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.

 

Nearly all of the residential properties in Alexandria are colonial style. There 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.

 

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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