Welcome to Alexandria
On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture - an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle. Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.
Alexandria is actually located within 2 counties. The City of Alexandria County and Fairfax County. This is to maintain the political and geographical division. The City of Alexandria is the northern region and the most well know area is probably Old Town. Once you travel south of the beltway (I-495) you soon enter into Fairfax County, and if you travel far enough south, you reach Mount Vernon Alexandria.