North Ridge, in northern Alexandria city, includes the busy east-west Braddock Road/King Street corridors and north-south arteries Russell Road in the East and Cameron Mill Road.

North Ridge takes its name from the high ground west of Russell Road and south of West Glebe Road.

Within the area that comprises North Ridge are the neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Jefferson Park, Braddock Heights, Timber Branch, Parkfairfax, Monticello Park, Beverly Estates, and Oak Crest.

It is a residential area with homes of numerous styles with mostly single family two-story & basement houses that were largely developed in the period of the 1930s through the early 1960s.

The Lower School of private St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of North Ridge.

This neighbourhood includes many houses of worship as well as one of Virginia's eight Scottish Rite temples, a Masonic order.

Alexandria City Fire Station #203 is located at Cameron Mills Road and Monticello Boulevard. An Alexandria Police Satellite Facility borders North Ridge located at King Street and West Braddock Road.

On the edge of the community is a small shopping center called Fairlington anchored by a national-chain drug store and a Cadillac car dealership.

North Ridge students attend George Mason and Charles Barrett Elementary Schools and feed into George Washington Middle School and T. C. Williams High School.

Parks include Monticello Park, Beverly Park and Robert Leider Park. The North Ridge community lies within the original 10-mile square of the District of Columbia, ceded back to Virginia in 1846.