Welcome to Alexandria
Historic, quaint, and commuter-friendly D.C. suburb
Nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved architecture, Alexandria has been named one of the top small cities in the U.S. by many different publications. The lifestyle here is both cosmopolitan and walkable—the Old Town district is home to more than 200 independent restaurants, and boutiques, and many small museums are scattered throughout.
Within view of our nation’s capital, Alexandria, which predates the American Revolution and is steeped in history, rests along the western bank of the Potomac River and has seen rapid growth over the past several years. Connected to the DC metro area by public transportation and several highway systems, the city is best known for its convenience and charm.
What to Love
- The rich history and beautifully preserved architecture
- Recognized as one of the top cities in the U.S.
- Home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques
People & Lifestyle
Families love Alexandria for its quaint seclusion, and young professionals choose this area for its proximity to the nation’s capital. With Potomac River views, relaxing here is simple. Alexandria continues to grow economically, and many growing families make this community home.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Dining options abound in Alexandria. Local favorites include Union Street Public House, an upscale American eatery serving seafood and grilled meats in a renovated Colonial waterfront warehouse, and Barca Pier and Wine Bar, located in Robinson Landing, offers Spanish-Mediterranean small plates, wine, sangria, and cocktails. Augie’s Mussel House features a blend of traditional Belgium cuisine with a modern twist. Blackwall Hitch is a coastal-inspired concept that offers seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits.
Things to Do
King Street is the hub of this town—here, you’ll find centuries-old architecture and cobblestone streets. Explore a variety of highly-rated restaurants here, or hop on and off the free King Street Trolley for a little retail therapy.
There are also many sightseeing cruises and water taxis, each narrated to identify national landmarks and monuments. While boarding, discover Old Town’s bustling marina for some outdoor dining and good old-fashioned people watching.
There are 19 public schools in Alexandria serving 15,710 students. Top educational opportunities include:
Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, PK-5
Matthew Maury Elementary School, PK-5
Charles W. Barrett Elementary School, K-5