Alexandria, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Alexandria, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Located just six miles south of downtown Washington D.C., Alexandria is a mid-sized city with a rich civic, commercial and cultural life. Made up of a diverse population of about 139,966 residents, Alexandria is home to Washington D.C. professionals, military personnel, families, retirees and socialites.

Alexandria is known for its historical significance, celebration of the arts, vibrant tourist and retail industries, quality schools and safe streets. Nestled on the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is also a beautiful place to live, with easy access to Baltimore in addition to its proximity to the nation’s capital. It’s no wonder why Alexandria real estate is in such high demand.

Shopping and Dining

Alexandria draws shoppers from all over the greater Washington D.C. area and beyond. Journey through three floors of open studios and galleries to observe artists and buy original artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center. King Street offers a plethora of shopping opportunities and you can easily venture up and down the street on the King Street Trolley. For more great information about shopping in Alexandria be sure to visit the Alexandria shopping page.

Fine dining options are abundant in Alexandria, so every palate and occasion can be accommodated. Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Alexandria, both for its historic atmosphere and its critically acclaimed menu. Other popular eateries include:

Be sure to also visit one of the local farmer's markets where you'll find fresh produce and quality handcrafted good.

Parks and Recreation

Alexandria has 566 acres of city parks where residents can relax and play. With numerous dog parks, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, walking and biking trails, indoor and outdoor pools, and a city marina, Alexandria is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. As the childhood home of George Washington and other historical figures, it’s no surprise that Alexandria takes its place in history very seriously, with numerous festivals and parades commemorating the important dates of our nation’s past. Alexandria is also a city that supports and celebrates the arts. It has even been recognized as the "Third Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities" by AmericanStyle Magazine. Catch a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra for a night of exquisite music, ranging from Baroque to more modern symphonies. The Little Theatre of Alexandria is the oldest theater of its kind in the area, offering a wide variety of stage plays that will make you laugh, cry and think.

Living

Alexandria real estate benefits from a vibrant economy. Even in these tough times, the service, retail and tourism sectors in Alexandria have remained stable, and the unemployment rate is well below the national average. Property taxes in Alexandria are relatively low, and the median home price is $450,100. Whether you are looking for a charming colonial-style home with plenty of acreage, a townhouse in Old Town, or a waterfront condo, the housing options in Alexandria are as varied as the residents who call them home.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Increasingly, families are choosing to live in Alexandria specifically for its quality schools. Alexandria City Public Schools District have consistently exceeded national and state standards. With a wide variety of honors classes and extracurricular activities, Alexandria students are given ample opportunity to challenge themselves. Of course, Alexandria residents also have a number of high-performing private and charter schools to choose from in the area.

If you relocate to Alexandria, you can be sure that quality health care services are close at hand. provides top-notch health care services in a welcoming environment. George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. is also just minutes away. As one of the area’s leading teaching hospitals, it provides state-of-the-art surgery, spine, and cardiovascular services, among others.

With its close proximity to Washington D.C., Alexandria real estate enjoys convenient transportation options. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Dulles International Airport are both nearby. I-95, I-395, and I-495 allow for easy access to Washington D.C. and surrounding communities. In addition to being a very pedestrian-friendly city that is easy to navigate by bike, you have your choice of Metrorail, trolley, and water taxi to get you where you need to be.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a.k.a. the Metro, is the leading mass transit system in Northern Virginia, Alexandria, Arlington and surrounding capital area. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling Alexandria real estate, give us a call at (703) 739-4663 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Stone Wood Team
EXP Realty
2165 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria VA 22314
Office: (703) 739-4663
Office: (703) 739-HOME
Fax: 703-683-9692