Fairfax County Schools in Northern Virginia (NOVA)

Fairfax County School Map

One of the most difficult things about PCSing to the Washington DC area is trying to figure out if you want to live in Northern Virginia (NoVa), Maryland, or in DC.  For many military families, choosing a good school system is their number one factor when choosing where to live. I’ve always wondered …..What’s all [...]

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Burke vs Alexandria, Virginia

Burke vs Alexandria Map

PCSing to the Washington DC area can be one of the most intimidating places to go. There are so many bases your husband can be attached to and there are so many different cities and neighborhoods surrounding the DC Area. A popular area to live is in the Northern Virginia (NoVa) area and two popular [...]

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5 Amazing DC Suburbs

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Have you ever dreamed of living in the 1950s?  Fantasized about a neighborhood full of children for your children to play with, where your doorbell rings and neighborhood kids are asking if your kids can come out and play?  It’s all possible in these amazing DC suburbs in Alexandria, Virginia.   Waynewood, Collingwood on The [...]

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The Buzz about Burke, VA

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Have you heard the buzz about Burke?  That would be Burke, Virginia!  Burke is a popular place to live if you are stationed in the Washington, D.C. area.  The Pentagon, Navy Yard, Capitol Hill, The White House, Fort Belvoir, Fort Meyers, and Crystal City are all easy commutes from Burke. When we were house hunting [...]

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Living Along George Washington Parkway in Alexandria

George Washington Parkway

Some things are just so hard to capture if you haven’t experienced them.  Like the commute North on the George Washington Parkway in the mornings.  This morning, I was barreling down the parkway to my office to blow up balloons for an Open House.  There was a huge blanket of fog over the river – [...]

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Military Friendly Realtor in DC: Wendy Joachim

Military Friendly Realtors

When we moved to our suburban neighborhood outside of Washington DC we knew one person.  I felt lucky to move to a place where I knew at least one person.  At that point we had been married in the Navy for 13 years.  By then you know a friend of a friend everywhere you go.  [...]

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Military Friendly Realtor in DC Area!

Military Friendly Realtor in DC

When we received our orders for The Pentagon I began to search for a place to live.  Needless to say the house search was overwhelming!  Washington DC and its surrounding suburbs are huge! How was one Navy wife supposed to figure this out?  Luckily I had a dear friend who was able to help me [...]

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