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.

$775,000
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5634 TOWER HILL CIR, Alexandria, VA 22315 (MLS # FX8767407) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

This one is a real charmer.Sitting on PREMIUM lot backing to trees with great privacy. Beautiful stone crafted 2 car garage home offers tons of upgrades. Update Galore:Freshly painted throughout,refinished hardwood floors,newer appliances,carpet,Gourmet kitchen,Granite counter tops and more. Open and inviting floor plan to entertain all. Practically minutes to restaurants,grocery,golf course,metro

$799,900
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2,1
1,456 ft2

320 PITT ST S, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8767180) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Historic Old Town TH w/ 3BRs & 2.5BAs. High ceilings, HW floors, classic crown molding & chair rail accents & 2 WB/FP. Updated KIT w/ SS apps & granite counters. Breakfast room w/ built-in bookcases & French doors lead to spacious private brick patio. Upstairs has 3 gracious sized rooms & 2 full baths. LL … Continue reading 320 PITT ST S, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8767180) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,900
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3,1
2,080 ft2

56 WOLFE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8766853) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

JUST REDUCED! The best priced TH in Old Town!!Great opportunity to live in this beautiful Waterfront Community of Harborside – a few steps to the River with breathtaking view! 4 Finished Levels all with Hardwoods! Two Fireplaces, Updated Kitchen – Cherry Cabinets with Glass Fronts, 2 Master BR Suites w/River View – Skylights! New Marvin … Continue reading 56 WOLFE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8766853) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$855,000
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4,062 ft2

5589 LA VISTA DR, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8766838) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

To paraphrase Goldilocks, this Center Hall Colonial ~is just right!~ Beautifully maintained 4BR/3.5BA home is not too large and not too small. ML w/formal living areas flowing into the lovely appointed kitchen breakfast area and FR. Large deck for outdoor entertaining. UL w/4BRs/2BA. Master suite w/2 large walk in closets. LL is Playland, w/bar, storage, … Continue reading 5589 LA VISTA DR, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8766838) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$879,900
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4,640 ft2

5704 BARBMOR CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8765189) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Must Sell! Will Sell! Not A Distressed Property. Take Advantage Of This Amazing & Rare Opportunity. Luxury custom designed home in sought after close in enclave. Approx. 4,640 sq. ft. on 2 full levels. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwoods, home theater and many more amenities. Close to bus, 2 metros, I-95, airports … Continue reading 5704 BARBMOR CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8765189) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$919,900
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2,344 ft2

1002 PRINCE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8765282) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

1880 Victorian beauty converted into 2 separately metered units. Apt 1 is main & lower level (2 bed/2 full bath w kitchen & living room). Apt 2 is upper level (3 bed/1 full bath w kitchen & living room). Warm wood floors throughout, 2 decorative fireplaces, exposed brick walls, brick patio. Live in 1 & … Continue reading 1002 PRINCE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8765282) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$999,900
3
3,1
2,198 ft2

718 SNOWDEN HALLOWELL WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8758592) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Gorgeous brick end unit on private st w/ 2200 sf of light filled living space. Open floor plan includes lr w/ fp & large kit w/ brkfst bar. Recessed light & hw”s thruout. Mbr w/ walk-in & mba w/ porcelain tile. 2nd en-suite br. Loft style en-suite bedroom/rec room w/ dual sided gas fp leading … Continue reading 718 SNOWDEN HALLOWELL WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8758592) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$895,000
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3,650 ft2

5716 BARBMOR CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8758338) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Beautiful, custom-built home in highly sought after, close-in area. Great home with lots of space for families, entertaining, etc. Close in for commuting and near shopping, highways, airports, metro. Backs to woods. Large rooms with lots of natural light. Many extras: wine cellar, two staircases, balconies, large lot, granite counter tops, two masonry fireplaces with … Continue reading 5716 BARBMOR CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8758338) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$805,000
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2,2
2,308 ft2

8931 FORT HUNT RD, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8758547) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Beautiful home comes with a lifestyle of relaxing or entertaining by the pool, jogging, biking, walking dogs in historic Ft Hunt Park, and a quick commute! Fresh Neutral paint throughout, NEW Wood Flooring, rooms and sunshine galore for whatever life purpose you need. That back yard though! truly can accommodate boat parking. MUST SEE!

$829,000
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1,682 ft2

608 TIVOLI PASSAGE WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8765716) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Sophisticated Old Town living within original facade of historic Portners Brewery. 2/3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, stainless/granite kitchen open to living room-dining area. Charming private patio area. 12” high ceilings with exposed brick wall and handsome arched windows. Living room fireplace with built-ins, great master suite and 2 car parking in Portners Landing garage, 7 … Continue reading 608 TIVOLI PASSAGE WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8765716) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$769,000
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3,011 ft2

1211 VILLAMAY BLVD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8758134) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Center Hall Colonial in popular Villamay*Main Level Bedroom for One Level Living (now a Home Office/Library)*Lovely Formal Living and Dining Rooms*Cozy,Spacious Family Room w/Raised Hearth Fireplace*Bright SunRoom at Rear*Open Kitchen w/abundance of Counters*Generous Breakfast area*Hardwoods on Both Levels*Two Attic Storage areas*Two Car Garage*Fenced Rear Elevation*Whole House Generator*WOW!!

$799,000
3
2,1
2,112 ft2

422 ROYAL ST N, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8757742) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Lovely 2005 4 level th w/ attached 2 car garage*main level features bright & open floor plan*wide plank hardwood floors & charming gas fireplace*gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless steel appliances*huge master br suite w/ double vanities & his/hers walk-in closets*upper level has 2 spacious brs & hall ba*just 3 blocks to waterfront, king … Continue reading 422 ROYAL ST N, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8757742) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$787,000
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2,220 ft2

1609 CRESTWOOD DR, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8760983) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Expanded and upgraded classic colonial with bright & charming inter-leading spaces and tasteful finishes. Foyer, gracious living room with wood fireplace, sep dining room, SS & granite kitchen opens to family room and deck. Fully fenced flat back yard. Three upper bedrooms with garden views and bath. Lower level rec room (guest/in law suite) & … Continue reading 1609 CRESTWOOD DR, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8760983) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$824,900
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3,189 ft2

5151 BRAWNER PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8765097) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Absolutely stunning end unit Stoneyhurst model (built in 2007) with lots of windows for maximum light. Fresh neutral paint, new carpets, hardwoods, custom blinds, upgraded kitchen and baths, 4 towering levels, 5 bedrooms, 4,5 baths, deck and fenced back yard, gas fireplace in family room, built ins in office/den-this home has it all!! A must … Continue reading 5151 BRAWNER PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8765097) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$789,500
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3,258 ft2

4656 NEELY ANN CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8765049) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Another beautiful home renovation built by Morris Construction Company. This stunning rambler is located on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by recently built homes in the Glenwood Estates subdivision and within walking distance to the highly rated and newly remodeled Clermont Elementary School. Beautiful gourmet kitchen, large FR and Dining area with open floor plan.Sprinkler system … Continue reading 4656 NEELY ANN CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8765049) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$767,226
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2,423 ft2

201 LONGVIEW DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8757095) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Tons of potential to Build Up, Build Out, or Tear Down! Lot slopes gently downward in the rear; perfect for a walk out basement. Private back yard with mature trees and natural buffering to the sides and rear. Sold As-Is, Inspection for Information Purposes Only. One Mile to King Street Metro. Close to Patent Trade … Continue reading 201 LONGVIEW DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8757095) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$888,000
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2,816 ft2

1100 JANNEYS LN, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8756772) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

All Grown Up–this Craftsman-style home,circa 1939, has great space now! Recent addition of master BR suite & en-suite bath, doubling of the garage space, significant dining & great room expansion, plus adding grilling deck & large screened porch w/skylights 2014 complete kitchen renovation w/custom cabinetry, gas cooking, Italian tile flrs & glittering quartz countertops. 1/3-acre … Continue reading 1100 JANNEYS LN, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8756772) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$995,900
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4,450 ft2

3521 SAYLOR PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8756132) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Renovated and expanded classic home. 4 beds/3.5 baths. Foyer leads into formal living and dining rooms. The butler”s pantry leads to gourmet kitchen which opens to family room. Main level also has office/den. Lower level family room and home gym. Master has custom bath & closet. Cathedral ceilings. Beautifully landscaped yard and deck for entertaining … Continue reading 3521 SAYLOR PL, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8756132) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$784,999
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1,716 ft2

429 PATRICK ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8755961) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

OPEN SUN(10/4)1-4 PM Walk to Metro & Old Town shops, restaurants, farmer”s market; gyms. Deceptively large open airy 3 BR 2.5 bath TH w/garage & 2d parking space; eat in kitchen, white cabs,granite tops, wood floors 2 levels, spacious DR & LR w/woodburning fireplace; vaulted ceilings in BR; new 2 level paver patio w/planting beds; … Continue reading 429 PATRICK ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8755961) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$839,000
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1,854 ft2

909 OVERLOOK DR N, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8755860) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Not your Grandma”s Split Level! This floor plan works for today”s lifestyle on a cul de sac in Beverley Hills.Spacious living room, beautiful hardwoods, eat-in kit, large family room w/gas fireplace! 4 bedrooms with ample closets and 2 renovated bathrooms.Screened porch just right for morning coffee or evening meals.Charles Barrett ES and mins to DC,Airport,Del … Continue reading 909 OVERLOOK DR N, Alexandria, VA 22305 (MLS # AX8755860) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$839,000
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3,1

1768 POTOMAC GREENS DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8755212) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Fabulous row home minutes from Old Town in popular Potomac Greens. No attention to detail spared in this spacious home with tons of upgrades – custom fixtures, gleaming hardwood floors, plantation shutters, designer vanities, 2 gas fireplaces, extra 4th bedroom on upper 2 lvl, rooftop terrace, & two car garage. Minutes from Old Town, local … Continue reading 1768 POTOMAC GREENS DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8755212) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$815,000
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5,000 ft2

6212 ELATI CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8764066) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Wow, great brickColonial located in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. Loaded with many upgrades including GeoThermal Water Furnace, granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless steel fridge, screened in porch with view of pond & fountain, 2 fireplaces which convert to gas w/gas log insert. Weight bench & TV included in downstair rec room. 2 outside storage areas. … Continue reading 6212 ELATI CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8764066) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$989,000
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3,684 ft2

8307 CENTERBROOK PL, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8760765) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Rarely available Potomac Model Center Hall Colonial, 3 level, 4 br, 4.5 ba, 2 car gar., located in enclave of 72 homes, all ending in cul de sacs, walk to Stratford Elem., Sandburg Middle, updated throughout, kitchen w/ss appl., white cabs, granite, rustic beams in FR cathedral ceilings, newer systems. plantation shutters and more. Centrally … Continue reading 8307 CENTERBROOK PL, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8760765) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$849,900
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729 ALFRED ST N, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8758696) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Popular & just SOLD OUT community of Old Town Commons…an EYA classic design with ENERGY STAR features! Stunning townhome with 4 levels, 3BR, 3.5BA + loft/family room, designer kitchen opens to deck, hardwood floors, luxury master bath, rooftop terrace, garage parking for two cars. All within walking distance of Braddock Metro, new Harris Teeter, trendy … Continue reading 729 ALFRED ST N, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8758696) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes