New Resident Information

Page updated on Jan 31, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Welcome to the City of Alexandria!

Learn some of the things you need to know as a new resident, and explore the City's website for more information about City government services, programs, initiatives, projects and events.  

First things First! Don't forget to register:

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About the City

Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. The city encompasses 15.75 square miles at an average elevation of 30 feet above sea level. Founded in 1749, Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today.

Community Life

Learn more about the City's Parks, Libraries, Community Gardens, Farmers Markets, Recreational Activities and more.


Learn more about events, cultural activities, City museums and more.

Get in Touch

Let us know about a pothole, report an issue, or ask a question online. self-service system.

Get Involved

Join a City Board or Commission, register for  City Academies; and learn about voting, volunteering, speaking at meetings or joining your Community Association.

Getting Around

Learn about the many transportation options available to get around the City and the region.


We are here to serve you. Browse the site to learn more about the programs and services we offer.

Stay Informed

Tax Guide for New City Residents

Gain a better understanding of the tax requirements of residents, vehicle registration, How to Avoid a Parking Citation, tax relief programs and more.


Learn more about the primary providers of service for Water, Gas, Sewage and more.