Alexandria VA Real Estate Alexandria Area and Community Information

Alexandria is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population in 2013 was estimated to be 151,225 residents. Alexandria is located on the Potomac River, six miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Its proximity to the nation’s capital, Alexandria VA real estate is appealing to professionals who are employed in the area.

Students of Alexandria are served by the Alexandria City Public School System, and the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The public school system includes 13 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and two high schools. There are also several private schools in Alexandria, as well. The well rounded educational availabilities are an attractive feature for the Alexandria home buyer.

Available Alexandria real estate includes single family homes, townhouses and condominiums. The homes for sale in Alexandria are priced moderately too high end and located in a variety of neighborhoods, including exclusive, gated communities. There are also a number of apartments available for rent for those who would rather not invest in real estate in Alexandria. An Alexandria real estate agent will be able to help potential residents find the right Alexandria VA homes to meet their needs.

History

Virginia was an English Colony when the first settlement was formed in 1695 and eventually established in 1749. Because of its location on the Potomac, Alexandria became a tobacco trading post and one the busiest seaports and railroad hub in the country. During the Civil War, the city was occupied by the Union Soldiers and during the American Revolution Alexandria was occupied by the British.

In recent years, Alexandria has experienced tremendous growth including the relocation of businesses and corporations to the city and the construction of more than 2 million square feet of office space. Alexandria has become a major metropolis and home to a great many old buildings that have been preserved and are operated as museums.

Parks and Recreation

People looking for Alexandria homes for sale will appreciate the variety of indoor and outdoor facilities. The indoor facilities include fitness and weight rooms, game rooms, gymnasiums and meeting rooms with kitchens. The outdoor facilities include bike-ways, picnic areas, sports fields, playgrounds and tot lots, dog parks and water access points. The facilities are ideal for family and neighborhood events. For more recreational information, visit www.alexandriava.gov 

Attractions and Activities

Alexandria and the immediate area include tours, waterfront activities, river cruises, food, music, arts and culture, as well as an energetic night life. There is something for all ages from the tiniest tot to the most elder senior. Alexandria properties are very attractive because of the number of attractions in the area.

For more information about things to do in Alexandria, visit www.visitalexandriava.com

Events

Annual events in Alexandria include house tours, scavenger hunts, banned book exchange, cider tasting and holiday celebrations. There are also parades, historical reenactments, live music and a variety of culture that just does not stop. A great many of the events are available at no cost and geared to the entire family.
It is always best to engage an Alexandria realtor when seeking properties in the city.

Dan Stone
Dan Stone
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