The City of Alexandria, long known worldwide for its popular and historic Old Town neighborhood and its beautiful Potomac River waterfront, is increasingly catching the attention of developers, business owners and a young workforce, for several compelling reasons.
Among them are the city’s diverse real estate options. They include boutique, historic buildings on the waterfront, as well as modern, amenity-filled offices along the Beltway. Also impressive is a wide array of high-quality residential buildings suited to any renter’s lifestyle. That lifestyle is becoming more and more vibrant, thanks to Alexandria’s extraordinary work-life balance. Unlike a suburban office park or an overly stiff traditional downtown, the city offers a seamless mix of work and play in an attractive urban environment.
For example, the city’s residential buildings are convenient to more than 200 independently owned businesses, including cafes, boutiques and lunch-break bistros. Opportunities for recreation and adventure abound, with more than 1,000 acres of public park space and 50-plus miles of bike trails ready to be explored. And for a rewarding dose of culture, residents and visitors can check out a variety of museums and art galleries—or even express their own creativity in Alexandria’s coworking and maker spaces.
In the past few years, Alexandria has been named among the nation’s best cities for millennials by Forbes and the website Niche, as well as one of the top 50 Best Places to Live in the Country by the website Livability. Given the city’s focus on lifestyle, authenticity, accessibility, and experience, it’s easy to see why Alexandria has been receiving so many accolades.