Monthly Archive: October 2010

MARC train

Odenton Puts the Renter in Touch With D.C., Baltimore

Odenton, Md., is a town in Anne Arundel County, and according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, 26,265 residents live here. Renters in Odenton can drive to either Baltimore (24 miles) or Washington, D.C. (30 miles). For what...

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Leesburg: No Such Thing As a Dull Weekend

Leesburg, Va., does its best to entertain citizens with a variety of family-friendly events all year long. They have an annual egg hunt for the kids near Easter and celebrate the Flower and Garden Festival around the same time. This...

Water slide

Shopping, Recreation Await the Renter in Dale City

Dale City, Va., sits in Prince William County just beyond Woodbridge, about 25 or so miles from the big city of Washington, D.C. According to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, Dale City has a population of 62,567, a...

Corn maze

Get Lost: The Five Best Corn Mazes in the D.C. Area

Like most people, I’m always on the lookout for a fun, corn-related activity. Now, living inside the beltway, one doesn’t see a lot of corn in situ – couch potatoes, yes, but not a lot of actual corn. Imagine my...

Woman in traffic

It’s No Accident: Alexandria Tops List of Safe Driving Cities

With regard to cheesy rocker Sammy Hagar and his signature song, “I Can’t Drive 55,” (Hey, at least he was listenable before Van Halen. But I guess that depends on how one defines listenable), it seems that the citizens of...

Window shopping

Ritzy Bethesda Offers Some of the Best Shopping in the D.C. Area

One thing that makes Bethesda, MD., stand out is its upscale shopping. Unlike, say Northern Virginia, where the big mall is the scene, Bethesda’s best shops are stand-alones or connected to each other along the Wisconsin Avenue Corridor. There are...

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Fairfax Earns High Marks for GMU Campus

The year: 2006. The venue: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The stakes: A chance to go to the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. Somehow, unheralded George Mason University, totally devoid of national basketball cachet, pulls...