Alexandria has slipped just a notch, but it still has one of the best downtown districts in the nation, according to the Web site

Livability, which helps small and mid-sized cities market themselves, releases an annual ranking of downtowns. In 2015, it says, Alexandria has claimed sixth place, down one spot since last year.

The site said it looked for cities where populations were growing and housing prices were going up, and it only looked at small and medium-sized cities. This is a subjective ranking by Livability’s writers.

The site found much to praise in Alexandria, from a booming restaurant scene, to the free trolley from the Metro to the waterfront, to a positive outlook for household incomes. It deemed Old Town “as hip as it is historic.”

The complete list:

1. Pittsburgh, Pa.

2. Minneapolis, Minn.

3. Indianapolis, Ind.

4. Greenville, S.C.

5. Salt Lake City, Utah

6. Alexandria, Va.

7. Fargo, N.D.

8. Lincoln, Neb.

9. Somerville, Mass.

10. Evanston, Ill.