Potomac West Homes For Sale in Alexandria, VA 

Not so much a specific neighborhood as it is a conglomeration, Potomac West is a long sliver of land in the City of Alexandria. Located to the north of Old Town, it encompasses the current communities of Arlandria, Warwick Village, Lynhaven, Hume and Del Ray. You’ll find a wonderful diversity of real estate in Potomac West including a number of historic properties for sale. There is also a delightful blend of independently owned businesses and restaurants.

The area’s name stemmed from Potomac Yard which opened in 1906. Land west of the busy switching yard was generally referred to as Potomac West and became home to many railroad workers and their families. The communities of Del Ray and St. Elmo were soon combined as the Town of Potomac. The land that would become Arlandria, Warwick Village and Lynnhaven was still primarily devoted to farming at the time, although a few turn-of-the-century homes would soon begin to appear in Arlandria.

Potomac West Homes for Sale in Alexandria, Va

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13 Bakers Walk St #carlyle Lot 602

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,492,670

MLS#: VAAX239704
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
2976 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAX239362

108 N Payne St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,745,000

MLS#: VAAX239362
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3300 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

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508 East Custis Ave

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,399,000

MLS#: VAAX233888
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3988 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

603 Tennessee Ave

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,349,000

MLS#: VAAX240382
6 Bed, 4½ Bath
3995 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

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2911 Holly St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,100,000

MLS#: VAAX237828
5 Bed, 2½ Bath
1495 Sqft, 0.32 Acres
Residential

518 E Windsor Ave

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,100,000

MLS#: VAAX240184
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3300 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAX236736

1009 Cameron St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,089,000

MLS#: VAAX236736
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2157 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

111 E Luray Ave

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,075,000

MLS#: VAAX239736
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2574 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

1013 Princess St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,049,000

MLS#: VAAX241106
1 Bed, 1½ Bath
2473 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAX240964

319 S Henry St S

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,000,000

MLS#: VAAX240964
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2771 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

1421 Princess St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$999,900

MLS#: VAAX240574
6 Bed, 2½ Bath
2340 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAX240666

1126 Prince St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$975,000

MLS#: VAAX240666
2 Bed, 2 Bath
960 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

As time went on, the Town of Potomac ceased to exist as such, reverting back to Del Ray. St. Elmo became absorbed into Del Ray at that point. But there are still remnants of the past, including the Town of Potomac Historic District and shout-outs like St. Elmo’s Coffee Shop.

When it comes to homes for sale in Potomac West, you’ll find an incredibly rich mixture of architecture, including a great selection of vintage Craftsman-style cottages and bungalows. There’s also Colonial Revivals, 1940s era row houses, old brick apartment buildings that have since been converted to condos for sale, and a number of different mid-century styles including hybrids of Cape, Ranch and cottage style. Also in the mix are newer residences, both single-family homes, condos and upscale townhouses.

In other words, Potomac West is a grab bag of real estate in a really good way. Prices are as diversified as the styles, starting in the low six figures and climbing all the way to million dollar territory. Add to the mix the eclectic local vibes in the various communities, entrepreneurship and a great retail spine along Mount Vernon Avenue with its funky bars and coffee shops, boutique stores, art galleries, restaurants and entertainment like the legendary Birchmere music hall.

From Arlandria’s global cuisines to Del Ray’s Craftsman homes, and not forgetting an elusive long-ago town known as St. Elmo, Potomac West is indeed an important stitch in Alexandria’s fabric. Call District Partners at Compass to learn more, at (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 9:01pm EST.