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5 Reasons You’ll Love Living In Alexandria VA

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Located less than 10 miles from Washington D.C., Alexandria VA is an independent city with a population of more than 155,000 people. Although Alexandria VA is close to D.C. the area has plenty of its own character, and a unique history that draws in tourists from all over the country – and even the world. But while Alexandria can be a great place to visit, it’s also a great place to live. If you want to move to the DMV (.D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area, and aren’t sure exactly where you want to settle down, Alexandria is a place that you should most definitely consider.  Read on for 5 reasons you’ll love living in Alexandria VA.

Easy access to D.C.

As the nation’s capital, D.C. is an area that many people want to be close to. However, living in D.C. can be extremely expensive, and the city is crowded and congested. So if you want to be close to all the action without being right in the thick of things, Alexandria VA is the perfect place for you.

Safe neighborhoods

Whether you’re single or trying to raise a family, it’s always reassuring that the place you plan on moving to is safe. You can feel confident that Alexandria is a safe place to live, and the crime rate in Alexandria is lower than the national average.

Great restaurants and other things to do

Let’s face it, food is a huge part of most of our lives – and eating out is something that many of us do more than we probably should. Well, if you live in Alexandria VA, you’ll probably be eating out even more. The area has lots of great restaurants and several of them have won awards and been featured in publications such as The New York Times. On top of great food, Alexandria has lots of other great things to do including waterfront activities and farmers markets.

Rich history

Alexandria is a place full of rich history. During the both the War or 1812 and the Civil War, Alexandria was home to some important battles.  It has also played an important role in the development of the country, and is now home to several very important American landmarks including George Washington’s former home.

Walkable

Having the option to walk places or take public transportation is always nice. Unfortunately, in some places, neither one of those things are a realistic option. However, luckily, Alexandria VA isn’t one of those places. There are lots of ways to get around without driving including walking and taking the Metro.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.