Old Town Alexandria is DC’s oldest neighborhood and George Washington’s hometown. Today you’ll find a city with beautifully-preserved architecture, cobblestone streets and a small town feel.
This neighborhood is a shamefully comfortable, idealized small town. Most shops and eateries are independent, and sidewalks are often full of people – all of whom seem to know one another. Del Ray is full of gorgeous old homes and is a hidden gem if you like a laid back, indie vibe.
Alexandria’s West End happens to be its largest and fastest growing neighborhood. West End is home to the city’s craft beer scene, is known for international dining and is the most typically suburban part of Alexandria, with a street hierarchy of winding roads and cul-de-sacs.
Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley is Alexandria’s contemporary counterpoint to historic Old Town. Known as an “economic engine of Alexandria,” with scores of businesses taking root here, the neighborhood celebrates the spirit of science, innovation and progress.
Mount Vernon, George Washington’s hometown, is a calm and subtle suburb neighborhood. The neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 98.2% of other U.S. neighborhoods.