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Notes: Alexandria ranks high in ‘Best Cities’ list but hindered by housing and public safety scores

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 59 and low of 51.
Tomorrow: Possible light rain in the morning. High of 73 and low of 50. Sunrise at 7:08 am and sunset at 7:23 pm.

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Online city ranking platform Niche put Alexandria as the 20th best city in the United States to live in.

The site sets Alexandria just above Boulder, Colorado and just below Raleigh, North Carolina.

The report card ranks Alexandria highly in areas like “good for families”, nightlife and diversity, but that ranking is weighed down by Cs in housing, cost of living and crime.

According to the site:

Living in Alexandria offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alexandria there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alexandria. The public schools in Alexandria are above average.

📈 Tuesday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Mar 21, 2023.

  1. Alexandria’s police department has diversity issues, some APD personnel say (2227 views)
  2. Sen. Tim Kaine says he’s running for reelection to keep Republican crosshairs away from Virginia in 2024 (1246 views)
  3. Man hospitalized with serious injuries after West End shooting on Saturday (357 views)
  4. Notes: Alexandria man charged with D.C. stabbing last week (303 views)

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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who

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