Carlyle & Eisenhower

In the southwestern part of the city, Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley are Alexandria’s contemporary answer to historic Old Town. In recent years, businesses, hotels, and office complexes have opened here, leading locals to dub the area the “economic engine of Alexandria.”

  • Home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office and its National Inventors Hall of Fame, the neighborhood celebrates innovation.
  • Locals gather at John Carlyle Square Park, the central square ideal for an afternoon picnic, or to take in a music festival or other community event.  
  • Near the Eisenhower Metro station, Hoffman Town Center is a mixed-use space featuring retail shops, restaurants, office space and a modern multiplex movie theater. The National Science Foundation, future anchor, is set to open in 2017 adding heft to the neighborhood’s  innovation brand.
  • Families flock to Cameron Run Regional Park, which includes a water park with a wave pool, water slides, miniature golf and batting cages. 

Bike racks and rentals like Capital Bikeshare make it easy to explore Carlyle/Eisenhower, where you’ll find a distinctive mix of old and new. The art deco Carlyle Club invites diners nightly for supper club-style entertainment while new luxury apartment buildings rise above green spaces where young professionals jog.

Carlyle/Eisenhower Gems

Here are just some of the top spots to check out:

National Inventors Hall of Fame Located at the US Patent & Trademark office, the Hall of Fame is hailed by USA Today as one of 10 “great places to be inspired by innovation.” More ›
Trademark Drink & Eat This upscale neighborhood bar serves contemporary American dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside local Virginia wines. Its lobster pot pie… More ›
Whole Foods Market This Carlyle gathering place is a natural and organic market offering popular weekly wine and beer tastings, brick-oven pizza, salad and hot-food… More ›
African-American Heritage Park A leafy oasis where you can walk the nature paths that wind through sculpture and historic burial grounds that commemorate the contributions of… More ›
Delia’s Mediterranean Grill Delicious Greek and Italian inspired cuisine is served along with specialty pastas, fresh salads and seafood and its award-winning pizza. Full… More ›
Carlyle Club Swing to live music at the Carlyle Club, an Art Deco supper club featuring old-fashioned entertainment. More ›
Foster's Grille A casual, family-friendly neighborhood venue that specializes in half-pound hamburgers, hand-cut fries and thick shakes. Hot dogs, salads, and… More ›
Cameron Run Cameron Run Regional Park and Great Waves Waterpark has two sources of entertainment on 20 acres, enjoyed by children and adults, with massive pools… More ›