Old Town

Home to colonial architecture, boutiques and restaurants
If you want to be away from the fast and loud city life, Old Town is the place to be. Filled with cobblestone streets, colonial homes, churches and museums, Old Town is a quiet and charming neighborhood on the banks of the Potomac River in Alexandria. A walk on the King Street displays Old Town's popular shops, boutiques and restaurants.

The area is very safe although it does not have the same nightlife as downtown DC. However, getting to downtown DC from here is no problem as it only takes 15 minutes via the King Street Metro. You'll be hard pressed to find many complaints about this neighborhood.
What Old Town Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.0
amenities
6.2
social
6.0
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in Old Town
Studio
$
1510
1 Bedroom
$
1630
2 Bedroom
$
2075

Living in
Old Town

Affordable
Many shopping options
Poor nightlife
Easy Commute
Small Town
Pretty Unsafe
Quiet Neighborhood
Walkable
Diverse
Old Town — 7.3/10 Rating (based on 14 neighborhood reviews)
Old Town is a cute area with lots of shopping and great restaurants. It's not as busy or loud as DC and can be more affordable. Getting into DC is easy with two metro stop options. Some cons would be that it doesn't have extensive nightlife options if that's what your into. However, it's a perfect option for a more low-key night that DC bars.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Braddock Station
The Del Ray neighborhood is very cute. Lots of mom and pop type stores and restaurants. Small town feel. Very young couple with new baby and dog type of place.

There is a pretty unsafe area right next to the neighborhood, so be careful. Also, there is no metro nearby.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
DelRay Tower
Lots of new development populated by yuppies and hip new businesses/restaurants, mixed in with pockets of section-8 housing and shady groups of people walking the streets.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Braddock Station
Public transportation is excellent. Really don't need a car. Holmes Run Park great for running and bicycling. Restaurants, shopping and malls within 5 miles.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Broadstone Van Dorn
Great residential location that's quiet but within walking distance to lots of restaurants and nightlife. Easy to get around the city as the neighborhood is close to many bus and train lines.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1824 N Lincoln Park W
Lots to do. Neighborhood is a lot of young working professionals, mixed with people who have lived there forever. Can walk to bars and restaurants.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Carl Sandburg Village
This is an awesome area. It is lots of fun to explore and a nice change from being in the city for school all the time.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Braddock Station
Pros:
- Safe, nearby grocery store, pet friendly, pool, close to restaurants, diverse in income types and styles of homes, etc.

Cons: Section 8 housing, a lot of people for a tiny pool.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Quaker Hill Condominiums
Great neighborhood that is close to restaurants and shopping. Not a lot within walking distance unless you live in the heart of Old Town (which we don't) but we are also relatively close to DC. Short Uber ride, great place to consider if you've never lived in the area before.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Braddock Station
Quite neighborhood that is close to Rustico and Buzz. Short distance to Mount Vernon Trail. Harris Teeter is within walking distance or a short car drive. For drivers, easy access to both Rt 1 and GW Parkway.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mason Hall
It's a great mix of city and community suburbia. The area is for all ages and includes much diversity. It has great public transport and many shops and food options.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1111 Belle Pre Apartments
Old Town is a great place to live if you don't want to live in downtown DC. There are always tons of things to do as well as great bars and restaurants.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Braddock Station
Close to DC and other Virginia cities... good public transport... not as young and fratty as Arlington but still plenty of social opportunities... Love it
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Parkfairfax
Very pleased
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Foxchase Apartments


Getting to Know
Old Town

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: N Van Dorn St to N Union St
North to South Boundary: S Glebe Rd to Capital Beltway Inner Loop
dining
Dos Amigos
Haute Dog and Fries
Jimmy Johns
grocery
Harris Teeter
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Old Town includes zip codes 22305, 22302, 22301, and 22314
Rent vs Own
43
%
of Old Town residents are renters
Driving to Work
66
%
of Old Town residents drive to work
New Construction
13
%
of housing units in Old Town have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
75
%
<20 units
3
%
20-49 units
22
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
23
%
18 - 34
41
%
35 - 54
44
%
55+
30
%
Unit Mix
3
%
Studio
27
%
1 Bed
33
%
2 Bed
37
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
74
%
Undergrad Student
5
%
Grad Student
4
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
12
%

Best Apartments
in Old Town


Studio $1,610
1 Bed $1,650
2 Beds $2,255

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Studio $1,390
1 Bed $1,535

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1 Bed $1,717
2 Beds $2,206

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Studio $1,500
1 Bed $1,700
2 Beds $2,400

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1 Bed $1,755
2 Beds $2,225

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Studio $1,571
1 Bed $1,669
2 Beds $2,551

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Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Guide
Del Ray
Cozy with its quiet and homely lifestyle