Alexandria – Old Town
A beautiful, historic neighborhood that lies just southeast of Arlington, Old Town in Alexandria, VA is a great neighborhood for laid back professionals and families.
Many of the buildings and homes in Old Town have been there for more than a century, which gives this walkable suburb a charming feel. Stroll through the residential streets and marvel at some of the stately old brick buildings, or enjoy walking around the bustling waterfront situated just across the Potomac from DC’s River East neighborhoods.
Old Town tends to attract a slightly older population than some of the other DC suburbs, so you’ll be more likely to find comfortable pubs and casual bistros as opposed to high-energy nightclubs. The tempo of the Old Town nightlife tends to work best for professionals or parents in their 30s or 40s who are still looking to engage in an active cultural and social life. Old Town is also popular among dog-owners; the neighborhood boasts several parks as well as the Mount Vernon Trail, a popular route for walkers, joggers, and cyclists.
In addition to pretty parks and a friendly, relaxed social scene, Old Town also boasts a growing nonprofit sector, so jobs in this industry tend to be plentiful. Old Town residents who live, work, and play in this neighborhood can enjoy the appealing history of the DC area, while getting to walk to from work day to social hour and back to home.
Low crime rates, solid public schools, and unique attractions, like the Torpedo Factory Art Center, all combine to make Old Town an interesting, upscale neighborhood that’s worthy of visiting for an afternoon, or a lifetime. Check out the best that Old Town has to offer during a weekend walkabout, or at one of the many summer arts and culture events held on the waterfront.
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