A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
149,315

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$502,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,555
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Alexandria Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    93
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    149
    525
  • Theft
    1,553
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,134
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Alexandria is a beautiful place to live, it has diverseness and has interest for everyone! Alexandria is about a 20 minute drive from D.C., although the traffic will make it seem longer. There are many things to do in Alexandria as well. There is Old town Alexandria and there is a variety of diverse different cultured foods in Old towne . There are big name clothing stores but little local ones too. There are beautiful little gardens and a waterfront that you can sit and enjoy your local ice cream. Alexandria is a great mixture for wanting to live close to the city but having your quiet time and being able to come back to your suburban neighborhoods.
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Alexandria is a great city for millennials and family. Great jobs, walkable, bikable, Farmer's market, excellent restaurants, nightlife, safe, good transportation, exceptional school rankings, etc. Del Ray is by far the best area to live, and Old Town is great as well. The city balances green living with progressive views. Homes are expensive to rent or own, but the job opportunities surpass other areas. 10 to 15 minute drive to DC, right next to another excellent city, Arlington as well. People are very friendly, and dog walking and baby strolling parents are everywhere. Amazing city!
I love the proximity of nature parks and trails to the conveniences of daily needs. There is a great diversity of peoples living in Alexandria, Virginia. To add, it is so close to Washington D.C. and Maryland. Just cross the Potomac River!
There is also a great deal of history in the area and many things to visit when you're in the area. I could do without the traffic most days, but still a wonderful place to live.