Once a streetcar suburb, Del Ray, whose motto is “Where Main Street Still Exists,” has blossomed into what feels like the perfect small town within Alexandria. Known for its independent shops, a thriving restaurant scene and a large community of holistic health businesses, Del Ray is a charming community that has often been described as a throw back to a bygone era.
Its residents enjoy both the cultural and artistic events that take place – such as First Thursdays with live music, food and entertainment and monthly exhibits hosted by Del Ray Artisans – as well as its accessibility to Washington D.C. and Arlington County. Del Ray is in proximity to George Washington Parkway, I-395 and the Mount Vernon Bike Trail and is connected by the Braddock Road Metro, four Capital Bikeshare Stations, and the future Potomac Yard Station, giving locals numerous commuter options.
Del Ray’s housing options match the neighborhood vibe with an eclectic mix of Cape Cods, Bungalows and Victorians, in addition to a smattering of townhouses, duplexes and condos. Prices range from the mid-$200’s to above $1 million; with such variation, there is truly something for everyone.