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.”


T.C. Williams wants your books (all ages, fiction, non-fiction, hard- and paperback, NO
textbooks), cds, dvds and audiobooks as well as board games and puzzles for the Titan Expo Used Book Sale!

Collection boxes are located at:

Contact Michael Quint if you would like to serve as a Collection Site Coordinator and deliver books to the storage facility, or if you would like to suggest another collection site, or if you would like to volunteer the day of the Expo –Sunday, May 4th, 1pm-4pm. (volunteers get “first dibs” on the massive inventory!).

The City of Alexandria has proposed closing Engine Company 204 on Powhatan Street claiming there are enough redundancies in place to cover the vast area that Engine 204 covers. But, with today’s fires burning hotter and getting hotter faster, can City Council officials overlook the longer response times that come with this move? This study shows why not.