Monthly Archive: September 2010

Scientists working in a laboratory.

Ashburn Gives the Renter the Best of Both Worlds

Ashburn sits in Loudon County, so that puts it a little ways away from the big city. In fact, it’s about 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loudoun County was the fastest growing county...

Chef making chocolate pastries.

Fairfax: Well-Regarded Town Boasts Rich History, Bright Future

Fairfax, Va., is a unique place. It’s both the county seat of Fairfax County and an independent city, and generally has its own vibe and feeling. With a population of 23,281 (according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate),...

Woman studying the menu at a restaurant.

Falls Church: Small, Dynamic City Makes Big Impression

Falls Church is geographically the second-smallest city in Virginia, and it’s unique in other ways as well. The city operates under a council-manager form of government and has a population of 11,200 residents. Falls Church is also known for having...

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Manassas: New Athletic Center a Perfect Fit for Renters

Something lean, mean, firm and sweaty is metamorphosing in Manassas, Va. And, no, get your mind off my behind! I’m talking about you. If you rent an apartment in Manassas, you’re just gonna have to take advantage of the new...

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Landover Offers Renters Quick Commute, Short Drive to FedEx

Landover, Md., holds a special distinction in my mind: It reminds me of figure skating and the wonderfully soothing sounds of Olympic-champion-turned-commentator Dick Button. Remember that guy? (He’s still around.) They used to hold the World Professional Figure Skating Championships...

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Affluent McLean Gives Renters a Taste of the Good Life

McLean, Va., sits inside the I-495 Capital Beltway in Fairfax County. Just minutes from Washington, D.C., McLean offers many roads to take you to the nation’s capital. And hopefully the road of life will lead you to McLean sometime in...

Students in class.

Largo: More Than Just a Convenient Commute

Ah, Largo, Md. I just can’t help but think of Bertie Higgins’ schmaltzy “Key Largo,” a Top 40 hit from the early ‘80s, when I see the town’s name. While Largo can’t offer you the Florida Keys, it can offer...

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Alexandria’s Old Town Lives Up to Its Name

The famed Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Va., claims it’s the third-oldest historic district in these United States, and with the plethora of 18th- and 19th-century buildings everywhere you look, who are we to argue? When you rent an apartment...