Potomac West, Alexandria, VA

Potomac West Neighborhood Guide Alexandria, VA

About

Potomac West is a vibrant neighborhood located in Alexandria, Virginia. It's known for its tree-lined streets and Victorian-style homes. This neighborhood is bordered by King Street and Route 1, which offer easy access to downtown Alexandria and Washington, DC. Nearby, the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Potomac River offer stunning waterfront views and outdoor recreations.

What You Will Love About Potomac West, Alexandria, Virginia

  • You'll appreciate the neighborhood's distinct character, reflected in charming, vintage architecture and friendly community atmosphere.
  • The easy access to major roads and highways makes commuting a breeze.
  • The close proximity to the Potomac River offers abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.

What’s Nearby

Potomac West is close to a number of key attractions. The scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway is just a short drive away, offering walking and biking trails along the Potomac River. The neighborhood also boasts proximity to downtown Alexandria, known for its historic sites, vibrant arts scene, and diverse dining options.

The Rental Market

In the Potomac West neighborhood, the rental price for a 1-bedroom apartment has been fairly stable over the past year. The average rent sits at approximately $1,552, with the lowest average price around $1,495 and the highest reaching $1,605. There's a small price fluctuation, as indicated by a standard deviation of $32.16.

Rental Price Stability

The rental rates in Potomac West have been reasonably stable, with a standard deviation of just $32.16. This means that, on average, prices have stayed within a relatively tight range, with minimal fluctuations from the $1,552 average rent.

Lifestyle

Potomac West offers a relaxed suburban lifestyle while still providing excellent access to city amenities. The neighborhood is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities, with the Potomac River and numerous parks nearby. Additionally, the vibrant arts and dining scene of downtown Alexandria are easily accessible for a fun night out.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 258 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, and 59 parks within a mile of the Potomac West neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    El Paisa Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Health Food Store

    0.5 miles

    3414 Mount Vernon Ave

  • GROCERY
    Food Star Supermarket

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    206 W Glebe Rd

  • GROCERY
    Giant Food

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    621 E Glebe Rd

  • GROCERY
    Sunrise Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    3314 Richmond Hwy

  • SHOPPING
    Target

    Retail, Big Box Store

    0.6 miles

    3101 Richmond Hwy

  • GROCERY
    Colonial Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    1605 Commonwealth Ave

Potomac West Apartments and Rentals

120 Rental properties in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA.

  • Shirlington House property

    $1,685+

    Shirlington House

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    422–1050 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Avalon At Arlington Square property

    $2,011+

    Avalon At Arlington Square

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    652–1926 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Avalon Potomac Yard property

    $2,045+

    Avalon Potomac Yard

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    540–1432 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Park at Arlington Ridge property

    $1,866+

    Park at Arlington Ridge

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    594–975 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • The Aspen property

    $1,610+

    The Aspen

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    650–984 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • Crystal House property

    $1,593+

    Crystal House

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    507–1555 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
66.8%
86.8%
utilities
3.9%
0.2%
food
10.5%
12.6%
transportation
14%
10.9%
healthcare
10.6%
9.4%

Potomac West Demographics

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Potomac West Reviews

people smiling
  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    Yes

    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 3 of 3 renters

Potomac West Transportation

walk bike and transit

Very Walkable

81/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

87/100
Bike Score®

Good Transit

51/100
3 bus stops, 2 train stops

Potomac Yard Metro Station

Train Stop

Potomac Ave

Four Mile Metrobus Division

Bus Stop

3501 S Glebe Rd

WMATA - Four Mile Run Bus Maintenance Facility

Bus Stop

3501 S Glebe Rd

Source: foursquare.com

Potomac West Schools

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0%
Del RayNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$2,606
10%
Old TownNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$1,900--
South ArlingtonNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,071
5%
Southeast WashingtonNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,875
11%
ArlandriaNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$1,374
4%
Crystal City ShopsNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,919
2%
Potomac YardNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$1,995
5%
Southwest WashingtonNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,825
8%
FairlingtonNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,360
7%
North Ridge - RosemontNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia----
Congress HeightsNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$960
0%
Alexandria WestNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$1,713
2%
AnacostiaNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,250--
Southwest - WaterfrontNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,825
8%
Old Town NorthNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$1,500
16%
Braddock Road MetroNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$2,272
58%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West EndNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,438
15%
Ballston - Virginia SquareNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,600--
Navy YardNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,100
10%
Aurora HighlandsNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,082
9%
Pentagon CityNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,374
3%
Washington HighlandsNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia----
Landmark - Van DornNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$1,425
5%
Foggy BottomNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,390
22%
Seminary HillNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$2,362
57%
Eisenhower EastNeighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia$2,532
1%
ShirlingtonNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,945
6%
Douglas ParkNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,770
13%
Baileys CrossroadsNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,750
8%
Colonial VillageNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,795--
Clarendon - CourthouseNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,500
1%
Arlington MillNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,435
4%
Columbia ForestNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,550
5%
Historic AnacostiaNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,023--
BuckinghamNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,375--
Barry FarmNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia----
North HighlandNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,650--