Old Town Waterfront
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, it is approximately six miles south of downtown Washington, D.C.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, it 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.
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 neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. It is the seventh largest and highest income independent city in Virginia. A beautifully-preserved historic district on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city George Washington called home. Today Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, arts events, shopping and historic attractions.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the U.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 it’s largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is theInstitute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria.
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