These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Alexandria, VA For 2018


Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Alexandria are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Alexandria, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Alexandria neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Alexandria are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Alexandria for 2018:

  1. North Ridge-Rosemont (Homes)
  2. Eisenhower East (Homes)
  3. Northeast (Homes)
  4. Old Town (Homes)
  5. Braddock Road Metro (Homes)
  6. Southwest Wuadrant (Homes)
  7. Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens (Homes)
  8. Seminary Hill (Homes)
  9. Old Town North (Homes)
  10. Taylor Run (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Alexandria that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Alexandria.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Alexandria for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Alexandria, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 13 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Alexandria.’ We’re lookin’ at you, North Ridge-Rosemont.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Alexandria has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. North Ridge-Rosemont

Population: 11,756
Median Income: $162,847
Median Home Value: $659,400

More on North Ridge-Rosemont: Real Estate | Data

2. Eisenhower East

Population: 3,941
Median Income: $121,917
Median Home Value: $463,400

More on Eisenhower East: Real Estate | Data

3. Northeast

Population: 1,143
Median Income: $157,392
Median Home Value: $586,650

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4. Old Town

Population: 6,776
Median Income: $126,041
Median Home Value: $782,210

More on Old Town: Real Estate | Data

5. Braddock Road Metro

Population: 4,850
Median Income: $129,085
Median Home Value: $668,243

More on Braddock Road Metro: Real Estate | Data

6. Southwest Wuadrant

Population: 2,914
Median Income: $119,090
Median Home Value: $679,880

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7. Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens

Population: 3,394
Median Income: $125,217
Median Home Value: $516,333

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8. Seminary Hill

Population: 22,212
Median Income: $94,450
Median Home Value: $359,732

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9. Old Town North

Population: 1,286
Median Income: $99,512
Median Home Value: $470,600

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10. Taylor Run

Population: 6,489
Median Income: $120,603
Median Home Value: $456,414

More on Taylor Run: Real Estate | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Alexandria

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Alexandria where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Alexandria:

  1. Landmark-Van Dom
  2. Alexandria Wrest
  3. Potomac West

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Alexandria

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 North Ridge-Rosemont 11,756 $659,400 794 2.1%
2 Eisenhower East 3,941 $463,400 794 0.8%
3 Northeast 1,143 $586,650 794 1.4%
4 Old Town 6,776 $782,210 794 4.6%
5 Braddock Road Metro 4,850 $668,243 794 4.9%
6 Southwest Wuadrant 2,914 $679,880 794 3.0%
7 Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens 3,394 $516,333 794 2.0%
8 Seminary Hill 22,212 $359,732 1,656 4.0%
9 Old Town North 1,286 $470,600 794 1.8%
10 Taylor Run 6,489 $456,414 932 1.7%
11 Potomac West 22,399 $539,800 815 3.1%
12 Alexandria Wrest 29,770 $229,068 2,341 4.4%
13 Landmark-Van Dom 26,250 $225,376 2,230 4.2%

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