I actually miss Alexandria, VA. Sometimes.
I admit that I never fully opened my arms to Alexandria because I knew us living there was only temporary, however I do miss being so close to a lot of cultural activities, food, and of course shopping, lol! We found one of our favorite Indian restaurants there, tried Ethiopian food, biked along the waterfront, had lunch at Hanes Point and watched planes come and go from DCA, and actually went to visit the Smithsonian Museums and landmarks (unlike most locals). I do not miss that commute, that old apartment with no elevator, or the ridiculously humid summers. But looking back Alexandria wasn't all that bad.