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Alexandria, VA

With storybook charm and modern-day allure, Alexandria offers a unique blend of residential serenity and urban energy.

Welcome to Alexandria, VA

Charm and history dazzle in a vibrant Virginia neighborhood

With storybook charm and modern-day allure, Alexandria offers a unique blend of residential serenity and urban energy. Just across the river from the landmark National Mall, Alexandria has a more traditional approach than its metropolitan neighbor, and that’s exactly what residents love about it. This historic town was once the site of 18th-century riverfront warehouses containing tobacco, sugar, and wine. Today, those warehouses and factories have been cleverly renovated to house chic art galleries, creative studios, trendy bistros, and stylish boutiques. Expansive riverfront parks, serene leafy streets, and suburban tranquility, mixed with a dash of vibrant urbanity, make this thriving town an enchanting place to call home. Historic Old Town is the beating heart of Alexandria, boasting museums, bustling cafes, and pretty, brick-lined sidewalks. Alexandria residents honor the rich heritage of this historic town with careful attention to preservation efforts, from architecturally significant museums to stunning 17th century private home restorations. Stately brick colonials and revival mansions mix seamlessly with luxe, modern condos, offering residents an impressive selection of properties to choose from. 
 
Set in a revamped 18th-century granary, the hip Virtue Feed and Grain offers elevated gastropub fare and a vibrant cocktail scene. Gather here with friends for dinner or enjoy the fresh seafood brunch featuring regional classics like eggs benedict with Old Bay-seasoned blue crab. Hank's Oyster Bar, a sumptuous chef-owned bistro, dazzles with a classic raw bar, lobster rolls, and fresh, seasonally inspired seafood dishes in a bright, New England-style setting. The Village at Shirlington pampers guests with gourmand treats, entertainment, and first-class shopping. This historic shopping plaza delights visitors with quaint sidewalk cafes, pretty brick walkways, and elegant fountains. Bask in the soft glow of a candlelit dinner, catch an afternoon matinee, or pick up gourmet treats for the beloved family dog. Wander the chic art galleries at 
Palette 22 while enjoying the global tastes of international street cuisine. 

Alexandria offers residents access to the highly regarded Alexandria City Public School District, as well as several illustrious private education academies, including Browne Academy, a day school for students in preschool through eighth grade, Metro Arts Academy Pre-Professional Performing Arts Education for young performers in grades seven through 12, and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Private Day School, a college prep academy spanning preschool through high school.
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