Offers a vast array of wonderful amenities, features, and attractions to its residents.

Welcome to Alexandria

Located directly across the Potomac River from the National Mall, Alexandria offers a vast array of wonderful amenities, features, and attractions to its residents. Alexandria is a great choice for those who work in Washington, D.C. but would prefer to live somewhere a little quieter. Many of its denizens find it a charming, peaceful change of pace from the hustle and bustle of downtown that is just a little more traditional than the city. In fact, Alexandria has made Condé Nast's "Top Five Small Cities in the U.S." for the past three years.
Here is some more information about living in Alexandria:
  • Alexandria is a town rich in American history. The origins of today's city were founded by Scottish merchants in 1749 and named for Scotsman John Alexander. In the early 18th century, Alexandria began as a trading hub and became the adopted hometown of George Washington—he owned a townhouse right in Old Town.

  • Old Town is the heart of Alexandria. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark District and offers all manner of shopping and dining. It is especially well-known for its waterfront experience, historic cobblestone streets, famous restaurants, and art galleries.

  • Alexandria is known for the care and loving attention its residents put into the preservation of original buildings, whether they are private residences or public museums. Alexandria also celebrates modern design along with its love for 18th and 19th-century architecture. Any lover of architecture is sure to find the unique and beautiful home of their dreams – each neighborhood has its own style.

  • Homebuyers can find a wide range of housing options, with Old Town offering spectacular historic single-family and townhomes. Residents can also find condominium homes throughout Old Town and in neighborhoods closer to the metro.

  • National Landing, the new Amazon headquarters, is located right next door, providing ample new job opportunities.

  • Residents have many recreation choices. For history buffs, Alexandria couldn't be a better choice. You can find dozens of tours all across the area that cover all facets of Alexandria history, whether you opt for a self-guided tour or a walking, boat, or bike tour led by a guide. Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate, is located to the south of Alexandria. For the outdoorsy folks, the Mount Vernon trail is a major draw for runners and bikers. And there are endless fitness classes, events, and activities across a huge range of styles and skill levels. Many are even free.

  • Alexandria is serviced by four convenient Metrorail stations: Braddock Road (Yellow Line and Blue Line), Eisenhower Avenue (Yellow Line), King St-Old Town (Yellow Line and Blue Line), and Van Dorn Street (Blue Line). Residents also enjoy excellent bus service as well as close proximity to Reagan National Airport.

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