Despite its growth over the years, North Ridge continues to hold on to a longstanding and delightful, small town feel. Officially part of northern Alexandria, North Ridge gains its namesake from its geographical location.
Situated on high ground, the mostly residential area can be traced back generations. It was integrated into Alexandria’s original city plan in the mid 1700s.
It was the addition of the Washington-Mt Vernon Electric Railway, however, that truly helped spur development in North Ridge, much as it did in several other communities in Alexandria. Since that time, the area has changed and developed, yet at the same time is still praised for its longtime residents and its friendly appeal.
In fact, when the community’s popular tree…