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It is a beautiful and historic city along the Potomac River.

Welcome to Alexandria

Modern-day luxuries in a historic city center

 
Alexandria, Virginia, is a beautiful and historic city along the Potomac River, located southwest of Washington, D.C. It is known for its rich history and charming architecture, making it an excellent city for people of all ages to call home.
 
Alexandria is split into two significant areas: Old Town and Del Ray. Each locale has its own unique personality, charm, and amenities. The historic and walkable enclave of Old Town is home to indie boutiques, vintage shops, and an eclectic array of delightful eateries and cafes for foodies. At the same time, Del Ray boasts a signature suburban neighborhood atmosphere with an “old main street” aura that lends itself to a stunning collection of small businesses and restaurants.
 
The city of Alexandria was first settled in 1749 by Scottish merchant John Alexander. The town was named after him and quickly became an important port. Over the years, Alexandria was home to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and even the Pentagon. The architecture in Alexandria is original and varied and will transport you back in time. Many historical and modern buildings are found throughout the city, including the Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and the Lee-Fendall House Museum. Many of these buildings feature the Federal-style architecture that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
 
There are a variety of parks, trails, and green spaces for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as cultural attractions. With its thriving downtown area, unique neighborhoods, and proximity to the nation’s capital, Alexandria is the perfect place for sophisticated professionals and families to call home.
 

What to Love

  • Beautiful 18th-century Federal-style architecture
  • Quaint, walkable streets and local shops
  • A short ride to Washington, D.C.

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Alexandria is centered around the city’s historic downtown area, dotted with locally owned shops and restaurants, as well as a lively nightlife and entertainment scene. The downtown area is also home to several luxury apartment complexes, allowing residents to live in the city's heart.
 
Alexandria is a great place to find a luxury living. There are many upscale neighborhoods and apartment buildings throughout the city, where residents can find high-end boutiques, upscale restaurants, and other deluxe amenities. These neighborhoods also have a variety of historic and modern homes, providing a unique living experience.
 
An ideal city to call home, Alexandria’s rich history, stunning architecture, and luxury living options offer residents the perfect balance of old and new. Alexandria has something for everyone, from its waterfront views to its vibrant arts and culture scene and amazing parks.
 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Wine and cheese lovers flock to Del Ray’s Cheesetique, a cozy wine bar attached to a gourmet cheese boutique unlike anything else in the country. Any day of the week, you will find Alexandria’s finest at Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge, enjoying classic seafood on the town's historic waterfront. Another option for flavorful cuisine is Hank’s Oyster Bar, located just down the waterside walkway. Most residents head to Old Town’s Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub on King Street for a wide range of drinks.
 
You will enjoy shopping between meals and sampling wine in Alexandria’s beautiful Old Town. Browse luxury fashion at The Hive or spruce up your living room with exquisite work from local artists inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Alexandria is one of Virginia’s finest cities for culture and nightlife. With an abundance of fine dining, galleries, and exhibitions along the river, residents in Alexandria find themselves living inside a gem worth holding on to.
 

Things to Do

Residents of Alexandria can also enjoy the city’s many parks and green spaces, including the most frequented promenade on the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront, home to the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade. Speaking of parades, King Street is where many community events happen, from the highly anticipated Ballyshaner’s St. Patricks Day Parade to the Scottish Walk Christmas Parade and the famous Historic Homes Tour. You will undoubtedly spend a lot of time here. Day-to-day shopping is a joy for residents at the Old Town Farmers’ Market. This unique market has opened every Saturday since 1753 and is a community staple in Alexandria.
 
Alexandria has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with several art galleries, museums, and performing arts venues. Discover visual and performing arts in the storied Greek Revival building housing the Athenaeum, a locally inspired gallery. Art lovers will want to check out the The Torpedo Factory which is home to the most famous art in the area. Just a block away, you will be blessed to experience the oil paintings and bronze sculptures housed at Principle Gallery.
 

Schools

Alexandria’s most notable institutions include:
 

 

Overview for Alexandria, VA

158,185 people live in Alexandria, where the median age is 37.1 and the average individual income is $68,640. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,185

Total Population

37.1 years

Median Age

High

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

$68,640

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Alexandria, VA

Alexandria has 74,224 households, with an average household size of 2.11. 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. 158,185 people call Alexandria home. The population density is 10,591.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,185

Total Population

High

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

37.1

Median Age

48.42 / 51.58%

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
74,224

Total Households

2.11

Average Household Size

$68,640

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Around Alexandria, VA

There's plenty to do around Alexandria, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

30
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
39
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
44
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Palm Berries, Burger Bomb, and MAS Seafood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.08 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.15 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.99 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Alexandria, VA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
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
Category
Grades
School rating
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
John Adams Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
William Ramsay Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lyles-Crouch Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fusion Academy Alexandria
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Douglas MacArthur Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Jefferson-Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Matthew Maury Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
St Mary Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Patrick Henry Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Samuel W Tucker Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Bishop Ireton High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Blue Bird Of Alexandria
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Old Town Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Pauls Nursery & Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
James K Polk Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Francis C. Hammond Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Alexandria Country Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Commonwealth Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Episcopal High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Tc Williams High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Grace Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Charles Barrett Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mount Vernon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
George Mason Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Immanuel Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Del Ray Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available

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