Quality of Life

Alexandria is nationally recognized for its award-winning restaurants and eclectic shopping, as well as its ideal mixture of locally owned establishments and national brands.  City’s diverse population benefits from a wealth of recreational, educational, and cultural amenities, as well as a vibrant arts scene that is unmatched in the region.

Alexandria offers a wide range of amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy, including art galleries, theaters, music venues, historic attractions, restaurants, festivals, and more!
Alexandria has been named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise annually since 2007, partly because of the quality of the schools and programs in our community!
The Alexandria Health Department implements statewide health programs and provides clinics, nutritional planning, dental care, and more for residents. The department’s mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of Alexandria communities. Visit the city’s website for more information about the Alexandria Health Department.
Alexandria maintains more than 929 acres of park and recreation space, including much of the parkland along the Potomac River. One of the best-known parks is the Fort Ward Museum and Historical Site containing a Civil War period fort and surrounding grounds, much of which is devoted to spectacular azalea gardens.
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Events & Activities - The Alexandria Waterfront Commission will hold their monthly meeting where items of interest include a debrief of the August 6th shoreline boat tour, an update on the Landscape & Flood Mitigation design Phase 1 project ...

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625 N. Washington St., Suite 400
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 739-3820

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