Alexandria

Alexandria is best known for its unique blend of storybook charm and present-day allure.

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Welcome to Alexandria

Celebrating history and creating new milestones.

Alexandria was born as a port for tobacco warehouses in the early 18th century, and its shoreline would soon become a thriving hub for that crop, along with flour, sugar, cotton, and wine. Today, those riverfront warehouses and factories have given way to art studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
 
Situated just across the river from the iconic National Mall, Alexandria is best known for its unique blend of storybook charm and present-day allure.

What to Expect

Everything from urban energy to quiet suburbia.

​​​​​​​Old Town forms the heart of Alexandria—its bustling streets filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums— but the city’s main thoroughfares reach out to a variety of other neighborhoods, from the eclectic Del Ray to the modern townhouse and condo developments that surround big-box retail centers in Potomac Yard.

The Lifestyle

A more traditional take than its neighbors across the river.

Stroll the streets of Old Town and Del Rey to discover an eclectic offering of boutiques and dining, as well as the riverside marinas that are home to the area's foremost sailboats and motor craft. Children play in large parks along the water, where the Mount Vernon trail is a destination for runners and bikers who can travel through Alexandria between Reagan National Airport and George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, located more than 10 miles to the south.

Unexpected Appeal

A pervasive sense of history.

Alexandria’s residents put much thought and care into preserving original buildings and honoring their stories, whether those structures are museums or private homes.

The Market

17th-century row houses, colonials, modest bungalows, revival mansions, and modern condos.
 
Prospective residents can find myriad price points across the city. The most expensive real estate starts at the river in Old Town and centers around enclaves such as Del Ray, Rosemont, and Seminary Hill, where single-family homes are predominant. Carlyle and Eisenhower East offer more approachable listings, specifically for those in search of condos living close to the metro.

You'll Fall in Love With

Expansive riverfront parks, tranquil leafy streets, and a mix of urban and suburban life.

Even if you can’t afford to live right in Old Town, its trails and parks are a draw from Alexandria’s nearby neighborhoods. Area residents and tourists flock to its weekly farmer’s market, quiet restaurants, and large concentration of independent boutiques that invite you to step inside and linger.

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

Around Alexandria, VA

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

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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 Smiley's, Commonwealth Bee Company, and Wendylicious Nigerian Cuisine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.99 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

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

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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
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
74,224

Total Households

2.11

Average Household Size

$68,640

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Alexandria, VA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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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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