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The Beauty of Alexandria

October 10, 2016 | Inside Alexandria | By: Sue

We’ve done it again!

Alexandria has made another “best, most, top” list.  This time, Travel + Leisure magazine has named Alexandria one of America’s most attractive cities, joining other small cities like San Antonio, Savannah, and Norfolk and better known cities like Las Vegas. Alexandria came in at 11th on the list, which pointed out its  “good shopping, good eating” and “good looking people.”  I couldn’t agree more, however Alexandria offers so much more!

Alexandria has a uniqueness unrivaled by many other locales. Sited on a lovely waterway, steeped in history, and minutes from the Nation’s Capitol and all of its amenities, the attributes of Alexandria are outstanding. Its residents are some of the most educated, accomplished, and well-read in the country. It is diverse. People from countries all over the world make their home here next to people who can trace their roots to Alexandria’s earliest settlers.

Alexandria’s citizens are incredibly generous with their time and talents. Organizations that promote the arts, early childhood development and education, adult programs for those with  intellectual disabilities, college scholarship programs for the financially disadvantaged, and senior care thrive thanks to an active citizenry.

Did you know that Alexandria was also named on of our country’s top 10 Christmas towns by HGTV? Alexandria is a magical place during the holiday season with the tree lighting in Market Square, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, and the Holiday Boat Parade.

We especially love the Scottish Christmas Walk put on by the Campagna Center (December 2-3 this year).  Look for us in the parade that Saturday morning!

We proudly support this outstanding organization and its Head Start and New Neighbors programs. Our “attractive” and civic-minded residents come together during these two days to share in its holiday festivities which benefit some of our neediest neighbors.

Recently, I met a newcomer to our area from Atlanta.  When she found out she and her husband would be relocating to the DC area, her thoughts went to Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and Dupont Circle as great locations. But then two of her very best friends (who didn’t know one another) who lived in Alexandria invited her to visit our town before making any decisions. One friend, who happened to be a client of ours, told her about a house for rent in Old Town. The other friend, who coincidentally and unbeknownst to us or them has also bought a home from us, took her and her husband to dinner in Old Town.  Our client then brought the newcomers to meet us at our recent Movie Night in Old Town at Waterfront Park, where people of all ages and backgrounds came to see Finding Nemo. She described the evening as something out of a storybook. Alexandria could not been more attractive to her as a place she wanted to live.  And that is such a typical reaction to our City. Alexandria, an attractive and heartwarming town.  You gotta love where we live!