Monthly Archive: August 2010

Beltway

Commuting Options Abound for Renters in Lanham

Lanham, MD, is an unincorporated town in Prince George’s County, and according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, it has 20,348 residents (the Census Bureau combines Lanham’s population with neighboring Seabrook). The real selling point of renting an...

Outdoor concert

In Columbia, Everything Goes According to Plan

A peripatetic sort (or maybe I just get run out of town a lot), I’ve lived in three cities in the Washington, D.C., metro area with Columbia, MD, being the first. A planned community of the first order, Columbia is...

Marine Corps band

Dumfries: Virginia’s Oldest Town Marches Toward Modernity

The community of Dumfries, VA, located in Prince William County, claims quite a distinction. It’s the oldest continuously chartered town in Virginia, having received its charter on May 11, 1749. And its history goes back even further than that, to...

Cute Apartment

Apartment Rentals on the Rise as Jobs Increase

The job market has been on a slow but steady upswing since the beginning of the year, and that’s welcome news for the nation’s economy overall. But the sluggish climb in employment has yet to trigger a revival of the...

Deer in forest

Rural Gainesville is Movin’ On Up

Gainesville, VA, is a small town in Prince William County that sits about a mile west of the crossing of two familiar roads: I-66 and U.S. Route 29, which is better known in these parts as Lee Highway. In recent...

Student studying

Adelphi Offers Convenient Location for Renting Near Campus

Looking for a cozy, affordable community inside the beltway? Adelphi, MD, just might be your place. First, there’s the convenience factor. Located in northern Prince George’s County, Adelphi is only about three miles north of Washington, D.C., and sits adjacent...

Skateboarder

Annandale: Not Your Typical D.C. Suburb

Among the gaggle of Washington, D.C., suburbs conveniently located in Northern Virginia, the town of Annandale tends to stand out. For one thing, Annandale can track its origins to pre-revolutionary America. In 1685, Englishman Col. William H. Fitzhugh purchased more...

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Elkridge: Close to Baltimore, Even Closer to the Airport

Elkridge, MD, sits in the easternmost tip of Howard County right across the border from Baltimore County and, according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, has a population of 24,040. In fact, Elkridge residents sit in a good...