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City of Alexandria
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City of Alexandria
City of Alexandria

Living in Alexandria, VA

Anything but business as usual

Located just minutes from the United States capital, Alexandria is the home of bold business. From independently owned small businesses to international investment firms and world-class higher education to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the city is on the cutting edge of talent and technology. You will find everything you need here, plus a good bit of livability and charm to go along with it all. Alexandria caught the eye of Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2019, earning the No. 3 spot on the publication’s Readers’ Choice Awards thanks to the city’s historic charm, artistic enclave and waterfront dining and shopping. More people and businesses are choosing to call Alexandria home, because of the combination of high-tech infrastructure, central location and lifestyle that make it one of the best cities for young professionals in America.

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    60 in Walkability

    This community is moderately walkable. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    10 min drive to DCA

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    18 min drive

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City living, Dining, Eclectic neighborhoods, Galleries/museums, High-rise, Hip and vibrant, Historic sites, Metro/bus, Shopping, Townhouse, Urban, Walk/bike/e-scooter
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Arlington County
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Arlington skyline in Northern Virginia
Arlington County

Living in Arlington, VA

Urban villages across the Potomac

Across the Potomac River from downtown Washington, D.C., Arlington is drawing recent graduates, young professionals and families alike to its unique, transit-oriented urban villages. Newcomers find options in the Cape Cods of Waverly Hills Historic District, brick townhouses of Fairlington, high-rise mixed-use developments of Rosslyn and more—all within eyeshot of the National Mall and connected by Metrorail, Metrobus and Capital Bikeshare.

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    69 in Walkability

    This community is very walkable. Residents can easily access the city center on foot.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    10 min drive to DCA

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    18 min drive

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City living, Eclectic neighborhoods, High-rise, Hiking/biking, Hip and vibrant, Metro/bus, National monuments/memorials, Nightlife, Single-family, Urban, Walk/bike/e-scooter
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City of Fairfax
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Aerial view of downtown Fairfax in Northern Virginia
City of Fairfax

Living in the City of Fairfax, VA

Center of Northern Virginia with bustling developments and quick access to D.C.

The City of Fairfax is the epicenter of Northern Virginia’s cultural and economic activity. Ranked a top 10 place to live by USA Today based on education, poverty and life expectancy, Fairfax offers master-planned suburban life with fast access to Washington, D.C., along with some of the nation’s best public and private education options and attractions for young professionals and families to enjoy. 

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    88 in Walkability

    This community is very walkable. Residents can easily access the city center on foot.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    25 min drive to DCA or 20 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    30 min drive

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Breweries/wineries, Drive, Family-friendly, Metro/bus, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse
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Fairfax County
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Fairfax region skyline during sunset
Fairfax County

Living in Fairfax County, VA

One of the nation’s premier communities, minutes from D.C.

Fairfax County is home to everything from the shopping mecca of Tysons Corner to the planned communities of Reston and Merrifield. Catch outdoor concerts at the famous Wolf Trap, hike at Great Falls National Park or enjoy the company of new neighbors in your suburban community with tree-lined streets.

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    19 in Walkability

    This community is driver-friendly. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    25 min drive to DCA or 20 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    3 min drive or 25 min walk (to Downtown Tysons)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    30 min drive

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Breweries/wineries, Dining, Drive, Family-friendly, Galleries/museums, High-rise, Hiking/biking, Historic sites, Metro/bus, Music/performing arts, Parks/recreation, Shopping, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse, Urban
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City of Falls Church
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Downtown Falls Church in Northern Virginia
City of Falls Church

Living in Falls Church, VA

Small town living with top-notch schools

Known as the Little City and dating back to the 1600s, Falls Church is tucked between Arlington and Fairfax Counties and known for its nationally ranked schools, environmental activism and endless community activities. Catch a show at the historic State Theater or enjoy meeting neighbors while browsing downtown shops.

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    93 in Walkability

    This community is very walkable. Residents can easily access the city center on foot.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    15 min drive to DCA or 20 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    2 min drive or 1 min walk (to Downtown West Falls Church)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    20 min drive

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Fauquier County
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Fauquier County

Living in Fauquier County, VA

Beautiful views and expansive open spaces at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains 

Firmly planted in Northern Virginia, Fauquier County offers access to big city amenities without the hectic feel of a large city. Instead, you’ll find wide open spaces, wineries, quaint towns and unique outdoor recreation activities. Famous for its horse farms and beautiful rolling land at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fauquier is a natural haven that serves as a gateway to bustling Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. 

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    43 in Walkability

    This community is driver-friendly. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    40 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    55 min drive or 60+ min walk (to Downtown Linton Hall)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    1 hour drive

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Breweries/wineries, Bucolic, Drive, Family-friendly, Hiking/biking, Rural, Shopping, Single-family, Suburban
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Loudoun County
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People walk and drive through downtown Loudon in Northern Virginia at dusk
Loudoun County

Living in Loudoun County, VA

Comfortable rural living with quick connection to D.C.

Loudoun County is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, healthy diversity of expanding business opportunities, comfortable neighborhoods and high quality public services. Residents can enjoy weekend concerts at local wineries and breweries, explore area biking trails or spend the day antiquing in idyllic hillside communities.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    30 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    60+ min drive or walk (to Downtown Leesburg)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    1 hour drive

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Breweries/wineries, Bucolic, Drive, Family-friendly, Galleries/museums, Hiking/biking, Historic sites, Nightlife, Parks/recreation, Professional sports, Rural, Shopping, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse
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City of Manassas
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City of Manassas

Living in Manassas, VA

A historic heart with a modern beat less than an hour from Washington, D.C.

Manassas history dates back to 1852 when a junction railroad linked Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. with the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond, Virginia, soon followed by the first major land battle of the Civil War. Today, young professionals and families dine al fresco at downtown eateries, shop weekly farmers markets and meet up with friends at events like the annual Jazz Festival and Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival. 

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    43 in Walkability

    This community is driver-friendly. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    30 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    45 min drive

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Manassas Park
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Manassas Park

Living in Manassas Park, VA

A safe, affordable city that’s perfect for families 

Manassas Park is one of the safest, most affordable, and commuter-friendly cities in Northern Virginia, making it perfect for young commuters looking to save money or families seeking a suburban haven outside the cityJust 30 miles west of D.C., Manassas Park is steeped in history and boasts urban amenities with unique, small-town charm – and it continues to grow and transform every year. A diverse and welcoming community, Manassas Park offers quality schools, a broad range of housing, vast green spaces and seamless connectivity to D.C. and beyond 

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    43 in Walkability

    This community is driver-friendly. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    25 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    9 min drive or 60 min walk (to Downtown Manassas)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    45 min drive

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Prince William County
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Downtown Prince William in Northern Virginia
Prince William County

Living in Prince William County, VA

One of the most affordable places to live near D.C.

A historic charm and direct access to major highways are attracting new residents to Prince William County, located just west of Fairfax County. Outlet shopping, a minor league baseball team and outdoor dining in historic Occoquan keep residents entertained year-round.

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    18 in Walkability

    This community is driver-friendly. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    25 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    10 min drive or 60+ min walk (to Downtown Linton Hall)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    45 min drive

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Breweries/wineries, Bucolic, Drive, Family-friendly, Historic sites, Music/performing arts, National monuments/memorials, Parks/recreation, Rural, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse
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Washington, D.C.
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The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Living in Washington, D.C.

One of the most progressive and electric cities in the world

The iconic nation’s capital is home to landmarks and museums steeped in history and reverence, alongside some of the most progressive cultural fusions in the world. Washington, D.C. has long been famed for its dynamic neighborhoods, reliable and clean public transportation, and energetic mix of people thanks to the concentration of college students, diplomats and world visitors—and residents are still finding D.C. as engaging as ever.

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    76 in Walkability

    This community is moderately walkable. Most commutes will require a car.

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    15 min drive to DCA

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Breweries/wineries, City living, Dining, Eclectic neighborhoods, Galleries/museums, High-rise, Hip and vibrant, Historic sites, Metro/bus, Music/performing arts, National monuments/memorials, Nightlife, Parks/recreation, Professional sports, Shopping, Townhouse, Urban, Walk/bike/e-scooter
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