Located eight miles southwest of Washington D.C., Alexandria is known for its proximity to the nation’s capital and colonial history. Bustling with a vibrant nightlife and attractions, the city has been listed on 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance and as a Best Place to Live by CNN. In addition to theater, shopping and Old Town – a Livability 2012 Top 10 Downtown – tourists are drawn to historical monuments and local cuisine.
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