Old Town Alexandria

by Jenny McClintock
May 19, 2021

Welcome to the Historic District of Old Town Alexandria, one of Northern Virginia’s most popular destinations with it’s convenient location to Washington DC, Ronald Reagan Airport and  Amazon’s new HQ2.

1 Muirs Ct is a modest structure reflecting a long history of  properties in the city. This 2-story home with a double frame house is situated on an alley road in the northeast quadrant of Old Town Alexandria. According to records and deeds, this house was probably built in the second half of 1871 when the city began to develop. This was the first black neighborhood established north of Kings Street. 

After the Civil War, uptown which began as small clusters, began to grow rapidly and African Americans moved to Alexandria to find work. The house underwent substantial rebuilding in the late twentieth century after it began to sag. As you walk past 1 Muris Ct today you can tell that these are one-of-a-kind 1800 circa townhomes that go along with the rest of Old Town Alexandria’s history.

Old Town Alexandria is situated close to the Potomac River and the setting is one of the most notable in the Washington DC region. With locally owned cafés, restaurants and boutiques along the waterfront and King Street, there is no shortage of activities for locals and tourists alike. Transportation options include 2 Metro stations, Braddock Road and King Street, bike trails and the water taxi to National Harbor, the Wharf or Georgetown. Everything is at your fingertips here!

So far in 2021, 79 homes have hit the market in Old Town Alexandria. Of those 55, only 9 are detached. Considering Old Town Alexandria is made up of mostly townhomes and condos, the highest town home this year is under contract for $2,985,000 with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The lowest priced townhome is 1 Muirs Ct.. This is listed by HBC Group with 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath and is under contract at $639,000. As you can see there is a wide range of prices for Old Town Alexandria, but one thing that will not change is the value and history in this Town. For more information: https://www.hbcgroupkw.com/detail-house.html?mls=VAAX258386&StreetAddress=1%20Muirs%20Ct&Zip=22314&City=ALEXANDRIA&thispage=search

Karen Briscoe, Lizzy Conroy, Jenny McClintock and their team of agents at the HBC Group at Keller Williams Realty in McLean have been serving clients with their real estate needs in the Northern Virginia area for over 4 decades, and we would be delighted to assist you with selling or buying a home.  The HBC Group consistently ranks as the #1 team in the #1 real estate office in McLean.  Our mission is to improve and impact lives.  We LIVE Here, We WORK Here, We GIVE BACK Here!  We are Your Agents for Life!  Contact the HBC Group today at 703-734-0194 or homes@hbcgroupkw.com.

Jenny McClintock is a Vice President at HBC Group. Jenny enjoys walking sellers through the often complicated selling process and ensuring a smooth transition. This experience carries over to her work with buyers, ensuring that they are able to write a competitive contract and secure the home of their dreams at the best possible price! Jenny has lived in Northern Virginia since 1992, originally from Ohio and a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a BS in Journalism. Before transitioning into real estate she had an 18 year career selling corporate financial training B2B.
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