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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    B+
Alexandria West is a neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia with a population of 36,556. Alexandria West is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Alexandria West offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alexandria West there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alexandria West and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alexandria West are above average.
About Alexandria West...
Population
36,556

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,328
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,644
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%
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Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,871
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I lived in the area for 18 yrs and as a working professional, I loved living in West Alexandria. The area is affordable, safe, and bordering Arlington and it's nightlife. The commute to DC is a maximum of 45 minutes tops during rush hour and 10 minutes during non-rush hour. Very important to those of us who commuted to the city on a daily basis. The area is walking distance (30 minute walk) to the Shirlington Village and Four Mile Run Park. Most of my neighbors where health conscious single working professionals and married couples with young children.
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Alexandria is close to Dc which means traffic. During rush hour, the time to get to my house doubles from whenever I'm currently at. However, it has many stores like Dollar Tree, New Grant Mart, Wells Fargo, Sweet Frog and the best of all Eddy's Chicken. Ross, Marshall and Old Navy are 10 minutes away maximum which is great because I like shopping. I would like here again any time because many stores that I go to are nearby.
I live very close to I-395 and currently there are doing road work which is dangerous for anyone. That's my only concern in this area. The police is visible all the time which makes me realize they are watching out for this city.