As much as my livelihood is based on helping folks buy and sell houses, I know that renting is a necessity for many. Sometimes it’s because of a temporary assignment or the need to save for a down payment.
In either case, people need a place to live and the recently opened Del Ray Central is a new player in the high end apartment market in Alexandria.
We moseyed down Mt. Vernon Avenue this afternoon to take a look at this new complex. Formerly the home of a taxi stand and pizza carry out the two buildings, 3051 and 3056 Mt. Vernon, have a very sleek, contemporary feel.
These are mixed use buildings with commercial offerings on the ground floor and residential spaces on top.
All together there are 141 rental units and 46 different layouts – everything from studios to two bedrooms + den.
Some of the units have balconies (or patios masquerading as balconies) but for those without outside access there are three large rooftop areas complete with landscaping and furniture.
Each apartment has marble counter tops (kitchen and bath), stainless steel appliances, Berber carpet, good closet space, one assigned parking space in the underground garage, and a stacked washing machine and dryer.
They also come with a fairly hefty price tag. The one bedroom model we saw is 691 sq. ft. and goes for $1925.
Del Ray Central has a secure front entry, is handicapped accessible and pet friendly.
Situated between Del Ray/Warwick Village and Arlandria, with a bus stop directly in front, and across the street from the Bombay Curry Company, Del Merei Grille, Cafe Pizzaiolo and a noodle shop, this development strikes us as a mecca for young singles/couples.
Of course the leasing agent couldn’t confirm my suspicions (Fair Housing Laws) but it just doesn’t have that family vibe if you know what I mean.
Still, this is a great addition to the Del Ray/Arlandria area and one day those renters will be buyers!