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Alexandria Accolades

Loved by residents and visitors alike, Alexandria's cosmopolitan feel and walkable lifestyle, nationally designated historic district, independent restaurants and boutiques, intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront have landed the city on some of the most coveted lists, from Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards to Fodor's to Southern Living.   




  • Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. (Alexandria #3)—Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
  • The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards (Alexandria #2)—Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
  • The Top 20 Destinations You Should Be Traveling to Next Year—Departures
  • Most Festive Christmas Cities in the U.S.—USA Today
  • Most Romantic U.S. Destinations to Spend the Holiday Season (Alexandria #4)—Fodor's Travel
  • The Most Magical Christmas Towns and Villages Across the World (Alexandria #7)—Oprah Magazine
  • The Perfect Southern Town for a Hallmark Christmas Movie—Southern Living
  • The Coolest Suburbs in America—Apartment Therapy
  • America's Greenest Cities (Alexandria #4)—CubeSmart
  • Most Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the U.S.—Expedia



  • Safest Cities in America (Alexandria #4)—SmartAsset
  • 10 Most Successful Cities in Virginia (Alexandria #9)–Zippia
  • “All-Star” in Virginia for LGBTQ Equality (Alexandria #2)–Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index
  • 20 Most Unique Cities to Visit in Your 20s (Alexandria #7)–
  • Happiest Cities in the United States (Alexandria #21)–National Geographic Explorer
  • 2017 Best Cities for Millennials in America (Alexandria #4)–Niche
  • 2017's Most Diverse Cities in America (Alexandria #21)—WalletHub
  • North America's Coolest Downtowns (Old Town Alexandria #5)—Expedia Viewfinder
  • America’s Most Attractive Cities (Alexandria #11)—Travel + Leisure
  • 25 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (Alexandria #1)—Entrepreneur
  • Top 100 Best Places to Live (Alexandria #32)—Livability
  • Top Cities for Millennials–Millennial Personal Finance
  • The 15 Most Romantic Places in Virginia (Alexandria #1)–Best Of Virginia
  • Top 20 Most Romantic U.S. Cities (Alexandria #3)–
  • Best Counties to Live In (Alexandria #10)–24/7 Wall St.
  • Must-Visit U.S. Hotspots for 2017 (Alexandria #5)–Smarter Travel

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