City of Alexandria

First settled in 1858, the city was named after Alexander and William Kinkead. The brothers were from Maryland. The form of the name was meant to be like that of Alexandria, Egypt, a center of learning and civilization.

Over 150 years later, Alexandria is a thriving city with a small-town feel.  Surrounded by beautiful lakes and community parks, we are located two hours west of the Twin Cities on I-94 in the heart of Lakes Country. Alexandria offers year-round recreation for the whole family and is home to a service area approaching 100,000 people and over 1,000 growing businesses. We’re easy to get to and hard to leave!