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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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6 Haunted Relocations in Halloween Movies

With just over a week until Halloween, haunted houses are popping up across the country. For the most part, ghosts do not actually haunt these houses, but rather, people decorate the houses to give off a spooky vibe. However, over the course of history, Hollywood has depicted both fictional and based-on-fact haunted houses in its films. Here’s to hoping your next relocation isn’t into one of these ghostly abodes. 1) The Uninvited (1944) In 1937, Rick and Pamela Fitzgerald bought an abandoned seaside house in Cornwall. But the brother and sister pair quickly finds out the mansion is not what […]

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Back to School Season is Here; Moving Season Comes to an End

It is that time of the year again — back to school season, a challenging follow-up to moving season. In August and September, college students are moving back to school, freshmen are hectically planning their dorm move-in for the first time, and recently-moved families try to unpack all of their back-to-school belongings to prepare. Whether you are moving a college student, settling in after your summer-time move, or welcoming new neighbors, we have tips to help you out! College-Bound Moving Tips that Save Time, Money, and Hassle College move-ins are rarely stress-free. Besides moving in at the same time as potentially thousands […]

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College-Bound Moving Tips that Save Time, Money, and Hassle

  Fall is just around the corner, and school will soon be in session. And if you have college-bound kids, it is nearly time to move them into their new dormitory. Maybe you are moving your first child, maybe you are moving your last and are about to be an empty-nester! Regardless of your situation, there are a few college moving tips to ensure an easier move-in. Plan ahead and get an early start. Your college student should connect with their future roommate ahead of time (many incoming college students use Facebook to get in touch before move-in day) to see what shared items–television, […]

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