Get the door, it's the liquor store
You’ll naturally have high hopes for a place named after an ancient Egyptian city, and luckily, Alexandria doesn’t disappoint. This... city sits on the Potomac River just south of Washington, DC, and the only way you’d know you’re within spitting distance of a major U.S. city is that the Blue Line stops here. And when you live in Nova, having a metro stop is akin to having the Fountain of Youth in your backyard. Alexandria’s population is just a bit over 150,000, giving it a small-town feel that complements its colonial architecture and sleepy, green streets. Quiet neighborhoods lie within walking distance of bars, restaurants and coffee shops. The city is older than the United States and was purchased for 6,000 pounds of tobacco, so it’s never really felt the need to prove itself — being awesome comes pretty effortlessly. History is hewn into the bedrock here. Mount Vernon lies in the southern part of the city. Old Town Alexandria was one of the first nationally designated historic districts. It’s also one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, which isn’t exactly historical but is far more important. If you really want to talk about awesomeness, though, consider the fact that you can have beer and wine delivered straight to your front door in 60 minutes or less via the Drizly app. Even in a city as walkable as Alexandria, sometimes you just want to settle in for the night instead of heading to the liquor store. Let us take care of that for you.