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12 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Purcellville, Virginia

The center of attraction in western Loudoun County, Purcellville, Virginia is a quaint town located 50 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. In 1804, Valentine Vernon Purcell – the town’s namesake – established the area’s first post office. Purcellville’s prominent location in the Loudoun Valley and the presence of a railroad helped the town become a major agricultural center until the late 1990s. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Purcellville, Virginia. Vineyards 868 Estate Vineyards In 2012, a trio of families grew their […]

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Moving with Kids — Before, During, and After Moving Day

Moving can be especially hard on kids. Depending on where you move, they may have to change schools, change routines, and leave their friends. Ideally, your move is planned for the summer so your kids can start the school year along with other students. Starting school at the same time as the rest of the neighborhood kids will allow your kids to make new friends and return to a normal schedule more quickly. However, not all moves are so easily arranged. Whether your move is during the summer or during the school year, there are several steps you can take […]

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Move Complete – But What Should You Unpack First?

Ah. The relief. Your moving company has delivered the last box, completed a final walkthrough, and left you and your family to enjoy your new home. AH! The stress. While the physical relocation is complete, now you have dozens of boxes to unpack. But where do you even start? Before you begin unpacking, do a walkthrough of your new home to make sure it is cleaned and prepared for your belongings. It’s much easier to clean before you have furniture in position. Then set your major furniture and appliances. Again, it’s easier to organize each room if major features are […]

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11 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Sterling, Virginia

Home of the former AOL corporate headquarters campus, Sterling, Virginia is a suburb located 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Along with northern Virginia in general, Sterling has undergone expansive development in the last two decades, transforming from a small farm town to an epicenter for global technology and transportation companies. While economic and infrastructure growth continue throughout the region, Sterling protects its heritage with green space preservation and historic landmarks. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Sterling, Virginia. Food & Drink Colada Shop […]

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4 Affordable Washington, D.C. Suburbs for Families

(Editor’s Note – Today we are joined by Christen Tien from Zillow) Raising a family in U.S. cities is often more expensive than raising one in the suburbs. Substantially higher costs of living are due in part to more expensive real estate. Housing in Washington, D.C. is no exception. A four member family in D.C. can expect to pay an extra $12,832 annually on mortgage payments, property taxes and day care, compared to a family residing in nearby suburbs. Save Cash in the Suburbs Parents in D.C. suburbs save an average of $6,709 on their mortgages and property taxes. Plus, suburban […]

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11 Top Places to Visit after Moving to Arlington, Virginia

With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Arlington County, Virginia is home to numerous federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Transportation Security Administration. While federal agencies heavily support the local economy, chocolate will soon play an important role. That’s right, chocolate. In January 2017, Nestlé announced its plan to move its U.S. headquarters to Arlington in late 2017. Nestlé expects to add around 750 jobs to the Arlington community. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Arlington, Virginia. Food & Drink

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