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Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA

Moving to Alexandria, VA?
Let us help make your move smooth and comfortable!  For many reasons, moving to Alexandria, VA is a very enticing choice for anyone relocating to the D.C. area.

A number of mature large cities have grown steadily over the past twenty years around the area known as the “Capital Beltway”.  (The beltway is an interstate highway encircling our nation’s capital.)  Alexandria, VA is one of these beltway cities.  Though it may not have the stand-alone reputation of such cities as Dayton, OH or Syracuse, NY, a person moving to Alexandria, VA is moving into a city with a similar population.  The difference is that the benefits available to a large metropolis are accessible within a few miles of Alexandria (it is situated just six miles south of central Washington). 

 

In 2011, the population neared 140,000 residents in Alexandria, while the Washington D.C. metro area exceeded 8 million.  Alexandria has doubled in size since 1950.  It is certainly the type of city where one can enjoy the energy from a safe distance without feeling too far away from the action.  This article will highlight several reasons you will surely enjoy a great quality of life after moving to Alexandria, VA.

Quick Notes on the Metro Area

In 2011, Washington D.C. was ranked #1best city in which to find a job by U.S. News and World Report.  If you are moving to Alexandria, VA for government related employment, you are not alone.  Over a third of the work force is employed in government, military, or professional services for the federal government.  So what about when you’re not working?  Here are some considerations to note when planning your new lifestyle after moving to Alexandria, VA:

 

  • Alexandria maintains an array of different neighborhood options ranging from quaint bungalow communities full of rich family life to urban condominium high-rises full of spaces for young single professionals.
  • Despite being part of the 8th largest metro area in the U.S., Alexandria, VA crime rates have continued to decline since 1970.  They actually hit a 45 year low 2010!
  • Not only was Alexandria recently named among the most “eco-friendly” cities in the country, it is home to nearly 1000 acres of park land that include boat slips, tennis courts, playgrounds, and six outdoor swimming pools.
  •  Shopping, entertainment, and an array of restaurants are just a train ride away.  Mass Transit throughout the Washington D.C. area is rated excellent.  Alexandria is no exception.  There is a free trolley with pick-ups every 20 minutes at 20 different stops on Alexandria’s major thoroughfare, King Street.  Four subway stops also connect Alexandria to all central Washington D.C. destinations.
  • Professional sporting events are simply a given in this region.  The Washington Redskins football team plays home games at FedEx Field, just 30 minutes from Alexandria.  The Wizards are the local NBA basketball team of choice, and the Capitals play professional hockey.

The ABF service center for Alexandria, VA is located in Manassas, VA.

Information about Alexandria, VA

Est. Population: 150006
County: Alexandria (Ind
Latitude: 38.8167
Longitude: -77.0500
Zip Codes: 22301
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