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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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-
Alexandria is a city in Virginia with a population of 156,505. Alexandria is in Alexandria City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Alexandria offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alexandria there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alexandria. The public schools in Alexandria are above average.
About Alexandria...
Population
156,505

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$557,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,702
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Alexandria Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    115.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,235.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Alexandria

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,733
National
$55,322
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Looking to get away without getting away? Alexandria can be your local retreat. Alexandria offers a deep dive into history, a vast culture, and day/night adventures. Alexandria gives you grand gourmet food you dream of and also comfort food you never knew you needed. Old Town, Alexandria reminds you of simpler times with the cobble stone roads and beautiful townhouse and home. Old Town, Alexandria gives you a chance to realz by the water and enjoy the view. The people are friendly and charming. They are happy to have you visit and explore their home town. Soon their hometown will your hometown. During this stressful time, the restaurants and other cute stores welcome you with their safe and cleaning regulations. Some might say that living here is too expensive but there is a wide range of homes and apartments around the area to make any living arrangement work. The metro can take you right into DC so the city is just a simple ride away! The airport is easy to assess in the metro
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Alexandria is an enormous locale. Here you have ordinary suburbia (regions like Kingstowne), you have outstanding Old Town, excellent neighborhoods like Del Ray, and you have monstrous regions of locales in those decisions.
Living in Old Town is exceptional. Everything is walkable, there are unbelievable restaurants, shops, and preoccupation, just a few stages away. The waterfront reliably has events going on, and having the alternative to walking around the Potomac is incredibly lovely. In addition, by and by, you're essentially minutes from the National Harbor and the activities there at the MGM Grand and the rest of the national harbor.
Born and raised! Public schools have definitely improved over the years. Love the nightlife and Old Town is one of the few neighborhoods where I feel safe when out on the town. Rent and mortgages, however, are pricey. Job opportunities are best found in the District. Overall I would recommend for tourism and young professionals.