Old Town is a neighborhood located on the Potomac River waterfront in the historic center of Alexandria, Virginia. The city was originally part of Washington, D.C. and was a major port during colonial times. Alexandria is perhaps most well known for being the hometown of George Washington. The beautifully preserved community of Old Town Alexandria features a mixture of modern culture with classic 18th and 19th Century architecture. Old Town Alexandria contains the most notable restaurants, shops, and tourist destinations in all of Alexandria.
There are many apartments in Old Town Alexandria, with complexes having anywhere from 74 to 530 units. The average rent ranges from about $1040 rent per month for efficiencies and one bedroom units to approximately $3158 per month for luxury apartments. Amenities at most Old Town Alexandria apartments include garage parking, gated entrance, balcony or patio, full kitchen, laundry facilities, and a fitness center.
Residents in the Old Town Alexandria community have a huge selection of activities, shopping and dining to enjoy within a short walk of their home. The neighborhood is home to the famous Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former World War II munitions factory that now houses 82 working artist studios and over 160 visual artists. A stroll down King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria is the perfect activity to enjoy the unique architectural history of the community. Nearly every street in the community has a collection of boutique shops selling everything from clothing to gourmet goods. Old Town Alexandria is also home to over a hundred fine restaurants that offer some of the finest dining in the Washington, D.C. region.
Most Old Town Alexandria apartments allow cats and other pets, but the policy is different for each individual complex. The community is home to the VCA Old Town Animal Hospital, which provides full veterinary care to cats and dogs, as well as to birds, rabbits, hamsters and just about any other animal. Residents of Old Town can find all of their pet supplies at PetSmart in Alexandria, just two miles away.
Old Town Alexandria is the perfect community for those commuting into Washington, D.C. and the surrounding suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. There is a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail subway station located right on Old Town's King Street. The station is located on the Metro yellow and blue lines, which connects to the Pentagon, L'Enfant Plaza and Gallery Place metro stations within minutes. The King Street Trolley provides free trolley service throughout Old Town and operates from the King Street Metro station to the waterfront, stopping every two blocks. In addition, the Alexandria Transit Company's DASH system operates service throughout Alexandria and provides connections to MetroRail and all local bus systems.
Old Town Alexandria is in the Alexandria City Public School district. There are three local elementary schools, which are the public Jefferson-Houston Elementary School, the public Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, and the private St. Mary's Elementary School. The community is also just a few miles from the George Washington University satellite campus.