Property Description

405 E. Howell Avenue


Enviable location in sought-after Del Ray community  and close to Braddock Rd. Metro and Potomac Yards! Wonderful and bright three bedroom, two full baths home with three finished levels. Features hardwood floors, neutral paint colors, granite counter tops and stainless appliances in updated kitchen, built-in bookcases/cabinets on the main level and lower level, a finished basement with a great rec room space. Enjoy a welcoming deck for outdoor entertaining with deep fenced yard and shed for extra storage. Ideal for commuters -WON’T LAST LONG!

Property Status


Property Type



Del Ray





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What We Love

  • Enviable location in the heart of Del Ray
  • Close to Braddock Road metro, shopping, dining and more!
  • 3 finished levels and 3 upper level bedrooms
  • Freshly painted interior with calming neutral colors
  • Hardwood floors, custom built-in bookshelves and cabinets
  • Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances
  • Upper level bathroom renovated in June of 2017
  • Finished lower level with a full bath, new windows and carpeting in 2017
  • Deck off the kitchen is great for outdoor entertaining
  • Large fenced in backyard
  • Great community events all year round and near 3 playgrounds
  • Storage available in attic, basement and outdoor shed
  • Located near major interstate access which is ideal for commuters

The Neighborhood

Del Ray is a vibrant and active community within the City of Alexandria. It was once its own town in the late 1900s, designed around the major railroad line that ran north to south. Its growth was stimulated by the opening of The Potomac Yards railroad yards in 1906. At that time, Del Ray incorporated with the town of St Elmo to become the Town of Potomac with its own governance system.

You will often find residents out enjoying life on “The Avenue”. Del Ray is known for annual Art on the Avenue festival, its Halloween parade, and First Thursdays along the avenue. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the local Saturday morning Farmer’s Market.

When we lived in the neighborhood during the 1980s, one of our local favorites was Los Amigos–where Kaizan Tavern is today. It wasn’t until the Evening Star Cafe moved in late 1997 that a “trendy” restaurant proved it could have an audience. In 1999, Taqueria el Poblano opened its doors. Since then, restaurants, fitness studios and boutiques have made the area vibrant and exciting.

Neighborhood Tour

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