If you’re looking for a great place to call home, consider buying your home or condo in the beautiful city of Alexandria, VA. Just a short drive from Washington D.C. and located along the banks of the Potomac River, this city offers something for everyone. Abundant shopping, tasty restaurants, stellar schools and beautiful homes and condos make Alexandria a dream city for any real estate shopper in Northern VA.
Just six miles south of our Nation’s capitol it’s a haven for busy professionals. A majority of those living in the city are employed by for the U.S. government, the military or for private government contractors. In 2012 it had a population of 147,391 residents. It is considered a high income, beautiful suburb of Washington D.C.
The city is home to many festivals and events throughout the year including the popular Friendship Firehouse Festival, a festive St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade and the George Washington Birthday Celebration each February. There are weekly farmers markets year round across the city and an array of concerts, art shows, public events and more. There’s never a shortage of things to do.
Alexandria is known for its walkability and has a great public transportation system. There are four metro stations in the area, King Street, Braddock Road, Eisenhower Avenue and Van Dorn, making it easy and convenient to avoid the traffic and easily get in and out of Washington D.C. In addition to the Metro, Alexandria has a trolley, an Amtrack station, a bus service and a VRE station.
There are many wonderful restaurants in Alexandria and the city is making a name for itself as a culinary hotspot. Foodies will enjoy the vast culinary offerings at establishments such as Virtue, Society Fair, Cheesetique, Restaurant Eve, Momo Sushi and many other others. An Old Town Alexandria food tour is an excellent way to get a taste of the culinary offerings this city has to offer.
Alexandria is more than just food and shopping; the city is also home to many luscious parks, hiking trails and outdoor areas. With more than 900 acres of protected open space, you can find the beauty of nature wherever you look. Dog lovers will rejoice at the 18 dog parks in the area and swimmers can make a splash at the 7 city pools (1 indoor, 6 outdoor). If you enjoy gardening Alexandria has an Adopt-A-Garden program.
This city is a great place for families. The school district was a 2012 Magna Award Winner. There are 12 public elementary schools, 1 Pre K-8, 5 middle schools and 1 high school. More than 10% of the district’s students receive talented and gifted services. I recommend researching prospective schools and learning about the options available in each neighborhood you are considering. For Further information on schools visit Best Schools In Northern VA.
Old Town , is the historic center of this city steeped in history. It was founded in 1749 and the historic district of Old Town is still home to more than 4,200 historic buildings from the 18th and 19th century. In Old Town you’ll find restaurants, shops, museums and more. Some great museums in the area include Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, The Lyceum and the Lloyd House. If shopping is more of your forte, Old Town Alexandria has you covered too with many unique, one of a kind shops.
If you’re looking to buy a home in Northern VA, Alexandria is a great choice. I would love to use my knowledge and experience in the area to help you find your new home.
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