Old Town

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. A walk on the King Street displays Old Town's popular shops, boutiques and restaurants.
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 — None/10 Rating (based on 12 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
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
PRO:
- Close location to the train, grocery stores, etc.

CONS:
- Don't feel too safe around some of the sketchy areas on the outskirts of Old Town
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1516 N Hudson Ave, Apt #2
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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
entertainment
A Galerie
Art on the Avenue
Laporta's Restaurant
Rock It Grill
gyms / rec
LA Boxing
Potomac Kempo - Carlyle
Solidcore
Xtend Barre Old Town
shopping
Book
Exotic Planterium and Card & Comic Collectorama
Kiskadee
Rock of Ages Music
transit
10A/10B/10E (bus)
Blue/Yellow (metro)
METROWAY (bus)
Richmond Highway Express Bus (bus)
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
Harris Teeter
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
dining
Dos Amigos
Haute Dog and Fries
Jimmy Johns
Starbucks
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Old Town contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Old Town _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Old Town is $_______. ____% of Old Town residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Old Town residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Old Town is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Old Town


Studio $1,820
1 Bed $1,660
2 Beds $2,375

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Studio $1,375
1 Bed $1,605

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1 Bed $1,855
2 Beds $2,541

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1 Bed $1,728

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Studio $885
1 Bed $1,010
2 Beds $1,540

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