Monthly Archive: July 2010

Dog and cat

Lorton Has Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)

Lorton is an unincorporated Northern Virginia town in Fairfax County with a population of 20,348 (according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate). The town sits about 19 miles southwest from the heart of Washington, D.C., so a car...

Train arrivals/departures

Pocket-sized Landover Hills Makes Big Impression

Landover Hills, MD, is a separate entity from nearby Landover, MD, and as of July 1, 2009, the former had a population of 1,536. Renters looking for apartments in Landover Hills will find a quaint, quiet place to settle down...

Cannon

Fort Washington Comes Armed with Lots of Leisure Activities

Fort Washington, MD, is known for the former U.S. Army fortification that has since been turned into a U.S. national park. According to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, Fort Washington, nestled in southwestern Prince George’s County, is a...

Box turtle

Hillcrest Heights Ranks Near the Top in Convenience, Comfort

Hillcrest Heights, MD, located in Prince George’s County, sits just southeast of the nation’s capital and, according to the 2000 census, has a population of 16,359. Renters looking for apartments in Hillcrest Heights will enjoy the convenience of being located...

House Photo

Fort Belvoir: Small-town Living Near the Big City

It goes without saying that Fort Belvoir, VA, is an Army town, and a good many of the people that work there are probably enlisted or work for the government in some capacity. Moreover, personnel at the base at Fort...

Golfing in Herndon

Herndon: Reston’s Little Brother Grows Up

Herndon, VA, what special memories I have of you. You gave me work for a few months back in 2000, and for that I’m forever in your gratitude. Herndon was kind of like Reston’s Internet-savvy little brother back in the...

Wine in Leesburg

Leesburg: Country Charm with Big-City Amenities

As of July 1, 2009, Leesburg, VA, had a population of 40,927. It’s the county seat of Loudoun County, which has been one of the nation’s fastest growing counties in the last decade. So apartment renters may think Leesburg has...

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Beltsville: Picture-Perfect Living in the D.C. Area

OK, you may ask renters who are looking for apartments for rent in Beltsville, MD, “What does Beltsville have to offer that scores of other similar cities in the metro area lack?” Well, while it’s true the Washington, D.C., area...

Cemetery

Centreville Offers Renters Contemporary Comforts with a Touch of History

Like many Northern Virginia towns that aspire to be cities, Centreville isn’t even incorporated. Nonetheless, according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, more than 50,000 residents call Centreville home, making it one of the largest communities in Fairfax...

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College Park Earns High Marks for Location, Livability

  College Park, MD, is known for the flagship University of Maryland campus within its borders, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a nice calling card to have a world-class state university within your city limits. But...