About Alexandria | Old Town
Old Town’s historic district clusters around King Street near the Potomac River and extends north, south, and west for several blocks. That’s where the neighborhood’s characteristic colonial homes, those square 18th century row houses, lie, as well as the boutiques, restaurants and shops to which most visitors flock. But the neighborhood covers a much larger area, running from the Beltway in the south to Slaters Lane in the north, and from the western line of Metro tracks (including the King Street and Braddock Road stations) to the Potomac River. Old Town is densely built and walkable, with sidewalks running along tree-shaded blocks. Properties range from old, well-maintained colonial row homes, to condos, apartments and townhouses in the northeast section of the neighborhood.
About Alexandria | Del Ray
Del Ray is bounded by Braddock Road to the south; Russell Road to the west; West and East Glebe Road to the north; and Jefferson Davis Highway and Leslie, Glendale, and Mount Vernon avenues to the east. Although there are a few townhouses, older row houses, and some boxy brick apartment buildings, properties are largely detached single-family homes. A quirky and varied mix of Cape Cods, colonials, bungalows, and some Victorians.