Alexandria, VA Neighborhood Overview
Alexandria is home to residents who want to live outside of Washington D.C., but need to be close enough to commute to work. There are five main neighborhoods that accommodate those who work in either D.C. or Alexandria and cater to various lifestyles. And three- to four-bedroom apartments are available in Alexandria, between Alexandria and Arlington.
West End is a suburban area of Alexandria. Those living in this area range from young singles and college students to families and senior citizens. There are four neighborhoods in West End: Seminary Hill, a mostly residential, single-family area; Lower Alexandri; Seminary West; and the Landmark area, home to the Landmark Mall.
Housing options include small homes, rowhouses and townhomes, large senior citizen living centers, garden, and high-rise apartments and condominiums.
Rosemont is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. The scenic, tree-filled streets are lined with single-family homes, ranging from one to five bedrooms. Occupants enjoy easy access to the King Street and Broaddock Metro Stations, proximity to area schools, and Rosemont’s Mount Rosemont is on the National Register of Historic Places.
College students, families and young singles reside here in bungalows, Tudor cape cods, Colonials, farmhouses, and arts and crafts homes that range from three to four bedrooms.
Del Ray is another popular residential area, and includes small homes and townhomes. This charming area is home to a large concentration of young singles and families. The area's diversity inspires the Art on the Avenue festival, which brings 50,000 people together for food, entertainment, fun and shopping.
South of Alexandria is North Ridge, a historic residential area with various style houses, such as two-story houses or ones with basements. This area is home to a number of private and public schools, like T.C. Williams High.
Nightlife and history prevail in Old Town. The historic district is mainly known for their shopping, restaurants and art galleries. Robert E. Lee once called this place home, but college students, retirees and young singles also live in mainly one- to two-bedroom apartment complexes/townhomes and some three- to four-bedroom homes.
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