Moving to and Living in Herndon in Virginia


Located in the vibrant Fairfax County area in Virginia, Herndon is home to more than 24,500 residents. Twenty two miles away from Washington, D.C., many benefit from the proximity to a major metropolitan area. With its rich historic ties to the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad and the Civil War, Herndon is a town with a lot to offer.

There are many employment opportunities in the area. As part of the Dulles Technology Corridor, Herndon is home to multiple technology company offices. The top three employers are Fannie Mae, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Amazon Web Services.

Herndon is within the Fairfax County Public Schools district, which is one of the largest public school systems in the country and is highly rated. Schools within Herndon town limits are:

  • Clearview Elementary School
  • Dranesville Elementary School
  • Herndon Elementary School
  • Hutchison Elementary School
  • Herndon Middle School
  • Herndon High School

Private schools include:

  • Temple Baptist
  • St Joseph’s Elementary
  • Montessori Schools

Herndon is served by Virginia State Route 228, which heads directly through the center of the town via Elden Street, Monroe Street, Park Avenue and Dranesville Road. At the southern part of the town, SR 228 meets VA State Route 267 – a toll road that gives access to Washington DC (via I-66) and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

The community hosts a variety of celebrations year round. During the month of May, there is Friday Night Live! where free concerts are held every Friday from May through August. The Farmer’s Market is active from May through October. Other May celebrations include Towne Square Singers, Big Truck Days, Public Works Forest and Meadow Wildflower Walk. The Herndon festival occurs in June and is held for four days. For the fourth of July, there is a large celebration with fireworks display. In September, there is the Labor Day Jazz Festival, Annual Motorcycle Poker Run, Annual Naturefest Celebration, and the HerndonHalf Marathon.

Are you moving into Herndon or another community in Fairfax County in Virginia? American Moving & Storage will deliver a personalized service for your local or long distance move. Our team will handle everything, including packing, loading, and unloading. We can also store items in our secure, local climate controlled warehouse. For a free estimate for your home or office move, contact us today at 703-870-7975!