About 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
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.
offers a broad range of housing opportunities from horse farms to golf club
communities to unique neighborhoods.
information on Fairfax 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.
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
information on Arlington 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
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 serviceds.
For more information
on Loudoun County
pre-colonial times to modern day, Prince
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.
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.
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 conviences.
information on Prince William