Northern Virginia is a region steeped in American history while continuing to write its own history as each day passes. When you move to Northern Virginia, you are becoming part of the first permanent English settlement founded at Jamestown in 1607. As we head into the 21st Century, once again, Virginia leads the way with its cutting edge industries and progressive educational systems. When you move to Northern Virginia, you’re not just buying a home, you’re adapting to a way of life.
The immediate Northern Virginia area includes three jurisdictions, home to 1.3 million people. As you look across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., your first stop is Arlington County. This is the home of such diverse attractions as the Pentagon, the Washington National Airport, and the National Cemetery (the resting sites of such Washington notables as President John F. Kennedy and President William Howard Taft).
The city of Alexandria, settled in the early days of our nation, is extremely rich in history. George Washington helped lay out the town lots; it was the boyhood home of General Robert E. Lee, and there are historic sites by the dozen. Bounded by the Potomac River, Alexandria was a port until the late 1880s.
Compared to other residential areas of the Washington D.C. metropolis, Northern Virginia offers more variety as far as lifestyle, selection, and affordability. Whether you are looking for fast-paced, high-rise sophistication; for community-oriented townhouse developments; or for single-family planned communities, Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax have thousands of homes from which to choose.