows amd fresh paint inside and out. A must see. Minutes to ft belvoir shopping and transportation, large lot with new landscaping. Home is located just … Continue reading 4325 TARPON LN, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8610455) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$895,000
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6328 LANDESS ST, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8609965) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Elegant 5 bedroom 5 full bath colonial plus big office room on main level and huge den in lower level. Over 4500 sq ft of living space. Almost 1/2 acre lot. Fully finished basement. Walk up stair basement. Marble 2 story foyer, hardwood floors, granite counter, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, chair railing, ceramic tile, … Continue reading 6328 LANDESS ST, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8609965) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$924,000
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3,1

605 JOHNSTON PL, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8609952) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

The very best of rosemont***located on a quiet street with off street parking for two cars***this home is in perfect move in condition***fabulous large kitchen with new appliances***masterbedroom with large closets and outstanding new bathroom***backyard with patio and built in cooking center***hardwood floors**moldings**shutters***front porch***lots of charming details

$969,000
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4,493 ft2

1313 Lafayette DR, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8609995) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

This brand new house will be ready for delivery in early fall. It will have three finished levels and a 2 car garage. It includes all the bells and whistles including hardwood floors, gracious finishes throughout and energy star appliances. Walking distance to the local swim and tennis club and the convenient Hollin Hall Shopping … Continue reading 1313 Lafayette DR, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8609995) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,000
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2,882 ft2

2407 DAVIS AVE, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8609688) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Fabulous 1 story living. Completely remodeled throughout. Gourmet kitchen with stone counter tops and matching stainless steel appliances. Open concept living at its finest. Built in entertainment alcove with integrated high efficiency gas fireplace. Three spacious bedrooms with a large finished basement. Private outside oasis with completely fenced yard and brand new patio living space.

$799,000
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110 MASONIC VIEW AVE W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8607630) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Wonderful Rosemont home with surprising amount of space whereby kitchen opens into family room addition. Screened porch,expansive attic with walk-in storage, jetted tub, heated towel rack; numerous closets, sitting area and small deck off mstr bdrm. Separate vanity in 2nd bdrm. Separate garage. Walk to two metros, park, tot lot, tennis court, wine cafe. Search … Continue reading 110 MASONIC VIEW AVE W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8607630) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$859,900
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8700 CHERRY VALLEY LN, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8605110) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

A Must See- Main house has 4BRs, 2.5 BAs, Hardwood Floors, Lg Living & Dining Rm. Family Rm w/Fireplace. Gorgeous updated Kit & walkout to yard & in-ground Pool w/Hot Tub. New addition -In-Law/auPair Suite:MBR,MBA,FR, Loft, 2BAs. Home is located on one of George Washington”s 5 farms. Plaque is out front. Minutes from Ft. Belvoire … Continue reading 8700 CHERRY VALLEY LN, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8605110) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$779,900
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607 WINDSOR AVE, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8608742) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Fabulously maintained & loved by family for 50 years. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Office, powder room & great sun room on main level. Large LR w/ wood burning FP. DR has hosted countless holiday gatherings. Level, landscaped, fenced back yard w/ deck has hosted years of croquet. Master w/ large walk-in. LL has FR w/ … Continue reading 607 WINDSOR AVE, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8608742) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,000
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3,582 ft2

6468 OVERLOOK DR, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8608517) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

.81 of an acre! Beautiful property, quiet neighborhood, so close in.Amazing view. 3500+ sq ft renovated, gourmet kit,stainless stl appl,granite cntrs,kit island. Lrg, bright lving rm,sep dining rm, family rm. Cozy sunroom. Hdwd flrs. Two masters w/ bath. Main lvl master, upper lvl mster. Replaced windows, jetted tub, office, sliding gls doors from sunroom to … Continue reading 6468 OVERLOOK DR, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8608517) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,000
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2,740 ft2

101.5 REED AVE E, Unit 2, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8608461) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

NEW CONSTRUCTION. Lynhaven Townes is an enclave of 5 Urban Town Homes. Green Certified 4 Fin-Levels with Rooftop Deck, 2 Car-Det Garages, Yard with 6ft Privacy Fences, 3Bed 4.5Bath, LL w/FR/Den/FB. Features Gourmet Kitchen with Bosch Appls, LVL 5 Granite, 42″ Shaker Cabs. Maple Hardwoods on 3 LVLS, Designer Tile in Baths w/Granite, Walls of … Continue reading 101.5 REED AVE E, Unit 2, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8608461) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$759,900
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606 VIEW TER W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8603132) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Open sunday 4/19 1-4pm. Drop dead gorgeous, charming brick cape cod within walking distance of metro & old town, fenced front & back yard (very private) freshly painted in benjamin moore “balboa mist,” white kitchen cabinets with all new stainless steel appliances, separate dining room, french doors to deck off living room for barbecues, walkout … Continue reading 606 VIEW TER W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8603132) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$879,000
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2,264 ft2

16 MYRTLE ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8607067) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Charming Rosemont colonial just min from Del Ray & Old Town! Hardwood floors on main and upper lvls, updated kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, family room addition, living rm with gas frpl, 3 BR upstairs & 1 full BA, floored pull down attic for storage, finished basement w/ rec rm, 4th BR & full BA, … Continue reading 16 MYRTLE ST W, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8607067) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$875,000
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1,996 ft2

2409 TERRETT AVE, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8607470) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

This BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED Cape Cod in Del Ray is exactly what you”ve been looking for! 3br/3ba with mn and upper lvl master suites, crown molding, recessed lights, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, granite counters, kitchen island, open floorplan, walk in closets, wrap around deck and inviting front porch are a few of this home”s FABULOUS FEATURES! … Continue reading 2409 TERRETT AVE, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8607470) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,900
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3,1
4,504 ft2

3706 IVANHOE LN, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8606929) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM Move in ready! Decorator paint ,gleaming hardwood floors and new carpet.Over 4500SF.5 BR up+1st flr office.Top of line appliances (Viking, SubZero, Miele).Private & beautiful fully fenced gardens. Luxurious Mstr bath with Grohe shower and Jacuzzi tub.Huge FR with stone wall FP&French drs open to screened porch,deck&gazebo.

$850,000
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926 PRISCILLA LN, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8606921) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

OPEN SAT(4/18)&SUN(4/19)1-4 pm. Best of Waynewood. Pristine move in condition. 5 BRs, 3 updated baths, garage, level quarter acre lot. Recent HVAC, granite/stainless kitchen w/island; French doors to screen porch & deck; doors, lighting, wood floors; washer/dryer; custom playground, shed, playhouse; fresh interior/exterior paint refin floors. Waynewood Pool Rec membership can transfer.

$879,900
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3,095 ft2

1727 CRESTWOOD DR, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8600521) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Renovated cape with three story addition features master bedroom with walk-in closet on top floor, large eat-in white kitchen with honed carrera marble counter tops adjacent to family room and side entrance mud room on main level, large rec room with tall ceilings, work shop, storage and laundry room on lower level. Four bedrooms (1 … Continue reading 1727 CRESTWOOD DR, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8600521) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes