Alexandria, VA

All about our city: City data


These are a Few of Our Favorite Things:

Great Waves Waterpark – hang out in a wave pool

Take a Ghost and Graveyard Tour in Old Town

The Dairy Godmother – enjoy some president famous frozen custard

Mount Vernon – visit the homestead of the father of our country

Torpedo Factory Art Center with over 80 artist studios and galleries



Old Town

Location: Old Town Alexandria is conveniently located near Ronald Reagan National Airport

Nearest Metro: King Street (Blue and Yellow lines), Braddock Rd. (Blue and Yellow lines)

Character: This beautifully preserved historic district is George Washington‘s adopted hometown, which continues to hum with a foodie-friendly vibe loved by presidents and First Families. Fine dining connoisseurs head to the city’s gourmet hubs forpalatepleasingdishesorto the brick-lined streets for dining al fresco.


Del Ray

Location: The area to the northwest of Old Town, which had been in the separate town of Potomac, is popularly known as Del Ray

Nearest Metro: Braddock Rd. (Blue and Yellow lines)

Character: Del Ray is “Where Main Street Still Exists” with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with family friendly pizzerias, barbecue restaurants and sophisticated spots like Cheesetique, named “Best Mac and Cheese in the US” by Food & Wine magazine.


Crystal City/Pentagon City

Location: Crystal City is centered along a stretch of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), just south of The Pentagon, just east of Pentagon City, and within walking distance to the west of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Nearest Metro: Crystal City (Blue and Yellow lines), Pentagon City (Blue and Yellow lines)

Character: Crystal City is almost exclusively populated by high-rise apartment buildings, corporate offices, hotels, and numerous shops and restaurants. There is also an extensive network of underground shopping areas and connecting corridors beneath Crystal City.


Hollin Hills

Location: Hollin Hills is adjacent to other neighborhoods such as Villamay and Mason Hill, just south of Alexandria in the South Alexandria section of Fairfax CountyVirginia.

Nearest Metro: King St-Old Town (Blue and Yellow lines)

Character: Hollin Hills brought contemporary construction to northern Virginia. The community was one of the first post-World-War-II developments around Washington, D.C. and it is known primarily for its modern architecture, which is very cohesive because of a design review committee that advises on building or modification of existing houses.



Location: It is a master-planned community that lies amidst the Washington, D.C.suburbs of Springfield, Alexandria, and Lorton, Virginia and is centered on the intersection of South Van Dorn Street and Kingstowne Boulevard.

Nearest Metro: Franconia-Springfield (Blue line), Van Dorn (Blue line)

Character: Residents enjoy amenities including miles of walking trails, a beautiful lake, swimming pools, tennis and volleyball courts, numerous tot lots, an aerobics studio and two state-of-the-art fitness centers. Every effort has been made to maintain much of its 1200 acres of green space, making Kingstowne a unique urban environment.


Shops we love!

Spices and Teas – check out the Spice & Tea Exchange

An American in the place to find your perfect dress

The Old Town Farmers Market is an Alexandria essential still going strong since the days of George Washington, where each Saturday, talented artisans sell originals like goat cheese, textiles and hand-carved wooden bowls.


Food and drink

Port City Brewing Company, the city’s pride and joy of the beer world, has taken beer lovers by storm, bringing quality craft beer to tap-houses and retailers and reviving the commercial brewing tradition in Alexandria.

At celebrated chef Cathal Armstrong’s Restaurant Eve, guests are ensconced in the pumpkin-colored walls of a converted historic warehouse nestled beside the restaurant’s organic garden, as attentive waiters serve decadent desserts on blocks of slate.

Union Street Public House – Alexandria’s favorite stop for fun, food and drink. Serving the finest steaks and the freshest seafood. Conveniently located a block from Old Town Waterfront.