Photo by Wayne Hulehan Photography

Del Ray in the News

Doing Del Ray By Morning, Noon And Night
Washington Post, 9/9/16
"Del Ray is the kind of neighborhood in which locals should feel lucky to live.  It's walkable, bike-friendly, and serves as home to a wide array of independently owned shops.  It's also filled with restaurants and cafes.  Regardless of the time of day you visit, you're guaranteed to find good eats."

10 Up-and-Coming Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods to Buy a Home
U.S. News and World Report, 8/23/16
Those "looking for a good coffee fix should visit this quaint neighborhood in Alexandria ... Everybody's walking dogs, going to yoga class. They all look happy." 

Community tries to resurrect an Alexandria landmark closed by fire
Washington Post, 7/15/16
"More than a half dozen neighborhood restaurants, their owners and chefs banded together to host a fundraiser to support the Breeding family, who had their steak-and- cheese shop burned out by an accidental fire on their opening day July 6. ...
 They sold $20 sandwiches at a clip of 1 per 30 seconds to a crowd that stood in half block long line in nearly triple digit temperatures."

Alexandria restaurants rally around Al’s Steak House after opening day fire
Washington Business Journal, 7/12/16 
Al's Steak House owner Dorothy Breeding: "I can’t say enough good things about the Del Ray Business Association, and how generous they’ve been."

Our View: Unfortunate fire illuminates the best in Alexandria
Alexandria Times, 7/15/16
"Yes, we should all be doing what we can to solve the big picture problems that are behind this season of national strife. But the smaller, compassionate actions that we take as part of our daily lives matter too. Kudos to the Del Ray community for rallying around Al’s Steak House."

Zip Trip: Del Ray -- 5 Must Stops
Fox 5 DC, 6/3/16
"There are so many fun things to do when visiting Del Ray it’s hard to keep count!"

Zip Trip: Del Ray -- Geico Hometown Hero Pat Miller
Fox 5 DC, 6/3/16
"The community activist has worked for decades to help Del Ray grow."

Best New Restaurants 2016: Stomping Ground
Northern Virginia Magazine, May 2016 issue
"You can go to Stomping Ground for the excellent biscuits (made by a Southerner) or the coffee (sourced from nearby roaster M.E. Swing), but you’ll have to remember to come back at night to get to know this true gem of an addition to Del Ray."

Here Are 5 Neighborhoods Around DC Where Home Values Hold Steady
Washingtonian, April 2016
"Whereas other close-in suburbs of DC feel urban, Del Ray still feels like a small town. ... [A]s in any decent small town, life in Del Ray revolves around institutions: the PTA at Mount Vernon Community School; the dog park; the region’s best frozen-custard shop, the Dairy Godmother."

Neighborhood Guide: Del Ray
Washingtonian, October 2015

"This Alexandria neighborhood is worth a visit for independent shops and eateries that are at once comforting, quirky, and President-approved."

Virginia Neighborhood Draws People To Nostalgic Main Street
Voice of America, 5/23/15
"Today, many main streets are worn down and empty because shoppers have been lured away by shopping malls. But in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, main street is thriving. Located just outside Washington , D.C., Del Ray has a nostalgic feel with its unique stores and small restaurants."

Getting to know Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood
Washington Post, 9/25/14
"Norman Rockwell would run out of paint within two hours here."

Copyright ©2015 Del Ray Business Association | 2308 Mt. Vernon Avenue, #727, Alexandria, VA 22301 

This website was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Alexandria Marketing Fund.