Alexandria HomeLifeStyle

Alexandria HomeLifeStyle


People at Work

A plumbers work in Old Town, Alexandria

$1 Million in Assistance

Faith coalition straining to help make housing affordable.

Several institutions in Alexandria’s faith community are pushing City Council to increase spending on affordable housing in the FY2018 city budget.

Alexandria Home Sales: January, 2017

In January, 2017, 131 Alexandria homes sold between $2,725,000-$110,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: January, 2017

A Million More

Delays result in another $1 million loan request for Ramsey Homes redevelopment.

More money requested for the Ramsey Homes redevelopment.

Give that Couch a New Life

ALIVE! assists low-income families with furniture program.

Each week people contact ALIVE! to donate furniture and others contact them with furniture requests.

The New Normal

Stagnant assessment values

Locally assessed real property assessments increased 2.07 percent in Alexandria.

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Stabilizing the City's Affordable Housing Crisis

At its Jan 28 public hearing, the City Council adopted the FY2017 through 2022 Strategic Plan.

Setting Goals via the Five-Year Plan

Alexandria’s Five Year Plan starts at foot of King Street.

The city's five-year plan.

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New Lines, Old Problems

School Board approves redistricting plan 9a.

For the first time since 1999, the Alexandria Elementary School boundaries are shifting.

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Belmont to lead DRBA

Dennis Belmont, a resident and small business owner in the Del Ray community, was elected president of the Del Ray Business Association at the organization’s Jan. 16 meeting.

Affordable Housing: 'Still Ground Zero'

Mixed progress since 2013 Housing Master Plan.

While the city has implemented some measures from its plan to expand affordable housing, other measures remain undone.

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Anti-Immigration Ban Rallies Held at Dulles

Demonstrators, volunteer attorneys and elected officials welcome travelers, extend help detainees.

Demonstrations sprang up at airports around the United States over the weekend, following an Executive Order by President Donald Trump that blocks travelers from seven largely Muslim countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — in the interests of more significant vetting and preventing would-be terrorists from entering the country.

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Tree Stewards Gather to Celebrate New Year

For a Tree Steward, having fun while protecting local trees is important.

2017 Brings in New Restaurants and Retail

Fourteen businesses sprouting up throughout the city.

As the new year rolls around, new businesses are springing up across Alexandria.

Alexandria Home Sales: December, 2016

In December, 2016, 214 Alexandria homes sold between $3,100,000-$109,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: December, 2016