Monthly Archive: September 2010

Couple dancing at Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg: History, Culture Flourish in Outlying Suburb

Fredericksburg, Va., is an independent city perched between Stafford and Spotsylvania counties in Northern Virginia. As of July 1, 2009, Fredericksburg had a population of 23,193. It’s conveniently located about halfway between Washington, D.C., to the north and Richmond to...

Cyclists out for a ride

Arlington: A Diverse, Active City for Metro-Area Renters

Arlington – is it a city or a county? Maybe something in between? Arlington, Va., is technically a county, and occupying slightly less than 26 square miles, it’s geographically the smallest self-governed county in the United States. But, it’s pretty...

Woman relaxing in a hot tub

Reston: A Planned Community with Numerous Accolades

Ah, Reston, Va. With its highly manicured lawns and public spaces replete with shrubbery, trees and bucolic green grass, Reston is a picturesque alternative to urban sprawl. If you’re into convenience (shopping, restaurants, town services), location (18 miles away from...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Lives Up to Great Expectations

Do you like to read? Well, if you’re reading this, something tells me you do. Don’t be shy; reading isn’t just for nerds. Heck, I read, and I’m … well, I’m not a nerd! Anyway, if you’re looking for an...

Fans watching a baseball game

Bowie: No Shortage of Fun in Fast-Growing City

Bowie in Prince George’s County is the fifth-largest city in Maryland and according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, its population stands at an impressive 57,538, making it one of the state’s fastest-growing cities, as well. There are...

Taste of Bethesda

Bethesda: Affluent Burg Offers a Full Course of Amenities

Bethesda, Md., is known as a ritzy, upscale town because, well, it is a ritzy, upscale town. That also means it’s generally safe and thriving, with lots to see and do. Those of you looking for apartments in Bethesda will...

Camper setting up his tent.

Greenbelt Offers Renters a Sylvan Sanctuary Near D.C.

Greenbelt, Md., sits in Prince George’s County and is approximately seven miles from the Washington, D.C., city limits. As of July 1, 2009, Greenbelt had a population of 21,439. If there’s one thing you can say about the town, it’s...

Rosslyn skyline

Rosslyn Offers Apartment Hunters a Chance at Life in the Big City

Staring across the Potomac River from the bustling heart of Rosslyn, Va., where the streets are stuffed with looming towers of steel and glass, the nation’s capital, with its modest skyline of diminutive Lego blocks, doesn’t look very, well, capital....

Downtown Silver Spring

Silver Spring Sings a Different Tune

“Welcome to our Friday jam, ladies and gentlemen,” beckoned the emcee as she peered over the microphone, shading her eyes with a manila folder and surveying the crowd. “We hope you enjoy the show.” So began another free outdoor concert...