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 2019:
- North Ridge-Rosemont (Homes)
- Old Town (Homes)
- Northeast (Homes)
- Southwest Wuadrant (Homes)
- Potomac West (Homes)
So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Alexandria for 2019? According to the most recent census data, North Ridge-Rosemont looks to be the best Alexandria neighborhood to live in.
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.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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How we determined the best Alexandria hoods in 2019
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Alexandria, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 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, Virginia has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
North Ridge, in northern Alexandria near its boundary with Arlington County, includes the busy eastwest Braddock Road/King Street corridors and northsouth arteries Russell Road and Cameron Mill Road. North Ridge takes its name from the high ground west of Russell Road and south of West Glebe Road. Within the area that comprises North Ridge are the neighborhoods of Beverley Hills, Jefferson Park, Braddock Heights, Timber Branch, Parkfairfax, Monticello Park, Beverley Estates, and Oak Crest. The North Ridge community lies within the original 10-mile square of the District of Columbia, ceded back to Virginia in 1846.
Old Town is situated in the eastern and southeastern area of the city along the Potomac River. It was originally laid out in 1749, making it the oldest section of the City, and is a historic district. Old Town is chiefly known for its historic town houses, art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Alexandria
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Alexandria where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Alexandria aren’t all good. Fairlington-Bradlee takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Alexandria.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Alexandria For 2019
|6||Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens||3,750|
|7||Braddock Road Metro||5,189|
|10||Old Town North||1,477|
|14||King St Metro||679|