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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:39 PM

Alexandria, Va Ranked Among Best Small Cities In U.S. For 2019

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Alexandria moved up one place to third in this year's Best Small Cities in the U.S. ranking by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Condé Nast Traveler announced winners for the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards Monday.



A record 600,000 people voted for the reader awards. Cities were nominated earlier this year, and readers could vote an unlimited number of times. The travel magazine split cities into two rankings: best small cities and best big cities.

Alexandria came in at third just before Savannah, Georgia and Key West, Florida and after Charleston, South Carolina and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Last year, Alexandria was ranked the fourth best small city.

The magazine says this about the city: "Alexandria, Virginia, the charming, historic city just across the Potomac River from our nation's capital, draws travelers and would-be residents alike. Most folks start to imagine moving there just after setting foot in Old Town, once they've strolled the red brick sidewalks, clocking street after street of perfectly preserved rowhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries."

The top 10 small cities are:

1.Charleston, South Carolina
2.Santa Fe, New Mexico
3.Alexandria, Virginia
4.Savannah, Georgia
5.Key West, Florida
6.Aspen, Colorado...

More, https://patch.com/virginia/oldtownalexandria/alexandria-ranked-among-best-small-cities-u-s-2019



- Alexandria ranked as the third best small city for a Condé Nast reader award. (E. Michio/Visit Alexandria)

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empedocles Oct 13 #6
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:44 PM

1. It's extremely expensive to live there isn't it. nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:51 PM

2. Greater Alexandria expands well beyond the Old Town historic

area were space and housing are more costly. Although still comparatively high in price, the more modern, suburban areas of Alex. have less expensive housing than Old Town near the Potomac River waterfront.

Alexandria is great for a visit, and adjacent to DC-- much to see and do!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:55 PM

3. I rented a 1 bedroom apartment in Fillmore Gardens

in Arlington back in 1966 for $90 that apartment goes for
$1600 now. Of course I only took home about $70 a week back then working at AT&T on Columbia Pike.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:02 PM

4. Yep, high like all big American metro areas, even London, etc.

San Francisco 1-br apts. are over $2,500.

Several years ago I mentioned that I heard a basic ticket to 'Hamilton' in NY was $1,000 and a friend said that was about average. We went to plays and theater in NY and DC for $20-50 in the 80s, 90s.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:05 PM

5. Yep I saw a 1 bedroom in New Orleans last year

in the garden district for $2500. My pention is only $3600 before taxes and health insurance. I would have to live on cat food and Ramen Noodles.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:18 PM

6. Small city. Hmmm. Integral, interior, part of the 5.7 mil DC metropolitan area.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 01:14 AM

7. IKR. nt

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