Best Places to Live

Alexandria, VA

Population: 158,194
LIV
SCORE
637
R. Kennedy for Visit Alexandria

Overlooking the Potomac River and seven miles south of Washington, D.C. is Alexandria, home to the U.S. Department of Defense as well as a historic downtown district known as Old Town. The city has several distinct neighborhoods, 70 parks and good health care options, and residents and tourists can choose from numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment destinations. Alexandria has fine public schools and many higher education campuses.

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Alexandria, VA Ranking Data

Civic
84
Demographics
59
Economy
60
Education
49
Health
45
Housing
43
Infrastructure
63