1407 Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia
I don’t know about you but, this makes me sad. The Rosemont homeowner on Russell Road who LOVES the holidays has sold their home.

Via Sheriff Dana Lawhorne

Neighborhoods are defined by traditions. Delray has many but none better than the annual Halloween pirate show at 1407 Russell Road. Earlier today, Tami (the pirate lady) called me to break the bad news. She sold her house and is moving to Florida to help her aging parents. Her voice quivered as she told me the sad news. She talked about how much she enjoyed doing this for the community, especially the kids. It gave her great joy. I think she started off with a few pirates and it grew each year. Helping her was a blast. Working on it each year was a tradition that I looked forward to. I will miss the thousands of people who came to see it. I will miss helping Tami do something that allowed us to think about something other than bad news. It was a great distraction. It was a reminder that no matter what, traditions go on and so do it’s people. Tami never let us down. She is a wonderful person who spent all her free time and hard earned money to make us smile. She has a big heart. No surprise that she is moving to be with her parents who need her. Loyalty trumps tradition and that’s ok with me. I will miss her. If you can find time, send her a card or a note to say thank-you:
Tami Sarjeant
1407 Russell Road
Alexandria, Va. 22301

(Photo credit: Google Maps)

New Capital Bikeshare station at Commonwealth Avenue an E. Oak Street in Alexandria, Virginia

Including these newly added Capital Bikeshare stations, a total of 24 Bikeshare stations are now throughout Alexandria, Virginia.

The 2016 station additions expand Bikeshare to the South Old Town, Rosemont, Potomac Yard and Fairlington neighborhoods, providing more options near metro stations and in Old Town and Del Ray.

Four new Bikeshare stations were installed in June 2016:

  • Commonwealth Avenue at Oak Street (see above)
  • Potomac Avenue at Mainline Boulevard (Station 650)
  • North Radford Street at Osage Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue at Monroe Avenue

To find out more about Capital Bikeshare and how you can use it in your daily commute please visit the City’s Bikesharing website.

Check out this home for sale at 901 Commonwealth Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

For Sale in Alexandria, Virginia

This beautiful 2 bedroom, 1  bath rambler home is for sale and located at 901 Commonwealth Avenue in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. There’s an open house at this location TODAY (Sunday, May 15), from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To see a list of other open houses around Alexandria, click this link.

Via the listing

OPEN SUN 1-4pm! You’ll love this updated 2 bedroom duplex in Rosemont. Featuring a gorgeous kitchen w/ granite counters, solid wood cabinets, & SS applncs. Updated bathroom w/ travertine tile. Unfinished basement w/ laundry + tons of storage. Newer windows, hardwood floors, large attic for extra storage. Lovely patio. Off street parking. Amazing location – Walk to metro, Old Town, Del Ray, & more!

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

Check out this home for rent at 9 W. Uhler Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

Charming Bungalow Rental of the Day in Alexandria, Virginia’s Rosemont

Check out this 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow-style home for rent at 9 West Uhler Avenue in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Spacious & Charming 3BR Bungalow*Just 2 blocks from the center of DelRay*Near restaurants,shops,etc*Updated kitchen w/ all new appliances, cabinetry & bath*Main Lvl Hardwoods thru-out*Large, updated MBR w/ new bath & spacious walk-in closets in bedrooms*Fenced yard*Unfinished basement has washer & dryer*Excellent Location! Shows Well!

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

REMINDER: View the list of open houses this weekend around Alexandria, Virginia.

House of the Day in Alexandria, Virginia at 608 W Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia

House of the Day in Alexandria’s North Ridge neighborhood

We haven’t done a ‘House of the Day‘ in a while but, today’s water main break on West Braddock Road made me think of this gorgeous 1920’s era home located close by that I snapped in 2015.

This 3,198 square foot house in the North Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia  sits on a 2.03 acre lot and features 4 bathrooms.

Become a Red Brick Town Contributor by Taking Photos!

Here is one of our favorite new photos from the Red Brick Town Flickr Pool, depicting the best of Alexandria, Virginia and the area. Check out this photo of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial overlooking the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia at night.

You can see other Flickr pool submissions we have posted about at this link.

Do you have a picture that depicts Alexandria, Virginia? A GREAT way to contribute to our website is to share your photos in our Flickr pool by submitting your own!

bus approaching highland
The City of Alexandria recently released a memo (PDF) showing that in the 18 months since the King Street bike lanes were installed that crashes are starting to decrease.

The City claims that speeds have decreased as well but, if the City is going on the speed recorded from the speed display signs located both eastbound and westbound along Shuter’s Hill, these have historically been 3 – 5 mph off which would put speeds about the same as before. This would match with what we have tracked both before the and after the bike lanes were installed.

Have you noticed any changes in driver behavior since the bike lanes were installed in this corridor?

(Photo via Facebook)

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