North Old Town Alexandria, Homes For Sale

North Old Town Alexandria represents a rectangular portion of the city that is generally considered to be bordered by Slaters Lane to the north, the Potomac River to the east, Pendleton Street to the south and North Washington and George Washington Memorial Parkway to the west. Maps of the area typically show the communities of Potomac Yard and Del Ray as being just north and northeast of North Old Town, but there are many who would include them within the boundaries.

The northern section of Old Town was originally home to early tobacco plantations with the earliest port warehouse located near Oronoco Bay. By the mid-1700s, most of the tobacco warehouses moved further south to Alexandria’s Hunting Creek. The city became part of the newly formed District of Columbia in the late 1700s and later reverted back to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

North Old Town Alexandria, Properties For Sale

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601 & 607 Oronoco St, ALEXANDRIA

$4,995,000

↓ $405,000

601 & 607 Oronoco St, ALEXANDRIA

6 Beds 5 Baths 8,145 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2003726

OLD TOWN

428 N Union St, ALEXANDRIA

$2,475,000

↓ $100,000

428 N Union St, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018426

NONE AVAILABLE

949 N Fairfax Street, ALEXANDRIA

$2,349,900

949 N Fairfax Street, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,515 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018622

OLD TOWN NORTH

512 Pendleton St, ALEXANDRIA

$2,175,000

↓ $75,000

512 Pendleton St, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,950 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2012838

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

1201 N Royal St #103, ALEXANDRIA

$1,943,000

1201 N Royal St #103, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,715 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2012308

NONE AVAILABLE

1201 N Royal St #607, ALEXANDRIA

$1,875,000

↓ $65,000

1201 N Royal St #607, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,730 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2014442

NONE AVAILABLE

304 N Pitt St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,700,000

↓ $100,000

304 N Pitt St, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,934 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017568

OLD TOWN

925 N Fairfax St #601, ALEXANDRIA

$1,699,900

925 N Fairfax St #601, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,761 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018306

OLD TOWN NORTH

509 Queen St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,600,000

509 Queen St, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,744 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018002

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

1201 N Royal St #307, ALEXANDRIA

$1,561,000

1201 N Royal St #307, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,581 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017298

NONE AVAILABLE

1201 N Royal St #216, ALEXANDRIA

$1,470,000

1201 N Royal St #216, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,756 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2014462

NONE AVAILABLE

901 Alfred St N, ALEXANDRIA

$1,450,000

901 Alfred St N, ALEXANDRIA

1 Bed 3 Baths 4,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1000156331

OLD TOWN

925 N Fairfax Street #1203, ALEXANDRIA

$1,349,000

925 N Fairfax Street #1203, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,256 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018898

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

210 N Alfred St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,250,000

↓ $100,000

210 N Alfred St, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,911 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2016982

OLD TOWN

507 Pendleton St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,250,000

↓ $50,000

507 Pendleton St, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,136 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017156

PORTNERS LANDING

925 Parker Gray School Way, ALEXANDRIA

$1,189,000

↓ $10,000

925 Parker Gray School Way, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,062 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017932

OLD TOWN COMMONS

1201 N Royal St #411, ALEXANDRIA

$1,186,000

1201 N Royal St #411, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,448 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017296

NONE AVAILABLE

319 N Alfred St N, ALEXANDRIA

$1,125,000

319 N Alfred St N, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,968 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018814

PARKER GRAY

During the modern era, North Old Town has sometimes lagged behind its southern counterpart when it comes to trendy shopping districts and new upscale condos for sale. That has been changing in recent years, however, with a number of high profile commercial developments. Among the most noteworthy has been the transformation of a sheet metal office workers building into the stunning modernist Oronoco Flats, listing as high as $4 million, with giant windows walls and every amenity imaginable.

The North Old Town area has a history of industrial use, and transforming those old structures has been one of the main keys to unlocking the immense potential of the waterfront. The Old Town Small Area Plan is an ongoing effort from the city with a proposed 2015-2017 window. Among the projects is Robinson Terminal North, representing one-half of the Robinson North and South Terminals—two port industrial sites that used to handle newsprint for the Washington Post. The long-vacant warehouses are now in the midst of redevelopment. The South portion will include town houses, condos and restaurants while the North Terminal will be a second mixed-use development, featuring a hotel.

The largest site in the area is the Potomac River Generating Station covering 25 acres of prime real estate. The plant shut down in 2012 and the current owners will be working with the Old Town North planning process in an effort to create new public amenities and waterfront development.

But while Old Town North continues looking forward, much of the heavy lifting has already been done with numerous townhouses and condos for sale, stemming both from historic buildings and brand-new construction. Also worth mentioning is the new Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter grocery stores, the recently improved Montgomery Park and a continuing trend toward new bars and restaurants.

And last but certainly not least, don’t forget Del Ray with its charming vintage Craftsman homes and, Potomac Yard—once one of the nation’s busiest railyards and now an exciting live, work and play development. Homes and condos for sale in North Old Town continue to increase and evolve. Contact District Partners at Compass to learn more, (202) 798-3600.



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