Local Resources

Take a look at some of the great things Fairfax County and Loudoun, Reston have to offer. These resources are designed to help you move and get settled, and to acquaint you with the area after your move.

My Favorites


Busch Gardens Theme Park 
Claude Moore Park – A wonderful place in Mclean, VA
Dulles Air and Space Museum – If you like airplanes, you’ll love this!
Frying Pan Park – A Wonderful and Free place to take the kids in Herndon, VA
Great Falls Park – One of my favorite places!
Lake Anne Plaza – I love this place…
Mason Miller – Great photography!
Middleburg – Horse country quaint town
Mount Vernon – History is so close.
Movies in Reston – See what’s playing!
Reston Association – For Reston residents
Reston Community Center – Check out the Pool, Classes and Shows
Reston Interfaith – Giving back to the community
Reston Towncenter –
The Herndon Patch – Check out my blog posts on the Herndon patch
Tysons Corner Mall – The Mall of Malls!
Virginia Dept of Motor Vehicles – Don’t wait in line
Williamsburg – Worth the 3 hour drive
Worldcamps – Helping children less fortunate in Africa
ZOO – National Zoo

 


 

Exploring The Area

Belle Grove Plantation
Corcoran Gallery of Art
International Spy Museum
Library of Congress
Metro area neighborhoods and town websites
Montgomery County Parks & Planning
Mount Vernon
National Air & Space Museum
National Children’s Museum
National Postal Museum
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Northern Virginia Regional Parks
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Recreational Bicycling Guide to the Washington DC Area
The Baltimore Museum of Art
The C & O Canal
The Maryland Science Center
The National Aquarium
The National Archives
The National Gallery of Art
The National Geographic Museum
The National Zoo
The Smithsonian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
US Botanical Gardens
Virginia Visitors Guide
Washington DC Area Travel Guide
Washington Masonic National Memorial
Woodlawn Plantation

 


 

Virginia Area Information

Alexandria City
Arlington County
Commonwealth of Virginia
Fairfax City
Fairfax County
Falls Church City
Fauquier County
Loudoun County
Manassas City
Prince William County
Stafford County
Town of Herndon
Town of Leesburg
Town of Vienna
Town of Warrenton
Virginia Beach
Williamsburg, VA – Step back in time

 


 

Maryland Area Information

Calvert County
City of Annapolis
City of Frederick
City of Gaithersburg
City of Rockville
Frederick County
Montgomery County
Prince Georges County
State of Maryland

 


 

District of Columbia

Disctrict of Columbia

 


 

Schools

Great Schools – A great website that tells you things about schools that realtors are not supposed to discuss!
School Information – free school profiles
State dept. of education – school reports, statistics, demographics….

 


 

Colleges & Universities

American University
Anne Arundel Community College
Catholic University of America
Gallaudet University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hood College
James Madison University
John Hopkins University
Mary Washington University
Marymount University
Montgomery College
Northern Virginia Community College
St. John’s College
Towson University
United States Naval Academy
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Virginia

 


 

Performing Arts

Arena Stage
Fords Theatre
George Mason University Center for the Arts
GMU Patriot Center
Lisner Auditorium
Music Center at Strathmore
Olney Theater
Baltimore Symphony
The Kennedy Center
The Lyric Opera House
The National Theatre
The Shakespeare Theatre
The Signature Theatre
The Warner Theatre
Wolf Trap
Woolly Mammoth Theater

 


 

Sports

DC United (Soccer)
The Baltimore Orioles0
The Baltimore Ravens
The Washington Capitals
The Washington Mystics (Women’s Basketball)
The Washington Nationals
The Washington Redskins
The Washington Wizards

 


 

Transportation

MARC Trains (Commuter)
Maryland Mass Transit Administration
Maryland State Highway Administration
Metrorail – Washington’s Subway
Reston Virginia Transportation Alternatives and Bus Schedule Information
VDOT’s HOV Calculator
Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Railway Express – Commuter Rail

 


 

Sales Statistics & Public Records

Alexandria City Records
Arlington County Records
Fairfax City Records
Fairfax County Records
Falls Church City GIS Maps
Loudoun County Records
Manassas City Records
Maryland Assessments Records By County
Prince William County Records
Washington DC Records

 


 

Local Weather

Local Weather – forecasts, weather patterns, radars….

 


 

Maps

Mapquest – maps, driving directions, road trip planner….

 


 

Mortgage

Mortgage 101 – Mortgage information, interest rates, mortgage calculators, quick-and-easy pre-qualification forms, and much more.

 


 

Relocation Links

Moving Center – Moving Estimates, Truck Rental, Moving Supplies and Storage
National Weather – find weather info anywhere in the US
Official City Websites – find area info websites across the world!
US State Departments of Education – see the list of all 50 states
USPS’ Movers Guide – help for planning and executing your move

 


 

Tax Information

First-time homeowners
Homeowner deductions information
How to report moving expenses
Selling your home