New Alexandria is a neighborhood located in Alexandria, Virginia

Local History

In 1862 the “New Alexandria Land and River Improvements Company” bought 1,600 acres from local farmers. They planned to turn the area into a town called New Alexandria with a streetcar connecting it to Washington and Alexandria. In 1890 residents were able to commute to  Washington in less than 30 minutes. The area quickly grew and developed.

Local Real Estate

Homes in new Alexandria are mostly 4 bedrooms and were built between the 1930s and 1970s with some newer homes throughout. Many of them are cape cod and colonial style.

Local Community

New Alexandria has an annual 4th of July parade, a halloween party, and a National Night Owl event on the first Tuesday of August. The New Alexandria Citizens association hosts bi-monthly meetings at the Martha Washington Library to discuss issues in the community.  


Local Entertainment

New Alexandria is only a five minute walk from the Potomac river and less than 25 minutes from downtown D.C.. The residents of New Alexandria enjoy walking and biking along the Mount Vernon Recreation trail. There is a sailing and boating marina nearby as well as the Mount Vernon RECenter. Westgrove Park, Mount Vernon District Park, Belle Haven Park, and Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve are in close proximity of New Alexandria. Belle Haven Country Club is also near New Alexandria.  

Local Favorites

There is a Starbucks, Safeway, and Dunkin Donuts in New Alexandria making coffee and groceries easily accessible.