Alexandria, Virginia is a Top 10 Best Downtown of 2014


Prince Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia - Captains Row

Kind of shocked Alexandria wasn’t ranked higher but, number 5 will do. What do you think?


The website produced the list and  turned it into a slideshow, counting down from No. 10. Downtown Alexandria landed in the No. 5 spot on the list. Frederick was No. 6. No. 1? Fort Worth, Texas.

“The best downtowns foster creativity, inclusion and innovation,” the editors note on the website. “They showcase what is good about a community by offering a diverse array of local architecture, art, lifestyles and things to do. Great downtowns unite residents from all walks of life, even those in the suburbs, by providing places to connect. Above all, the top-performing downtowns must maintain a high level of energy and give all residents in a city a reason to come on down.” said Old Town, with its “cobblestone streets and century-old buildings” fit the bill, especially since Old Town also happens to have a “modern, hip vibe.”