Southwest Quadrant is a neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia with a population of 4,942. Southwest Quadrant is in Alexandria City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Southwest Quadrant, most residents own their homes. In Southwest Quadrant there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southwest Quadrant and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwest Quadrant are above average.
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Southwest Quadrant Reviews
In Old Town, flooding can be a problem. If and when we receive a large amount of rain, the tiny streets can flood close to the water. I also despise cold weather and it gets very cold in the winter. We have had several snow storms. The tiny streets of Old Town do not get cleared right away (Washington Parkway is cleared pretty soon however) and so commuting to work is a big problem. I have worked from home and also taken leave before due to the severe road conditions. I keep a thick winter coat on hand from December to end of March (sometimes April). Snow boots are a must!
Like mentioned before, most people are friendly. There is something a bit "stuffy" about others in this area, especially in DC. Some people can be standoffish and pretentious. However, specifically in Old Town, I see a sense of "community." There are often festivals, parades, and fundraisers that most participate in. When it comes to fundraising through walks/run/5Ks, etc., the community shines. I am also a member of the fitness "community" in the area and I adore Old Town Sport & Health gyms. I also teach Zumba there from time to time and love working there as well.
I work in education in DC. As a bilingual educator, I would say the job outlook for the area in which I live is fantastic. There are many families who speak Spanish (and other languages) and multicultural education settings are popping up throughout Northern VA and DC. Many of the people with which I interact have jobs they would consider great as well. There are many government jobs, other educational positions, and medical jobs available throughout the area. There is also a strong military presence in Alexandria and the surrounding areas.