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
7.1
amenities
6.5
social
6.5
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in Old Town
Studio
$
1,600
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,250

Living in
Old Town

Affordable
Many Shopping Options
Easy Commute
Small Town
Diverse
Little Nightlife
Walkable
Quiet Neighborhood
Old Town — 7.9/10 Rating (based on 20 neighborhood reviews)
C'est trop "douchey" comme les gens Américain dit... encore, les mères et péres, et leur enfants avec noms bizarre. Mais les chiens et chats de la quartier sommes TROP mignon. Les enfants? Bof, je ne aime plus pas. PAS DE TOUT MDRRR
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Asher
There are a lot of great bars and restaurants within walking distance. Several grocery store options as well. The apartment is close to the metro/other transit.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Asher
Old Town is great. King Street is tons of fun and there are always interesting things to do and see.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Braddock Station
It's fine. There's plenty of things to do if you walk to King St, about 10 mins away.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Post Carlyle Square
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
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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
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
Good bars and restaurants
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Bradley Apartments
Old Town is an amazing community of friendly people with plenty of parks and activities, delicious restaurants, and plenty of shopping. It’s my great escape from the craziness of the city.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
406 South Royal Street
The neighborhood has something for everyone. Bordering trendy Kalorama/Dupont and more rustic AdMo. Building is next to an elementary school and small park.
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7
/10
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The Asher
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
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
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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
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Mason Hall
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
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Quaker Hill Condominiums
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
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
Family are friendly ppl!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Eos 21
Very pleased
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Foxchase Apartments


Getting to Know
Old Town

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Potomac River to N Van Dorn St
North to South Boundaries: S Glebe Rd to Capital Beltway Inner Loop
dining
Faccia Luna
Front Porch
Los Toltecos
Tokyo Japanese Steak House
grocery
Aldi
Giant
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Walgreens
fitness
Ascend Cycle
Snap Fitness
Solidcore
YogaToka
coffee
Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Sinbad Mediterranean Food & Bakery
Streets Market & Cafe
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
parks
Hooff’s Run
Jones Point Park
Monticello Park
Potomac Yard Park
bus
10A/10B/10E (bus)
11Y (bus)
8Z (bus)
AT3 (bus)
rail
Blue/Yellow (metro)
Yellow (metro)
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 $1,615
1 Bed $1,565
2 Beds $2,165

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Studio $1,274
1 Bed $1,532
2 Beds $1,910

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1 Bed $1,636
2 Beds $2,758

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1 Bed $1,425
2 Beds $2,000

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Studio $1,600
1 Bed $1,750
2 Beds $2,650

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1 Bed $1,605
2 Beds $2,299

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Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Guide
Del Ray
Cozy with its quiet and homely lifestyle