Northern Virginia is right next door to our nation’s capital- Washington D.C.- yet has kept its own character. Relocation opportunities in Virginia differ between the southern and northern parts of the state. Look for a map of I-495 in northern Virginia and you’ll see the area known as “Inside the Beltway,” a government lingo phrase. Jobs in government, defense, technology, science, agriculture and healthcare make Virginia one of the most desirable states in the country. Five northern Virginia counties are among the wealthiest in the nation.
Many excellent hotels and restaurants are in northern Virginia because of nearby theaters, museums, performance venues such as Wolf Trap, historic sites like Mount Vernon and Battle of Bull Run, and natural wonders including whitewater and sea kayaking, and rock climbing areas along the Potomac River. As for outdoor-door lovers, Virginia has it all: forests, mountains, rivers and beaches are just a few of the places Virginians go for fun. Don’t miss Great Falls Park.
Virginia has great public services including public transportation, highways and schools. Public schools in Virginia are rated among the top ten in the nation. There is an excellent system of state colleges and universities. Many offer grants and services to small businesses to encourage economic development within the community. The thriving economy offers jobs at technology companies, military bases and a large number of government agencies. The combined population of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park is 2,367,605, which is 28.66% of Virginia’s population in July 2013.