Alexandria is an independent city in Commonwealth of Virginia. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is located just south of downtown Washington, D.C.
Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. The historic center of Alexandria is known as "Old Town". With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are pleasant for strolling, jogging, bicycling, pogo-ing, tricycling.
Alexandria has a distributed park system with 70 major parks and 30 recreation centers, of which Chinquapin is one of the largest. Chinquapin offers facilities for swimming, tennis, racquetball, and other sports. The city also organizes several sports leagues throughout the year including volleyball, softball and basketball. The Washington Sailing Marina offers a variety of recreational activities on the water, including sailing lessons.
Neighborhoods in Alexandria include Old Town, Eisenhower Valley, Rosemont, The Berg, Parker-Gray, Del Ray, Arlandria, West End, North Ridge, and Potomac Yard. Homes in Alexandria include single family, row homes, town homes, mid and high rise condos. The Metro serves two stations on the Blue and Yellow Line.