Old Town Alexandria / Market Square

Includes King, Union, and Prince Streets
Alexandria, VA

Submitted by: Clark Mercer

Old Town Alexandria is a mixed-use, historic neighborhood with a central market square and city hall.

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Why It Works

Situated on the Potomac River, Old Town is a real mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly community, offering housing, public parks, and many shops and restaurants. Located within its traditional cobblestone streets are numerous historic buildings, including Gadsby's Tavern and Robert E. Lee's boyhood home.

What Makes Old Town Alexandria / Market Square a Great Place?

Old Town Alexandria is a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented community that is accessible by the METRO. Where there is heavy foot traffic, the streets are narrower and focus on the needs of pedestrians.

An area that is very clean and safe.

Residential, commercial, retail, and recreational structures exist within this three- to four-block downtown area.

Market Square at City Hall is a space that encourages sociability, and serves as a meeting place for couples and small groups. The farmers market on Saturday mornings brings together all sorts of different people from the area.

Contact Info:

City of Alexandria, general information: 703-838-4000

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