Extremely Livable


  • Alexandria is ranked #107 in Virginia
  • Alexandria is ranked #2,118 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Income per Capita
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Alexandria, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ballston-Virginia Square, Arlington866.512,086
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington858.45,737
Madison Manor, Arlington857.51,635
Fairlington-Bradlee, Alexandria852.7546
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Aurora Highlands, Arlington843.410,746
Lyon Park, Arlington845.65,136
Clarendon-Courthouse, Arlington846.28,002
Arlington Forest, Arlington845.82,797

Best Cities Near Alexandria, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Purcellville, VA8542.58,350
Occoquan, VA8514.3861
Chevy Chase, MD8413.12,907
Somerset, MD8411.51,148
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kensington, MD8315.41,909
Haymarket, VA8331.71,736
Vienna, VA8313.116,173
Countryside, VA832610,279
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This is a terrible place to live do not move here

Alexandria is as bad as Oakland California. The only difference is that they have made it legal to steal here. If you are not white and have a lot of money you are targeted by the police who ticket and tie vehicles faster than they can be parked. The dmv is difficult to deal with at the best. DO NOT move here. They steal faster than you can make …
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CdwPosted on Jul 24, 2015
Avoid hourly street parking in Alexandria

Avoid parking in Alexandria in the hourly, non-meter spots at all costs!! The parking enforcement people give out bogus $40 parking tickets even though you have parked less than the hours on the sign. They know that if you try to contest it based on your word, they will make you go through a rediculous hearing process for additional $10 fee which you will not win. Then you …
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gpgesslerPosted on Mar 12, 2013
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Living in Alexandria, VA I am currently 18 and I am coming up on my last year of highschool this year. After that, I will be attending college likely at George Mason or JMU. My goal in five years is to become a history teacher focusing on US history and preferably politics. I watch FOX Business, Fox, and occasionally CNN and listen to all of the analysts and focus on the stock market, the …
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chrisshawPosted on Jun 26, 2017
Relocating to Alexandria Hello. I'm looking into the prospect of relocating to the Alexandria area. I'd really like to be someplace with a private, enclosed outdoor area for gardening/ entertaining/ potentially dogs. I don't need a lot of space; just SOMETHING. I also play multiple instruments and would prefer to be able to do so without worrying about so many neighbors/ noise-related rules. How far outside of Alexandria (/DC/Arlington) would I have to …
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DreamElisPosted on Mar 05, 2016
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Source: The Alexandria, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau.