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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Quick Facts About Alexandria


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Alexandria is 2.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Alexandria jobs have Increased by 0.43 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Alexandria's cost of living is 56.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Alexandria's population is 153,511 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.07 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Alexandria is $492,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.65 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Alexandria public schools spend $17,582 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.8 students per teacher in Alexandria.

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  4/4/2015
Southwood Subdivinis in SE Fairfax County, Virgini

The mailing address in this area is Alexandria, or Engleside. Either way, it's SE Fairfax County between Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon. The neighborhood has been here...

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  4/4/2015
Southwood Subdivinis in SE Fairfax County, Virgini

The mailing address in this area is Alexandria, or Engleside. Either way, it's SE Fairfax County between Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon. The neighborhood has been here...

 5

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  4/4/2015
Southwood Subdivinis in SE Fairfax County, Virgini

The mailing address in this area is Alexandria, or Engleside. Either way, it's SE Fairfax County between Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon. The neighborhood has been here...

 5

 3

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