And can they get here from there?
Just released figures from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey show how commutes of Alexandria residents have change over the last decade...and likewise for Alexandria workers.
Most Alexandria residents...about 88%...who don't work inside the City limits, have jobs fairly nearby in adjacent jurisdictions: DC, Fairfax, Arlington, and a plurality about 1/3 work in Washington.
Alexandria workers come from slightly further afield. While a quarter come don't have to leave the City at all and almost half come from nearby Fairfax County (33%), DC or Arlington, some brave souls (about 10% in total) travel from as far as Prince William, Montgomery, Charles, Loudoun or Stafford Counties.