Old Town Alexandria was named to a Top 10 Downtowns list fromLivability, a company that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit."
Old Town came in at #5 on the list. Provo, Utah was #4 and Frederick, Md. #6.
Here's what Livability had to say about Old Town: "More than 7,000 people who live in downtown Alexandria, Va., commonly called Old Town, get to experience every day what millions of visitors come to see – one of the best preserved examples of Colonial architecture in the country. Cobblestone streets and century-old buildings evoke memories of the past, but anyone walking through Old Town will experience the area's modern, hip vibe."
The article mentions The Birchmere, Torpedo Factory and Old Town Theater as special arts venues in the area, and lists the median home price at $427,500. The article also mentioned that Old Town has been the setting for date nights for the President and first lady.