Alexandria, Virginia, is situated on the Potomac River and is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. It has a population of about 159,000 and is approximately seven miles south of downtown Washington, D.C. The city is walkable, and you will find more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques in Old Town Alexandria.
Virginia is in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the U.S., situated between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. There are more than 8.65 million people, with over one-third living in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Richmond is the capital city, yet Virginia Beach is the most populous. It spans 42,774.2 square miles, including about 3,180 square miles of water.