Alexandria Spring Roundup

There’s a lot to look forward to in Alexandria’s spring season. Between celebrity tall ships, new breweries, and boutiques, there will be something for everyone. Here’s our roundup for what excites us the most…




Waterfront Park Making Waves

Everyone has been buzzing with anticipation for the waterfront transformation in Old Town. The opening kicks off with the expanded new park area at the foot of King Street. This will connect Old Town’s historic retail corridor with the water. The expanded Waterfront Park will be opening in March with a $100,000 public art installation. The exhibit, Mirror Mirror, is an interactive piece that responds to sounds with light. This will be the first of a temporary series of waterfront installations.




Tall Ships Are the Best Ships

Who hasn’t wanted to stand on a tall ship, sails blowing in the wind and ask, “Why is the rum gone?” Now you can! Get a tour of one of the U.S. Continental Navy’s first ships, which also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean. There might not be rum, but there will definitely be beer. The exhibit will feature educational programs and beer cruises presented by Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company. Also, did you know the ship was captained by John Paul Jones, the father of the U.S. Navy, under the leadership of General George Washington? We have a feeling he would’ve given Jack Sparrow a run for his money.




Breweries and Beer Gardens, Oh My!

Oh, hoppy day! Alexandria is about to be the latest home to some of the best breweries and beer gardens. Aslin Beer Co. will be moving its headquarters to Alexandria’s West End. Lost Boy Cidery, the first urban craft cidery in Northern Virginia, will launch this summer in the Carlyle neighborhood. Being outdoors more of your scene? Augie’s Mussel House on the Patio will feature an expansive outdoor patio and beers from around the world. We’ll cheers to that!




Shopping Is Our Cardio

530 First Street is about to be the King of the North. Located in North Old Town, it is the perfect spot for new restaurants, apartments, and shops. It will be the next catalyst in the evolution of Old Town as EDENS’ creative design and development strategies contribute to an authentic and vibrant lifestyle experience in a flourishing, historic community. 530 First Street will include 50,000 square feet in retail, 240 parking spaces, and 232 residential units. Some of eateries and shops include Sisters Thai, OAK Steakhouse, Row House, and West Elm.



Want more details on Alexandria spring festivities?
Head to VisitALX for more information!


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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