43 reviews
  1. City in Virginia
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    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%

    Alexandria Reviews

    43 reviews
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    Alexandria is a suburb in the Virginia, DC area. The cost of living is high; the Realestate market is costly, and some amenities associated with living in a big city, even though we are less than 20 minutes from DC, are missing. For instance, there are very few 24 hour dining experiences available.

    Old Town Alexandria is a beautiful and historic town with many fine dining and expensive store fronts. It's an affluent area. It can be hard to afford to live here. But if you can, it's a wonderful place to be!
    Alexandria, Virginia is my "center"! I have family that lives in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland. My closet friends also live in the area or the surrounding states. Returning home from overseas and separating from the Army, I am fortunate enough to be able to live in this area because of the support I am able to receive. My daughter is able to grow up around her grandparents and relatives; as well, my friends and our kids will grow up together!
    There is an aspect of Alexandria, Virginia that not everyone sees: the beautiful, lush parks that speckle the busy city landscape with their winding trails, songful birds and skyward trees. Miles of running, hiking and bicycle trails are hidden in plain sight. Greater advocacy has initiated many new connector trails and bicycle lanes, many of which connect to the greenery of Virginias parks. The absolute best ways to travel are by bicycle or on foot. People of all ages and abilities can be seen enjoying Virginia trails: amputees with specialized bicycling prosthetics, an elderly cyclist on four-wheeled bicycles featuring a special doggy perch on top with sunbrella, commuters with bicycles adorned with myriad comforts, and more. I would like more citizens to be aware of this precious resource. Hiking in a Virginia park takes you to another world that is peaceful and serene, yet bursting at the seams with flowerage and verdure and the beauty of life.