ALEXANDRIA

Old Town is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast.

Welcome to Old Town Alexandria

Step back in time and relish every amenity in DC’s most storied neighborhood.
 
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is an idyllic and historic district along the Potomac River. It is a vibrant and quaint neighborhood that blends the past and present, offering a unique and vibrant lifestyle for those seeking a charming, peaceful community steeped in history. 
 
First settled in 1749 by Scottish merchant John Alexander, Alexandria quickly became one of the country’s most important cities. A walk through the city’s 18th-century Federal-style architecture transports residents back in time. Decorated by tree-lined streets, biking trails, and ample green spaces, Old Town is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast.
 
Old Town Alexandria is a walkable, vibrant community with shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. The thriving downtown, excellent transportation, and proximity to downtown Washington, D.C., attract artists and sophisticated professionals alike.
 

What to Love

  • Quaint local shops thoughtfully blended into the 18th-century architecture
  • A pleasant commute to Washington, D.C.
  • Vibrant local waterfront
  • Lively downtown home to numerous community events

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Old Town Alexandria revolves around its historic downtown area, dotted with locally owned boutiques and restaurants. Old Town is no stranger to the finer things. Home to a lively nightlife and entertainment scene, the downtown is surrounded by several luxury apartment complexes, antique architecture, and historic homes. From historic Colonial (like George Washington’s home!) to modern row houses and the mid-century homes of Hollin Hills, Alexandria’s architecture is a unique treasure.
 
Old Town Alexandria has several parks and green spaces for those who enjoy the outdoors, including Founders Park, Oronoco Bay Park, and Jones Point Park. Oronoco Bay Park is especially popular, as it features an outdoor pool, kayak and canoe launch, and great views of the Potomac River.
 
An ideal place to call home, Alexandria thoughtfully blends some of the old with a little new. Enjoy stunning waterfront views, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and easy access to everything the city offers. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Walk along the waterfront and sample Old Town’s finest at Chart House, a classic seafood restaurant on Alexandria’s historic waterfront. Founded by a Navy veteran, the love of the sea is evident in the atmosphere and the menu. Spend some time at Le Refuge Restaurant, a rustic family-operated institution setting the standard for French cuisine in Old Town. Most residents head to BRABO on King Street in the evenings for good company and better spirits.
 
Have an intimate experience as you browse boutiques on Alexandria’s beautiful King Street by stopping into the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a one-of-a-kind spot boasting a curated range of artwork created by local artisans. 
 
Alexandria is one of Virginia’s finest cities for culture and nightlife. With an abundance of fine dining, galleries, and exhibitions along the river, residents in Alexandria find themselves living in one of Virginia’s hidden gems. 
 

Things to Do

Alexandria blesses its residents with many parks and green spaces. You will often frequent the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront promenade, home to the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade. In the spring and summer months, King Street hosts the Old Town’s community events, including the Ballyshaner’s St. Patricks Day Parade and the famous Scottish Walk Christmas Parade. Residents find each other at the Old Town Farmers’ Market for local produce and weekend coffee. A historic market, this particular farm market has stayed open every Saturday since 1753 and is a staple of life in Alexandria.

Living here, you will have access to Alexandria’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Several art galleries, museums, and performing arts venues are located in Old Town Alexandria. From the visual and performing arts housed in the Athenaeum to the exquisite oil paintings and bronze sculptures at Principle Gallery, you will enjoy each visit.

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.

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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 Burger Bomb, Mieza Blendery, and Capitol Snow.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.75 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.35 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.51 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.58 miles 11 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

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10-17 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

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  • 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

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in ALEXANDRIA, VA

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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

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