Potomac West, VA Homes For Sale

Potomac West in Alexandria City is a long sliver of land that encompasses several subdivisions: Arlandria, Warwick Village, Lynhaven, Hume and Del Ray. The old neighborhood of St. Elmo—more of a historic footnote than an active community these days—also shows up on some maps.

The Potomac Yard opened in 1906, one of nation’s busiest switching yards for trains.  Soon after, the area bordering the Yard to the west was christened Potomac West. The preexisting communities of St. Elmo and Del Ray were merged and renamed the Town of Potomac. But in 1930 the town was annexed by the City of Alexandria. And slowly but surely, Del Ray became the more predominant community with St. Elmo and the Town of Potomac taking on more ceremonial roles.

Potomac West Homes for Sale in Alexandria, VA

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000
$600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000 $800,000 - $900,000
$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
27 E Masonic View Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt

27 E Masonic View Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,895,000 ↓ $105,000
5 W Windsor Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,205 SqFt

5 W Windsor Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,725,000 ↓ $125,000
2305 E Randolph Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,025 SqFt

2305 E Randolph Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,680,000 ↓ $60,000
2911 Holly St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,495 SqFt

2911 Holly St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,600,000 ↑ $500,000
804 Mount Vernon Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,500 SqFt

804 Mount Vernon Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,500,000
2502 E Randolph Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

2502 E Randolph Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,285,000
120 E Walnut St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,916 SqFt

120 E Walnut St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,249,000 ↓ $50,000
1219 Van Valkenburgh Ln, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,702 SqFt

1219 Van Valkenburgh Ln, ALEXANDRIA

$1,075,000
1423 Van Valkenburgh Ln, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,670 SqFt

1423 Van Valkenburgh Ln, ALEXANDRIA

$1,049,990 ↓ $20,000
207 E Monroe Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,231 SqFt

207 E Monroe Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,025,000 ↓ $50,000
1307 Van Valkenburgh Ln, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,362 SqFt

1307 Van Valkenburgh Ln, ALEXANDRIA

$1,025,000
518 E Windsor Ave, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,300 SqFt

518 E Windsor Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$999,950 ↓ $79,050

These days, Potomac West is usually considered something of a general description for Del Ray and other nearby neighborhoods. Del Ray with its wonderful Craftsman homes as well as its eclectic indie restaurants and businesses along Mount Vernon Avenue, represents one of Alexandria’s hottest real estate marketplaces. But it’s not the only home-buying game in the area.

Lynhaven was developed as a place where Yard workers could afford home ownership—mortgage rates on the row house style properties were offered at $31.65 per month! Warwick Village is also dominated by 1940s-era brick Colonial Revival townhouses, while Arlandria is the northernmost neighborhood of this bunch and is known for its fun international-style restaurants and diversity of housing.

Put it all together and you’ll find that Potomac West offers one of the most diverse melting pots of real estate in all of Alexandria. That includes garden-style apartments that have gone condo, houses that combine Cape Cod and Rambler styles, Victorians and vintage Craftsman cottages, mid-century duplexes and more. Prices range from the low six figures to over a million bucks!

So whether you’re searching for competitive prices, fun parks, funky coffee shops and bars or an elusive long ago town named St. Elmo, Potomac West is a place that should be bookmarked on your Google map. You can also learn more about homes, condos and townhouses for sale in the area by calling District Partners at Compass, at (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on August 9th, 2020 at 12:45pm EDT.

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