Welcome to Alexandria City website, your community on the
internet. Here you will find valuable information about Alexandria
City, Virginia, including restaurants, shopping, hotels, local
businesses, transportation, real estate, public services and
coupons. All this information is presented in an easy to use
Alexandria is located six miles below Washington, D.C.
on the west bank of the Potomac River. It is bounded on
the north by Arlington County, and on the south by Fairfax
County. Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth
of Virginia has a population of over 120,000. It is largely
populated by professionals working in the federal civil
service, the U.S. military, or for one of the many private
companies that contract to provide services to the federal
government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the
U.S. Department of Defense. Others include the Institute
for Defense Analyses and the Center for Naval Analyses and
the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Alexandria
is one of the first cities to offer free wireless Internet
access and is home to numerous associations, charities,
and non-profit organizations. Alexandria is located just
south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alexandria
Union Station is the city's historic train station and is
directly adjacent to the King Street Metrorail station.
Three other Metrorail stations are within the city limits.
Old Town is chiefly known for its historic town houses,
art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants.
Here to see the
Annual George Washington Birthday Parade!