PCSing and finding off base housing in DC and finding information about where to live can be a daunting task. Every military family knows they must do their research to find the good vs. bad areas to live. When searching for military homes, you have to look beyond the nice kitchen and big backyard, instead you need to know if it’s in a safe neighborhood or a good school district.
Other military families have successfully moved to the DC area and are sharing their advice. Below are links to articles about the DC area.
Step 1: Read advice about off base housing in DC
Things to know before moving to Ft. Meade or Annapolis Area
Things to know before moving to DC
Tricare Options in DC Area | US Family Health Plan
PCS Guide to Washington DC area | NOVA, MD, DC, Ft Meade, Annapolis
Shirlington Area of Arlington, VA | Living Near Washington DC
Kingstowne in Alexandria VA | Planned Community with Character
Popular Cities Surrounding DC | Find Where to Live Outside DC
Alexandria vs City of Alexandria
Falls Church vs City of Falls Church
Living Along George Washington Parkway in Alexandria, VA
Off Base Housing near Quantico | TBS
5 Amazing DC Suburbs | Alexandria Neighborhoods
Fairfax County Schools in Northern Virginia (NOVA)
Living in South Arlington near DC
North vs South Arlington in Virginia
Step 2: Read on and off base reviews
Read on and off base reviews for Pentagon including off base neighborhood reviews, military housing, and find school ratings for the DC area. All reviews are from military families!
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Step 3: Download our PCS Guide for the DC Area
Read our PCS Guide to Washington DC area including Northern Virginia (NOVA), Maryland, DC, Ft. Meade/Annapolis areas.