Braddock Heights Homes For Sale in Alexandria, VA
Braddock Heights is a pleasant community in the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Although sharing similar names, it shouldn’t be confused with the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood which is further to the south. With its trees and canopies of leafy branches and its quiet residential charm, this is the kind of place where people put down roots and stay for the long haul.
Located about two miles north of Old Town, this smallish subdivision of about 500 homes was named for Maj. General Edward Braddock, a well-known figure in Alexandrian history who fought in the French and Indian War. Braddock was heavily involved in turning old Indian paths into a major supply and convoy route that was ultimately named after him as Braddock Road.
Like many parts of the region, the Braddock Heights neighborhood existed as farmland for a very long time. It wasn’t until the 1930s that residential development really came into its own. The first major building boom existed through to the end of the 1950s, with construction slowing but certainly not ceasing after that point.
Homes for sale in Braddock Heights are representative of that lengthy span of time with a real diversity of styles. You’ll find old vintage cottages, larger Colonial Revivals, Cape Cods, 1950s-era brick Ramblers and split-levels. There are also some interesting mid-century hybrids, such as two-story brick and clapboard “raised Ranches” or styles associated with the “California split,” with an open living/dining area on its own level. There is also a smattering of newer custom homes, although not to a great extent.
But while Braddock Heights isn’t especially known for monster mansions, prices can still be fairly steep—recent listings have been between $750,000 and $2.2 million. You’re paying for a sought-after in-city Alexandria location, large lots sizes and homes that are attractive and upscale without being ostentatious.
Other nearby communities include Beverley Hills to the northeast, Del Ray to the east, and Rosemont/North Ridge to the south. And while the build of real estate properties are detached single-family homes, there are also some condos and townhouses at the neighborhood’s outer fringes. As for transit options, residents can simply south on Braddock Road to its eponymously named Metro station, or hop on the nearby I-395.
There’s also plenty of fun area amenities, such as the Village at Shirlington with its arts and entertainment, the upscale malls in Pentagon City, and Old Town with all its many great shops and restaurants. Or, cross the river to Washington DC itself! Nearby schools include George Mason Elementary, George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High.
To learn more about homes for sale in Braddock Heights, call District Partners at Compass today at (202) 798-3600.