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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.


National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay See Local Real Estate
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City: Alexandria
Zip Codes: 22304, 22314, ... 6 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Alexandria

    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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Alexandria's cost of living is 56.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Alexandria's Cost of Living
    Alexandria's population is 153,511 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.07 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Alexandria is $492,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.65%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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