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Del Ray, VA

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Del Ray, in Alexandria (Fairfax County not City of Alexandria), has leafy streets, front porches, and a commercial main street that gives it a small-town feel. Del Ray is very walkable, and mostly composed of detached single-family homes with relatively small yards (compared to further out suburbs). It features attractive architectural home styles, including Cape Cods, colonials, bungalows, and some Victorians. Some older homes in disrepair are razed and larger new construction homes with updated interiors are  erected in their place.​

Restaurants, Retail, and Entertainment

Mount Vernon Ave, the commercial main street, is busy with boutiques, restaurants, ​retail staples, and, of course, pedestrians. ​Nearly all are independently-owner, helping maintain the small town feel and lending an authenticity other areas simply don't have. The independent restaurant scene features wine bars, barbecue joints, sushi bars, Indian bistros, burger spots, delis, cafes, dog friendly bar/restaurants, steakhouses and intimate live music venues. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fun events like Art On The Avenue, an art and music festival that draws thousands. Farmers markets are a mainstay, the Halloween parade is a big deal, every month (during warm weather at least) there's music and fun activities. 

Things To Do

  • Walk Your Pup Along Four Mile Run to Shirlington Dog Park

  • Host a BBQ at Freed Park / Barcroft Park

  • See a Performance at Signature Theater

  • Catch a Poetry Reading at Open Mic Night at Busboys & Poets

  • People Watch in the Public Plaza in Shirlington Village


With close proximity to George Washington (GW) Parkway and I-395, and I-495 accessible as well, Del Ray is very convenient for drivers. The Braddock Road Metro station (Blue/Yellow lines) is on the south side of Del Ray. Potomac Yard Metro station (long under construction) is located at the northeast corner of Del Ray. The neighborhood is served by Alexandria's DASH bus lines, including line AT4 that takes commuters to the Pentagon.

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