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.

$849,900
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8417 RICHMOND AVENUE, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FC8680804) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Custom New Home Under Construction. Includes high interior upgrades with high quality construction. Beautifully designed floor plan with open rooms and lots of windows for daylight to stream in. Carefully designed kitchen for a gourmet cook including high end SS appliances, granite tops, hardwood floors and lots of cabinets for storage. Bedrm on Main Level … Continue reading 8417 RICHMOND AVENUE, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FC8680804) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$874,900
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4112 GARLAND ST, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8694375) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Home needs updating throughout. Bring your renovation ideas & vision and turn this wonderful house into your DREAM HOME. Stately Colonial with 5 bedrooms 3.5 baths, fireplace, wood floors, large country kitchen in Seminary Ridge, one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Alexandria. Fantastic Neighborhood & Fantastic Location. Sold in “AS-IS”Condition

$849,500
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3,565 ft2

5004 JOHN TICER DR, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8693334) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Rarely available 4-level Stoneyhurst model with 4 bedrooms,4 full/one half baths in a prime location.This beautiful property features upgraded kitchen with granite and SS appliances,renovated master bath,plush carpets and hardwoods patio and deck, neutral paint d~cor,2 gas fireplaces,spacious and open floor plan,great views of neighborhood pocked park and a bonus-full driveway fits 2 extra cars!

$868,000
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3,317 ft2

1713 MAPLE HILL PL, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8680132) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Captivating updated Mid-Century Modern evokes Frank Lloyd Wright. Island kitchen with JennAir stainless appliances and granite. Dining room overlooks sunken living room with fireplace. Vaulted-ceiling sunroom. Deck and patio back to 53 acre park. 4 bedrooms (2 spacious master suites). Media room with wet bar and fireplace. Zero-maintenance yard. HOA mows, blows snow and leaves, … Continue reading 1713 MAPLE HILL PL, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8680132) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$899,000
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818 WATER PL, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8686817) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Waterfront community in Sought after Rivergate on the Potomac**walk along the riverfront, to shopping and Dining**this elegant 4 level end unit townhome offers a Gourmet Kitchen, 3 bedrooms each with its own full bath, luxurious master suite with vaulted ceiling and sitting area, super close to DC, metro, and Airport***very rare at this price **Free … Continue reading 818 WATER PL, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8686817) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,900
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3,826 ft2

5922 WILTON HILL TER, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8689108) – 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. 2 car garage! Motivated seller!

$995,000
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6213 FOXCROFT RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8688816) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Light and bright Belle Haven home with 4 bedrooms, 3 renovated baths features 9” ceilings, a gorgeous living room with fireplace with marble mantel, an elegant dining room with fireplace, plus 4-seaon sunroom featuring a fireplace, bookcases and skylights. Granite kitchen, family room with 4th fireplace, garage plus other parking. Beautiful patio and landscaped yard. … Continue reading 6213 FOXCROFT RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8688816) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$898,000
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8531 GALLAHAN CT, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8688882) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Welcome to this practically new classic expansive colonial situated on a lovely corner lot. This sunlit home features an open floor plan with a 2 story foyer, 9”+ ceilings, welcoming front porch,5 spacious bedrooms, 4.5 baths, stone fireplace, granite countertops, maple cabinetry, hardwood flooring, upgraded moldings, huge MBR w/sitting area, large basement & 2 car … Continue reading 8531 GALLAHAN CT, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8688882) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$879,900
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2,513 ft2

2601 RIDGE ROAD DR, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8688350) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Classic colonial with so much to offer…starting with a 1/4 acre fully usable lot. A light bright family room addition with windows on 3 sides is on the main level & a MBR addition is above, making it a total of 4 bedroom. Beautiful hardwoods, garage, wood burning fireplace, fully finished LL with a full … Continue reading 2601 RIDGE ROAD DR, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8688350) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$998,000
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2,106 ft2

611 TIVOLI PASSAGE WAY, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8686755) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Do not Miss this All Brick End Unit TH. Superbly UPGRADED in this sought out Old Town Location!!!4 blocks to the river-convenient to Trader Joe”s and to Harris Teeter!!Short commute to DC, Crystal City, Airport and 1 block to GW Parkway!!!!2 Car Garage.

$827,000
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3,444 ft2

5006 JOHN TICER DR, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8687912) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

CAMBRIDGE-built ELEGANT STONEYHURST MODEL FEATURING 3 LEVELS OF LUXURY,HARDWOODS,BERBER CARPETS,CUSTOM PAINT,GRANITE AND MAPLE CABINETS IN KITCHEN,THREE FIREPLACES.PERFECT FOR GRACIOUS ENTERTAINING AND CASUAL LIVING!JUST SECONDS AWAY FROM BRENMAN PARK AND ALL AMENITIES OF CAMERON STATION!A MUST SEE!!!

$949,000
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3,989 ft2

8129 MOUNT VERNON HWY, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8686583) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Luxurious 1 owner home in Mount Vernon. Scenic commute down GW Parkway. 5 Br, 4.5 Ba open floor plan, double tiered deck backs to woods, gourmet kitchen opens to 2 story family room. 2nd large family room on lower level plus 2 beds & 2 baths. Ideal for aupair , in-laws. Superior quality throughout. ~~>> … Continue reading 8129 MOUNT VERNON HWY, Alexandria, VA 22309 (MLS # FX8686583) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,900
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1925 MARTHAS RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8687812) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Gorgeous Goodman mid-century home on spectacular .52 acre lot on two levels with additions that include step down dining room and extended kitchen. View makes you feel like you are in a tree house, with extensive outdoor spaces including deck off kitchen and patios. Features include double pane windows, newer roof, hardwood floors on upper … Continue reading 1925 MARTHAS RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8687812) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$898,900
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1300 PEGRAM ST, Alexandria, VA 22304 (MLS # AX8686924) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Unique opportunity-classis midcentury modern on rear “in town” half acre wooded lot. Spacious home features large room sizes, bright open floor plan, expansive glass walls, updated kitchen, large sunroom, and separate in-law suite. Amazing 34×23 patio capitalizes on site”s natural beauty. A true island of peace and tranquility in the heart of Alexandria City.

$750,000
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2925 KING ST, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8680417) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

HUGE REDUCTION! Classic brick Cape with fabulous 3-story addition has great circular flow with formal LR & DR, big FR opening to deep wraparound deck overlooking private, landscaped yard & garden. MBR suite, warm recreation room, sunny studio/play rm, enclosed porch, den, great storage. Gorgeous wood floors, crown molding, 2 FP”s. Quality & character! Driveway … Continue reading 2925 KING ST, Alexandria, VA 22302 (MLS # AX8680417) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$949,900
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5722 BARBMOR CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8680073) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Wonderful custom home in a close-in community. This home features 4+ bedrooms, 5 full baths, den, 2 family rooms, large open floor plan, granite kitchen, and a large screened in porch. Wood floors throughout the first floor.The finished basement is perfect for au pair suite. The back yard is a veritable arboretum with walking paths … Continue reading 5722 BARBMOR CT, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8680073) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$925,000
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2105 COMMONWEALTH AVE, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8683893) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Prime Del Rey Location Zoned Two Family. Home has 3 Kitchen areas. Home also features double lots! Separate off street garage parking. Enter home Front/Side and two entrances in rear. Owner has updated flooring/ kitchen on main level/ new windows recently installed/ recently painted. Great investment to grow into. Walk to King Street Metro. Shopping. … Continue reading 2105 COMMONWEALTH AVE, Alexandria, VA 22301 (MLS # AX8683893) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$929,000
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416 COOK ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8686188) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

SUPERB RENTAL INVESTMENT IN THE HEART OF OLD TOWN.SUBJECT TO LEASE TO MARCH 2017.This large,9 yr. old immaculate 4-level end unit townhouse is just 3 blocks to river and 5 blocks to King St. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths; LR/DR with wood paneling; gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops+ breakfast area; FR with fireplace; loft/den … Continue reading 416 COOK ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8686188) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$755,000
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724 CATTS TAVERN DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8682189) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

OLD TOWN CHIC! Minutes to METRO, National Airport, the District & just off GW Parkway. TWO Master Suites w/ Walk-In Closets, Large Baths, 1 With a 4th Floor Loft! Optional 3rd BR on 1st Floor. Gourmet Kitchen & Family Room with Gas Fireplace! Entry Level Study & Garage. Fabulous Community Includes Pool and Tennis Courts. … Continue reading 724 CATTS TAVERN DR, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8682189) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$825,000
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804 ROYAL ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8683922) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

MUST CLOSE BY 7/30. $3000 BONUS TO SELLING AGENT W/ BROKER APPROVAL, IF CLOSED BY 7/30, or will rent. Lots of work being done this week. Interior being painted, garden planted, most fls refinished, lower level carpet being replaced family room & BR. Some outside painting. Great Yates Garden home! FOUR full bedrooms & 2 … Continue reading 804 ROYAL ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8683922) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,000
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6036 FORT HUNT RD, Alexandria, VA 22307 (MLS # FX8684246) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Classic Belle Haven colonial in prime location on gorgeously landscaped ground overlooking Belle Haven CC. Fab property carefully updated throughout in manner which provides delightful blend of home”s original character with many modern conveniences. Numerous features include master BR, updated kit & baths, hdwd flrs, FP & garage. Magnificent grounds with $100K outdoor kitchen.

$945,000
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1,573 ft2

103 PRINCE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8682976) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Own a piece of history…opportunity to make The 1769 Frances Harper house of Captains Row yours. One of Old Town”s famed cobblestone streets. Immaculately maintained and restored, period details. Gourmet kitchen with granite & stainless. Hdwd flrs and lots of light from large windows. Private patio. Experience the vibrant life of King Street”s shops, dining, … Continue reading 103 PRINCE ST, Alexandria, VA 22314 (MLS # AX8682976) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$799,000
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4,350 ft2

5852 GOVERNORS HILL DR, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8679272) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Owners transferred; their loss is your gain! Great value for so much space. 4 BR/3 BA on upper level (2 master suites, Jack/Jill for BR 3 & 4); main lvl family room, open to breakfast room & kitchen (gas cook top); den, butler pantry to dining room, living room, all w/ wood floors. LL w/ … Continue reading 5852 GOVERNORS HILL DR, Alexandria, VA 22310 (MLS # FX8679272) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

$929,500
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1911 WESTFIELD ST, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8678863) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes

Sparkling new home just steps to river and GW bike path! New construction, sought after location in neighborhood of custom homes. Over 5,000 sq. ft, 3 finished levels, 6 bdrms, 4.5 baths, 2 car garage! Room for everyone, gourmet kitchen, main level office, master bdrm w sitting room, 2 family rooms, 2 laundry areas, lower … Continue reading 1911 WESTFIELD ST, Alexandria, VA 22308 (MLS # FX8678863) – Herbert Riggs Realtor – Alexandria Homes