Minutes from Washington, DC, Alexandria is one of the liveliest cultural communities with a growing economic and commercial presence. Once home to George Washington, the heart of the city surges with an energetic crowd owing to its chains of antique stores, thriving boutiques, historic attractions, and a prospering arts culture. Alexandria houses a magnitude of governmental and corporate institutions. Accessible via the King Street Metro Station you’re only a hop, skip, and a jump from Reagan Airport and Downtown DC. You can also find bike share stations, plenty of available taxis, and the Free King Street Trolley to get around town.
There's a lot of history in Alexandria. It was as George Washington's home and where he and other founding fathers laid the foundation for the United States. But despite its old town charm and nuggets of preserved history, Alexandria is alive and well with culture, outdoor spaces, and art. Walk along King Street you'll step into centuries' old architecture, cobblestone alleys, and beautiful brick buildings. For more historical fun, there are plenty of options at the Market Square Museums. If you are more artistically than historically inclined then you ought to check out the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, the property which once served as a naval factory. Being that Alexandria is on the water, there are always waterside activities to be enjoyed in this beautiful area of DC, especially in Old Town.