Monthly Archive: October 2010

Butterfly on a Black-Eyed Susan

Wheaton: MoCo Town a Convenient, Colorful Place to Call Home

According to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, 58,342 people reside in Wheaton, Md. (This is combined with neighboring Glenmont.) Located in Montgomery County, Wheaton is only about three miles from the I-495 Capital Beltway and 12 miles from...

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Springfield: Parks, Shopping and One Heck of a Morning Commute

Springfield, Va., brings to mind many things. There’s the mythical hometown for “The Simpsons.” There’s “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything for You” from ’80s troubadour-cum-“Dr. Noah Drake” Rick Springfield (“Everything” is also a Sammy Hagar cover. Freaking Sammy Hagar,...

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They’re Here! 5 Spooky Spots in the D.C. Area

Ah, Halloween. Time to break out the masks, make-up and mini Mars bars. But you don’t have to go to a cheesy haunted house to get your chills this season. Indeed, there are several real-world locations in or around town...

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Sterling Offers the Renter an Appealing Mix of Urban, Rural Amenities

Sterling, Va., is an unincorporated town in Loudoun County, sitting right across the way from Herndon and Dulles in the ever undulating suburbs of Northern Virginia. According to official county records, Sterling had 30,670 residents in 2008, an increase of...

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Cheverly: Rent an Apartment Just Down the Road from D.C.

In addition to having one of the coolest names of any town in the Washington, D.C., metro area, Cheverly, Md., located in Prince George’s County, is literally on the capital city’s doorstep – as in one mile away. According to...

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Arlington: A Perfect Fit for the Health-Conscious Renter

In the Washington, D.C., metro area, you’d be hard-pressed to find a healthier place than Arlington, Va., and the city promotes the FitArlington program as a way to ensure this. Be it Arlington’s 2005 designation as America’s Most Walkable City...

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Fore! Fredericksburg Is One Unique Golfer’s Paradise

Many communities in Northern Virginia have golf courses, that’s a given, but how many let you play among historic relics of the Civil War? For the apartment hunter who also likes to golf, you can do a lot worse than...