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Neighborhood Spotlight: Rosemont Historic District

Rosemont Historic District (via DHR, Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

Neighborhood Spotlight is a recurring column covering both the City of Alexandria and Alexandria in Fairfax County. This monthly column is sponsored and written by the Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Situated just outside of Old Town, Alexandria, is the historic, picturesque neighborhood of Rosemont.

Tree-lined streets highlight an eclectic mix of home styles including craftsman bungalows, traditional colonials and arts and crafts. Rosemont is a much loved and sought-after neighborhood for many reasons. The charming streets, quaint front porches, and rolling sidewalks remind neighbors and visitors alike of a simpler time.  Rosemont has an abundant, rich history dating back to 1908, although the land is much older. After all, Rosemont does have a cannon left behind by General Edward Braddock when he departed Alexandria in 1755 on an ill-fated mission during the French and Indian War!

Did you know?

  • The first mention of Rosemont appears in the June 10, 1908, edition of the Washington Times
  • The first ad promoting Rosemont appeared in the June 27, 1908, edition of the Washington Star
  • Rosemont was originally developed as a “streetcar suburb,” along a trolley, although the streetcar service ended in 1932, you can still get a glimpse of its history from the wide median on Commonwealth Avenue

For more history dating back to the 1900s, check out the Rosemont Citizens Association website.

Current residents love that the neighborhood is so convenient to Old Town, Del Ray, Arlington, DCA and D.C. You will often see people walking or biking to Beach Park, Hooffs Run Park and Greenway, or to the two dog parks in the neighborhood. The Grape and Bean, Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, and South China Restaurant are Rosemont’s very own neighborhood restaurants. The community is also served by both the King Street and Braddock Metro Stations.

Rosemont is bordered by W. Braddock Road and Russell Road to the north and east and King Street to the south and west.

For our data lovers, please see the last 6 months of the Rosemont real estate market stats below (as of February 2, 2022)

Please take note a few important numbers:

There are single family homes, condos and duplexes that are all included in these statistics. The fall market was markedly slower than the first half of 2021. 2022 is starting crazy hot, with a lack of inventory and pent-up buyer demand.

  • Highest closed price last 6 months: $2,385,000.00
  • Average sold price last 6 months: $ 927,016.00
  • The average pending under contract price: $1,067,450.00*

*We won’t know what these homes sold for until after they close.

If you, a friend, or a family member are interested in buying or selling a home, we would be honored to help.

Email us at [email protected], call 703-298-0562 or visit The Seward Group website to set up an appointment with one of our agents.

About The Seward Group: We are award-winning real estate agents with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Lyssa Seward, Brittanie DeChino, Melody Abella, Anita Edwards, Laura Catron, Gina Wimpey and Elaine McCall make up our team. We offer our clients Full-Spectrum Concierge Real Estate Service at all price points, assisting with every step of the process from beginning to end. We are licensed in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Old Town Alexandria.

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