Alexandria, VA Real Estate

On the western bank of the Potomac River is the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Because of the great places to visit, the growing economy, and the top notch schools, this is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. With so many great places to visit, an easy commute to nearby Washington, DC, to  a booming economy with excellent job opportunities, and great schools for children and adults of the area, it is an easy choice when considering it as somewhere to call home.

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Alexandria Parks and Recreation Areas

It has been proven that parks and family recreation areas can reduce crime and make the quality of life of the surrounding residents improve. Chinquapin is the largest of the cities more than 70 parks, offering racquetball  tennis, swimming,  and other sports. Alexandria City Hall, the home of Robert E. Lee’s father, and the home Robert E. Lee grew up in are all interesting and historic sites avalable to visit.

The Cameron Run Regional Park offers a water park  including water slides and a wave pool, batting cages, and a miniature golf course. Other parks and attractions in the area include:

  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial
  • The Mount Vernon Trail, Gadsby’s Tavern
  • Christ Church
  • Lee-Fendall House
  • John Carlyle House
  • Market Square
  • The Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • The Jones Point Light
  • Little Theatre of Alexandria
  • The Virginia Theological Seminary
  • The Alexandria Canal lock re-creation at Canal Office Center
  • Alexandria Black History Resource Center
  • River Farm
  • The Fort Ward Park and Museum
  • Collingwood Library & Museum
  • Huntley Meadows Park
  • Green Spring Gardens Park
  • Pope-Leighey House
  • Washington’s Grist Mill and Mount Vernon Estate
  • Woodlawn Plantation
  • John Hollensbury’s Home

Economy in the Alexandria, VA Area

There are many important employers in Alexandria that span a variety of occupations that hire thousands of employees. Some of the most notable are the Institute for Defense Analyses, VSE, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and the Center for Naval Analyses.

More businesses include the American Diabetes Association, Catholic Charities, BoatUS, Global Impact, Islamic Relief USA, Good360, United Way, the Salvation Army Volunteers of America, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Collectively, these employers together hire a large number of employees around the area.

Alexandria, VA Schools

This area of Virginia’s children attend schools in the Alexandria City Public School System. Included in this district are 13 elementary schools, 2 middle schools including George Washington and Francis C. Hammond, and two high schools, Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center and T.C. Williams High School.

Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, and The George Washington University are a few colleges available in the area.

Alexandria also has some of Washington, D.C.’s top private schools, such as St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, Burgundy Farm Country Day, Bishop Ireton High School, and Episcopal High School.

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