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. The 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.

Lifestyle & Cultural Amenities
Alexandria offers a wide range of amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy, including art galleries, historic attractions, restaurants, and festivals.
Education & Community
Alexandria has been named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise annually since 2007.
Recreation & Parks
Alexandria maintains more than 929 acres of park and recreation space, including much of the parkland along the Potomac River.

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