Conveniently located just six miles from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia is a thriving city that gives renters easy access to the nation's capital. Founded in 1749, Alexandria is proud of its colonial history and its association with George Washington, who made his home here. Though this is a city that honors its past, it's also one that looks to the future. Alexandria is an \Eco City\ and has made a commitment to preserving natural resources for future generations.
Though it's possible to drive around Alexandria, this city also has plenty of options when it comes to public transportation and most people in the area prefer the ease of public transportation. Residents of Alexandria have easy access to a well-managed system of trains will whisk renters throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. There is also a vast network of DASH busses that zip around Alexandria and for travel downtown, there's even a free trolley that's perfect for traveling along King Street.