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About Northern Virginia 


Northern Virginia – is a geographic term used to describe the Virginia suburbs of the Washington DC area. Our nation’s Capital provides great benefits for living in this area. Northern Virginia primarily includes Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties. These areas include a diverse population base living in a culturally stimulating and prosperous area of our country. 


Fairfax County 

In the 18th century, two bold and visionary men dared to give shape and reason to revolution. From their Fairfax County homes at Mount Vernon and Gunston Hall, George Washington and George Mason led the patriots in the cause of freedom. 

Once a rural area dotted with farms, Fairfax County in the 21st century is a growing metropolis with a thriving business base. With its 300 parks, proximity to the nation’s Capital and a host of historic homes, Fairfax county offers a unique living experience.  

The county offers a broad range of housing opportunities from horse farms to golf club communities to unique neighborhoods. 

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Arlington County 

Arlington County was originally part of the ten-mile square parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to the Nation’s Capital. In the middle 1800’s the U.S. Congress returned that portion of land to the Commonwealth of Virginia

The county remained largely undeveloped until recent times, although, beginning in the mid-nineteeth century, some residents of Washington DC built summer homes here.  

Today most of the land in Arlington County has been developed, and consists of extensive single-family residential areas (many with old-world charm) and areas where commercial, office and multi-family dwellings predominate. 

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Loudoun County 

Settling of the Loudoun area began between 1725 and 1730, while it was still owned by Lord Fairfax. Settlers came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and people of English Cavalier stock came from eastern Virginia and established large tobacco plantations. 

For more than two centuries, agriculture was the dominant way of life in Loudoun County. This began to change in the early 1960’s when Dulles International Airport was built in the southeastern part of the county. The airport attracted new businesses, workers, and their families to the area. 

Today, Loudoun County is a growing, dynamic county of over 300,000 people. Loudoun is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, healthy diversity of expanding business opportunities, comfortable neighborhoods, and high quality public services. 

For more information on Loudoun County 


Prince William County 

From pre-colonial times to modern day, Prince William County is a very interesting place to live. It is full of history. Captain John Smith first discovered Prince William County during an expedition up the Potomac River in 1608 and the first known colonial settlement was founded in 1722.  

Prince William County in located in Northern Virginia approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington DC. The county encompasses an area of 348 square miles, 18.8% of which is federally owned land.  

Prince William’s location and the availability of excellent transportation in the region is the catalyst of growth in the County. Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1 connect the County with Washington D.C. to the north and Richmond, Virginia to the south. 

The county now combines the rural charm of its history with modern day housing and conveniences.  

For more information on Prince William County  

 

Mickey Glassman
Mickey Glassman
Associate Broker