Carlyle District - Alexandria, VA

The Carlyle District offers something a little different in historical Alexandria—glass and steel high-rise buildings and new luxury condos for sale. This mixed-use community covers 77 acres of land at the western fringes of Old Town and is often mentioned in same breath as Eisenhower East—its next-door neighbor.

This high-density neighborhood packs in office buildings, apartments, condos, a luxury hotel, retail and dining and even urban open spaces and parks. It’s also the home of the United States Patent and Trademark Offices which occupies part of the USPTO campus and complex. Other integral components are The Westin Alexandria, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, the National Science Foundation and Dulany Gardens. Want more? How about the African-American Heritage Park, the Masonic Temple, public tennis courts, a dog park, a farmers’ market and a retail/entertainment center?

And yes, for the crowning touch, there’s even a Whole Foods here!

Located off Duke Street, the neighborhood actually began as part of Eisenhower East (hence the earlier noted connection) but kept evolving until it was its own self-sustaining live, work and play community. This city within a city now has its own organizational representation—the Carlyle Council, responsible for a number of oversight and business/community development functions.

So what about homes for sale in the Carlyle District? You want find any detached single-family residences so cross that off the wish list. And this isn’t a place for antique row houses or the like. Check out Del Ray or Rosemont for properties like that.

But if you’re interested in upscale lofts, flats, penthouses and other condos for sale, this just might be your place. Prime examples of the types of dwellings that a curious buyer might find here include the Carlyle Towers with three high-rise towers and 549 units, and the Jamieson, a 15-story luxury condominium with 81 residences, delivered in 2008. The Jamieson is actually located above the Westin Hotel, and offers its high-end hotel amenities such as maid service to condo residents.

Other high end condo communities include the Carlyle City Residences, the Condos at Carlyle Square and the Royalton. Prices in the Carlyle District tend to hover between the mid and high six figures, and there aren’t usually a lot of active listings. But that could change to some extent with additional infill development. Call District Partners at Compass for more information, at (202) 798-3600.