Carlyle Towers Condos For Sale, Alexandria, VA
In a city so known for historic buildings, Carlyle Towers represents something very different—gleaming glass and steel construction. The three-tower complex is aptly named, situated in the heart of the Carlyle District, a 76.5 acre development on the western edge of Old Town Alexandria. This is a new residential and business district off Duke Street. It evolved out of the area known as Eisenhower East.
Condos for Sale in Carlyle Towers, Old Town, Alexandria
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This is one of the largest condominiums in Alexandria, with 549 residences available in a wide variety of styles. There’s studios, one, two and three-bedroom models. Plus, the residences come in flats, bi-level and even tri-level floor plans! The square footage is quite generous, ranging from 566 for a studio to 1,610 for a three-bed, 2.5 spacious city home.
You’ll find the 21-story complex from 2121 to 2151 Jamieson Avenue, about a block from Duke Street and not far from the King Street Metro Station. The Eisenhower Street Yellow Line is also reasonably close.
The Carlyle District is essentially a self-sustaining community operating on the “live, work and play” principle that has become so popular in urban culture. In addition to condos there’s also hotels, and lots of office space as well. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices are here as is the National Science Foundation, the National Investors Hall of Fame and Museum and a large plaza and open lawn where outdoor musical events happen.
Condos for sale at Carlyle Towers feature open floor plans, hardwood floors and huge windows. The kitchens have the latest minimalist design with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, while the baths are suitably luxurious with marble counters and deep soaking tubs. There’s also a staggering number of communal amenities—two fitness centers, an indoor pool, outdoor pool, kiddie’s pool and even a swim-in-place “aquacise pool.” You can also add Jacuzzi, hot tubs, tennis courts, rooftop deck, concierge service, library, courtyards, underground parking and even a putting green!
List prices have recently ranged from the $300s to high $600s, although rates are sure to climb. The pet-friendly complex is also close to the Dog Run Park at Carlyle.
More About the Carlyle District in Alexandria
As mentioned previously, the Carlyle District morphed out of the Eisenhower East community—specifically through the 2003 Eisenhower East Small Area Plan (SAP) and its various updates, including the 2006 and 2019 Eisenhower East SAP. In a nutshell, Alexandria planners envisioned a new urban mixed-use community that would center around the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station. The area now known as the Carlyle District expanded at such a pace, that it ultimately took on its own identity.
The transit-oriented “city within a city” as some have called it, is continuing its development process. One of the challenges is maximizing the available space while still promoting a symbiotic relationship between commercial construction and natural spaces and parks. So far, it seems to be working. The Carlyle District, or for that matter, Eisenhower East, has plenty to offer in an intriguing urban environment.
How about local amenities? When it comes to coffee, there’s multiple Starbucks, a Dunkin’ Donuts, Allegro Coffee and June Coffee. Or, you could add some carbs to your caffeine at Einstein Brothers Bagels or Panera Bread. For groceries there’s a Whole Foods, as well as the Uptown Market & Deli and a delightful farmers market. Other lunch and dining options include Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Quattro Formaggi, Delia’s Alexandria, Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza, Paisano’s, Foster’s Grille, San Antonio Bar & Grill and Ted’s Montana Grill, the Capital Grille, Trademark East & Drink, Sumo Hibachi & Sushi, Pasara Thai, Tequila & Taco, Sweet Fire Donna’s and Old Town Café. Whew!
Nearby Old Town Alexandria
It should be obvious by now that the Carlyle District is growing by leaps and bounds, and that there’s plenty of things to do and places to eat. But there’s also the option of Old Town, right next door! This cradle of Alexandria is in many ways, the exact opposite of the Carlyle District’s new urban growth. Instead of brand new luxury condo towers you’ll find antique row houses and cobble stone streets. You’ll also find some of Washington Metro’s best bars, restaurants and upscale shops, whether along famous King Street or by the waterfront.
To get from Carlyle Towers to Old Town, simply head east on Duke Street—you’ll be there in a jiff! Old Town is one of America’s top destination places, a stunning mixture of history and current cosmopolitan culture. Residents at Carlyle Towers may also want to go a few miles further into Washington, DC itself—either by metro rail from the Eisenhower Station or by driving north along Richmond Highway and crossing the bridge into the nation’s capital. To learn more about condos for sale at Carlyle Towers, or other condos in Alexandria, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.