Situated to the northwest of Alexandria's Old Town district, Del Ray could be considered its eclectic neighbor. Characterized by single-family homes, trendy art galleries, and cozy boutique shops, the community of Del Ray puts a distinct focus on the wellness of its residents.
People who move to Del Ray are fond of the nostalgic Norman Rockwell-like neighborhoods with white picket fences and two-story houses. A residential development on land in the Potomac Yard area means modern condos and a diverse mix of residential, retail, and office spaces.
Del Ray real estate stands out for distinctive and diverse architectural styles. Dominant home styles include Craftsman Bungalow, Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, Colonial Revival, and Tudor Revival. Del Ray is part of the Town of Potomac Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Del Ray is accessible by the George Washington Memorial Parkway and is a stone’s throw away from the Beltway. Braddock Road Metro station is conveniently located near Mount Vernon Avenue. The Metroway provides rapid transit via buses to the Crystal City station. Capital Bikeshare stations dot the neighborhood. The DASH bus system service is also available within the neighborhood.
Del Rey is part of Alexandria City Public Schools. There are also private school options such as St. Stephens and St. Agnex and the Episcopal School. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and George Washington University have satellite campuses in Alexandria.
Each year, on the first Saturday in October, the community hosts an annual event known as Art on the Avenue. Located on vibrant Mount Vernon Avenue, this festival features over 300 artists who display handcrafted jewelry, clothing, artwork, and other wares. Live music, contests, children's events and other activities round out the schedule.
Del Ray has been nicknamed “Well Ray” because of the large number of health and wellness businesses in the neighborhood. The neighborhood features several parks, including East Del Ray Avenue Park and Playground and Mason Avenue Park.The Mount Vernon RECenter provides Del Ray residents with an array of amenities for all ages, including an ice arena, a fitness center, and a 25-meter heated indoor pool.
What to do?
Enjoy the best of the neighborhood's growing restaurant scene while still safeguarding your health with a little yoga on Saturday mornings. Take in a show featuring your favorite folk artist at Birchmere Music Hall. Shop organic at the Bon Vivant Café and Farmer’s Market. Indulge in a scoop or two of the frozen custard at the Dairy Godmother.
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