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.
The West End of Alexandria, the city’s largest neighborhood, is transforming at a rapidly evolving pace.
This highly residential neighborhood is undergoing several major revitalization efforts that will bring a new commercial and health hub to the heart of the West End, anchoring a new era.
Bordering both Fairfax and Arlington, the West End includes the Beauregard, Landmark and Van Dorn neighborhoods, along with other smaller communities. Along with playing a major role in the future of the City of Alexandria, the West End has deep historical roots in Fort Ward, a park and historical landmark built in 1861 to protect Washington during the Civil War. Today, Fort Ward hosts an active community of walkers, bikers, children and even schools on its spacious grounds.
It’s impossible to talk about the West End of the City of Alexandria without the new, forthcoming commercial and residential hub at the former Landmark Mall site. The Landmark Mall, once a thriving marketplace, has fallen into disuse over many years, and its only recent claim to fame was having part of “Wonder Woman 1984” filmed onsite.
Soon, this site will be the home of a much more modern town center. An Inova medical campus will be a linchpin of the development, creating more than 2,000 healthcare jobs and relocating the Inova Alexandria Hospital from its current location on Seminary Road. Construction will begin in 2023 and new buildings could be completed as soon as 2025.
With this new development, the West End will be an even more desirable place to live in the City of Alexandria. Breweries like Port City and Aslin are already making their mark, and new innovations like eLofts, a live/work concept occupying a former defense contractor building are popping up.
Here are some real estate statistics from the last six months, including single family homes, condos and duplexes.
- Highest closed price last 6 months: $2,261,000
- Average sold price last 6 months: $467,324
- Lowest closed price last 6 months: $141,500
- Average DOM: 26
As with every neighborhood in the DMV, prices can vary greatly due to location, size and property condition. Whether you are looking to sell, buy or invest, we would be honored to help. Email [email protected] or call/text 703-298-0562 to set up an appointment with one of our agents.
About Seward Group: We are award-winning real estate agents with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Lyssa Seward, 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. Seward Group’s main office is in Old Town Alexandria.
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Preschool, a play-based, half-day preschool in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria has limited openings for the ’23-’24 school year.
- 18 month old – Kindergarten classes
- Full day Kindergarten option (3 days/week)
- Early Care
- Transportation (ages 3+)
- Weekly Field Trips (ages 3+)
- Financial Aid available
Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.