Alexandria is located on the west bank of the Potomac River, six miles below Washington, D.C. and nine miles north of Mount Vernon. Much of present-day Alexandria was included in a land grant from Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia, to Robert Howsing, an English ship captain, on October 21, 1669. The tract, which extended along the Potomac River from Hunting Creek on the south to the Little Falls on the north, was made by authority of King Charles II in recognition of Captain Howsing’s bringing 120 people to live in Virginia. Less than a month later, Howsing sold the land to John Alexander.
In 1789, Alexandria and a portion of Fairfax County were ceded by the State of Virginia to become a part of the newly created 10-mile-square District of Columbia. Formally accepted by Congress in 1801, Alexandria remained under the aegis of the new federal government until it was retroceded to Virginia in 1847. In 1852, it acquired city status and gained a new charter.
Since 1988, Alexandria has experienced unprecedented commercial development. Today the Old Town historic district is known for its array of museums, architecture, special events, fine restaurants and hotels, and other attractions that draw more than 1.5 million international and domestic visitors to it each year. More than two million square feet of new office complexes have been constructed. With this development, the City has become a mecca for divisional, regional, national, and multinational headquarters for operations ranging from research and development to high technology, associations, and professional services.
Whether executive estates, homes, or properties of all sizes and views, you’ll find Alexandria area homes for sale that are right for your needs. As you would expect, Alexandria real estate is highly valued and available homes and properties sell quickly.
Alexandria real estate includes a broad collection of homes for sale, condos for sale, beautiful estates, investment homes and executive properties. Whether you’re presently a home buyer or home seller, we’re confident our team can help you achieve your real estate goals.
Northern Virginia Homes provides the specialized services you deserve: a strong team concept, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing financing for your purchase, special technology, relocation program partnerships, constant communication throughout the transaction and more. Many years living in the area, combined with our team?s combined years of experience in real estate, means we can cover all aspects of your search, from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, condos, lots, vacant land, new construction, foreclosures, spec homes, 55-plus and retirement communities, gated communities, investment properties, vacation, lakeside, waterfront, golf and recreation properties, all the way to estates, luxury and executive homes. Military relocation for assignments to either Fort Belvoir or Quantico Marine Corps Base are another of our specialties.
So when you’re ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Alexandria, Virginia, please let Northern Virginia Homes help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Call us at 703-255-2900 or contact us.