As its name suggests, Alexandria West is located in the western most part of the City of Alexandria. It lies just south of Bailey’s Crossroads and east of Annandale. The history of Alexandria West traces through a similar vein as that of many other communities in Northern Virginia. At the eastern edge of the community lies Fort Ward, the fifth largest fort built to protect Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Today, Fort Ward is a historical site owned by the City of Alexandria. The grounds have been restored and are open to the public.
Quality of Life:
With easy access to I-395 and the nation’s capital, Alexandria West is one of the fastest growing communities in the City of Alexandria. Residents have a wide range of amenities at their disposal. There are numerous restaurants, shops and hotels. Nearby parks, like Fort Ward Park, provide ample opportunities for bikers, runners and dog-walkers to enjoy the fresh air.
It's an easy to drive to I-395. Alexandria West is well platted for access to the Capital Beltway and the District. DASH bus services are available and the nearby community of Shirlington boasts the areas biggest bus depot. Mass transit is a breeze. The closest metro stations are at Van Dorn Street (Blue Line) and Eisenhower Avenue (Yellow Line).
Ronald Regan National Airport: < 10 miles.
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 25 miles.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 45 miles.