Del Ray
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    Del Ray

    Back in the 1890s, what is now the Del Ray neighborhood was the site of St. Asaph Racetrack, a popular attraction for Washington gamblers, until the track shut down in the early 1900s. Around that time, developers also built two subdivisions in the area, which originally formed a town called Potomac, before it eventually was absorbed into the city of Alexandria. Del Ray was one of the Washington area’s earliest railroad and streetcar commuter suburbs, growing rapidly during World War II and in the years after. Today it’s a family-oriented community with a lively business district of small shops and restaurants that gives it the feel of a small town. There’s also the Dogs of Del Ray mural, an homage to local canines at Pat Miller Square. The housing stock includes bungalows, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, modified Queen Anne and Mediterranean Revival styles, mostly dating to the period before 1941.


    • Population 1,450
    • Median Home Price $835,450
    • Median Age 37
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Mount Vernon Community School
    • Middle (6-8) George Washington Middle School
    • High (9-12) Alexandria City High School

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    Explore Homes in Del Ray

    • Lower Market Kennedy St

      BR 3.0

      BA 2.0

      SQ FT 1515

      Built 1956

    • Mid Market E. Raymond Ave

      BR 5.0

      BA 4.5

      SQ FT 3550

      Built 1935

    • Upper Market Randolph Ave

      BR 6.0

      BA 5.0

      SQ FT 5000

      Built 1928

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