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:
- North Ridge-Rosemont (Homes)
- Eisenhower East (Homes)
- Northeast (Homes)
- Old Town (Homes)
- Braddock Road Metro (Homes)
- Southwest Wuadrant (Homes)
- Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens (Homes)
- Seminary Hill (Homes)
- Old Town North (Homes)
- 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
Median Income: $162,847
Median Home Value: $659,400
2. Eisenhower East
Median Income: $121,917
Median Home Value: $463,400
Median Income: $157,392
Median Home Value: $586,650
4. Old Town
Median Income: $126,041
Median Home Value: $782,210
5. Braddock Road Metro
Median Income: $129,085
Median Home Value: $668,243
6. Southwest Wuadrant
Median Income: $119,090
Median Home Value: $679,880
7. Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens
Median Income: $125,217
Median Home Value: $516,333
8. Seminary Hill
Median Income: $94,450
Median Home Value: $359,732
9. Old Town North
Median Income: $99,512
Median Home Value: $470,600
10. Taylor Run
Median Income: $120,603
Median Home Value: $456,414
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:
- Landmark-Van Dom
- Alexandria Wrest
- Potomac West
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Alexandria
|5||Braddock Road Metro||4,850|
|7||Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens||3,394|
|9||Old Town North||1,286|