Mount Vernon Homes For Sale in Alexandria, VA
Mount Vernon is a large neighborhood in the Alexandria, Virginia area with a population of approximately 30,000. Situated along the Potomac River, Mount Vernon was named for George Washington’s plantation home. The mansion was built in 1757 and still stands today, preserved as a historical landmark and open to visitors every day of the year. As a real estate marketplace Mount Vernon has been making steady games since reaching a low point in 2009 as a result of the national economic downturn. Home values have risen a solid 6.5 percent year-to-date, to $317,900. To learn more about Mount Vernon homes for sale in Alexandria, VA, start scanning through the available home listings below:
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Mount Vernon’s median home value takes into account condo prices, which are quite affordable. One bedroom units can be had for less than $200,000 and it is not at all uncommon to find two-bedroom units in the low six-figure range. As for townhouses and detached single-family homes, prices begin at around $250,000 and climb from there. The ubiquitous Colonial-style home seems to be everywhere, in all of its many variations. Capes, split-levels and Ramblers are also common.
The specific geography of Mount Vernon can be a little tricky. While it is considered to be one of the nine magisterial districts in Fairfax County, the US Census Bureau defines the neighborhood more narrowly, as coextensive with the 22309 zip code area of Alexandria. In the eyes of many, Mount Vernon is actually a larger area extending from Old Town to Fort Belvoir. Its watery boundary, commonly referred to as the Potomac Rover actually includes Dougue Creek to the southwest, Potomac Creek to the south and the more narrow Little Hunting Creek on the east. All this water makes for some great luxury waterfront homes for sale!
While Mount Vernon’s well-known history dates back to the Colonial days, its largest residential development boom occurred between the 1960’s and 1980’s. New housing starts have continued since then, though not at the same pace. Most recently, there has been a move toward new commercial development along the Route 1 corridor. Schools in the area include Belle View Elementary and Mt. Vernon High School which has an International Baculaurete program. Locals in the neighborhood enjoy two different outdoor Farmers Markets, on Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information about Mount Vernon homes for sale in Alexandria, call us today at (202) 798-3600.
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Listing information last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 9:04am EDT.