The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Alexandria For 2022


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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Virginia and Alexandria is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Alexandria for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Alexandria for 2022? 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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Best Neighborhoods In Alexandria

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Alexandria

Population: 12,333
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $695,870 (Third best)
Median Income: $152,322 (best)
More on North Ridge-Rosemont: Homes For Sale | Data

North Ridge-Rosemont Alexandria, VA

Population: 6,768
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $823,560 (best)
Median Income: $132,625 (Third best)
More on Old Town: Homes For Sale | Data

Old Town Alexandria, VA

Population: 1,081
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $620,400 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $146,788 (Second best)
More on Northeast: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,148
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $690,080 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $123,686 (Seventh best)
More on Southwest Wuadrant: Homes For Sale | Data

Southwest Wuadrant Alexandria, VA

Population: 24,113
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $574,700 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $114,660 (Tenth best)
More on Potomac West: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,189
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $702,029 (Second best)
Median Income: $127,592 (Fourth best)
More on Braddock Road Metro: Homes For Sale | Data

Braddock Road Metro Alexandria, VA

Population: 3,750
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $534,633 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $117,461 (Ninth best)
More on Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,851
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $487,943 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $124,230 (Sixth best)
More on Taylor Run: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,292
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $433,850 (11th best)
Median Income: $107,524 (11th best)
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Population: 1,477
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $545,050 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $89,681 (13th best)
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Old Town North Alexandria, VA

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Alexandria, VA Neighborhoods In 2022

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 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.

Summary: 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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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Alexandria For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 North Ridge-Rosemont 12,333 $695,870 $152,322
2 Old Town 6,768 $823,560 $132,625
3 Northeast 1,081 $620,400 $146,788
4 Southwest Wuadrant 3,148 $690,080 $123,686
5 Potomac West 24,113 $574,700 $114,660
6 Braddock Road Metro 5,189 $702,029 $127,592
7 Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens 3,750 $534,633 $117,461
8 Taylor Run 6,851 $487,943 $124,230
9 Eisenhower East 4,292 $433,850 $107,524
10 Old Town North 1,477 $545,050 $89,681
11 Alexandria Wrest 30,816 $215,805 $69,390
12 Landmark-Van Dom 26,628 $238,656 $79,110
13 Seminary Hill 22,478 $358,055 $98,247
14 King St Metro 679 $521,200 $124,989
15 Fairlington-Bradlee 545 $407,750 $120,648

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Alexandria.

About Chris Kolmar

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