The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Alexandria For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Alexandria are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Alexandria.
Safest Neighborhoods In Alexandria

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Alexandria are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Alexandria. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Alexandria neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Alexandria in 2020? That would be North Ridge-Rosemont. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Alexandria.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Alexandria neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. 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 We Determined The Safest Alexandria Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Alexandria.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest 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 safest places Alexandria. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Alexandria For 2020

North Ridge-Rosemont Alexandria, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 12,333
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 49
Property Crime Per 100k: 478
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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.

The violent crime per 100K people in North Ridge-Rosemont comes in at 49 and the property crime per capita is 478 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,750
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 28
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,202
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The violent crime per 100K people in Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens comes in at 28 and the property crime per capita is 1,202 for 2020.

Southwest Wuadrant Alexandria, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,148
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 109
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,356
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The violent crime per 100K people in Southwest Wuadrant comes in at 109 and the property crime per capita is 1,356 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 30,816
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 155
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,315
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The violent crime per 100K people in Alexandria Wrest comes in at 155 and the property crime per capita is 1,315 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 26,628
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 162
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,515
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The violent crime per 100K people in Landmark-Van Dom comes in at 162 and the property crime per capita is 1,515 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Alexandria

Looking at the data, you can tell that North Ridge-Rosemont is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Virginia residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Alexandria For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 North Ridge-Rosemont 527
2 Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens 1,230
3 Southwest Wuadrant 1,465
4 Alexandria Wrest 1,470
5 Landmark-Van Dom 1,677
6 Taylor Run 1,919
7 Potomac West 1,719
8 Seminary Hill 1,776
9 Eisenhower East 2,607
10 Northeast 2,256
11 Old Town North 3,057
12 Old Town 3,350
13 Braddock Road Metro 3,468
14 King St Metro 5,269
15 Fairlington-Bradlee 9,051

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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