Moving to the DC area can be very confusing, especially when certain cities are covered by two different counties. The City of Alexandria is in a different county than the rest of Alexandria . Below is a description of how Alexandria and the City of Alexandria are different. Alexandria vs City of Alexandria The City of Alexandria has great walkability to shops ( Old Town ), but it’s more crowded and expensive. This area is north of the 495 Beltway and is run byAlexandria City Public schools which has some high rated schools, as well as, low rated ones. The part of Alexandria (located outside ... read more
Fort Myer - On and Off Base Information
Fort Myer Housing Information
Fort Myer (Ft.) Housing and Information:
Location: On October 1, 2009, Henderson Hall Marine Corps installation management functions joined Fort Myer which is now known as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Located in Arlington, Virginia, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is home to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" and Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison. The command includes Fort Myer (Army) and Henderson Hall (Marine Corps), which are located in Arlington, VA and Fort Lesley J. McNair, which is located in Washington, D.C.
Cost of Living: Compared to the rest of the country, Arlington's cost of living is 53.06% higher than the U.S. average.
Base Operator: National Capital Region Information Line: 703-545-6700
Area Population: The population for Arlington is 213,300. The Greater Washington area population is 5.6 million.
Schools: There are no DoD schools on post. There are many school districts in the National Capital Region (NCR). If you live on Fort Myer, your children will attend the Arlington County Public Schools, which include Long Branch Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Washington-Lee High School.
Army Community Service: ACS 703-696-3510
Housing: Housing on Fort Myer is extremely limited. Government housing is available on other installations in the greater Washington DC area to include: Fort McNair, Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Andrews, and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Soldiers assigned for duty in this area are authorized to apply, under priority two, and be assigned family quarters at the installation of their choice, regardless of duty station or place of work. For information or assistance with obtaining housing in this area, contact the Executive Management Housing Directorate at 703-696-9611/3903.
Fort Myer, VA 22211
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Ambar is a Balkan American Kitchen and Rakia Bar . It is located on Barracks Row which gets its name from the Marine Barracks that are located along the street. The Navy Yard is just around the corner from this popular strip along 8th Street, SE on Capitol Hill . It is an easy walk from the Eastern Market Metro stop. It is a fantastic area. Leo Schmid, marketing manager for Richard Sandoval Restaurants, reached out to Military Town Advisor and me inviting us into their beautiful restaurant to enjoy a taste of what Ambar has to offer. We quickly responded: Yes! I had no idea what to expect of ... read more
The Village at Shirlington is a place you can eat indoors or dine outdoors, walk the lovely little streets, shop at a boutique, and have a cup of coffee. You can catch a movie at the movie theater that shows second run films. Shop at the grocery store, fill a prescription at the drug store, or borrow a book from the Shirlington Branch Library. If you choose to live in Shirlington you can walk to all of these amenities. There are ample condos and townhouses to choose from for housing in Shirlington. This would be an ideal place for someone who is single, married without children, or a geograph... read more
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