Well known for its arts and culture, Alexandria has plenty of specialty shops and loads of events which rack up tourism. King Street is lined with boutique shops and places to eat which makes it easily one of the best tourist attractions in Virginia. The city’s Scottish heritage is celebrated annually at the Scottish Christmas Walk which is the centerpiece of a yearly holiday festival. Due to the city’s proximity to Washington, tourists from all over visit this historic city.
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Alexandria is a beautiful city on the Potomac River just south of Washington D.C. It’s known for its Old Town with brick sidewalks and buildings which have been well preserved since the 18th and 19th century.
The average median home value is around $550k and the average market rent is around $2,079/mo. The city has several housing options but the majority of homes date back to 1940s-1960s making this city known for its historical housing and expensive prices. Real estate here is some of the most expensive in all of America. There are more apartment complexes than townhomes and single-family homes.
People in Alexandria primarily live in small units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. The community has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing. Appreciation rates for homes in Alexandria have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 18.10%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average house appreciation rate of 1.68%. Browse the newest real estate listings in Alexandria, VA.
Alexandria City Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district. It has 14,216 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading. There are 16 schools in the district. Find homes for sale in Alexandria by school district.
Alexandria’s close proximity to three major airports, four Metrorail stations and countless stretches of highway means getting in and out is a no-brainer. Amtrak is centrally located by the King St-Old Town Metrorail station and public bus transportation will take you around Alexandria as well as into DC.
From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music, theatre, history reenactments and holiday celebrations, Alexandria’s award-winning culture never stops! This community has many events including Art on the Rocks, BunnyFest, March150 Art Party, Del Ray Artisans Spring Market, as well as concerts at The Birchmere, Revolution War weekend, and theatre shows at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.
Alexandria is immersed with history and has many events going on throughout the community. The city likes to throw parades—especially in Old Town Alexandria. Some notable attractions include but are not limited to: Carlyle House Historic Park, Winkler Botanical Preserve, Jones Point Lighthouse, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.
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