Alexandria, VA, is a city steeped in intriguing colonial history. Just down the Potomac River from Washington, DC, many areas of Alexandria retain their colonial ambiance with brick-paved sidewalks, cobblestone streets, leafy neighborhoods, and lovely well-preserved historical buildings. During the Civil War, the Union Army occupied Alexandria, and it was an important Underground Railroad refuge for escaped African-American slaves. For a short time in its history, Alexandria was part of Washington, DC, and remains a critical location for headquarters of many federal government agencies, government contractors, non-profits, and related businesses which employ a large percentage of Alexandria’s residents.
Named a ‘Top Five Best Small City in the US 2018′ by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and ‘South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living’, Alexandria is a thriving smaller town with a cosmopolitan vibe. Over 200 exclusive boutiques, locally-owned trendy restaurants, and fascinating historical attractions add character and charm to the city. In addition to excellent employment options, Alexandria is also a great place to raise a family. Whether you’re moving here for a job, schools, or some reason unique to you, welcome to Alexandria.