Developed in the late 1890s, the Dupont Circle area built a reputation as a fashionable residential neighborhood that lasted into the early years of the 20th century. The circle itself was originally called “Pacific Circle” and ...Read More
Originally developed in the 1920s as a "streetcar suburb" connected to Washington, D.C., the Rosemont community in Alexandria lies to the West of Old Town and is the area's oldest planned residential expansion. The name "Rosemont" comes from a Philadelphia neighborhood of the same name with much of the neighborhood included in the National Register of Historic Places. Because of its convenient access to Downtown DC (approximately 25-30 minutes during rush hour), Rosemont is popular with working professionals as well as families. Houses in Rosemont are older and come in a range of styles from row houses and bungalows to Victorians and Colonials to a smattering of town homes. Many of the homes have been renovated to reflect the conveniences of modern living but there have been few tear-downs. Rosemont is served by four elementary schools ranked highly by the "GreatSchools" system of parent feedback. The mature trees lining the streets and easy access to Old Town shopping and dining add to the allure of the area.
Rosemont extends from the foot of Shuter's Hill to the north for a dozen blocks to the edge of neighboring Del Ray.