PCSing to the Washington DC area can be one of the most intimidating places to go. There are so many bases your husband can be attached to and there are so many different cities and neighborhoods surrounding the DC Area. A popular area to live is in the Northern Virginia (NoVa) area and two popular cities are Burke, Va and Alexandria, VA. This post will help clarify some of the pros and cons of living in Burke vs. Alexandria, Virginia. 2 things to consider with Burke vs Alexandria, Virginia Depends on Lifestyle: Charm and walkability (more cost) or space and functionality for a better price! ... read more
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Stationed in the Washington DC area ? Looking for something unique and fun to do ? Want a place that you can enjoy as a family or as an adult ? You need to visit Old Town Alexandria ! (Known as Old Town to the Locals) 1. Shopping in Old Town Shopping is fun & a pleasant experience in Old Town. Whether you are looking for unique boutiques with household decorations, adult clothing, baby items, or a private book store, all of these are available as you walk down King Street in Old Town. Big name stores such as GAP , Banana Republic , Anthropologie , and LOFT can be found in Old Town. Choose a ... read more
If you find yourself stationed in or around Washington DC you'll realize that shopping here is a little different than other duty stations. Usually where we are stationed we have several malls, strip malls with tons of shopping, and all of this is easily and quickly accessible. That's not exactly true for Washington DC. Spread Out is the name of the shopping game here! It all depends on what type of experience you are looking for and be prepared to drive on a beltway or two to get to most of the shopping in DC. The great news is that just about everything you are looking for can be found some... read more
Have you ever dreamed of living in the 1950s? Fantasized about a neighborhood full of children for your children to play with, where your doorbell rings and neighborhood kids are asking if your kids can come out and play? It's all possible in these amazing DC suburbs in Alexandria, Virginia. Waynewood, Collingwood on The Potomac, Plymouth Haven, Riverside Gardens, and Stratford Landing are five amazing Alexandria neighborhoods to live in. In our house, it's not the doorbell that is ringing, it is the mail slot being opened and kids yelling through it to see if my kids are home. Neighbors can ... read more
Have you heard the buzz about Burke? That would be Burke, Virginia! Burke is a popular place to live if you are stationed in the Washington, D.C. area. The Pentagon, Navy Yard, Capitol Hill, The White House, Fort Belvoir, Fort Meyers, and Crystal City are all easy commutes from Burke. When we were house hunting in NoVA (Northern Virginia) as we prepared to PCS to the area for my husband's upcoming tour at The Pentagon, Burke was one of the places that was at the top of our list. We really liked the Burke area. We couldn't find a rental house in Burke during the timeframe that we were looking ... read more