What you need to know about Alexandria, VA

An assortment of parks and walking trails – some of which overlook the Potomac River – grace the community of Alexandria, a suburb of Washington D.C. that provides a nice escape from the busyness of our nation's capital. Named one of America's Best Places to Live, Alexandria houses a campus of Northern Virginia Community College as well as fine public schools and top shopping venues. An array of good independent restaurants covers almost every taste and cuisine.

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2014

Population

146,422
Up by 2.93%
Why Alexandria, VA is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Walkable, historic Alexandria is an intimate contrast to the bustle of Washington
Alexandria, VA waterfront
8 Reasons to Move to Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Va., offers residents fun things to do, award-winning dining and tons of attractions

Nearby Cities

Median Home Price

$494,400
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 42.70%
42.70% Complete
Homes Rented 57.30%
57.30% Complete

Real Estate

In Alexandria, Virginia


Ready to move to Alexandria? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Alexandria.

Schools

In Alexandria, Virginia


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Alexandria rates.

Median Household Income

$87,319
Higher than the national average

Business

In Alexandria, Virginia


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Alexandria.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Alexandria, Virginia


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Alexandria.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 62%
62% Complete
Graduated High School 91%
91% Complete

Alexandria, VA's Rankings

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2014
Top 10 Downtowns 2012