The Alexandria section of Fairfax county, south and west of the City of Alexandria, is highly desirable area for its proximity to Old Town, The Pentagon, and the District. Sited along the Potomac River, this area is sometimes referred to as Lower or South Alexandria. Nearly a quarter of a million people live in its two districts: Lee and Mount Vernon.

The Alexandria section of Fairfax county is home many popular points of interest such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Grist Mill, historic Fort Hunt Park, the forests and wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park, as well as Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House. The U.S. Army’s Fort Belvoir post and the popular Kingstowne shopping area are also found here. Residents enjoy the area’s plentiful recreational opportunities at the Lee and Mount Vernon Rec Centers and along the Mount Vernon Trail.

Several bus routes and Metro stations (the Blue and Yellow lines) service the area. Real estate in this area consists primarily of single-family homes and townhomes with some condo buildings. Homes sit on larger lots than in many other local jurisdictions.