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Location and Recreation in Family-Friendly Charles Park

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A popular, established neighborhood, Charles Park is considered one of Alexandria's most convenient places to live. Developed in the late sixties and early seventies, there are approximately 400 homes on quiet streets with mature trees and gardens. The entire neighborhood features sidewalks and many streets include medians planted with crape myrtles and other native trees. The average price of recently sold listings is $345,000, with an approximate size of 3,400 square feet. Many residences are brick and have been updated with modern amenities, including gourmet kitchens, high-end bathrooms and home offices.

  • Parks/Outdoor

    Residents can walk, jog or bike throughout Charles Park. Award-winning Compton Park is adjacent to the neighborhood on Wakefield Boulevard. The park includes a playground area for younger children and a walking and jogging path encircling a large green area. Interpretive signage provides information on indigenous plant and animal life, with an overlook providing a scenic view of the space, including a butterfly garden.

  • Shopping

    Charles Park is less than five minutes from locally owned stores, clothing boutiques and gift shops along Jackson Street. Also within five minutes is MacArthur Village, a major retail area with supermarkets, national retailers, furniture stores and restaurants.


Residents of Charles Park often send their children to these private schools: