Located South on the Potomac River and only seven miles away from Washington DC, Old Town Alexandria’s enchanting and historic waterfront setting is sprinkled with great restaurants, museums, boutiques and the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center that is home to the largest collection of working-artist studios in the United States. Though renowned for its quaintness and cobblestone streets, it is one of the top pet-friendly neighborhoods in the region. Old Town has miles of bike paths and a plethora of parks and open spaces.
Many residents take advantage of Alexandria’s public transportation system, which includes Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines, instead of driving into DC. I-95/I-495 passes just south of Old Town and I-395 dissects the western side of Alexandria, making it easy to hop on the area’s largest roadways to get just about anywhere in the DMV.
Traditional Thai cuisine, from noodles to clay pot dishes, in a modern space with a full bar.
High-end chain eatery serving seafood and steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view.
Small chain doing Southern comfort food, BBQ and full bar in casual digs with funky paper mache art.
Bustling pizzeria with an open kitchen and Neapolitan-style pies, microbrews, wine, and cocktails.
Modern eatery serves Chesapeake-style seafood in a renovated warehouse that’s over 200 years old.
Made-from-scratch cupcakes are offered in a variety of flavors at this cozy, upscale bakeshop.
Visual arts center located at the historic torpedo factory. Includes galleries and studios, and is open to the public.
A traditional French boutique with unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for an independent, style-conscious woman.
Vast gourmet emporium and restaurant with wine bar, demo kitchen and more in stylish, rustic surrounds.