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.

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Alexandria offers residents fun things to do, award-winning dining and tons of attractions.
Top Employers in Alexandria, VA
Have a look at our comprehensive list of the Washington D.C. metro area's largest employers.
Best Places to Eat in Alexandria, VA
Enjoy American fare, international cuisine and much more.

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 larger city atmosphere of Washington.
Alexandria, VA waterfront
8 Reasons to Move to Alexandria, VA
Alexandria offers residents fun things to do, award-winning dining and tons of attractions.

Nearby Cities

Old Town Farmers Market in Alexandria, VA
Best Places to Eat in Alexandria, VA
Enjoy American fare, international cuisine and much more.
Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA Health Care Overview
Good medicine is available to all residents throughout the area.

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.
Biking in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA Recreation Overview
Residents, visitors have many attractive recreational options.

Median Home Price

$494,400
Higher than the state average
Memorial Hall at George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA Cultural Things to Do
The arts are alive throughout the city.
Old Town Neighborhood in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA Neighborhood Guide
Five main areas are all accessible to D.C. too.

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.
Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA Colleges and Universities
Three convenient venues are available to area students.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Near Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA Business Overview
Economy stays strong in several sectors.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old
Brabo Tasting Room in Alexandria, VA
Best Restaurant in Alexandria? Brabo Gets Many Votes
Eatery is categorized as a modern gastropub.

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 Livability Rankings

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

More About Alexandria, VA

Why Alexandria, VA is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Walkable, historic Alexandria is an intimate contrast to the larger city atmosphere of Washington.
8 Reasons to Move to Alexandria, VA
Alexandria offers residents fun things to do, award-winning dining and tons of attractions.
Top Employers in Alexandria, VA
Have a look at our comprehensive list of the Washington D.C. metro area's largest employers.
Best Places to Eat in Alexandria, VA
Enjoy American fare, international cuisine and much more.
Alexandria, VA Health Care Overview
Good medicine is available to all residents throughout the area.
Alexandria, VA Recreation Overview
Residents, visitors have many attractive recreational options.
Alexandria, VA Don't-Miss Attraction: Church
Experience one of Alexandria's oldest and most historic landmarks.
Alexandria, VA Cultural Things to Do
The arts are alive throughout the city.
Alexandria, VA Neighborhood Guide
Five main areas are all accessible to D.C. too.
Alexandria, VA Colleges and Universities
Three convenient venues are available to area students.
Alexandria, VA Business Overview
Economy stays strong in several sectors.
Best Restaurant in Alexandria? Brabo Gets Many Votes
Eatery is categorized as a modern gastropub.
Alexandria, VA Shopping Overview
Shoppers in Alexandria have plenty of options that range from specialty boutiques to large malls.
Alexandria, VA Public and Private Schools Overview
Parents, students have many attractive academic options.