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:

  • "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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