Alexandria West (Alexandria, VA) Change Neighborhood

 We photograph the development around the Federal Court House in Alexandria to illustrate Markon's story about businesses and residents concern over the possibility of Guantanimo Bay terrorist suspects being tried at the courthouse and the ensuing security needs and disruption of the area.  Photo shows the Carlyle Towers on the left, the courthouse in the middle, and an office bldg. on the right and metro tracks below.

We photograph the development around the Federal Court House in Alexandria to illustrate Markon's story about businesses and residents concern over the possibility of Guantanimo Bay terrorist suspects being tried at the courthouse and the ensuing security needs and disruption of the area. Photo shows the Carlyle Towers on the left, the courthouse in the middle, and an office bldg. on the right and metro tracks below.

Ellen Thrash recommends a variety of linen dresses to her customer, Pamela Hollins, at her store, Ellen's Boutique at Landmark Mall in Alexandria, VA.

Ellen Thrash recommends a variety of linen dresses to her customer, Pamela Hollins, at her store, Ellen's Boutique at Landmark Mall in Alexandria, VA.

Avg Home Sold Price
$336,843

Last six months

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Avg Monthly Rent
$1,339

Based on 1Bd, 1 Bath

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Demographics

Population
29,416
Population Change Since 2000
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Population Change Since 1990
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Population Density
16,146
Median Annual Household Income
$63,575
Change in Avg Income Since 2000
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Change in Avg Income Since 1990
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Households with Children
22.0%
Avg Residents per Home
3.0
Median Age
37
Married
34%
Single
43%
Divorced
13%

Real Estate

Owner-Occupied Homes
31%
Renter-Occupied Homes
54%
Vacant Homes
15%
Median Years in Residence
1.9
Annual Residential Turnover
33%
Median Age of Homes (Years)
27

Transportation

Average Commute Time
28.6 min
Distance to Nearest Airport (Mile)
3.5
Drive/Carpool
80%
Public Transit
14%
Walk/Bike/Other
3%
Work at Home
3%

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Charters v. DCPS goes to court

The longest running policy dispute in D.C. government will go before a federal judge.

Lanes closed on inner loop of Capital Beltway after tractor-trailer crash

Authorities said all lanes are closed in the area after the 10:22 crash in Takoma Park near the ramp to MD 650. Traffic is being diverted to University Boulevard.

DC chancellor 'disappointed' with flat test scores

Newly released test scores show largely stagnant proficiency in math and reading for District of Columbia public school students.

Atlantic disturbance once again has a high chance of developing into tropical cyclone

Atlantic disturbance once again has a high chance of developing into tropical cyclone

A tropical disturbance in the Atlantic has been kept at bay this week by dry air, but now appears poised to develop as it moves northwest toward the Caribbean.

Va. man sentenced in October police standoff

A Fredericksburg man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a neighbor and holding police at bay for six hours last October.

Crumbling ghost ship, SS United States, fights to return from the brink of the grave

Crumbling ghost ship, SS United States, fights to return from the brink of the grave

DC owner Susan L. Gibbs sees new life for the SS United States, an ocean liner her grandfather designed.

Hagerstown, Md., pedestrian killed by car

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Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212,500

The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer.

Delays near New York Avenue Northeast after motor vehicle crash

Authorities reopened a closed section of New York Avenue Northeast at 8:04 a.m. but delays in the area continued.

You don't need mad chops to be a poker TV star. You need a dump truck.

You don't need mad chops to be a poker TV star. You need a dump truck.

Christian Harder's bet for this year's Poker Night in America breakout star is Dumpster Joe.

NASA picks Md. proposal for space station project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

Washington, DC, man fined for Nebraska incident

A child-welfare expert who was accused of exposing himself to some girls at a Lincoln hotel has made a deal with prosecutors.

Va. woman admits to concealing stepsister's body

A woman has admitted helping cover up the slaying of her stepsister in Richmond.

Man charged with stabbing transgender girl

A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a Metro train.

Man fatally shot after striking Va. police vehicle

Bedford County police say an officer has fatally shot a man who led him on a chase in which the suspect struck a police cruiser.

Police arrest man for death of live-in girlfriend

Baltimore County police have charged a 53-year-old man with the death of his live-in girlfriend.

D.C. area forecast: Unlimited sun today; unwelcome t'storm chances this weekend

D.C. area forecast: Unlimited sun today; unwelcome t'storm chances this weekend

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A teacher asks Arne Duncan a gutsy question. Here's the answer.

A teacher asks Arne Duncan a gutsy question. Here's the answer.

What question would you ask Duncan if you had the chance?

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Nationals vs. Phillies weather forecast: Clear with winning humidity levels

For a summer evening, this is a good one to sit and enjoy.

How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases — and what to do about it

How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases — and what to do about it

Bipartisan legislation has just been introduced in Congress to improve the situation.

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