Alexandria, Virginia 

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Population

153,511

38% Growth

Unemployment Rate

2.6%

Median Income

$87,319

Avg. Home Price

$518,859

Best Places to Live in Alexandria, Virginia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Alexandria
Zip Codes: 22304 22314 22302 22311 22305 22301
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Alexandria is 2.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Alexandria jobs have increased by 0.43%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Alexandria's cost of living is 65.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Alexandria's Cost of Living

POPULATION
Alexandria's population is 153,511 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.07%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Alexandria is $518,859. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.50%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Alexandria

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Alexandria

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Reviews for Alexandria   50 Reviews
depends what part you live in - 4/9/2017
Alexandria is different depending on what part of it you are in. There is a huge strata of rich and poor, with a few middle class neighborhoods in between. Old town is... Read More

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Southwood Subdivinis in SE Fairfax County, Virgini - 4/4/2015
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... Read More

Southwood Subdivinis in SE Fairfax County, Virgini - 4/4/2015
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... Read More


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22304 22314 22302 22311 22305 22301

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