With activities for all ages and interests, Del Ray is a picturesque neighborhood full of life and culture in the heart of Alexandria. Seemingly out of a Norman Rockwell painting, with a public library, tons of parks, restaurants, bars, a variety of mom and pop shops along Mount Vernon Avenue - aka "The Avenue", and a fully renovated YMCA location, Del Ray has everything you need without ever having to get out of the neighborhood. From the weekly Farmers' Market every Saturday to an array of festivals, including Art on the Avenue, the Del Ray Music Festival, First Thursdays, and a community Halloween parade, you will never run out of fun and interesting activities.
Unlike the historic townhomes of Old Town, Del Ray is composed of single-family detached homes with private backyards. Graceful front porches and smaller-scale streetscape foster neighborliness and make for a tight-knit community.
Del Ray is five minutes away from Old Town and just 20 minutes away from Downtown DC. It is easily accessible by public transportation, several bus routes, both the yellow and blue Metro lines, and by bike via the Mount Vernon Trail.