Welcome to the Alexandriacity that truly understands the slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Voted the most romantic city in the U.S. for the year 2016, Alexandria is a city where both the past and present come alive. Alexandria has something for everyone, whether you’re a historian tracing George Washington’s footsteps or crafting your own path down the cobblestones of historic Old Town to indulge in the booming culinary scene and local boutiques.


Lying just south of Washington D.C., on the western side of the Potomac, Alexandria is a city perfect for those seeking to find a balance between urban and suburban lifestyles.  Approximately 7 miles outside of D.C, Alexandria consists of a vast array of unique neighborhoods, historic buildings, private and public schools, and local and government owned businesses.  

For those outdoor enthusiasts, Alexandria has a distributed park system that includes 70 major parks and 30 recreation centers, of which Chinquapin is one of the largest, offering facilities for swimming, tennis, racquetball, and other sports.  


Looking for a jogging path or a place to ride your bike?  Look no further that the Mount Vernon Trail! Running through Old Town near the Potomac River to Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C., this trail is not only great for you, but also for our four-legged friends! Is it a hot summer day and in need of some family fun?  Take a trip to Cameron Run Regional Park where you will find a wave pool, waterslides, miniature golf and batting cages. Family or friends flying into town for the weekend?  With Reagan National Airport only minutes away, have your guests take the metro to the King Street Station where you and your guests can take the free Trolley down King Street to enjoy dinner and drinks on the waterfront!

Like the rest of northern Virginia and southern Maryland, the Alexandria royal has thankfully shaped its closeness to the capital of the United States. It is widely inhabited by professionals working in the federal civil service, the US Army, or one of the companies they hire to provide services to the federal government. The latter are known as bandit bandits, thanks to Capital Beltway, an interstate highway that surrounds Washington D.C. One of the largest employers in Alexandria is the Department of Defense.

There are others such as the Institute for Defense Analysis and the Center for Naval Analysis. In 2005, the Patent and Trademark Office transferred 7,100 employees from 18 buildings located in Cristal City to a new headquarters complex in Alexandria. Alexandria is home associations, charities and non-profit organizations in the headquarters of groups such as the Salvation Army.

In 2005, Alexandria became one of the first cities of its size to offer free wireless Internet to some of its residents and visitors. The historical center of Alexandria, known as Old Town is a great attraction for tourists and for those in search of the nightlife. Like Old Town, many districts of Alexandria are high-income suburbs belonging to Washington D.C. A real estate appraiser survey found that more than 40 percent of these were in the upper class with $ 556,000 or more.

If you are looking for a city that offers that small town charm with big-city amenities, then look no further than the City of Alexandria.