Many of the links on the left will keep you specifically in or near Alexandria in the Northern Area
region of Virginia.
Located in the heart of the greater Washington area, across the river from National Harbor and close to three major airports, getting to Alexandria is easy.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the nation's capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which 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. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. Nationally recognized for its early-American architecture, its variety of hotels, along with its unique boutiques, award-winning restaurants and inexpensive historic attractions, as well as quick and easy access to the many free Washington D.C. sites, Alexandria is the perfect getaway to shop, dine and celebrate.