Located six miles south of the District along the Potomac River, The City of Alexandria, VA is one of the region’s largest suburbs.

Picturesque Old Town Alexandria represents the heart of the area with its elegant row houses and cobble stone streets that are often flooded with tourists. In fact, Old Town was one of the first areas in the nation to be officially listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places due to its role as a key sea port for Washington. Today, 42 locations in Alexandria maintain this distinction. Furthermore, Old Town has also developed a strong reputation for its restaurants, some of which rank among the region’s best.

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Though Alexandria stands outside the District, it maintains a more urban feel with many residents living in high rise apartments and condo buildings. The prices of houses for sale in Alexandria VA have steadily increased to a current average of $486,000.

The 154,000 residents have a professional vibe with many working in nearby government agencies like the Department of Defense, the CIA, and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Alexandria’s King Street Metro Station and easy access to 495 and the George Washington Parkway provide these residents with simple transportation options. In addition, citizens of Alexandria are notably liberal with the city even pursuing a nationally recognized “Eco-City” charter in an effort to attain sustainability.

Educationally, the City of Alexandria maintains its own school system with T.C. Williams High School serving its main public option. In addition, well know private schools such as The Episcopal High School and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School have their campuses in the area.


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