Old Town Crier


A Division of Crier Media Group, Inc.

Let The Old Town Crier Market Your Business

“From the Bay to the Blue Ridge”

The Old Town Crier was established in January of 1988 as “Alexandria ‘s Finest Newsmagazine”. Immediately embraced by the community, the Crier has continued to evolve and grow over the years and we are now known as the publication that literally reaches “From the Bay to the Blue Ridge.

The Crier began as the only Community Magazine in Alexandria solely dedicated to promoting the lifestyles of Old Town. The format worked so well in Alexandria that we expanded our coverage 1995 to include Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland, Fauquier, Loudoun, Warrenton and Rappahannock Counties in Virginia and points between including National Harbor. The demographics of these areas exceed the national average in level of income – earned and disposable; discretionary income; mobility; education and cost of housing. Each one of these areas are a destination place in their own right, but moreover, the movement of individuals between these areas is quite active. The Old Town Crier has become the most popular source of information for people traveling to and from these areas as well as to locals in all of our distribution areas. We also have a big presence in the social media world. Our blog and website are very popular and our Facebook page fans are growing in leaps and bounds. The print version is viewable online for those who prefer reading an onscreen publication.

The publication provides interesting and timely stories including, but not limited to the following:

  • Businesses & Personalities
  • Authors & Artists
  • Events & Happenings
  • Entertainment Guide
  • Arts & Antiques Guide
  • Restaurant Guide & Reviews

The Old Town Crier is distributed monthly to over 450 outlets including restaurants, retail establishments, hotels and visitor centers in all of the communities listed above; as well as several residential communities in Alexandria. Currently, our readership is well over 75,000 and growing!

Contact the Old Town Crier at (571) 257-5437 – or

e-mail: office@oldtowncrier.com for further information!

Visit our web site and blog at www.oldtowncrier.com or

Facebook @oldtowncrier