Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, a historic city, offers a wide price range in housing and a wide variety in types of housing, although many landlords may not advertise in newspapers. Many students, young adults, and historic, established families live in Alexandria. The main thoroughfare, Shirley Highway (I-395) is very crowded during rush hour. A key attraction of Alexandria is Old Town, a restored colonial area with a wide array of shops and other attractions. The Yellow Line on the Metrorail makes several stops in the Alexandria area. 

Average Commute Time: 25-30 minutes from King Street Metro

Average Rent for Studio: $1,765

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom: $1,943