An assortment of parks and walking trails – some of which overlook the Potomac River – grace the community of Alexandria, a suburb of Washington D.C. that provides a nice escape from the busyness of our nation's capital. Named one of America's Best Places to Live, Alexandria houses a campus of Northern Virginia Community College as well as fine public schools and top shopping venues. An array of good independent restaurants covers almost every taste and cuisine.
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