Alexandria

Contemporary city with a rich history and stunning architecture.

Welcome to Alexandria

Founded in 1749, Alexandria, Virginia, has evolved from a small tobacco trading post into a contemporary city with a rich history and stunning architecture. Eight miles from the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, and the Museum of National History, the city has a relaxed pace compared to the hustle and bustle of downtown Washington D.C. Alexandria's Old Town offers a glimpse into the past of America through its historic buildings.
 
 

Things to Do

Explore the Old Town during the day with its assortment of boutique stores, theaters, and antique shops. Here you'll find grand townhouses from the 18th and early-19th centuries lining the west bank of the Potomac River. This shimmering mass of water, the fourth-largest on the Atlantic coast, is popular with fishermen and boaters. With children's playground and riverside vistas, nearby Windmill Hill Park is the perfect spot for a picnic. Don't forget to visit the Lyceum either, which is less than a mile away. This museum, built in 1839 and famous for its impressive Greek Revival architecture, retells the history of Alexandria, Virginia, from Colonial times through to the modern day.
 
Later on, head over to King Street, Old Town's main street, and catch some live jazz. Alexandria's convenient mid-coast location made it a popular haunt for some of the most famous artists in the genre, a tradition that continues today.
 
 

Housing in Alexandria

Spread throughout 159 neighborhoods, Alexandria real estate is a mixture of pre-Revolutionary War homes, Georgian homes, and contemporary 21st-century architecture. The city straddles old and new perfectly. Alexandria celebrates its past—historic streets like Duke Street, Queen Street, and Prince Street are named after royalty and statesmen—but looks firmly to the future. Homes for sale in Alexandria, including semi-detached, row, and single-family houses, come with smaller price tags than properties in nearby Washington D.C.
 
 

Transportation and Travel in Alexandria

Alexandria is populated by professionals working in the military, federal civil service, and private companies that provide services to the government. The U.S. Department of Defense, Institute for Defense Analyses, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office are among the city's largest employers. You'll find Alexandria, VA, is a pedestrian-friendly city best explored at a slow pace, but if you want to travel further, hop on Washington Metro's Blue Line that transports you from King St Station to the beating heart of Washington D.C. without breaking a sweat. Alternatively, consider cycling activities, since there are many cyclist-friendly neighborhoods and twisting trails to be discovered in Alexandria.
 

Overview for Alexandria, VA

158,185 people live in Alexandria, where the median age is 37.1 and the average individual income is $68,640. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,185

Total Population

37.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,640

Average individual Income

Around Alexandria, VA

There's plenty to do around Alexandria, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

30
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
39
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
44
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Rolling Sloane’s Bakery, DG Cakes, and Life Time.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.76 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.81 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.86 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Alexandria, VA

Alexandria has 74,224 households, with an average household size of 2.11. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alexandria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 158,185 people call Alexandria home. The population density is 10,591.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,185

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.1

Median Age

48.42 / 51.58%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
74,224

Total Households

2.11

Average Household Size

$68,640

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Alexandria, VA

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Alexandria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
John Adams Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
William Ramsay Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lyles-Crouch Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fusion Academy Alexandria
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Douglas MacArthur Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Jefferson-Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Matthew Maury Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
St Mary Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Patrick Henry Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Samuel W Tucker Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Bishop Ireton High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Blue Bird Of Alexandria
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Old Town Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Pauls Nursery & Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
James K Polk Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Francis C. Hammond Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Alexandria Country Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Commonwealth Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Episcopal High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Tc Williams High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Grace Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Charles Barrett Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mount Vernon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
George Mason Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Immanuel Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Del Ray Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Search Homes

Work With Truda

Truda Carney is a real estate agent in Florida who matches buyers with sellers using her extensive database from the Main Line PA areas and the Cape May beach areas of New Jersey! She provides value by knowing the market and guiding her clients every step of the way! Contact her now!

Follow Me on Instagram