My first travel blog (I think that’s what this is called) is about the first place that I visited when I moved back to the U.S. before starting college. Alexandria is a short 20-30 minutes from where I live, so it’s clear to say that I’ve already been there more than a couple of times, including on my last birthday.
To me, Alexandria is a little bit like Georgetown in that it has colorful, quirky neighborhoods and a very hipster-like vibe. It’s great.
According to Alexandria’s government website, 26% of its population is aged 25-34, encouraging the vibrant nightlife for millennials. But that’s not the only major group in this area. Because of its proximity to the nation’s capital, there are approximately 10,000 veterans living here. (#GodBlessAmerica)
Our first President actually built a house here for himself and for his wife Martha to stay in between trips. Restored today, it is now known as “Washington’s Town House” and it is found on 508 Cameron St. (Very cool!)
Celebrities/Iconic Figures: “African American attorney Samuel W. Tucker was born here in 1913,” and Jim Morrison (the former lead singer of The Doors) graduated in the year 1961 from Alexandria’s George Washington High School.
Sister Cities: Dundee, Scotland; Helsingborg, Sweden; Gyumri, Armenia and Caen, France.