The Asher

Old Town Alexandria Apartments
that Walk the Walk.

Talk all you want about stainless steel this and state-of-the-art that. What makes a great place to live isn’t measured in square feet, but by your own two feet.

But why just walk when you can amble, ramble, and roam? At The Asher, you’ll discover that the real luxury of Alexandria apartments is living in a great, walkable community. You just might run out of words for walking.

Walkability rules. (Bikeability, too. Compared with driving, biking is really a kind of mechanically enhanced walking.) A lot of new apartments in Alexandria (and elsewhere) talk the talk. The Asher walks the walk, combining one-block proximity to Metro with walking-distance access to all the pleasures of Old Town.

Arts&Entertainment

Mosey on up to the Birchmere, renowned bluegrass/country/folk/blues/whatever venue, for an up-close dose of notes from some of the best musicians working today.

Prowl the saloons in search of tunes: line dancing at Nick’s Nightclub, the piano bar at The Grille at Morrison House, jazz and blues at Two-Nineteen, supper-club stylings at the Carlyle Club, Irish (of course) at Murphy’s Irish Pub, and on and on.

Saunter through the inspiring spaces of the Torpedo Factory, a torpedo-manufacturing plant built in 1918 that now houses artists’ studios, galleries, and art classes. Damn the torpedoes! Full bleed ahead!

Stride right up to the Athenaeum, home of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and scene of art exhibits, theatrical performances, and musical events—another walking-distance perk of The Asher’s luxury apartments in Alexandria.

dining&drinking

Crawl from pub to pub, a colonial tradition still practiced today. (And practice does make perfect.) Select watering holes include redbrick classic Union Street Public House, the balconied Fish Market, Cheers-y Southside 815, and Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant and Pub, to name just a few.

Gad on over to Gadsby’s Tavern, both a restaurant and a museum showcasing the building’s role as the social center of colonial Alexandria. Well met, good sir, well met indeed.

Sidle up to the temptations at deco speakeasy PX Lounge, boutique-y Grape + Bean, local legend Robert Wiedmaier’s Brabo Tasting Room, and urban trattoria Faccia Luna, among many, many others.

Museums&History

Ambulate to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, site of a family-run pharmacy that served George and Martha Washington. They used to live just down the road at Mount Vernon, and their footprints are all over Old Town.

March to the beat of different drums at the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, a celebration of those freethinking, hardworking souls who tinkered with the past to create the present.

Perambulate the waterfront plaza and
peregrinate the piers and ponder the port of Alexandria’s prominence in the political perturbations that prompted the patriots to part ways with patriarchal England.

Stroll the cobblestones of one of America’s most historic cities. Then learn more at the Alexandria Black History Museum, the Alexandria Archeology Museum, the Fort Ward Museum, the Friendship Firehouse Museum, and The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum.

Toddle through George Washington’s hometown with your kids in Alexandria Colonial Tours’ Kids’ Scavenger Hunt.


Near&Far

Wander over to the Braddock Road Metro station—just a block from The Asher’s new apartments in Alexandria—and you can wend your way throughout the entire DC area. In addition to Metro’s Blue and Orange lines, you’ll also find Zipcar, Capital Bikeshare, Metrobus, and the Alexandria DASH bus at your service.

Parks&recreation

CAPER and CAVORT as you please in Montgomery Park, Tide Lock Park, Rivergate City Park, Oronoco Bay Park, Founders Park, or any of the other surrounding parks. And bring your dog. The Asher’s luxury apartments are pet friendly, and so is the city of Alexandria, with 18 dog parks at your disposal. (And we do mean disposal.)

Hike ( or bike ) the Mount Vernon Trail down to George Washington’s place overlooking the Potomac, where you can get better acquainted with the surveyor-general-president-farmer-distiller.

Hoof it out to Little Burgundy Farm Stables for all things equestrian. Granted, it’s not exactly in Old Town, but one of the pleasures of living in Alexandria’s premier luxury apartments is easy access to a rich variety of experiences.

Traverse the town on two wheels with a rental at Bike and Roll Alexandria.

Tread water (and make a splash) with the family at Great Waves Waterpark at Cameron Run Regional Park.

shopping&such

Gambol across the Potomac via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to National Harbor, where there’s always something going on (even before the casino opens).

Meander among nature’s bounty every Saturday morning at the Old Town Farmers Market—just as folks have since 1753. The Asher’s Alexandria apartments may be new, but around here, some things never change.

Promenade in your finest finds from the fabulous clothiers in this shopper’s paradise. The Asher’s Old Town Alexandria apartments are surrounded by stylish independent boutiques and big-name retailers alike—not to mention some great thrift shops.

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