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Alexandria

living in alexandria

hey, i'm lisa form Australia, in January i have the prospect of living in Alexandria, VA, for 1 yr as an au pair.........i know that it is close to washington, but what wiould travel times be, by train to places like New York, Chicago, Philadellphia, boston????? would any of them places be good for like a day trip? has anyone lived in alexandria, is it a nice area??? thanks guys...... e-mail @ : lisamolden@hotmail.com, please..tahnks



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Geldern

I don't know Alexandria, VA. But for travel times and destinations look at www.amtrak.com and www.greyhound.com




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Chicago

Alexandria is a really nice area. I'm sure you will enjoy living there. It is also close enough to DC that maybe you can take the children you will be caring for to the museums and sights around DC. That is if they are not infants! A flight from Chicago to DC is only a couple of hours. You might be able to find an inexpensive flight online. The flight schedule is almost hourly arrivals and departures.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Coconut Creek

You will likeAlexandria very much. Where will you be living in Alexandria. Old Town has access to the Metro. The West End (where I live) has buses that go into DC. You can get trains at Union Station (which is on the Metro) that go to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York. You can have a great time. Joan




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sydney

thanks for your msg...so u live in alexandria, well, my potential host family i'm not sure in what area, but is old town like actual houses or just for tourists sort of thing?, i'm not sure they said about 25 minutes on train to d.c.... umm, is Alexandria like good to walk around and parks and stuff for exercise? whats arouns richmond, is that good for a day trip? thanks again for you information :) take care Lisa




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Coconut Creek

Old Town has houses and condos as well as restaurants and landmark buildings. It is a fun place, but very congested. Personally, I prefer the West End. At leaset I can park my car. Joan




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

What type of apartment can you get from the 850-1000 price range near/in Old Town? Are all rentals in NOVA high-rises? Are there any other areas moderately price near Old Town? Proximity to Old Town is important because I might be taking classes in that area soon.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Coconut Creek

Try this website: apartments.com/search/oasis.... Joan





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