Welcome to Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire Washington, D.C. area, in no small part because of its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings, rich Colonial-era heritage, world-class shopping and dining, and waterfront location on the western bank of the Potomac River. The historic center of the City of Alexandria (155,810 pop.), Old Town was founded in 1749 and was home to George Washington. Located about seven miles south of D.C., its heart and soul is the bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Cultural events are plentiful year round, as are festivals and celebrations that bring residents and visitors alike to Old Town to enjoy the neighborhood’s unique and charming ambiance.

Quick Facts

Population

160,035

Female

78,419

Male

73,054

  • White
    100,342
    62.7%
  • Hispanic
    26,726
    16.7%
  • Asian alone
    10,402
    6.5%
  • Black
    34,568
    21.6%
Median Home Price

$ 578,500

Average Income

$89,200

Median resident age

36 years

Alexandria Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Achievement Integrity And Maturity–: –/–
Alexandria Country Day SchoolK-8Private–: –/–7.6
Alternative Learning Center At Bryant–: –/–
Alternative Learning Center At Montrose–: –/–
Belle View ElementaryPK-6Elementary2017: 776/109912.3
Bishop Ireton High School9-12Private–: –/–11.6
Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood CenterPK-8Private–: –/–12.9
Bren Mar Park ElementaryPK-5Elementary2017: 437/109912
Brentwood AcademyPK-2Private–: –/–18.6
Browne AcademyPK-8Private–: –/–3.6
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