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Where to live in DC

27 May 2016 by

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

Burke vs Alexandria, Virginia

The Buzz about Burke, VA

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!

Pentagon On and Off Base information

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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.

About the Author

Cameron A.

Cameron A.

Cameron is the founder of MilitaryTownAdvisor.com. She realized after a tough PCS there needed to be a place where military families can leave insider information for other military families. That's when she created the site: a place for military families to leave reviews about neighborhoods, areas of town, recommend real estate agents, things to do, local businesses and more. Follow her on Facebook or Tweet her @MilTownAdvisor

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