Lifestyle is where it all begins and this significantly expanded Cape Cod has it all! Just two blocks to Braddock Metro, it is also a short distance to Old Town and popular Del Ray. There are infinite dining, shopping, nightlife and transit options. Perfect backyard patio setting for summer BBQs and large corner lot with white picket fence. Filled with natural light, spacious and main level living benefits. It also has a plethora of off street parking! Don’t miss this opportunity!
Driveway - Off Street, Permit for Street Parking
What We Love
- Minutes to metro and public transit
- Corner Lot, fully fenced
- Spacious interior, ample storage
- Bright interior, facing west
- Short walking distances to Del Ray and Old Town
- Large backyard perfect for families and entertaining
- Close-knit community, wonderful neighborhood for families
- Ample parking close to home
- New appliances: refrigerator (2016), dishwasher (2016), sump pump (2017)
Del Ray is a community within the City of Alexandria that is vibrant and active. It was once its own town in the late 1900’s, 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. It was annexed by the City of Alexandria in 1930, which is why Del Ray feels like a small town city within Alexandria.
Del Ray grew to be a diverse community and began a renaissance in the 1980’s when its 19xx Sears bungalows became a popular home style. Soon after, The Del Ray Artisans established a studio and the neighborhood began to be recognized for its funky and eclectic feel. During the 1980’s an effort was made to revitalize its main thoroughfare, Mount Vernon Avenue (which had lost businesses during the 1970’s), now often referred to as “The Avenue” for short. One of our favorites during the 1980’s when we lived in the neighborhood 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.
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 its Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. It has a true community feel and you will often find residents out enjoying life on “The Avenue”.