Alexandria

27 reviews
  1. City in Virginia
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$494,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,520
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      71
      264
    • Murder
      3
      5
    • Rape
      15
      37
    • Robbery
      94
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      171
      575
    • Theft
      1,614
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      174
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $87,319
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    15%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      31%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      31%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      18%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      12%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      14%

    Reviews

    27 reviews
    • Excellent
      14
    • Very Good
      11
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    This is a very diverse and up and coming area. There are many great schools, situated in various locations with great neighborhoods. From apartment living to single family homes, this area has plenty of shops and tourist locations to visit, to keep boredom at bay. It is a bit pricey, but you pay for what you get, which is great jobs, schools and excellent location!
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    Alexandria is a wonderful city. There are plenty of fun things to do in both the winter and summer. But if want to venture out and go to Washington DC or Maryland, you can easily go from Alexandria and get there pretty fast. The only down side is that almost always there is traffic, but you get used to it after a while. It is the low price you pay to live in a city where so much goes on!
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Bad place to just live, most people here to study or improving their carries. Just a phase in life, not a life to live. I think anyone live here for other reasons, they have more chances to live better anywhere else!
    • Current Resident
    • 20 days ago