14 Best Places to Live in Virginia

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7) Alexandria

Alexandria has one of the liveliest downtowns of the cities on this list. It is an urban spot home to lots of millennials working harder and playing even harder while enjoying the city they live in. Alexandria is chock full of history while still managing to be fun and vibrant. It sits alongside the Potomac River and it is less than 7 miles to get to Washington, DC for even more attractions and delicious restaurant choices. Don’t feel like driving? Hop on the Potomac Riverboat Company water taxi that takes guests directly to the National Mall in Washington, DC. This just so happens to also be a beautiful way to see the Cherry Blossom’s in spring from Alexandria. Alexandria has a seemingly endless number of shopping options and well as being a foodie paradise. Restaurant options extend from every culture. Alexandria also boasts museums and theaters for the artsy type.

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