moving to alexandria

With loads of character and charm, walkability, and a true community feel, it’s no wonder so many renters and homeowners are making the move from DC to Alexandria!

Alexandria offers something for everyone.

For those seeking an urban lifestyle, Old Town Alexandria offers one in a beautiful, waterfront setting. Residents can stroll along its charming historic streets to shop in Old Town’s many boutiques or at its Saturday morning farmers’ market. Wine bars, fitness studios, grocery stores, restaurants, and bars are all within walking distance.

Old Town commuters love being able to walk to two metro stops or catch one of the many bus lines that service the city. Boat taxis take you across the Potomac to Georgetown, National Harbor, and up the river to Nats games! Frequent flyers love having Reagan National Airport just a short drive away.

Historic and newer townhomes, cozy row homes, and modern condos are all options in Old Town. Looking for new construction? Water views? Old Town has those too. There truly is a real estate option for everyone in Old Town.

“We had a hard time finding many appealing houses in DC that had that same level of walkability to all the same features. Those that did tended to be more expensive and much smaller. We also compared income and property taxes and found that Virginia was more affordable than DC in that regard.  Even if we took a cab or Uber into DC once a week to see a show or go out for dinner, we calculated that we would still save more money living here. So all around, we realized for the access we wanted to economic, social and geographic features, our dollar went much further in Old Town.”

– Lori

You can read more about Lori’s experience here – and more about our very own Allison’s experience crossing the river here.

Want a single family home or a townhome in a less urban, yet still walkable, area? Del Ray may be just the place for you! Charming bungalows and townhouses are available for all budgets and lifestyles in Del Ray. With an eclectic neighborhood feel and a thriving arts scene, there is no shortage of activity and fun to be had! Mount Vernon Avenue is the heart of Del Ray, home to its many restaurants, shops, Saturday farmers’ market, First Thursdays, and much loved annual events like Art on the Avenue and the Halloween Parade.

Alexandria offers many other charming neighborhoods beyond Old Town and Del Ray. For those seeking a single family home and/or a yard, welcoming neighborhoods such as Rosemont, Braddock Heights, Jefferson Park, Beverley Hills, or Seminary Ridge are worth exploring. Active community groups, parks, quiet streets, and easy commuter access are just a few of the reasons house hunters are drawn to these communities.

As you can see, there is a home for everyone in Alexandria. Whether you’re seeking an urban condo, a historic row home, a charming bungalow, a new construction townhome, single family home with a yard, or a luxury estate, or you will find a home to suit your lifestyle in Alexandria.

So Why Make the Move with Us?

We love to sell real estate throughout the entire Metro area. We’ve lived in worked in all parts of Northern Virginia and The District. While we now call Alexandria home, we are just as comfortable selling real estate in DC and anywhere in the DC Metro.

Whether you’ve been priced out of the DC market, are looking for another walkable area for your family, or have another motivation for moving, we’re the team to help you make the transition across the river with ease.

“I chose The Goodhart Group to sell my place in DC and find a home in Alexandria and I’m so glad I did. My row house on Capitol Hill sold immediately! Having a Realtor who is able to do business in both DC and Virginia allowed me a smooth transition from the District back to the Commonwealth.”

–Rebecca

Here’s what you can look forward to when you move from DC to Alexandria with The Goodhart Group:

Our Community Expertise

We’ve called this area home for over 30 years and have been helping clients buy and sell real estate here for almost as long. Between all of our team members, we’ve lived in every neighborhood in the area, including many in DC, and know each community from the inside out.

If you want to list your home in The District, but aren’t really sure where you want to live next, we can help you whether you decide to cross the river or not. We will help you think through the differences between living in Virginia vs. The District — the commute, tax implications, parking, and more.

We also have a strong local network of professionals to help you make the move, from inspectors and lenders to home renovation specialists. With our immediate and extended team, all of the bases are covered.

Should You Buy or Sell First?

Whether you should buy or sell first will depend on your timeframe, your needs, and the proper financial strategy. To determine the best course of action for you, we’ll start with a meeting to talk about your goals, what you’re looking for in your next home, and your financial qualifications. With that information, we’ll put together a game plan as to whether you should buy or sell first. For more information on buying and selling at the same time, see our blog post or get in touch with us today.

Our Neighborhood Orientation Tours

A lot of real estate agents will focus solely on your next house, but we know that the community you choose is just as important. With our Neighborhood Orientation Tours, we’ll give you the lay of the land, be it in Alexandria, DC, or any other part of of Northern Virginia you choose to call home next.

After establishing what you need and want in your next home, we’ll spend some time touring the neighborhoods that fit your lifestyle. We’ll show you what your commute will be like, where the best restaurants are, and what sort of home you can get at different price points. Whether you already know what community you’ll love, or have never visited the area before, we’ll help you find your perfect match.