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.

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top 10 Downtowns 2015


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
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8 Reasons to Move to Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Va., offers residents fun things to do, award-winning dining and tons of attractions

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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.

Median Home Price

Higher than the state average


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

Higher than the national average


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.


Most residents are
25-34 Years old


In Alexandria, Virginia

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

Alexandria, VA's Rankings

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2014
Top 10 Downtowns 2012