Skip to Content
NCR News and Information

City of Alexandria, VA

Latest News

View Alexandria news feed »

Local Resources

Government Links

Communications & Public Information 
Emergency Preparedness 
Mayor & City Council
City Departments

 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to eNews Alerts
Like Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
Watch Us on YouTube

 

NWS Alerts

 

Transportation Services

DASH Bus
Fairfax Connector
Metrobus and Rail
Arlington Bus System (ART)
Live Traffic Cameras
Virginia Railway Express

 

City News

RSS Feed

 

Quick Poll

About Alexandria

Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. The city encompasses 15.75 square miles at an average elevation of 30 feet above sea level. Founded in 1749, Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in America, a part of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large free-black community, a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a street-car suburb for Federal workers. Alexandria was also the hometown of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison and Mama Cass. Learn more.

City of Alexandria, Va.

Forecast Weather Alerts

Alexandria eNews

Subscribe to eNews 

Alexandria RSS Feeds

Twitter