Small-town feel, big-city perks.

The Life You Want

Live where you vacation—while pursuing your dreams. Alexandria is an amazing place to live, work, and make your mark.


People come from all over to visit our beautiful lakes, but those of us who live here are the lucky ones.

A Historic Downtown

Our quaint downtown is bustling with restaurants and shops—and we’ve got plenty of room for you to add more.

Easy to Get to, Hard to Leave

The Cities are just two hours away—but you’ll probably discover you’ve got everything you need, right in town.


When you’re not on the lake, you can enjoy miles of trails and parks with year-round activities indoors and out.


We’ve got everything from upscale eateries to fast-food joints to wineries, breweries, pubs, and cafes.

“It’s a great-sized community. Everything about it feels so personal.”

Travis Lang, Mechanical Engineer at Douglas Machine

Join our close-knit community.

You might come for the lakes, but you’ll stay for the friendly people, the sense of support, and the endless opportunities to thrive. Check out these videos to see why people love living here.

Let’s get started.

At the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, we’re here to help you and your business succeed. Let’s talk about how we can support you!