Real estate companies, we think, are like lawyers.
We poke fun at them until we need them.
Or maybe it’s just me, someone known to be inquisitive about built dates and other facets of homes.
Their funniest ad/sign of all is — “Must See Inside.”
Yea, because most of us don’t usually need to do that when we buy a house.
Another funny one is — “just five minutes from Alexandria.”
Yea, at 2 am with a police escort.
The Big Fudge award goes to, “Located in the Heart of Old Town.”
I read one just the other day using that phrase.
So where exactly is the heart of Old Town?
As someone who has gone through several pairs of shoes walking Alexandria’s most charming locale, I’d have to say it’s not exactly clear.
On Saturday mornings, the heart of Old Town is the Farmers Market. The tax man is there too at City Hall.
On warm weekends, the intersection of King and Union pulses with an almost dangerous heart beat.
Hungry tummies love the 700 block of King, where food can be found behind almost every door.
Shoppers love the boutiques along mid-King, where Misha’s has set its anchor since the 1990s.
Putting all that together, we decided to put our compass point at Pitt and King. We admit that corner isn’t particularly gravity heavy, but it’s the compromise for the above factors.
Oh, by the way, that most recent ad we read was certainly close to the water and the Beltway, but stands eight blocks from King Street. See Zone 4.