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Alexandria named one of top 10 small towns in America

Alexandria has been named one of the Top 10 Small Towns 2013 by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America's small and mid-sized cities.

For this installment of the Livability.com List of America's top small towns, editors narrowed their search to "micropolitan" areas, steering clear of big-city suburbs and communities considered part of a larger metropolitan region. Editors also considered population and economic growth rates; cities chosen feature amenities that are attracting new residents and businesses.

Alexandria was chosen for its unique cultural assets, abundance of natural resources and beauty and residents who are passionate about preserving the character of the community.

Watch for a follow-up story in the Echo Press.

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