Community Info | Karen Swanson | Long & Foster

Welcome to Northern Virginia & Metropolitan D.C.!

With an unparalleled quality of life - both personal and organizational - the Metropolitan Area provides a unique blend of business, government, international commerce, education and culture that have attracted the best and the brightest. The District of Columbia, together with Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia make up the national capital region. As you will discover, the area is what many people consider to be the ideal living and working environment. A vibrant international community, fast-paced and fast growing, complemented by gracious hospitality and colonial charm.

The Northern Virginia area is comprised of numerous counties forming a colorful tapestry of distinct communities, each rich in history, the arts, recreation and educational opportunities. New high tech industrial parks, modern office complexes, multi-million dollar malls and residential developments are the result of a strong economic base, a growing corporate presence, and the relative availability of raw land. The state has an abundance of natural beauty, with the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, thousands of acres of preserved parkland...form rolling hills and picturesque farms in the country, to modern urban centers, Northern Virginia has it all with the potential to accommodate virtually any lifestyle.

The area is the perfect place to call home. Welcoming neighborhoods are nestled among gently rolling hill or along tree-lined urban streets and offer home choices from well-appointed subdivisions to luxury highrises and modern condominiums creating an atmosphere where gracious living is not only manageable and affordable, but extremely enjoyable.

Fairfax County

Fairfax County is the most populated jurisdiction in Virginia, rich in colonial history, yet firmly focused towards the 21st century. Well known for its historical sites, Fairfax County now offers everything form urban living, with every possible amenity, to gently rolling hills with rural towns dotting the countryside. The enormous influx of technology has resulted in considerable commercial construction and a vibrant economy. Thousands of companies have relocated to the area including a growing number of corporate headquarters seeking both national visibility and a superior quality of life. Telecommunications, computer engineering, research and development companies, and corporate headquarters predominate the area along Dulles Airport corridor now known as 'Silicon Valley East.'

Loudoun County

Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in the western quadrant of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., historic Loudoun County is one of the fastest growing business centers in one of the nation's largest markets. Loudoun, however, is still primarily a rural county with more than 50% of its land in horse or dairy farms or other agriculturally related use.

With growth spurred by the traffic of Dulles International Airport, the history and tradition of Loudoun County met the progress and high-teh of its future. The balance achieved has created a quality of life treasured by the residents - a comfortable community of exciting business and living opportunities amid a setting of historical and natural beauty.

Prince William County

Prince William County is in the heart of Northern Virginia, about 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The county lies directly in the path of current extensive urban development occurring down the East Coast of the United States. Prince William County presents a diverse geographic picture - from the Appalachian foothills to the Potomac River shores. In between are thriving residential communities, commercial enterprises, and quiet rural areas. County residents enjoy first-rate public schools, low crime rate, plentiful recreation opportunities, and a dynamic community.


Virginia Is For Lovers
Everything Virginia is loved for!

Reston Association
Community Homeowner's Association...discover the amenities of Reston.

Reston Community Center
Community Center activities and events.

Reston Town Center
The urban core featuring shops, restaurants, hotel, movie theaters, and much, much more...

Reston/Herndon Community Phonebook
Community listings for area organizations, residential directory, and business directory.




Herndon Information
Herndon Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to their BIG small town.



Fairfax County Newcomer's Guide

Connection News - Newcomer's Guide

Fairfax County Demographics & Maps

 



Leesburg2Day
The journal of Loudoun County.

Loudoun Online
County resources online.

Loudoun County Online
An online community guide.

Loudoun Tourism
Visit Loudoun County.

Loudoun Towns & Communities
Links and information about specific locations within the county.

Loudoun Parks & Recreation
Guide to local highlights.

Loudoun Times-Mirror
Community newspaper online.

Ashburn
Online community guide to Ashburn

Broadlands
Intro to one of the area's unique developments

Cascades
Community website.






DigitalCity Washington & Northern Virginia
Great list of attractions throughout the area.

Northern Virginia Events
Thorough listings of everything to keep you busy everyday you live in Northern Virginia.

Weekly Events Listings
Calendar of events for the arts & entertainment

Washingtonian Magazine
THE magazine online ~ great source for information, events, attractions, and resources.

The Washington Post
The Washington Post Newspaper online.

The Washington Times
The Washington Times Newspaper online.

Times Community Newspapers
Local regional newspapers.

The Connection Newspapers
Local regional newspapers.

The Observer Newspapers
Reston & Herndon local newspapers.

Journal Newspaper
Regional newspapers.

Job Search
Great site for specifically local area jobs.

Crime Data
Statistics for specific regions.


VDOT
Virginia Dept. of Transportation online information.

METRO
WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority) bus and rail transportation...schedules, maps, information.

LINK
Reston transportation hub.

Commuter Connection
Regional network of transportation organizations...Information on all your commute options, so you can make a smart choice about how you travel to work.

Smart Tag
The smart way to pay tolls for drivers utilizing the Dulles Toll Road & The Greenway.

VRE
Virginia Railway Express.  Rail service connecting the growing area well outside the beltway.

QuickAid-Dulles
Helpful service for travel in and out of Dulles International Airport.

Airport Noise HomeOwner's Guide
All the information you could need to know about noise from Dulles Airport and its effects on the surrounding area.