Alexandria Accolades

Loved by residents and coveted by visitors, Alexandria's vibrant arts scene, chic shopping and award-winning restaurants has made it an extraordinary city to live and pause in. Don't believe us? The recognition Alexandria receives speaks for itself:

  • "Alexandria Among 5 Safest Big Cities in Virginia"–Value Penguin (2016)
  • "The 25 Healthiest Cities in America"–Niche (2016)
  • "The 25 Best Cities for Millennials in America"–Niche (2016)
  • "Best Cities for Entrepreneurs"–Livability (2016)
  • "Best Cities to Live in America"–Niche (2016)
  • "America's Best Small Art Festivals" (King Street Art Festival)–Fodor Travel (2016)
  • "One of the Most Educated Cities in America"–ValuePenguin (2016)
  • "#1 Best Downtown in America"–Livability (2016)
  • "#1 Most Romantic City in the U.S."–Amazon (2016)
  • "Top 20 Most Charming Small Cities in the U.S."–RentLingo (2016)
  • "Top City in D.C. Region for LGBT Inclusive Policies"–Human Rights Campaign (2015)
  • "8th Most Festive City in the US"–Amazon (2015)
  • "Best Cities to Visit for Christmas"–Casual Travelist (2015)
  • "5th Safest City in America"–SmartAsset (2015)
  • "Top 5 Safest Small City in America"–Protect America (2015)
  • "#1 Most Exciting City in Virginia"–Gogobot (2015)
  • "Most Breathtaking Scenery in Virginia"–Only in Your State (2015)
  • "#1 Digital City in the United States"–The Digital Cities Survey (2015)
  • "Top 100 Best Places to Live" –Livability (2016)
  • “Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers” –American Craft Week (2015)
  • "Top 10 Most Romantic Cities"–ProFlowers (2015)
  • "Top 10 Downtowns"–Livability (2015)
  • "Best Mid-Sized City for Veterans to Live In"–Military Times (2015)
  • "Bicycle Friendly Community" Silver Level–League of American Bicyclists (2015)
  • "Best Cities for Millennials in 2015"–Forbes 
  • "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US"–Amazon (2015)
  • "Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education In America"–Movoto Real Estate (2015)
  • "The Most Well-Read City in America"–Amazon (2014)
  • "Top 10 Best Downtowns 2014"–Livability.com
  • "Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities"–Bicycling magazine (2014)
  • "Top 10 Safest Places in Virginia"–Movoto Real Estate (2014) 
  • "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US"–Amazon (2013)
  • "America's Top ArtPlaces 2013"–ArtPlace
  • "Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community"–League of American Bicyclists (2013)
  • "The Most Well-Read City in America"–The Washington Post (2013)
  • "Top 10 Cities on the Rise"–NerdWallet (2013)
  • "10 Favorite Cycling Destinations" –Virginia Living (2013)
  • "Best Small Cities for Art Nerds"–TravelNerd (2013)
  • "Best Foodie City in the South"–ConventionSouth (2013)
  • "Top 10 Foodie Cities 2013"–Livability.com
  • "Best US Cities for St. Patrick's Day"–The Atlantic Cities (2013)
  • "Top 10 Downtowns 2012"–Livability.com
  • “Top 10 Pet-Friendly Destinations” –Animal Planet (2012)

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