Alexandria

Quaint, historic living at the center of it all

Welcome to Alexandria

Journey down the streets of Alexandria, Virginia, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a snapshot of early life in America. Colonial architecture, historic monuments, and streets named after the Founding Fathers are some of the fundamental elements that give Alexandria its charm. Because of this unique appeal, people from around the country have moved here to make it their adopted hometown.

 

While great care has been put into preserving this look and feel, the city is modern and innovative in every way. It features some of the area’s best schools, exceptional places to work, and all of the conveniences of a big city. Alexandria is an ideal spot for commuters, as it is situated on the border of Washington D.C. and Maryland.


Alexandria Waterfront Real Estate

Nearly all of the residential properties in Alexandria are colonial-style. Alexandria real estate is a mix of townhouses and homes, making it easy to find the space that suits your needs. Buyers can expect to spend an average of just under $500,000 when purchasing a home in town. Contact the Waterfront Group to find water view property, condos, houses & waterfront homes for sale in Alexandria, VA.

 

What to Love

  • The quaint, historic feel throughout the city
  • On the border of both Washington D.C. and Maryland
  • Home to exceptional, award-winning schools

People & Lifestyle

Situated in an urban environment, Alexandria has a quaint charm that is unmatched in the surrounding area. Architecture that embodies early American history makes it easy to fall in love with the many local neighborhoods. Residents enjoy how walkable the city is and how easy it is to get from point A to point B.

 

The area also has a distinctly upscale feel. Older buildings have been updated, and newer structures have more modern and premium features. Families, in particular, prefer this area for its exceptional schools — including the award-winning Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology.

 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Another aspect of what makes Alexandria an ideal place to call home is its outstanding selection of shopping and dining establishments. Everything from running errands to planning a night out is a pleasure.

 

Around town, you’ll find an abundance of premium shopping destinations, including The Fresh Market, West Elm, Land Rover Alexandria, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods Market. Minutes from home, you will also be able to shop at national retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, and HomeGoods.

 

Finding quality dining is never an issue in Alexandria. If you’re in the mood for authentic Italian dishes, look no further than Landini Brothers Restaurant. In the Old Town neighborhood, Virtue Feed & Grain serves up modern American fare and a cozy ambiance. Locals also can’t get enough of the food at Blackwall Hitch and Hank’s Oyster Bar.

 

Things to Do

Year-round, Alexandria is bustling with special events, recreational activities, and festivals. When you become a resident, you’ll always find something new and exciting to do.

 

Throughout the year, Alexandria locals make it a point to frequent the Old Town Farmers Market, Alexandria Birthday Celebration, Christmas Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Boat Parade of Lights, and the King Street Art Festival.

 

Placed in every part of the city are spaces to play your favorite sports and enjoy some outdoor recreation time. Highlights include the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, Chinquapin Community Gardens, Monticello Park, Goat Hill Park, and the playground at Fairlington Park.

 

Schools

Alexandria is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

 
 
 
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Overview for Alexandria, VA

158,309 people live in Alexandria, where the median age is 37.6 and the average individual income is $64,834.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,309

Total Population

37.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$64,834.83

Average individual Income

Schools in Alexandria, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Alexandria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
School rating
Website
Lyles-Crouch Elementary
4/5
Fusion Academy Alexandria
Douglas MacArthur Elementary
2/5
Jefferson-Houston Elementary
1/5
3/5
Matthew Maury Elementary
3/5
St Mary Elementary School
Patrick Henry Elementary
4/5
Samuel W Tucker Elementary
2/5
Bishop Ireton High School
Blue Bird Of Alexandria
Old Town Montessori School
St Pauls Nursery & Day School
James K Polk Elementary
2/5
Francis C. Hammond Middle
Alexandria Country Day School
Commonwealth Academy
Episcopal High School
Tc Williams High School
1/5
Grace Episcopal School
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
Mount Vernon Elementary
Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
George Mason Elementary
2/5
Immanuel Lutheran School
The Del Ray Montessori School
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary
1/5
John Adams Elementary
1/5
William Ramsay Elementary

Demographics and Employment Data for Alexandria, VA

Alexandria has 71,289 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alexandria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 158,309 people call Alexandria home. The population density is 10,770.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,309

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.6

Median Age

48.17 / 51.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
71,289

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$64,834.83

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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