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Hailee’s Grove I & II Immediate Delivery Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s. Phone: (703) 330-8852.

Cardinal Pointe Decorated Model Immediate Delivery Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s. Phone: (703) 680-9449.

Silver Leaf Estates I & II Immediate Delivery Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s. Phone: (703) 754-5885.

Hastings Overlook/ City of Manassas Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s. Phone: (703) 366-3266.

Ewell’s Mill Decorated Model Immediate Delivery Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s. Phone: (703) 580-8808.

Turning Leaf Estates Decorated Model Immediate Delivery Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s. Phone: (703) 753-1162.

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LAKE VIEWS FROM THE MID $600’S INTIMATE ENCLAVE OF JUST 8 SPECTACULAR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES IN ALEXANDRIA/FAIRFAX COUNTY · 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths · Homes up to 3,800 square feet · Surrounded by Shopping, Resturaunts and Parks · Quick commuting via the beltway, I-395 and Franconia-Springfield Metro · Close to Kingstowne and Old Town Alexandria Exit 173/Van Dorn St. off Beltway/495. Cross over Franconia Rd. into Kingstown. Turn right on Kingstowne Blvd. Turn left on Hayfield Rd. Turn right on Old Telegraph Rd. Kendrick Model and Sales Center are on the right.

Interesting Articles Greater DC Area At A Glance ................................. 12 Washington DC Annual Events ............................. 33 History of Washington DC...................................... 42 Native Tongues........................................................61 Flexible Relocation Strategies ............................... 75 Washington Trivia ................................................... 94

Find Your Realtor Here Top Real Estate Companies................................... 68 Select Local Real Estate Agents............................ 88

Helpful Information Local Government ...................................................41 Professional Sports.................................................51 Area Newspapers ....................................................51 DC Metro Information ............................................ 52 MARC Train Information......................................... 54 VRE Train Information ............................................ 56 Local Banks ............................................................ 58 Drivers Licence & Registration.............................. 59 Hospitals................................................................. 64 Parks & Recreation ................................................ 67 Public Schools ........................................................ 69 Private Schools....................................................... 70 Planned Communities ........................................... 80 New Home Builders ............................................... 82 Ad Index ...................................................................91 RELO


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Stafford County, VA Woodstream in Stafford

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Single Family Homes & Townhomes from the mid $200’s. A close-in address near I-95 with a planned community lifestyle minutes from the Potomac, parks & golf. Phone (540) 657-1974

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Adirondack-style Single Family Homes from the upper $300’s - mid $700’s. A world-class gated enclave with pools, picnic area, trails and campsites set alongside Lake Manassas. Phone (571) 248-4147

Single Family Homes from the low $900’s. Private homesites adjacent to the Potomac River and George Washington’s estate. Phone (703) 288-3020

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Letter from the Publisher A New Place To Call Home Congratulations on your new opportunity that will bring you to the Washington, DC area. You probably don’t know how lucky you are! Having been born and raised in the District, I can tell you first hand that this is a wonderful place to live. People are friendly, parks and recreational facilities abound, housing is easy to find, restaurants serve every ethnic variety of foods and local activities are plentiful. publisher Randy Bartow technology Bruce London art director Becky Murry business Paul Hanson distribution HD Dellinger

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And don’t forget that as the nation’s capital, the area is full of exciting, informative and mostly free museums. The sooner you visit each one and recognize their specialty, the better tour guide you will become when friends and family start to visit. And they will visit as soon as they find out you’ve moved to the DC area. Expect lots of company and they’ll want you to take them on tour—it’s just part of the ritual when you live here. This RELO Report magazine was created to help smooth your move to the DC area. You’ll find useful lists with phone numbers and website addresses; directories; maps and feature stories on the various suburban counties. Our advertisers are quite anxious to make your acquaintance and they represent some of the finest home builders, apartment developers and Realtors in the area. I suggest you give them a call and find out more about their products and services and when you do, tell them you saw their ad in The RELO Report. Good fortune on being transferred to the DC area. I hope you’ll soon call it home.

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY 1. POTOMAC CLUB 1-Car Garage Townhome-Style Condos From the low $200’s (703) 590-0509

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 5. HIDDEN CREEK 2-Car Garage Townhomes in Gaithersburg From the mid $300s (240) 631-2324

2. VILLAGES OF PIEDMONT Luxury 22 ft. and 24 ft. 2-Car Garage Townhomes in Haymarket From the upper $200’s (571) 261-4280

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY 6. BALMORAL Executive-style Single Family Homes in Upper Marlboro From the low $400s (301) 780-3095

3. VILLAGES OF PIEDMONT Luxury Single Family Homes in Haymarket From the mid $300’s (571) 248-6691

From I-495 take I-66 West to exit 40 (Haymarket). Left onto Route 15 South. Follow Route 15 South approximately 1 mile to right onto Market Ridge Boulevard. Follow signage on Market Ridge Boulevard to townhome and single family models.

From I-270 take Exit 11 (Montgomery Village Ave, Rte. 124) to a right on Route 355. At second traffic light turn left onto Odendhal Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles to the Hidden Creek community. Sales Center straight ahead at the top of the hill.

I-495/I-95, MD exit Route 214 East, go approximately 7 miles to Route 301. Right on Rte 301 south. Go approximately 6 miles to the community entrance on right (after Village Avenue traffic light).

BALTIMORE COUNTY 7. FIELDS OF WHITE MARSH Quality Single Family Homes in Perry Hall From the upper $400s (410) 344-9250

From I-95 to exit 67 to Route 43 East to Route 7 East approximately .75 mi. Left on Cowenton Avenue. Right on Ricky Trevor Road. Model is second home on the right.

STAFFORD COUNTY 4. CAMBRIDGE CROSSING Luxury Single Family Homes in Fredericksburg From the upper $200’s (540) 368-9199


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AT A GLANCE Tourists ock to the Washington, DC area everyday with dreams of taking a picture with a stonefaced Abraham Lincoln, seeing the pandas in the national zoo or exhaustion from climbing to the top of the Washington Monument. Each year thousands move to the DC area to improve their lives. These people demand homes with the amenities and features that ďŹ t their lifestyle, in communities that allow them to truly feel at home. The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is a diverse region with something for every lifestyle. The district lies along the Potomac River, with Maryland to its north and southeast and Virginia, bordering its southwest. There are more than four million people in the area. Here are brief descriptions of communities within the region.



THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Best known as the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. is a wonderful place to live. With a population of nearly 575,000 DC is a diverse city with something for everyone. The outstanding public transportation system allows easy access to everything the city has to offer including restaurants, theatres, museums, cultural and political events. It is home to many institutions of higher learning including Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, American University and Gallaudet University. Divided into four quadrants, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast, with the Capitol in the center, the district offers neighborhoods with options to suite every lifestyle.


Adams Morgan is a diverse and exciting urban community. The centrally located Mount Pleasant-Columbia Heights is situated next to Rock Creek Park, a great place to participate in outdoor activities. DuPont Circle, considered one of the “hippest” areas, has an active arts community and includes many embassies. Georgetown is a fantastic place to go for a day of shopping in trendy stores and boutiques followed by dinner on the water. Meanwhile the national mall is home to many of the tourist hot spots that give DC it’s unique look: the monuments, the Capitol and the Smithsonian museums. Residents use the mall as a relaxing destination; a place to exercise, read, or enjoy time with their family. Cleveland Park, Woodley Park and Massachusetts Avenue are known for their close knit communities and attractions such as the National Zoo, shopping, restaurants, local theaters and parks. Glover Park offers a quieter neighborhood atmosphere near the National Cathedral.

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Prince George’s Co. Adjacent to Washington D.C., encompassing approximately 500 square miles and with a population of 900,000, residents of Prince George’s County have embraced the diversity and opportunity that their county has to offer. Located on 300 acres of prime real estate along the scenic Potomac River in Prince George’s County, National Harbor is the new gateway to the National Capital Region. This Montgomery Co. spectacular urban-waterfront community Northwest of Washington, D.C., Montgomery offers stunning views of downtown Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, County is the state’s most populous and and is just a 15-minute drive - or water taxi affluent region. It is home to 873,341 ride - to the heart of the nation’s capital. people with many residing in hubs such as Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville and The Parks Department maintains over Gaithersburg and includes over 497 miles 23,000 acres of parkland including of land area. picnic areas, athletic fields, historic sites, community centers, 40 miles of hiking trails, Residents will enjoy copious shopping, recreational facilities and more. dining, and entertainment possibilities.


Shoppers can take pleasure in the many malls such as White Flint Station and Montgomery Mall, discover Bethesda, or antique in Kensington. Downtown Silver Spring is a cultural cornerstone of the county, with restaurants serving every type of cuisine, and the American Film Institute which plays many independent and foreign films. The Parks departments provides leisure activities with miles of hiking trails, equestrian centers, boating, fishing, tennis, swimming, special events, and much more. Montgomery County is home to 400 park areas, including Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. The garden features two conservations and a horticultural library among its azalea, rose, fragrance and Japanese style gardens. The public school system is the 16th largest in the United States and is home to many of the area’s top-performing high schools, including Richard Montgomery in Rockville and Walt Whitman in Bethesda. Montgomery County’s close proximity to D.C. means the area is highly accessible by car or public transportation, making commutes into the District for business, recreation, dining or leisure very easy.


Residents of Prince George’s County live in the backyard of two of the area’s most popular sports teams: the Washington Redskins, who play in Landover’s FedEx Field and College Park’s University of Maryland Terrapins. Bowie is the home to the Bowie Baysox, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles. Laurel features various shopping centers, while Hyattsville has a burgeoning Arts district. Greenbelt is home to Greenbelt Park, a large forested area perfect for hiking, picnicking and camping. Kids will love being close to Six Flags in Largo, the closest amusement park to D.C. Prince George’s Public school system is the second largest in the state with an enrollment of more the 134,000 students.

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Anne Arundel Co. Anne Arundel County is located in close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore and is home to nearly 500,000 residents. The county is rich in water activities with 534 miles of coastline and is home to two state parks and several nature preserves. Adjacent to the Bay Bridge, Anne Arundel County is a short trip to the state’s Eastern Shore–a great place for a weekend getaway. The County Recreation and Parks Department offers specialized recreational facilities, golf courses, athletic fields, and more than 140 parks and sanctuaries. Kinder Farm Park and Lake Waterfront Park, feature beautiful scenery for picnics and playgrounds for the kids. Anne Arundel County’s epicenter is Annapolis, Maryland’s state capital. The area features the state capital building, a beautiful inner harbor, and the United States Naval Academy. Downtown Annapolis has something for everyone: great casual and waterfront dining, quaint shopping, water tours, and relaxing views of the harbor. The county’s location makes it accessible for those that like to boat on the weekends or just want to live close to the water. The Anne Arundel County Public School system is the fifth largest in Maryland and provides a challenging and rewarding educational experience for every child.

Howard Co. Howard County is located in the middle of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. It includes the planned community of Columbia and historic Ellicott City. The area has won recognition from many magazines, including Money magazine, which named Columbia and Ellicott City the 4th best place to live in the country. USA Today ranked the county as No. 2 in its list of the most technologically advanced communities in the country in 2006. Columbia is the population center of the county and is one of the most successful planned communities in the country. It features top-notch amenities and a great suburban lifestyle for families. Much like the rest of the county, it mixes urban appeal with sprawling landscape. The Howard County Public School system consistently ranks in the top of the state’s public schools. Howard County has a lot to offer its residents: walking trails, historic landmarks, and many shopping and business centers. The county’s slogan doesn’t make false promises–Howard County, Maryland So Much. So Close.


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Frederick Co. Located in Western Maryland, bordering both Pennsylvania and Virginia, Frederick County is the state’s largest county in land size and boasts an active agricultural economy. It is located 43 miles outside of Washington, D.C. and 46 miles outside of Baltimore, making it a reasonable commute as well as a retreat from the big city hustle and bustle. The city of Frederick is the third largest city in Maryland with a population of 58,882. Frederick has an active arts community, with a variety of renowned fine and performing arts outlets. There are at least six theatres and a comparable number of dance troupes. Those with an ear for the classics can enjoy performances from the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, which plays throughout the year. The city is home to the Frederick Keys, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles. The games provide sports fans with the perfect outlet for spring and summer entertainment. Home to a number of parks, including Catoctin Mountain Park (where the President’s Camp David retreat is located), Frederick County is an outdoorsman’s haven where residents can fish, hike, visit nearby orchards and wineries or take advantage of historical tours and monuments. The County offers a variety of amenities which include recreational programs, athletic facilities, special events and more. Frederick is home to two 4-year colleges, Hood College and Mount Saint Mary’s University and offers a high-performing public school system.


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Charles Co. Charles County is nestled southeast of Washington D.C. and adjoins Prince George’s County in Southern Maryland. With 300 miles of coastline, it boasts some of the best fishing, canoeing, bird watching and fresh seafood in the metro area. It has a population of 133,049 and is 643 square miles in land. Charles County has a lot to offer from gentle hills, sprawling forest, quiet waterfront to quickly growing urban areas. Waldorf, an unincorporated town in the region, is quickly becoming a popular spot for D.C. commuters. It is only 18 miles away, but offers a quiet and relaxing contrast to the big city. The county seat is LaPlata located 30 miles southeast of Washington D.C. with a population of approximately 8,500. Charles County Public Schools is one of the fastest growing school systems in Maryland.

Calvert Co. Calvert County has earned the nickname: “Charm of the Chesapeake.” with its abundant waterways, unique shops and museums, excellent restaurants and natural parks. It is Maryland’s smallest county with 213 square miles in land area. Major industries include defense contracting, information technology, tourism and administrative services. Calvert County is a fishing and agricultural area producing crabs, oysters, fish, tobacco, and other crops. It is home to over 87,000 people and has one of the highest standards of living in Maryland. Calvert is a peninsula, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west. At its widest point it is nine miles wide. On the Chesapeake Bay side you will find steep cliffs and woods while along the Patuxent, rolling fields fall gently down to the river. The County’s many creeks provide refuge for wildlife as well as scenic areas for boating and fishing. Calvert provides extensive outdoor activities offering over 140 miles of shoreline and over 4,600 acres of parks and open space. The Bayfront Park is the perfect getaway for daytrips featuring swimming, fishing, picnicking and also offers seasonal, monthly and daily camping. The American Chestnut Land Trust is one of the largest natural areas remaining along the Chesapeake’s western shore, the land trust offers 15 miles of hiking trails open to the public on its 3,000 protected acres. Explore the history, culture, and lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River in Calvert County. Located in Solomons,


St. Mary’s Co. The oldest county in Maryland is rich in history and nature. It was discovered in 1634 with the arrival of 140 settlers from England and established as the first county in Maryland in 1637. Surrounded on three sides by water, including the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, the county cultivates a traditional lifestyle anchored in the natural bounty of the Tidewater. Maryland, the Calvert Marine Museum is a museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. It is the only museum on the East Coast that is home to two lighthouses. The early history of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Company and Amusement Park are detailed in a collection of historical photos and artifacts in the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House, restored in 1934, to learn about the region’s commercial seafood industries. See the tools and gear used by local watermen to harvest seafood. Discover, learn and have fun at the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum on 560 acres overlooking the Patuxent River and St. Leonard Creek. Over 70 archaeological sites have been identified on the property reflecting over 12,000 years of human occupation. Calvert County’s public school system offers a comprehensive curriculum combining basic subjects, advanced studies and a fundamental understanding of how technology interfaces in both the personal and professional lives of students and helps prepare them for future success. It operates 12 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 4 high schools. As part of the public school system, the Calvert Career Center in Prince Frederick, serves students throughout the County, providing course work in automotive mechanics, carpentry, data processing, drafting, electronics, food services, health occupations, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, masonry, printing and graphic arts, and cooperative business education.

Combining a vibrant economy with a rural past the county offers a unique character with a high quality of life. Today, Saint Mary’s County is the fastest growing region in Maryland of technology-related jobs. Its largest employer is the Naval Air Station Patuxent River which is home to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. Recreational and nature enthusiast will find ample opportunities throughout the County. There are four state parks and numerous county parks that offer an array of outdoor activities. Being surrounded by water makes this area perfect for all water activities. Saint Mary’s celebrates the rich culture and history with festivals held throughout the year. There are many historic locations to tour such as Sotterley Plantation, Woodland Indian Hamlet, Tidewater Manor House and Slave Cabin. Enjoy panoramic riverfront views and indulge in the finest waterfront eateries. The Saint Mary’s County Schools focus on student achievement and assuring that their students meet rigorous standards. It has approximately 16,892 students and offers a wide variety of academic programs and services.



Arlington While known to visitors as the county that houses the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County is much more than that. Arlington offers world class shopping and restaurants, arts and entertainment and easy access to public transportation and National Airport.

VIRGINIA Alexandria Next to Arlington and just six miles south of the District is Alexandria, an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2003, about 135,000 called the 15 square miles of the city home. In the center of Alexandria is the historic district know as Old Town, which is a popular attraction for tourists and locals. Cameron Run Regional Park features a wave pool, water slides, miniature golf and batting cages. Residents enjoy a number of parks and recreation facilities, including Chinquapin recreation center. This facility offers lighted tennis courts, indoor pools, nature trails, ďŹ tness rooms and summer camp activities for children. Alexandria is split into ďŹ ve distinct neighborhoods. Old Town features historic landmarks mixed with shopping and restaurants. Festivals, tours, parades and other events are common place, making Old Town an exciting neighborhood. Del Ray is the city’s arts area and features some of the most interesting 19th and 20th century architecture in the region. Alexandria has an eclectic mix of international shops and restaurants, while West End is rapidly growing and is the most suburban portion of the city. Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse systems in the country. It serves students from 80 different countries who speak more than 60 languages. Some of the best private high schools in the area are also located in Alexandria.


The county is located directly across the Potomac River from the District with approximately 202,800 residents in just 16 miles of land area. Arlington has become a popular location for residents looking for an exciting urban environment with many high density commercial and residential developments located close to the Rosslyn-Ballston and Jefferson Davis Metro Corridors. It also features many neighborhoods with single-family dwellings. Virginia Square, where the Arlington campus of George Mason University is located, has many single-family neighborhoods. Ballston features upscale brick town homes and single-family houses, while Pentagon City boasts more than 3,400 single family residences. Open spaces such as parks complement all the developments. Bikers or hikers can traverse the 17-mile Mount Vernon trail, which stretches along the Potomac River. Two nature centers situated in nearby parks offer environmental education programs for all ages. There are more than 200 parks and neighborhoods as well as more than 86 miles of trails, 14 community centers and 8 libraries for residents to enjoy. Arlington public school system is proud of its diverse student population, with students from 127 countries, and high academic standards.

Fairfax Co. With more than a million people, Fairfax County has everything a prospective resident could want: entertainment, shopping, parks and recreation facilities and many other community amenities. History buffs will enjoy living here, with cities such as Fairfax and Clifton having roots in the Civil War. Claude Moore Colonial Farm re-creates what life was like for a Northern Virginia family just before the Civil War. Fairfax County Park Authority provides a wide array of activities throughout the county with nine indoor recreation centers, eight golf courses, five nature centers, several lakes, eight historic properties and 275 athletic fields. Fairfax County is known for its public school system, which consistently has high schools ranked among the best in the area as well as the nation from publications such as Washingtonian Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. The county, is the home for George Mason, a 4-year public university. Fair Oaks, Springfield, Reston and Fairfax have fantastic shopping and dining. Tysons Corner, one of the largest shopping areas in the nation, also serves as a large business center with more than 25 million square feet of office space. There is currently talk to have Metro service extended to this area, a plan that would make traveling and commuting to the district even easier. There is always something to do in Fairfax County, from a concert at Wolf Trap, to a round of golf at the local course or simply exploring one of the county’s many local bike trails.



Loudoun Co. Loudoun County, located just twenty-five miles west of Washington D.C., is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. The eastern portion of the county, located near Dulles International Airport, is where many high tech and internet-related companies are headquartered. Bordered on the North by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Potomac River it maintains a rural atmosphere in the western portion of the county. The region is home to an estimated 263,036 residents and growing. It also is a close second in the nation, to neighboring Fairfax County, in terms of median household income. Residents of the county can benefit from the amenities of shopping and dining at the Dulles Town Center as well as the Leesburg Outlet Mall with more Prince William Co. than 110 stores. Leesburg is proud of its downtown historic district, which is lined Prince William County is an excellent choice with brick sidewalks and one-of-a-kind shopping and restaurants. Here you can also for those looking to be close enough to the amenities of Washington D.C., but want a find Colonial and Civil War walking tours. respite from the hustle and bustle. The county has 21 parks, including the The area, which surrounds Manassas, 700 acre Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve an independent city, has borders on the and the 357 acre Claude Moore Park. Potomac and Occoquan Rivers. This allows Claude Moore has nature activities as for access to many outdoor and aquatic well as a Sportsplex with baseball fields, activities, including the Freedom Aquatic a football field and other practice fields. and Fitness Center, which is jointly funded Rich in tradition and history there are by the county, the city of Manassas and equestrian facilities, civil war and historic George Mason University. landmarks, wineries, and beautiful hiking and biking trails. Prince William is home to the Potomac Known as the “Learning Corridor” located on Nationals, a minor league baseball team Route 7, many well-known Universities and based in Woodbridge that is affiliated with Colleges offer higher education, certificates, the Washington Nationals. The games have a great family-friendly atmosphere and all specialized training, and research. The the amenities of a larger ballpark. public school system demands the best from their students resulting in SAT scores above the state and national averages. Residents of Loudoun County get the benefits of a rural location without feeling left out of the loop or lacking the amenities of more populated areas.


With three antique shopping corridors and the historic towns of Manassas and Occoquan Prince William is perfect for a trip back in time. The county has modern amenities including Nissan Pavilion, which attracts concert goers from all over the D.C. area. Potomac Mills shopping center, one of the nation’s largest, indoor outlet-malls, is located here as well. Prince William County Public School system is the third largest in Virginia with 75 schools and over 63,000 students.

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Stafford Co. Located approximately 40 miles south of Washington, much of Stafford County remains rural, but the northern part of the county is quickly becoming a popular spot for people looking to commute to the district and Northern Virginia. The county takes up 227 square miles, 65 percent of which is still forested. Therefore, the area is great for outdoors enthusiasts, with marinas, lakes, parks, athletic ďŹ elds and golf courses. The 92,000 residents of the county are close in proximity to the independent city of Fredericksburg, which offers a historic downtown area with restaurants and other amenities.

Fredericksburg City Surrounded by Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties is the city of Fredericksburg, which offers residents the conveniences of a larger town. The downtown portion of Fredericksburg has a plethora of shopping and dining options. The 40-block National Historic District is rich in architecture with 350 original 18th and early 19th century buildings. Belvedere Plantation offers great leisure entertainment with hayrides, petting zoos and other seasonal attractions. Outdoor activities are abundant with wonderful areas to hike, lakes for water sports, and renowned golf courses. There are theaters as well as an active arts community in the area. Fredericksburg is a great place to live if you are looking for the amenities of a larger town with the scenery of an outdoor paradise.


Spotsylvania Co. Spotsylvania County is growing as residents are taking advantage of its location midway between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. The county boasts a storied history with the biggest attraction being its Civil War battlefields. It is located near the city of Fredericksburg, which includes a variety of restaurants, art galleries and other shopping centers. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the renowned golf courses or the county’s location along the Rappahanock River and Lake Anna. Spotsylvania County is great for the resident who wants a quaint lifestyle with access to the big city.

WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia is bordered by Maryland to the north and east, Virginia to the east and south and offers the perfect balance of a relaxing rural atmosphere and a thriving urban setting. With an extensive highway and train system residents enjoy easy commutes to Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. The state offers a wide variety of recreational, cultural, and historic opportunities. You can go whitewater rafting in the morning, enjoy an art exhibit or historic tour in the afternoon and finish the day at a West Virginia Symphony concert.



WEST VIRGINIA continued Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the spectacular natural scenery. It is the only state that lies entirely within the 13-state-spanning Appalachian Mountains. West Virginia State Parks and Forest Department offers a full range of recreational facilities with hiking trails, nature based educational programs, summer performances by storytellers, dinner theaters, amphitheaters and accommodations that include lodges, cabins and campgrounds. The high peaks of the Allegheny Mountains with breathtaking vistas are perfect for hiking and biking. In the summer the rivers are conducive to magnificent whitewater rafting and the in the winter the region offers a variety of impressive ski resorts. West Virginia is rich in history. Tour historic battle sites such as Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Enjoy the 19th century charm of Harper’s Ferry with quaint shops, historic buildings and restaurants. Hillsboro is the birthplace of Pearl Buck which is available for viewing. Take pleasure in the scenery close to the Greenbrier River in the magnificent Allegheny Mountains at The Monongahela & George Washington National Forests.


Celebrate the diverse heritage of West Virginia with the many festivals held throughout the year. The mountain life is highlighted in the Vandalia Gathering featuring bluegrass music, clogging and a good natured Liar’s contest. Wheeling and Clarksburg host Italian festivals to draw attention to the impact that Italian-Americans have had on the state. Participants come from around the world to compete in the Webster County WoodChopping festival. The city of Charleston embraces its river heritage with the Sternwheel Regatta featuring parades, fireworks and popular music performances.

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Washington DC’s annual festivals and special events celebrate the rich heritage and history of the capital city. Thousands of locals and tourists stroll the tidal basin to enjoy the spring Cherry blossoms, view the magnificent Fourth of July fireworks from the National Mall and explore different foods and foreign cultures at the many events & festivals throughout the year. Adams Morgan Day Held on the second Sunday of September, Adams Morgan Day celebrates the creativity that comes from the synergy of diverse cultures. Festivalgoers can enjoy delicious ethnic food, vendors, and cultural demonstrations in areas such as dance and music while exploring the neighborhood.

Black Family Reunion Celebration A two day cultural event that recognizes the largest and most significant family event in the nation. The event attracts more than 500,000 people each year It is a fun-filled weekend celebrating the enduring strengths and traditional values of the African American family with live music, ethnic foods, and a International Arts and Crafts Marketplace.

Boo at the Zoo The National Zoo, hosts this event each year to provide a safe and fun location for children and families to enjoy Halloween. It is only open to kids twelve and under accompanied by an adult. Tickets are required. Children can trick or treat in the animal houses, meet “creepy” animals up close and walk along haunted trails.


Capital Fringe Festival The festival provides the opportunity for new emerging artist in the area to present their work and provides them with formal and informal support through workshops. The audience will discover new and risk-taking art and performances.

Capital Pride This week long festival focuses on diversity, cultural achievement, civil rights issues and entertainment by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, families, and friends. Capital Pride celebrates the uniqueness of all individuals. RELO



Cherry Weekend The Cherry Fund, an all-volunteer organization, plan a weekend of music, dance, and celebration with all proceeds benefiting local non-profit organization LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations. The weekend includes many social events and an all-night dance party.

Chinese New Year Parade Every new year the festival takes place in DC’s Chinatown on H Street NW, between 5th and 8th Streets. The Chinese New Year is welcomed in spectacular fashion as drummers, musicians, lion and dragon dancers take to the streets in celebration. The Chinese community celebrates in style with fireworks and many restaurants offering special menus for the occasion.


DC Caribbean Carnival Kicking off this two day event is a parade with more than 25 bands and participants representing every Caribbean country. The fun continues in Washington’s Banneker Park with authentic cuisine, colorful arts and crafts, and wonderful music programs.

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival This annual celebration honors jazz history and DC’s native musical genius, Duke Ellington. Concerts are held at more than 20 local venues as well as an all-day concert on the National Mall.


Fiesta Musical As part of Hispanic heritage month, the Washington National Zoo hosts this great family day event. Celebrate Hispanic culture with Latin American music and dance performances, dance lessons and family cultural activities. Enjoy a meal at the Latin American food court offering authentic Mexican and Tex-mex cuisine.

Filmfest DC - Washington International Film Festival for 12 days in April, the festival brings a world of outstanding cinema to the capital. Filmgoers can choose from more than 100 features, documentaries, short films, and special programs. Films include a range of cultures, music, and politics from numerous countries.

Freedom Walk Freedom Walks are held nationwide in cities large and small. The US FreedomWalk Festival® is a weekend, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship.


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There is no better place to celebrate the nation’s birthday! Start the celebration at noon with a parade featuring 100 marching units, then enjoy popular music groups who entertain until the fireworks. At 8 p.m. the National Symphony Orchestra takes the stage with guest stars and soloists. The fireworks begin around 9:20 illuminating the sky over the Washington Monument grounds.

The Prelude Festival celebrates a new season of performing arts in Washington, DC. From the National Symphony Orchestra to Texas Swing music, there is something for every genre at this festival.

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic is hosted each year at William HG Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. It is a premier hard court tournament leading into the U.S. Open and attracts the top players in tennis to Washington DC. Tennis fans enjoy world class play and proceeds benefit the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation.


Marine Corps Marathon


National Barbecue Battle

The Marathon has been nicknamed the “Marathon of the Monuments”. The 26 mile course winds through Arlington, Georgetown and the District of Columbia and passes many of the area’s attractions.

Witness participants from around the country compete for the title of National Pork BBQ Champion and $25,000 in cash and prizes. The winner has the opportunity to represent the Mid-Atlantic United States at the Barbecue World Championship.

National Book Festival The Library of Congress sponsors this event. It features authors, illustrators and poets from every genre and age group. Listen to readings, meet your favorite author and visit themed pavilions for different types of books.

National Cherry Blossom Festival In the spring more than 700,000 people congregate to celebrate of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the U.S. by Tokyo mayor, Yukio Ozaki in 1912. The festival & parade showcases Japanese cultural traditions.


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National Christmas Tree Lighting & Pageant of Peace The ceremony for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree is held on the Ellipse and is the beginning of the Pageant of Peace, a three week holiday tradition. Renowned Entertainers and a military band perform and the President offers a message of peace to the nation and the world. The festivities continue for the remainder of December with the Pageant of Peace offering free nightly concerts from various music groups, choirs, and dancers.

National Memorial Day Parade Thousands of patriotic Americans meet and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. This event features over 40 bands and 150 other units representing veterans of America’s conflicts going all the way back to World War I.

National Police Week The calendar week in which May 15 falls is National Police week. This is a federally recognized remembrance that honors law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Many activities are scheduled around the city such as a candlelight vigil, law ride, guard competition, and memorial service.


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One of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals in the country it showcases films from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender culture from around the world.

Exhibited in The National Building Museum is the nations most prestigious juried exhibition and sale of American Craft. Select artists feature their work including: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. Proceeds benefit education, research and outreach projects within the Smithsonian Institution.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival In the summer the National Mall and other areas in the city host this festival which celebrates the customs, arts, crafts, food, and music of various states in the US and countries around the world. It has featured guests from 54 nations, every region of the US, scores of ethnic communities, more than 100 American Indian groups and some 50 occupations.


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Smithsonian Kite Festival Held on the grounds of the Washington Monument during the Cherry Blossom Festival, this festival signals the arrival of spring with kite designers and flyers of all ages competing for trophies and other prizes.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! The annual Washington D.C. St. Patrick’s Day parade has grown since it started in 1971 to include marching bands, pipe bands, floats, policemen, firemen and marchers all wearing green. The parade makes its way down Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets.


Veterans Day Celebration Veterans of the nation’s wars are honored at various war memorials around the city at various times throughout the day.

Washington Auto Show Domestic and import automakers reveal their vehicles at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to highlight what is new in the industry.

Washington Craft Show This leading national event transforms DC’s Convention Center into a gallery of imaginative arts to use and enjoy. Each designer piece is created in the studio of one of 190 juried artists exhibiting and selling their new signature works.

Washington DC Restaurant Week Restaurant Week is held biannually usually in the winter and summer. Many of the areas top restaurants offer special three-course meals for lunch ($20.09) and dinner ($35.09).

White House Easter Egg Roll In 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes opened The White House grounds to local children on Easter Monday for egg rolling. The tradition has grown to include different amusements: the reading corner, egg coloring, art activities, face painting, music, magicians and other activities.


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The History of Washington


Washington D.C. is the home of presidents, lawmakers and lobbyists. City streets are filled with those that have made history and are making history, shaping a nation. Even with extensive studying it would be hard to discover everything there is to know about Washington, D.C. Its history is long and storied. This is a first step, an overview on the history of the nation’s capital.

Formation of a Capital Washington D.C. was not always the location of the nation’s capital. George Washington is to thank, among other things, for moving the country’s hub to where it is now located. He was honored by having the city named after him. Before the location was chosen, other cities such as Philadelphia and New York were being considered. It was postRevolutionary war and the North and the South had to agree. Each wanted to claim the capital, so they forged a compromise between two of their greatest politicians: New York conservative Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson from Virginia. They agreed that Jefferson southerners would support Hamilton’s proposal to burden the federal government with colonies’ war debts, while Hamilton northerners agreed to move the capital from Philadelphia to an untouched wilderness area along the Potomac River. George Washington, using his profession as a surveyor, found this site and was able to look past the uninhabited swamp land to envision a bustling city. He knew his friend Pierre L’Enfant would be up to the challenge of designing. L’Enfant was a French architect who had served in the American Continental Army. He used his experience with the grandeur of foreign cities to draw up a plan for a city with statues, fountains, tree-lined streets, an avenue book ended by a Congressional building and a Presidential Palace. L’Enfant proved to be difficult so Washington was forced to fire him and bring in surveyor Andrew Ellicott and his assistant, Benjamin Banneker to finish the job.

The capital city was not built in a day. It was difficult to convince people to move to a place that wasn’t deemed more than marshes and uninhabited streets. George Washington chose the location and approved the design for the White House, but never actually resided in it. Instead, second president John Adams was the first to move-in to the iconic house, still a work in progress. He and his wife Abigail found it challenging to live in an inconvenient construction zone. Washington, D.C. officially became a city in 1802. It had a presidentialappointed Mayor as well as local government and populous-elected city council. The hot and humid summer kept Congressmen and others from wanting to move to the city. From 1800 to 1803 the population only grew from 3,000 to 8,000. In 1814 the city suffered a major blow when Britians, fighting the War of 1812, marched through the city setting fires to buildings. Included in the damage were the Capitol, and The President’s House, which was officially named the White House when Teddy Roosevelt became President. The fire created a legend in First Lady Dolley Madison, who, when fleeing the burning

President’s House, saved Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, which still hangs in the White House today. It took three years, until 1817, for the White House repairs to be completed, while the Capitol was not totally rebuilt until 1830.

Capital Plants Roots In the early 1820s the nation’s capital begins to take shape and this allowed for the creation of many landmarks still enjoyed today. RELO 43

George Washington University was created by an act of Congress in 1821, while the National Theatre was founded in 1835 and in 1846 the government founded the Smithsonian Institution with money from a British scientist. The Washington Monument began construction in 1848 and the Corcoran, the first art gallery, began in 1859.

slaves and others looking for a hiding place from the war. The overcrowding caused housing shortages and rampant diseases. When the war ended in 1865, the city’s bad luck continued. That same year the Smithsonian lost original artifacts in a fire and beloved President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while attending a production at Ford’s Theatre.

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This period of flourishing also saw the death of the first President while in office. William Henry Harrison delivered the longest inaugural address in presidential history at 90 minutes—but he did it in the rain. The dreary weather conditions exposed President Harrison to pneumonia, from which he died a month later.

Affects of the Civil War During the formation of the country the capital city location was the result of a compromise between the North and the South. When the two sides fought against each other in the Civil War, the location put the capital in a complicated situation. It was being pulled in both directions, sitting 60 miles south of the Mason-Dixon line and 100 miles north of Richmond, Va., the Confederate States’ capital city. People flocked to D.C. to set up temporary camps, and the city was filled with soldiers, escaped

The capital city began to clean itself up in 1871 when Congress took control over the District, allowing them to improve streets, add sewers and put in water and gas lines. Congress acquired Georgetown and strategically lined streets with trees and in 1890 added electric lights and cable cars. In 1878 Congress once again changed governmental structures, creating a corporation governed by municipalities through three presidentially appointed Senate-approved commissioners. While the nation endured another presidential assassination in 1881 with the death of James Garfield, it also experienced some highs. Howard University was formed in 1871. The Washington Monument opened in 1888 after forty years of construction and was the tallest building in the world at that time. The city rounded out the century with an expansion of the Smithsonian, the opening of the

Library of Congress and the first edition of The Washington Post, which went to press in 1877.

The Twentieth Century In the early 1900s the city was developing by adopting the use of cars and




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at One First Street Northeast. In 1943 the Pentagon was constructed and in 1942 the Jefferson Memorial became a national landmark.

the railroad. Union Station, the local railroad terminal was opened in 1908. In 1901 a Park Commission was established to increase the aesthetic of the city to make it more similar to L’Enfant’s original plan and included the Lincoln Memorial and other structures on the National Mall. This effort was aided in 1912 when Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave Washington 3,000 Japanese cherry trees in recognition of the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. The trees bloom throughout the spring along the Tidal Basin, drawing large crowds of locals and tourists alike. The population of the city was 330,000 in 1910, but after the start of World War I workers migrated to the city raising the population to more than 430,000 by 1920.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Washington D.C. experienced the Civil Rights Movement along with the rest of the country. The city was one of the first to integrate schools after the 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the

New Deal Through Civil Rights The Great Depression wreaked havoc on the country and people were ready for change. President Franklin D. Roosevelt offered it to

them in the form of his New Deal in 1932. The city continued its building process in the mid-1900s with the creation of the National Archives building and the Folger Shakespeare Library. In 1935 the Supreme Court moved to its new residence


Lincoln Memorial after the historic March on Washington in 1963. The march drew 200,000 supporters and set the precedent for marches on Washington that would continue during the Vietnam War and the Million Man March. An event that always elicits stories that begin with the infamous question “Where were you when” was the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Political Scandal and the 1960s & 1970s

The 1960’s saw both the building and burning of the District. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.,

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in 1968, Washington, like many other major cities, had extensive rioting at which time many small businesses were looted and burned never to return to those areas. The recent redevelopments of the U Street corridor and Mount Pleasant areas have all but erased the remnants of those riots.

In 1969, the construction of the Metro began and after seven years it opened in 1976. Currently there are 86 stations and over 106 miles of track. Plans are underway to expand further toward Dulles Airport. The Watergate Hotel in the 1970s signified the downfall of President Richard Nixon and a journalistic coup by two reporters at the Washington Post. In 1972 a Republican campaign worker broke in to the Democratic Party headquarters in the hotel to get campaign secrets from Nixon’s Democratic rival in the election. The allegations forced Nixon to resign in 1974. This period also saw further evolution in the city’s government. The 23rd amendment, ratified in 1961, gave city residents the right to vote and in 1970 they elected a nonvoting representative to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1973 the city was allowed to elect a mayor and 13-member council, but Congress still had the right to veto legislation.


Further city construction brought the nationally recognized Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1971 and the National Air and Space Museum in 1976.

The Eighties and Beyond The 1980s started out on a negative note with the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. While the attempt failed, Reagan’s press secretary James Brady suffered a blow and as a result has permanent brain damage. The incident, however, did bring some good with the introduction of the Brady Bill, which requires a waiting period before purchasing a handgun. In the 1990s the city once again flourished through new buildings and innovations. The decade brought the

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the reopening of the Library of Congress, additions to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the opening of the Verizon Center sports and entertainment arena and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. During the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, city residents were on particularly high alert as the nation’s capital was seen as a possible next target. Many of the advanced security risks are still maintained today.

As a new resident, getting out and seeing the history, diversity and opportunity of the nation’s capital through first-hand experience is the best way to explore and discover what Washington, D.C. has to offer. To know and love a city you need to know where it has been and the journey it took to get to where it is today.

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Metrorail Regular fare (In effect on weekdays from opening to 9:30 a.m., 3-7 p.m. and 2 a.m. to closing) $1.65 minimum $4.50 maximum

Children’s fares: Up to two children, 4 years and younger, ride free with each adult paying full fare. Children 5 and older pay adult fares.

Metrorail Reduced fare (All other times) $1.35 minimum $1.85 mid-range $2.35 maximum

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You must register your car within 30 days. You will need current registration, new DCCommerce driver’s license HSBC Bank proof of valid insurance, Virginia Bank and car inspection with DC. Charges include a registration fee (based on weightBank of your car), an excise tax based on your car’s book value, Industrial Wachovia inspection fee and residential parking permit (if needed). Car inspection station located at 1001 Half Street SW (open M&T Bank weekdays, 6am to 6pm). Be prepared to wait in long lines!


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Auto Registration You must register your car within 30 days. You will need current registration, proof of valid insurance, new DC driver’s license and car inspection with DC. Charges include a registration fee (based on weight of your car), an excise tax based on your car’s book value, inspection fee and residential parking permit (if needed). Car inspection station located at 1001 Half Street SW (open weekdays, 6am to 6pm). Be prepared to wait in long lines!


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15 Metropolitan Grove Road, Gaithersburg 11760 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville 10251 Central Avenue, Largo Beltway Plaza, 6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt (renewals only)

Driver’s License New residents of Maryland are required to obtain a local driver’s license within 30 days. If your current out-of-state license has not expired, you can get a Maryland license without taking a written or road test (assuming your previous state offers reciprocity with Maryland). You’ll need to bring your current license and proof of new residency (utility bill, rent or mortgage statement, etc.). If you don’t have a current license, you’ll start with a learner’s permit (written exam, eye test and fee) and then schedule a road test. Remember, you cannot drive alone (must be a licensed driver accompanying you) with a learner’s permit. Photo ID with proof of new residency will be required. For those under 18 years of age, different rules apply.

Auto Registration You must register your car within 60 days. You will need current registration, proof of valid insurance, new Maryland driver’s license and car safety inspection (gas stations and repair shops displaying “authorized inspection” signs). Charges include a registration fee and excise tax (based on actual price paid for the car or book value).


The Washington D.C. area is an exciting place to call home. To talk like a local you must learn certain terms that are unique to the area. People will think you are a native in no time.



The District, DC, Spin City Washington D.C. The Hill Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. K Street K Street is a major thoroughfare in D.C. known for the numerous think tanks, lobbyists, lawyers and advocacy groups that exercise influence from this location.

Beltway Bandits Consulting firms specializing in Federal government contracts. Foggy Bottom The location of the U.S. State Department

Metro Area The Washington Metropolitan Area includes the District of Columbia and parts of the States of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Redline Shuffle Long Trip on the Redline of the DC metro

Inside the Beltway Political community of Washington D.C. or geographic location of MD, VA, & DC areas located inside the beltway

Terps University of Maryland Mascot – Terrapins

The Beltway, The Loop Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is a freeway-class interstate highway which circles Washington, D.C. and its inner suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. I-495 is widely known as the Capital Beltway or simply the Beltway

Mayor for Life Marion Barry

Hoyas Georgetown University Mascot – Hoyas Saint E’s Home of John Hinckley (St. Elizabeth’s Hospital)

Inner Loop The Inner lanes of the Capital Beltway (I-495)

The Mall The National Mall is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C.

Outer Loop The Outer lanes of the Capital Beltway (I-495)

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The White House

Mixing Bowl The interchange of Interstate 95, 395, and 495 in Springfield, Virginia

Old Town Historic District of Alexandria

Skins The Washington Redskins, National Football League Team Nats The Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball Team The O’s or the Birds The Baltimore Orioles, National Baseball League Team The Caps The Washington Capitals, National Hockey League Team Slug Lines Unofficial meeting places where commuters catch free rides with drivers who need additional riders to use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Crabs Steamed Maryland blue crabs

The Eastern Shore The Atlantic Ocean Shores of Maryland and Delaware Northern VA The Virginia Suburb of Washington D.C. Delmarva Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Peninsula on the Eastern Shore The Bay Bridge Major bridge in state of Maryland, which spans the Chesapeake Bay and connects the state’s Eastern and Western Shore regions. The Post The Washington Post Newspaper The Times The Washington Times Newspaper RELO


Virginia Driver’s License & Registration Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 866.368.5463 or 800.435.5137 • • • • • • •

2681 Mill Road, Alexandria 6306 Grovedale Drive, Alexandria 4150 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington 945 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg 100 Free Court, Sterling 1968 Gallows Road, Vienna Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax

Driver’s License New residents of Virginia are required to obtain a local driver’s license within 30 days. If your current out-of-state license has not expired, you can get a Virginia license without taking a written or road test (assuming your previous state offers reciprocity with Virginia). You’ll need to bring your current license and proof of new residency (utility bill, rent or mortgage statement, etc.). If you don’t have a current license, you’ll start with a learner’s permit (written exam, eye test and fee) and then schedule a road test. Remember, you cannot drive alone (must be a licensed driver accompanying you) with a learner’s permit. Photo ID with proof of new residency will be required. For those under 18 years of age, different rules apply.

Auto Registration You must register your car within 60 days. You will need current registration, proof of valid insurance, new Maryland driver’s license and emissions inspection (costs vary but $28 is avergage). For locations of emissions tests, contact Department of Environmental Quality at 800.275.3844 or Charges include a registration fee (based on weight of the auto) and excise tax (based on actual price paid for the car or book value).





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Laurel 301.498.0604

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301.725.3228 Marriottsville


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Mt. Airy


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Silver Spring


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Silver Spring


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301.449.4442 Upper Marlboro

301.249.5000 Upper Marlboro

301.249.7000 Wheaton



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301.774.7455 Savage




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Gresher Jewish Day School of NV

Arlington 703.528.6781 Arlington

703.527.5423 Arlington


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Belmont Country Club

Loudoun VA



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Dale City

Prince William VA

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Prince William VA

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Frederick VA

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Fairfax VA

703.753.8655 800.435.8020 703.542.6000 800.840.2708 804.448.4529

703.723.8906 866.748.6071

Loudoun Valley

Loudoun VA


Lovettsville Town Center

Loudoun VA


Morris Farm Pendleton

Prince William VA Caroline VA


Port Potomac

Prince William VA


Potomac Club

Prince William VA

Powell’s Landing

Prince William VA

Raspberry Falls

Loudoun VA


Regency Dominion Valley

Prince William VA


River Falls

Prince William VA


Loudoun VA




The Finest Planned Communities in the Area Planned Community

County State Website


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Frederick VA


South Riding

Loudoun VA


Stone Ridge

Loudoun VA


Victory Lakes

Prince William VA

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Prince William VA


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Montgomery MD


Prince George’s MD

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Harford MD


Montgomery MD



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Maple Lawn

Howard MD


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Prince George’s MD


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Prince George’s MD


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Frederick MD


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Frederick MD


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Montgomery MD



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Wormans Mill

Frederick MD



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Martinsburg Station

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New Home Builders





WEBSITE 703.812.4601 Beacon Crest Homes 202.544.4779 Beazer Homes MD 304.229.9277 Beazer Homes VA Becker Day Properties ADC Builders 301.692.4000 Bell Builders See Ad on Page 15 Belle Grove Homes Aaronal Homes 540.373.0888 Bestfield Homes 202.265.9393 Bethel Regency Homes Abdo Development 703.683.1110 Bethesda Bungalows Abramson Properties 302.628.9571 Blackstone Communities Accessible Homes 301.656.0465 Blenheim Homes Adagio Development 301.694.4600 Blue Surf Condo Admar Custom Homes 301.540.1778 Bo.Bud Construction Advantage Homes 703.670.1980 Bob Ward Companies Airston Group 608.258.5580 Bogdan Builders Alexander Company 703.535.3006 Botero Homes Alexandria Towers, LLC 410.381.1414 Bowers Design Build Allan Homes Alliance Builders 703.476.5436 Bozek Inc Bozzuto Homes Alliance Homes 301.913.0085 Briddell Builders See Ad on Page 17 Broadway Capitol Ameri.Star Homes 410.590.1000 Broadway Real Estate 410.544.1355 Brockton Homes American Builder Services 540.786.8000 Brookfield Homes American Heritage 302.376.9554 Anderson Homes See Ad on Pages 6-7 540.349.5090 Angler Development 410.943.4777 Bryton Homes Apple Tree Homes 703.399.3530 Buccini.Pollin Group Archstone Smith 703.243.1752 Buchanan Partners Arlington Designer Hms 240.436.1200 Bunting Construction Artery Homes 703.356.8700 Bush Companies Associated Custom Bldrs 212.459.0200 Butler Brothers Athena Group 540.891.8540 Cafritz Builders Atlantic Builders 301.926.8177 Caldera Properties Atlantic Heritage 540.372.7770 Calvert Homes Augustine Homes 703.754.7796 Camberley Homes BGB Builders 703.734.9050 Capstone Homes BOWA Builders 410.544.2200 CarrHomes Baldwin Homes 703.849.8700 Basheer & Edgemoore See Ad on Page 57 703.690.0060 Batal Builders Bateman Custom Homes 703.323.1454 Carrington Homes 540.786.2388 Carruthers Development Battlefield Homes 301.855.5401 Carter Inc Bay River Builders 302.644.1380 Caruso Homes Beach Homes

1423 Rhodes Street A & R Companies A&A Homes


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703.270.1400 703.821.1540 202.835.1400 301.417.0510 302.436.5124 703.812.3800 703.878.3300 301.320.0125 302.226.9655 703.643.5001 301.803.4800 302.684.4480

703.658.6060 703.442.8992 703.524.8811 301.738.7717 301.261.0277



Castle Rock Homes Catonsville Homes Cavalier Land Centex Chadsworth Homes Charles Black Company Charleston Company Chase Communities Chateau Builders Childress Homes

PHONE 540.687.6916 410.442.2211 703.858.9500 703.679.1600 301.315.8038 301.568.5700 540.898.9260 301.654.7041 410.953.0305 540.286.2345

Christopher Companies 703.352.5950 See Ad on Pages 4 & 21 Churchill Group Circle J Developers Clark Turner Companies Classic Community Corp Classic Concept Builders Classic Homes Cohen Companies Coleman Homes Comstock Homes Concordia Group Cornerstone Homes Corrado Management Country Life Homes Courtland Homes Covell Communities Craftmark Homes Craftstar Homes Crane Homes Creekstone Communities Creighton Enterprises Crowell & Baker Crown Homes Curtis Homes Cypress Homes D. R. Horton.MD D. R. Horton.VA DBT Development Group

240.243.1000 302.854.9060 410.575.6000 301.913.0404 703.791.2885 703.491.0700 301.692.1900 540.898.3030 703.883.1700 301.530.8400 410.792.2588 302.655.6501 302.703.4142 703.658.6073 410.810.8834 703.734.9855 703.827.5045 301.656.5862 703.757.7500 703.675.0881 301.770.3360 804.448.2323 301.702.3200 301.218.7440 301.670.6144 703.385.8001 202.546.2053

Dan Ryan Builders

301.696.0200 See Ad on Page 95

Danforth Homes David S. Brown Enterprises Day Development Del Webb Design Tech Builders Dittmar Company Dodson Homes Donatelli Development Dorsey Builders Douglas Homes

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Federal Capital Partners

202.333.6030 See Ad on Page 55

First Colony Homes Forest City Forty West Builders Foster Communities Foulger Pratt Fox Builders Fox Hill Senior Condo Frank Cleary Customs Frank Robino Companies Frontier Financial GB Builders GBI Corporation GP Homes GYC Group Garrett Development Gemcraft Homes General Growth Properties Georgelas Group Georgetown Square Globe USA Golden Rule Builders Good Star Homes Goodier Builders Gosnell Companies Grayson Homes Graystone Homes Great Falls Const Greencastle Homes Greentree Homes Greenvest

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New Home Builders

BUILDER Greenwood Homes Gruver.Cooley Gulfstream Homes Gulick Group H.F. Payne H.P. at Rippon Landing Hal C. Marker Halle Enterprises Hamilton Reed Hamlet Homes Harbor Point Condos Harborview Properties Harbour Terrace LLC Hartstock Custom Homes Harvard Homes Harvey Development Haverford Homes Hazel Homes Hemingway Homes Heritage Homes Holladay Corporation Home Builders, Inc Hopkins & Porter Hour Homes Housewright


PHONE 540.668.7077 703.669.5420 302.539.6178 703.327.4123 301.831.6600 757.719.0274 301.776.8228 301.495.1520 410.461.6666 540.891.8902 703.491.9000 410.528.1122 301.839.2521 703.652.0853 410.356.9229 301.656.0465 301.864.6500 540.891.1091 301.229.4100 301.439.1066 202.362.2400 301.997.1136 301.840.9121 540.659.9945 301.493.8775

Hylton Group

703.590.1111 See Ad on Page 35

IBG Partners IDI Group Maryland IDI Group Virginia IDS Homes Insignia Homes

202.530.1140 301.598.2500 703.558.7300 202.635.7117 410.775.0688

Integrity Homes of Virginia See Ad on Page 45 Interactive Builders Intrepid Real Estate Iron Gate Partners J Street Development JBG Companies JBJ.Carlyle Park Place JC Facchina Builders JDA Custom Homes


703.667.4520 540.338.8400 202.625.0200 703.565.2289 202.857.4300 240.333.3600 410.280.5600 301.262.0070 703.758.0707

BUILDER JP Brehony Homes JPI Multifamily Jack Lingo Real Estate Jade Development Jair Lynch Companies Jamestown Builders Jeffco Development Jefferson Chase Jefferson Homes Jerome Parks Companies John W. Pfaff Builders Julian Homes K & P Builders K. Hovnanian Homes.DE K. Hovnanian Homes.MD K. Hovnanian Homes.VA K2 Development KL Associates Kaine Communities Keating Group Keelty Company Keener Squire Properties Kentlands Company Keswick Homes Kettler Kettler Brothers Kettler Forlines Keystone Kimberly Homes Kingston Construction Koch Homes Korey Homes Koury Communities LC Homes Lacrosse Homes Ladysmith Development Lakeland Corp Lakritz | Adler Lancaster Craftsmen Landmark Atlantic Larry W Aylor Builders Laurence Construction Lawrence Doll Homes Legacy Development


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BUILDER Lennar.Maryland




301.666.3500 Mueller Homes


PHONE 410.549.4444

N.V.P., Inc.

703.961.0130 See Ad on Page 65

Lessard Builders Lexington Group Liberty Custom Homes Liberty Homebuilder Lin.Mar Homes Linkous Builders Lockwood Design Lonergan Homes Lowe Enterprises


302.698.1091 703.266.0767 410.643.3099 301.862.5246 410.557.7322 410.557.8357 302.684.4844 301.262.6915 202.496.2900

M.I Homes

703.404.2200 See Ad on Pages 10-11

MB Visnic Custom Builder MMG Development MTM Builder.Dev MTR Development Madison Homes Magruder Companies Magruder.Reed Communities Main Street Homes Mallard Homes Mandrin Homes Manor House Builders Marcus Enterprises Marenburg Enterprises Mark Building Marquis Custom Homes Marrick Properties Marta Homes Maryland Dev Corp Maryland Shore Homes Mason Dixon Home Builders McCarthy Customs McKee Group McShay Homes Meridian Homes Metro Ventures Metropolis Development Michael Harris Homes Mid.Atlantic Builders Mike Garcia Homes Miller Development Miller and Smith Mitchell & Best Monogram Building & Montgomery Development Monticello Homes Monument Realty Morrell Company

703.369.0691 See Ad on Page 3

301.309.6470 202.319.9666 301.420.8880 301.953.3110 703.506.9292 301.921.9050 301.921.9050 301.990.9244 410.643.4131 410.544.3500 301.739.9299 304.725.9233 410.377.8505 410.654.5650 703.425.2613 301.855.3828 302.684.5222 301.840.6776 410.628.2020 410.635.3466 800.445.6014 610.604.9800 703.719.9805 301.652.4440 410.385.8922 202.667.3776 703.848.4920 301.231.0009 703.897.0900 202.289.4444 703.821.2500 301.762.9511 410.213.0600 301.390.1525 703.425.0001 202.777.2000 410.626.1802

NIMA Corporation 301.831.8253 410.379.5956 NVHomes.Baltimore 410.208.0010 NVHomes.Coastal 301.258.0002 NVHomes.Maryland 703.814.8000 NVHomes.Virginia 301.670.4020 Natelli Communities National Birchwood Neighborhood Development 202.722.6002 703.758.0885 New Century Homes 800.647.7500 New Dimension Homes 703.917.4170 Newland Communities 301.570.2506 Nicol Development 410.730.2100 Nu.Homes O.C. Builders 703.827.7716 540.664.2000 Oak Crest Builders 540.338.8537 Oak Hill Properties 703.759.6737 Oakmont Homes 703.777.5435 Oakridge Communities 301.843.2277 Oakridge Housing 703.748.5708 Odyssey Development 703.550.1729 Old Dominion Builders 301.797.0000 Oliver Homes 703.272.8490 Orion Residential 301.294.4150 Oxbridge Development 410.697.2000 PCS Homes 304.274.1288 Panhandle Homes 703.875.0303 Paradigm Homes 703.729.0858 Paragon Homes

Park Crest Building Associates

703.847.5270 See Ad on Page 47

Parkwood Homes Patowmack Associates Patrinely Group Peninsula Construction Penrose Group Perseus Realty Peterson Companies Pettit Homes Piccard Homes Pighini Builders Piney Island Builders Polm Companies Poretsky Building Group Porten Homes Portrait Homes Potomac Heritage Powers Homes Preakness Homes

301.831.7743 540.338.4441 301.968.4000 410.852.4577 703.847.5270 202.741.1890 703.227.2000 888.738.8484 301.948.9208 703.656.4007 410.641.1888 410.987.3100 202.726.9410 301.881.0040 301.570.6640 301.983.4319 410.833.3700 410.363.3892



New Home Builders


WEBSITE Premier Builders Group Premiere Homes Prescott, Inc Pro Development Prospect Development Providence of Brookfield Pulte Homes Quadrangle Development Quaker Custom Homes Quality Built Homes R & J Builders R.A.M. Investing RD Rockville Development RDM Development Group RMJ Development Group Rachuba Group Regal Homes Regan Brothers


301.621.7703 703.551.4264 703.270.1426 703.934.9300 202.393.1999 703.551.0043 410.414.6995 301.698.4797 301.762.0775 301.610.6035 302.537.4434 703.905.9557 410.781.3400 703.503.0112 301.672.4820

404.364.1400 See Ad on Page 37

Regents Realty Group Regional Homes RexCorp Realty Richland Homes Richmond American.Balt

410.612.6762 410.356.9110 410.727.7750 410.987.3525 410.872.0267

Richmond American.DC area See Ad on Page 2 Rinnier Development Robert B. Jordan Co. Robinson & Thayer Rocky Gorge Dev. Rolyn Development Rosemark DesignBuild Rosenthal Homes Ross Development Ruppert Homes Ruppert O’Brien Group Ryan Homes MD Ryan Homes VA.WV Ryan Homes.DelMarVa Ryko Development Ryland Homes.Balt area




area 703.502.5200

See Ad on Back Cover

Regent Partners


302.653.3837 Ryland Homes.DC 301.975.0165

888.891.7349 410.742.8151 703.729.1000 703.591.3700 703.584.3540 301.468.1553 301.953.3110 301.762.7024 301.657.8899 410.256.0793 301.577.3887 301.975.0707 703.631.3520 443.837.1870 703.288.4200 410.480.0525

Rylea Homes S & A Homes SYG Homes Sagatov Associates Sandy Spring Builders Santa Fe Development Schell Brothers Schulz Homes Corp Seawright Homes Sekas Homes Shooshan Company Silo Point II, LLC Silver Companies SilverWood Homes Silverstock Properties Slenker Communities Snead Custom Homes Soave Real Estate SomerHill Farms Sommer Homes Sona Homes Sorensen Homes Spear Builders Sponseller Homes Stanley Halle Communities Stanley Martin Stavrou Communities Stellar Advisors Sterling Condominium Steuart Kret Homes Stonemark Corp Stover Homes Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Sturbridge Homes SugarOak Corporation Sunburst Hospitality Sunline Homes Inc Sylmar Homes T. M. Baker Company TJW Homes Taurus

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WEBSITE Tenacity Group Thomas Builder Thomas H. Ruark Thompson Building Thompson Homes Timberlake Homes Toll Brothers.Eastern Shore Toll Brothers.Maryland Toll Brothers.Virginia Tradition Homes Trammell Crow Company Tricord Homes Trigon Homes Trinity Homes Triple Crown Homes Triumph Development Tucker Homes Turnberry Associates Universal Housing University Homes University Town Center Urban Real Estate Val.Hal Corporation Van Allan Development

PHONE 240.542.1060 410.740.5335 410.749.0193 540.898.0141 610.738.4880 866.608.3489 302.541.4588 410.872.9105 571.291.8000 703.987.3444 301.881.4092 540.736.0125 540.727.0100 410.480.0023 703.594.2002 301.657.1112 410.341.6706 703.243.3000 443.372.1050 540.338.4467 301.779.4800 202.787.3000 202.554.1945 443.783.0950

Van Metre Homes


See Ad on Page 27

540.288.1140 410.320.4712 301.915.9393 410.975.0901 See Ad on Page 63 Watermark Resort Homes Weese Homes Wesley Madison Ridge West Properties Wetherburne Homes Wexford Homes Whitmore Homes Wilkes Company William L. Berry Co

PHONE 703.759.6880 703.620.4100 703.360.3134 703.273.4140 301.627.8989

703.674.1699 703.267.6170 410.643.4663 703.830.9104 703.532.4313 703.378.3310 301.874.0445 304.267.8881 202.882.1100 703.779.7636

Williamsburg Homes

410.997.8800 See Ad on Page 19

Wills Companies


Winchester Homes 301.803.4800 See Ad on Pages 48-49 Windsong Homes

Villages of Aquia LLC Vintage Homes W. C. & A. N. Miller W. F. Utz Construction

Waterford Development

703.425.2600 Wood Partners


W. M. Foley Const WCI Communities Wakefield Homes Walnut Street Dev Warren Brothers

Woodbridge Homes Woodside Communities Wormald Development Yeonas & Ellis Zonko Builders

301.318.3311 703.760.5070 301.745.6533 703.333.6112 301.695.6614 703.883.0202 302.436.0222

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“Full Time Realtor”, Former Interior Designer. Specializing in Great Fall, McLean, Arlington & Loudoun. “Every client is important to me, I always return your calls!”

Paulette Guillaume

cell: 240.543.0003 Whether you are Buying or Selling a Home, hire someone like me, who wants to earn your business. Visit my website or call today.

Isabelle Williams

office: 202.903.4279

cell: 240.398.8408

Certified Residential Specialist providing professional real estate services to DC, Montgomery & Prince George’s Co., MD and N. Virginia w/knowledge, honesty & integrity.

Kamal Khachi

office: 703.691.0555

cell: 703.975.8617

Multi-million dollar sales club, Top 5% nationwide, #1 in clients satisfaction, covering Northern Virginia including Prince William & Loudoun Counties

Karen Parker

office: 703.564.4018

cell: 703.587.9138

Helping clients relocate to the Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax County areas over the last 6 years. Karen’s your best move!

Cecil & Liz Jackson

office: 301.681.0550

Liz: 202.390.7728 Cecil: 202.390.7729

Welcome to Your One-Stop Source for Real Estate Services. Here you will find everything you’ll need to buy or sell a home. We are Your Real Estate Experts!

Nate Baker

office: 301.924.8200 cell: 301.442.3400

Your transition to DC will be stressful enough. I’ll make sure your home search goes as smooth as possible. Licensed in DC/MD/VA. I do rentals too.

Sandie Goldstein

office: 301.718.4100 cell: 301.367.1331

Top Selling & Listing Agent and a native Washingtonian specializing in properties in Montgomery County, MD


Ad Index New Home Builder/Developers Alliance Homes Brookfield Homes Carr Homes Christopher Companies Dan Ryan Builders Fairmont Hylton Group Integrity Homes of Virginia Lennar/Virginia M/I Homes N.V.P., Inc. One Park Crest Richmond American/VA area Ryland Homes/DC area Spectrum Van Metre Homes Velocity Williamsburg Homes Winchester Homes

17 6-7 57 4 & 21 Inside Back Cover 55 35 45 65 10-11 3 47 Inside Front Cover Back Cover 63 27 15 19 48-49

Apartments Dolben Company The Halstead Arlington JBG/2401 Pennsylvania Ave JBG/Veridian JBG/Myerton Pearson Square

78-79 77 53 31 32 39



Select Local Real Estate Agents Rosalind Jimason

toll free: 800.251.9595

cell: 301.693.6471

Representing and serving home buyers, 100% of the time. Licensed in Maryland. Specializing in Prince George’s County Maryland.

Lisa Abrams

direct: 301.437.6742

fax: 240.766.0625

I am a relocation specialist that understands the unique & distinctive needs of people who are relocating to the area. I am licensed in Maryland, Virginia, DC & Florida.

Lori Kollar

cell: 240.277.2226

Lori Kollar is the Broker and Owner of Potomac Homes Realty Co. with over 20 years experience. She offers outstanding service and dedication to her real estate clientele.

Tonya E. Lucas-Carroll

direct: 703.232.1743

cell: 571.276.7176

The Lucas Group Elite is a dedicated team that opens doors to home ownership. We negotiate aggressively for our clients to get the best deal.

Charles M. Castillo CRS, GRI, SRES

office: 301.251.3040 cell: 703.807.4261

I am knowledgeable, reliable & dependable. I specialize in assisting people with housing in Montgomery & Frederick Counties. I am a proud member of the Military Family.

Barbara Gordon Barbour

office: 301.384.8700

ext 265 cell: 301.325.9449

A highly motivated, results-oriented Top Producer for 20 years providing service with integrity to residential, land, and commercial customers in Maryland & DC.

Lori J. Paul

office: 703.866.1414

cell: 703.980.5800

A dedicated professional specializing in Fairfax, Alexandria, Falls Church, & Prince William. Partner licensed in Maryland and DC. Let me help you find your next home!


Ad Index


Realtors Lisa Abrams Cecilia Bach Nate Baker Aisha Barber Barbara Barbour Faith W. Boutchyard Charles M. Castillo Sandie Goldstein Paulette Guillaume Robin Hill Cecil & Liz Jackson Rosalind Jimason Lilian Jorgenson Phil Kelley Kamal Khachi Lori Kollar Phyllis A. Kramer Tonya E. Lucas-Carroll Barbara Carnemark Nalls Karen Parker Lori J. Paul Steve Trainor Isabelle Williams Sheri Young

92 88 90 88 92 88 92 90 90 88 90 92 88 88 90 92 88 92 88 90 92 89 90 90



Washington Trivia See how much you know about your new city.

A. 1975 B. 1980 C. 1985 2. What is Maryland’s official state sport? A. Lacrosse B. Football C. Jousting 3. How long is the C&O Canal? A. 184½ miles B. 193½ miles C. 201 miles 4. In 1964, what breed was declared the official dog of Maryland? A. Poodle B. Beagle C. Chesapeake Bay Retriever 5. Name the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms? A. Franklin Roosevelt B. Grover Cleveland C. William McKinley


6. What coach coined the phrase “The opera’s not over ‘till the fat lady sings”? A. Vince Lombardi B. George Allen C. Dick Motta 7. What is American University’s team nickname? A. Gophers B. Eagles C. Flyers 8. In what year did the Beltway open? A. 1964 B. 1966 C. 1958 9. What do all District circles have in common? A. All have large oak trees B. All named for Civil War heroes C. All are 75 feet in diameter 10. Name the fort that means “beautiful to see” in French. A. Fort Reno B. Fort Dupont C. Fort Belvoir

Answers: 1B, 2C, 3A, 4C, 5B, 6C, 7B, 8A, 9B, 10C

1. In what year did the first woman graduate from the US Naval Academy?

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