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Northern Virginia Living

Metrorail and Transit Guide

Metrorail and MetrobusThe Washington DC Metrorail is the country’s second busiest rapid transit system after New York City. The Metro system consists of 5 different lines, over 1,100 railcars, 86 stations and 106 miles of track spanning from the suburbs of Virginia and Maryland through DC. Every weekday the Metro logs over 720,000 trips on […]
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Utility Companies/Service Providers

Fairfax County This list contains links to all of the utility companies that service Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. If you don’t find what you need in our quick links then visit the Fairfax County Public Works website for more detailed information.   Electricity: Dominion Virginia Power Northern Virginia Electric […]
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Schools

Alexandria Schools The Alexandria school system has over 72,000 students attending a total of 152 schools. The public school system is comprised of 23 different districts and average annual expenditures are over $8,000 per student with a phenomenal student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Student body size varies but the average high school […]
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Parks and Recreation

Golf Courses Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned golfer, our local area has a number of golf courses to provide you with exactly what you’re looking for whether it’s a driving range, a 9-hole executive course or a full service country club. Explore the courses we’ve listed below to find the one that best […]
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Attractions

Music Venues The DC area hosts tons of great musical talent from around the country ranging from world-renowned artists that fill entire stadiums to up-and-coming musicians playing at the local jazz house. We’ve compiled a list of the best music venues in our area for you to explore. No matter what kind of music excites […]
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Shopping

Old Town Alexandria Old Town Alexandria offers a variety of wonderful shopping opportunities right in the heart of one of the most historic areas of Northern Virginia. Shopping ranges everywhere from small, local boutiques to upscale national names. A plethora of antique stores are also scattered throughout the area and provide a great opportunity to […]
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Restaurants

Mikes American Grill Mike’s American Grill is the Springfield outpost of the Great American Restaurant group. It’s a go-to pick for a consistent good time and great food and service. South Austin Grill The South Austin Grill is a local tex-mex favorite on King Street in Old Town. Great music, hot chips with excellent salsa […]
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Dog-Friendly Northern Virginia

Dog-Friendly Parks and Restaurants On a sunny day, you’re sure to notice that Northern Virginia is truly dog-friendly. Streets, parks and trails are littered with pets and their owners. If you’re a dog owner, there are plenty of activities in the area that include your furry friends! The Shirlington Dog Park in Arlington is just […]
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities Whether you’ve just moved to Northern Virginia or you’ve resided here for many years, volunteering is a great way to get involved with your local community and get to know your neighbors! Just a few hours a week can make a big difference and even donating shows you’re committed to helping […]
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Day Care Centers

Day Care Centers by Area If you have children that aren’t old enough to begin attending public school then there are tons of day care options to consider. We have broken down our day care search by city to make it easier for you to locate one that best fits your needs. If you don’t […]
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