Living in Alexandria, VA Neighborhood Tour | Living in DC
Wondering what living in Alexandria, VA is like? This is the part of Alexandria that is NOT the city. Locally it's called Fairfax County. Let's find out more about Alexandria's location, history, real estate, food, fun, and what's here for kids and dogs!
The oldest original developments in all of Fairfax County were along the Potomac River. Part of Fairfax County was ceded to the be part of the capital city. It was Alexandria County of the District of Columbia. When it retroceded back to Virginia, that became the City of Alexandria and the rest was Alexandria – Fairfax County. And that’s what we’re talking about today. It has an Alexandria mailing address, but a totally separate government from the City of Alexandria.