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.

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520 GIBBON ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8559156) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Just completed total renovation of charming property with nice size yard in “South East Quadrant” Must see to appreciate the quality of materials and thought to detail!!!!!

$890,000
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1811 POTOMAC GREENS DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8558934) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Bright & spacious th on corner lot in potomac greens! 4 level, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage. Large kitchen w/oversized island & granite counters, living rm w/gas fireplace. Cultured marble dual vanities & soaking tub in master ba. Loft space & roof top veranda.Tv in living rm & blackout shades, hardware and window … Continue reading 1811 POTOMAC GREENS DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8558934) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$979,000
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816 SNOWDEN HALLOWELL WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8558740) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Stunning TH in Old Town Commons. Overflowing w/ upgrades. 4 bed, 3.5 bath – kitchen w/ quartz countertops, gas cooking, stainless appliances, soft close cabinetry, hardwoods throughout. Plantation shutters, pvt roof terrace & deck, gas fireplace, 2 car garage. Walk to King St, Braddock Metro, Potomac River. Easy to Rt. 1, Rt. 7, 495, 395, … Continue reading 816 SNOWDEN HALLOWELL WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8558740) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,888
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Alexandria – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

5 Star. Open, contemporary feel in solid mid century home. New, custom high end kitchen. Sun room. Oak floors on main level. Potential lower level suite with low step access.Wide street – abundant parking. Walk/bike to Old Town on nearby trail. Faces park. Minutes to DC, Old Town. Tennis closeby. One of a kind home … Continue reading Alexandria – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$830,000
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5229 WINTER VIEW DR, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8556539) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Bright, Open, and Spacious Patio Home* Over 4500sf living space* Tons of Designer Details! Lg fam rm w/FP adjacent to eat-in Gourmet Kit, Gleaming Hardwoods on Main*HUGE MBR suite with sitting room w/FP, built-ins, oversized walk-in closet, jetted tub,sep shower* MudRoom*Large office on main*walk up bsmt built to entertain w/wet bar, FP,new crpt & FULL … Continue reading 5229 WINTER VIEW DR, Alexandria, VA 22312 (MLS # FX8556539) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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5143 BRAWNER PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8556493) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

A beautifully upgraded (built in 2007) end unit Stoneyhurst model featuring Brazilan hardwoods, cherry kitchen+granite+SS appliances,upgraded baths, gas fireplace in family room, patio and deck, custom blinds throughout, dual HVAC system, oversized garage with full driveway and so much more!!! Please visit!

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1316 DUKE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8557842) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Majestic 5-year-old TH in Historic Old Town, located just 0.4 miles from the King Street Metro and 0.7 miles from the waterfront. This home features over $63,000 worth of upgrades – including new appliances, new shutters, crown moulding, new washer and dryer, and so much more! 3 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom! This is … Continue reading 1316 DUKE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8557842) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$887,500
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702 ARCH HALL LN, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX9005261) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Fabulous four-story brick two-car garage townhome with sunny southern exposure on rear & kitchen side of home!!! Wonderfully loved and maintained including newer stainless steel appliances, granite, AC units & more!!! Stunning foyer opens to large living room and dining room with hardwood floors. Family room with fireplace off kitchen. Grand master suite. Fourth level … Continue reading 702 ARCH HALL LN, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX9005261) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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5622 BRADLEY BLVD, Alexandria, VA 22311 (MLS # FX8556299) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

WALLS of WINDOWS this SUN-FILLED QUAKER CUSTOM-BUILT HOME has it ALL! HUGE 4,000 sq ft of RICH FINISHES on 1/2 acre PRIVATE lot adjacent to treed Parkland. GOURMET KIT, w/HIGH-END appliances & Custom CHERRY CABINETS! Arts&Crafts package w/Crown molding, chair rail & wainscoting! 2 Fireplaces. WIDE-PLANK CHERRY WOOD FLRS. 3 CAR Garage. DUAL STAIRCASES! COMMUTER”S … Continue reading 5622 BRADLEY BLVD, Alexandria, VA 22311 (MLS # FX8556299) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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3721 FORT WORTH AVE, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8556461) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Light filled, freshly updated Colonial in Seminary Ridge. French doors in FR open to brick & bluestone patio & flat lawn expands to stone-terraced hillside perennial garden. Adjoining FR & kitchen & open LR- DR – foyer floor plan is perfect for entertaining, w/ finished basement & wet bar. Walk-in closet in MB, wood floors, … Continue reading 3721 FORT WORTH AVE, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8556461) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$987,000
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323 PITT ST S, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8555956) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Plaqued, 3BR, 3BA, beautifully maintained home in the heart of Old Town that exudes Old World Charm and Elegance. Open and light with custom chef”s kitchen and baths w/quality finishes, sparkling wood floors, 2 wood burning-fireplaces, cathedral windows, walk-out basement In-Law/Au Pair/Ste, comfortable living space, loads of storage, beautiful garden, easy parking and quick commutes.

$959,000
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1722 CARPENTER RD, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8555942) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

“subject to tenant lease & third party approval”- inviting townhome 1 of only 5 exclusive ramsey models in potomac greens! 3 level, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage. Exquisite chef”s kitchen w/stainless appliances, granite counter. Spacious dining rm and living rm w/gas fireplace. Oversize shower, soaking tub & dual vanities in master bath. Spacious … Continue reading 1722 CARPENTER RD, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8555942) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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15 WILKES ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8555471) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Turn key city living! Impeccable end unit town house in exclusive, manicured waterfront Old Town community. Light-filled rooms, exceptional finishes, gleaming hardwoods & neutral decor. Cozy up to one of 3 fireplaces, enjoy spring in the private enclosed garden, never worry about parking with 2 parking spaces in the attached underground garage. Walk to shops, … Continue reading 15 WILKES ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8555471) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$855,000
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4915 DONOVAN DR, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8555266) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Stunning stoneyhurst model in one of the best locations in community! Palladian windows, hardwoods, upgraded carpets, renovated master bath, neutral paints, patio and deck, granite and stinless steel apliances in kitchen, built ins in library…This meticulously maintained home is ready for you to move in!

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1005 HARDEE PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8555238) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED split level nestled on a cul-de-sac on Seminary Ridge! Four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Every detail was given special attention. Newly remodeled kitchen, open floor plan, family room with fireplace, additional den area, four season sun room, updated bathrooms, and California closets. Must see now! Only minutes to 395 and near St. … Continue reading 1005 HARDEE PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8555238) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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5907 BUSH HILL DR, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8547849) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

New “quality” arts & crafts custom home**introducing the devonshire at bush hill woods with spacious floor plan & designer styling**cozy front porch, hardieplank siding, stone water table, gourmet kit w/high-end ss appls, quartz, large island & shaker cabs**fr has gas frplc w/slate hearth**incredible lux owner”s ste, hrdwds ml, tile baths, 9” & volume ceilings**wooded 1/3 … Continue reading 5907 BUSH HILL DR, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8547849) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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819 LEE ST S, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8548504) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Walk to cafes, shops and restaurants from this ideal Old Town location, steps to the Potomac River Bike Trail. This solidly built end-town home offers one of the largest gardens found, with sidewalk access and parking. Note the wonderfully renovated baths, both of the fireplaces (one is gas) and the 3 fully finished levels of … Continue reading 819 LEE ST S, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8548504) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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6037 SUMNER RD, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8552576) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Stately brick front home on landscaped .46 acre cul-de-sac lot in fantastic location! Hdwds on main, 9” & 12” ceilings, moldings, loads of windows w/UV. Formal LR, DR, study & sunrm on main. Open gourmet kit w/large island opens to brkfst rm & fam rm w/FP. 3 full BAs up. MBR w/sit area & lux … Continue reading 6037 SUMNER RD, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8552576) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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3705 CARRIAGE HOUSE CT, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8549080) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Wow factor abounds! Better than new featuring dramatic open floor plan, breathtaking white kitchen, 3.5 beautifully updated baths, gorgeous newly stained hardwood floors. Extensive recessed lighting, 4 bedrooms, brand new thermal windows, newly finished LL with full bath. Gas heat, hot water and cooking. 2 car garage. Prime cul-de-sac location in wonderful Riverwood. A truly … Continue reading 3705 CARRIAGE HOUSE CT, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8549080) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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609 OVERLOOK DR N, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8549225) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Great renovated brick home in Beverley Hills across the street from the Pit playground. Living room with fireplace; updated kitchen opens to the dining area; sun room can be playroom or a formal dining room. Full baths on 3-levels. Full-size deck looks out over flat backyard and mature oak trees. New heating and cooling; refinished … Continue reading 609 OVERLOOK DR N, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8549225) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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1310 CLEVELAND ST, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8547940) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Fantastic house in an great neighborhood. Expanded cape cod. Much larger than it appears. Large master suite w/ dual vanities and custom tile job. Large, open gourmet kitchen w/ Viking cooktop, marble counters, ss appliances, an amazing breakfast bar. Too many features to list.: Large bedrooms, Sunroom/office, Finished basement, Large deck, off-street parking, Formal living … Continue reading 1310 CLEVELAND ST, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8547940) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$859,900
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5250 BESSLEY PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8549766) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Well appointed end townhome with refinished floors, custom bookcases, wood blinds and shutters, and updated HVAC systems. Very private rear deck (w/auto awning) and patio. Gourmet kit with maple cabs, granite counters, 5-burner cooktop, double wall ovens. Luxurious owner”s suite with upgraded tile in bathroom and spacious “California” closet. Tinted windows for energy efficiency. Be … Continue reading 5250 BESSLEY PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8549766) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

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605 EAST ALEXANDRIA AVE, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8548533) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

New townhouse with unique architecture in Potomac Yard. The place to be in Metro DC, Potomac Yard! Walk to Braddock road metro, 4 level with rooftop terrace, deck off of the kitchen, hardwood on entire main level, 4th floor with 2 sided fireplace.