Monthly Archive: September 2010

Milking a cow

Oxon Hill: Easy Access to Beltway Makes Life Easy for Commuters

Oxon Hill is a town in Prince George’s County, Md., and according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, 33,054 residents make their homes here (that number includes neighboring Glassmanor). The I-495 Capital Beltway bisects Oxon Hill, meaning it’s...

Baltimore skyline

Pasadena Puts the Renter Close to Baltimore, Annapolis

Undoubtedly, “Pasadena” conjures images of the California sun and the sounds of Jan & Dean’s “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” (at least to me, it does). Well, while I can’t give you Jan Berry or Dean Torrence, Pasadena, Md.,...

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Ashburn a Winning Location for Redskins Fans

Oh, I wonder if there are any Washington Redskins fans out in the D.C. suburbs? Yes, I’ve pondered that question a few times while researching and writing this post. Guess what? For those of you who don’t know, the team...

Baker Park

Charming Frederick Offers Renters Relief from Busy D.C.

The city of Frederick in Frederick County, Md., is the state’s fourth-largest incorporated city with a July 1, 2009, population of 59,644, and it’s nearly equidistant to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. (somewhere in the neighborhood of 45-50 miles each...

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D.C. Superlatives: 5 Reasons to Love the Washington Area

Let’s face it: One of the nice things about residing in or near the nation’s capital is that, well, it’s the nation’s capital. There’s a certain amount of prestige that accompanies living in the lengthy shadow of the Washington Monument...

Terrier in a hat

Alexandria Leaves Dog Owners Howling With Delight

Some towns may say they’re dog-friendly, but Alexandria really means it. In fact, the city is a big reason Northern Virginia as a whole was ranked fourth in DogFriendly.com’s poll of the 10 dog-friendliest cities for 2010. But don’t take...

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Week-long Book Festival a Novel Attraction for Fairfax Renters

The Fall for the Book Festival, organized by George Mason University and the Fairfax Public Library, started off small in 1999 and has grown into a week-long, multiple-venue regional event, giving the Washington, D.C., area another excuse to get literary....