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What You’ll Love About Alexandria

Amazing Entertainment

Concerts, festivals, parades, markets, nightlife… Alexandria has it all, from rich history to modern excitement.

Acres of Beautiful Parks

Hundreds of acres of parkland provide endless ways to get outside and escape the bustle of big-city living.

Outstanding Employment

No need to venture into the capital; Alexandria is home to many of the area’s largest employers, both public and private.

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Come Explore Life in Alexandria

Bustling with life, bursting with possibility, filled with fun… it’s not hard to see why Alexandria, VA is named the #11 Best City to Live in America! Small-town charm couples with big-city amenities to provide a lifestyle that perfectly blends the tranquility of tree-lined streets and the excitement of a thriving downtown scene. Beautiful parks, an endless array of stores and restaurants, and outstanding events are just the beginning of what make Alexandria a truly special place to call home.

Spotlights of Alexandria

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Parks & Rec

With over 900 acres of parkland scattered across 70 parks and 20 miles of trails, Alexandria truly is an amazing place for getting active and getting outside. You’ll find everything from scenic nature preserves to dog parks, sports courts and fields, picnic areas, swimming pools, and even boat slips at City Marina. You can take classes, join a sports league, or enjoy fitness classes at 30 recreation centers. You can even traverse the popular Mount Vernon Trail, which stretches along the Potomac from Mount Vernon Estate to Roosevelt Island in DC.

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Local Attractions

Shopping, dining, arts, culture, history, nightlife, events and entertainment… Alexandria has it all. And it all starts in Old Town, home to over 200 restaurants and boutiques, historic museums, and amazing events. Explore the bustling King Street shops, eateries, and bars. Walk the waterfront to admire the beautiful views of the Marina or even take a river cruise. Tour local galleries and museums scattered throughout the district, like the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Catch a concert at a park, a Farmers Market, or even take an art class.



Many choose Alexandria for its outstanding employment opportunities—including the US Department of Commerce, The US Department of Defense, Inova Health System, Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, Institute for Defense Analysis, Northern Virginia Community College, US Department of Agriculture, and many more.



Public school education is provided by Alexandria City Public Schools. You’ll also find many top private schools in the area, like St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Bishop Ireton High School, and Episcopal High School, as well as numerous opportunities for continuing education.

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Shopping & Dining

From the quaint boutiques and delicious restaurants of Old Town and King Street to major shopping centers filled with big-box retailers and other conveniences, Alexandria is home to every imaginable amenity or business you could need.

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Community Events

Enjoy all the amazing community events of Alexandria, from regular Farmers Markets downtown to festivals and parades like the Scottish Christmas Walk, Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, the Red Cross Waterfront Festival, or First Night Alexandria.

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Alexandria at a Glance

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding city of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Northern Virginia area experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

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Quick Facts

Population: 160,505 in 2020
Zip Codes: 22206, 22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22312, 22314

Travel & Commute

Downtown DC: 20 min
Arlington: 15 min
Public Transit: Metro Yellow, Metro Blue
Commute Options: Metro, VA Rail Express, Commuter Lots, Commuter Buses
Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles International Airport

Alexandria Real Estate

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Alexandria Real Estate Resources

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