Although I’ve found that people are generally not surprised by how widely price points range in Alexandria’s different neighborhoods, looking at homes side-to-side by the numbers can be a valuable exercise in determining exactly what you’re looking for in your home search. Are you searching for a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms? Are you looking for a lot of space? Are you looking for an historic property or a new construction? Do you want to be able to walk to the Metro, or are you one of Uber’s favorite customers? It really depends on what you’re looking for, what’s important to you, and how much you want to invest, but in Alexandria, you can find it all.
This area has many factors that impact price, including but not limited to location, features, square footage, and lot size. In terms of location, Alexandria has an element of the city/suburbs real estate divide, with the price per square foot in Old Town generally being much higher than further down the GW Parkway due to walkability, transportation amenities, history, etc. Another location-dependent factor in our area is proximity to the water, with homes right on the Potomac River offered at much higher price points.
We currently have three very different listings on the market in the $500-600K range. They’re featured below to give you an idea of what this price point can get you in different zip codes in Alexandria.
4664 Kinsey Lane, 22311
Beds and baths: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Size of house: 2,152 square feet
Year built: 1994
Amount of land: 0.06 acres
Location: Stonegate, in Alexandria City near Seminary Road and King Street and three minutes from I-395
Special features: End-unit townhome; three finished levels; open floor plan; 1-car garage with storage; large deck; bright eat-in kitchen; master suite with huge walk-in closet, tray ceiling, and brand new bath; wood-burning fireplace; lower-level walk-out family room; back porch; new HVAC; smart thermostat; hardwood floors; 5-year-old appliances and roof.
918 Queen Street, 22314
Beds and baths: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Size of house: 968 square feet
Year built: 1830
Amount of land: 0.03 acres
Location: Old Town
Special features: Semi-detached home; less than one mile to two Metro stations; renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances; renovated bath; hardwood floors; private, fenced backyard with brick patio and garden.
1117 Westmoreland Road, 22308
Beds and baths: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Size of house: 2,107 square feet
Year built: 1957
Amount of land: 0.22 acres
Location: Wellington Estates, off of the GW Parkway
Special features: Renovated split level with three finished levels; near park and bike trail; Waynewood Elementary School district; kitchen addition with breakfast nook, vaulted ceiling, and skylight; hardwood floors; year-round sunroom; gas fireplace and wood stove; Andersen windows; 1-car carport; large yard with deck; recently replaced roof