Retirement Communities in Fairfax, VA


Fairfax is the county seat of Fairfax County in Virginia. The county’s schools rank as one of the best in the country. Forbes Magazine rated Fairfax as 3rd in its “Top 25 Places to Live Well” in May 2009. As a highly desirable place to live, it also has a variety of retirement communities for older adults to choose from. Are you or a family member thinking of downsizing their current space and moving into one of these communities? Our guide will outline some of the most notable retirement communities in the Fairfax, VA area.

The Woodlands Retirement Community is located in 4320 Forest Hill Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030. With beautiful grounds, spacious residences, varied dining options, and endless activities, this facility gives its residents the convenience of resort-style amenities while allowing them to live independently within a close-knit community. Should you need to transition from independent to assisted living, The Gardens is right next door and offers resident care.

Cobbdale Assisted Living at 3503 Burrows Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030 is newly renovated and offer a holistic approach to resident care. Residents live with the comfort and privacy of their own space, but with the safety and security of a modern assisted living facility. Families of residents who currently live there appreciate the 1:1 care and the close community, ensuring that their loved ones are taken care of.

Located at 9229 Arlington Blvd. Fairfax, VA 22031, The Virginian offers active seniors an independent lifestyle with the option for additional care should their health change. With over 40 years of service in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area, they are currently going through renovations to combine modern amenities with the tranquility of nature, adding a fitness center, full-service salon, and barbershop. The community is close to shopping and dining in Old Town Fairfax, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, and the George Mason University Campus. There are a wide range of social options and a beautiful, nature-filled 32-acre wooded campus.

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Best Centreville, VA Neighborhoods for Families

Centreville, VA Neighborhoods  

Are you looking into moving into Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia? Located just 20 miles west of Washington DC, Centreville is ranked #37 on on their list 2021 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Virginia. Residents enjoy the accessibility to parks and trails, along with the friendly atmosphere and community spirit. Whichever community you choose for your family, you will not be far from shopping, entertainment and dining.

Compton Village has 549 units which include single family homes, town homes and condominiums. There is a community center, pool, tennis courts, general purpose court, tot lots, nature trails, and a pond with a fountain and gazebo. The community center has rentals available for parties and events. Centreville Elementary School, Liberty Middle School, and Centreville High School are within two miles of the community. The neighborhood is just off of Centreville Road, making it an easy commute to anywhere.

Centre Ridge Regent is located just off Interstate 66 and Routes 28 and 29 and nearby shopping, schools and the local library. Residents have easy access to amenities such as a pool, playgrounds, the dog park, nature trails, the community center, and plenty of open public spaces. There are both town homes and single family homes in the community.

The community of Sully Station includes over 500 colonial-style town homes, all that have their unique style. Some have garages and stairs, while others may have an entryway on their first floor and reserved parking. For those who desire a larger space, there are also over 300 single family located in the community. The entire neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly close to tot lots and green space.

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Moving to and Living in Leesburg, VA

Moving to Leesburg, VA  

The town of Leesburg, county seat of Loudoun County in Virginia, was established by European settlers in 1758 and was originally 60 acres with a variety of domestic, commercial and governmental buildings. The area was originally occupied by various Native American tribes – Doeg, Siouan, Algonquian Piscataway, and others. The town was originally named Georgetown, after King George II, but the name was later changed to Leesburg, in honor of Thomas Lee and his influential family (his son Francis Lightfoot Lee signed the Declaration of Independence). Its tree-lined streets are arranged uniquely into a grid-shape, and the central court square is where the historic courthouse and county offices are located. Today, Leesburg is a picturesque community with a historic downtown made up of restaurants, coffee houses, stores, breweries, and unique retail options.

King Street in downtown Leesburg is filled with lively bars and eateries. Have a small bite and libations at the King Street Oyster Bar or try a charcuterie board with a wine flight at Wine Kitchen. Grab a taco from Señor Ramon Taqueria and then head over to Tarbender’s Lounge for speakeasy vibes. Also on King Street, China King’s Restaurant has been serving delicious Chinese food to residents and businesses in the Leesburg area since 1989. If you and your family are craving something sweet, be sure to stop by Gruto’s Soft Serve for ice cream and desserts!

What is shopping in Leesburg like? Discover the Leesburg Premium Outlets, located next door to the historic district. The outlets feature 110 upscale designer and brand name stores that offer amazing deals each day. The shops are family friendly and walkways are accessible. Whether you’re in search of a gift for a loved one or something for yourself, you’ll certainly will find it at the outlets. Leesburg also has a variety of locally owned boutiques and gift shops: Lou Lou Boutiques, 27 South Interiors, Madisonbelle, Ashby Mae Childrens Boutique, and more!

Are you and your family moving to or around Leesburg, VA? We hope that our guide to the area is useful! If you are in search of reliable movers, schedule the big day with American Moving & Storage! Family-owned and operated, we’ve made personalized moving services our priority to residents and business owners in the Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington County community for over 30 years. Contact us at 703-870-7975!

Communities in Gainesville, VA

Communities in Gainesville, VA

In the 1800s, Gainesville was a place where stagecoach drivers changed out their horses. After the railroad to Strasburg, VA was built in 1852, the Gainesville train depot was developed, named after Thomas Brawner Gaines who gave the railroad right-of-way through the land he owned along Route 29. The town then became a shipping point for grain, timber and cattle. Gainesville’s first town home community began in 1994, and the Gainesville Interchange improvement project begun in 2006 and was completed in 2015, easing the growing traffic in the Gainesville-Haymarket area. Gainesville has grown in its residential and commercial development, and is a highly desirable area to move into in the DC Metro area.

Lake Manassas in Gainesville, VA is a community that has 500 estate homes and luxury town homes, some that are available or currently under construction. There are beautiful lakeside views and overlook two golf courses: Stonewall Golf club is open to the public and the Robert Trent Jones is private. The community is easily accessible through Route 29 and is directly next door to The Shops at Stonewall – a shopping plaza with a grocery store, banks, retail stores, dining and anything you may need for your errands.

Greenhill Crossing is located in historic Haymarket and Gainesville. Upon entering the community, you will spot open green space and the gazebo. The amenities also include the clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, basketball court, fields, tot lots, and more! It is accessible via Route 55, John Marshall Highway and convenient to shopping and dining.

Looking for an active adult community for residents 55 years and older? The Heritage Hunt community spans over 750 acres of natural landscaping. There is a 18-hole championship golf course, two clubhouses, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The home styles are diverse and offer options for everyone. Gated with one entrance, Heritage Hunt has nature views, many home options, and a variety of amenities. It is also near Conway Robinson State Forest, a 444-acre forest with a variety of flora and fauna native to the Virginia area and recreational trails for hiking.

Preparing for your future move to Gainesville, VA? We offer professional, efficient moving services for homes and businesses for local and remote moves. Contact American Moving & Storage at 703-870-7975 to schedule with us for move-in day!

Things to Do in Ashburn, VA


Located thirty four miles Northwest of the nation’s capital Washington DC, the city of Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia is also known as the Data Center Capital of the World. It is considered a major hub for Internet traffic and is home to many technology companies. George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus are both located in Ashburn. Whether you’re moving for family, school, or work, we hope that our guide of things to do in the Ashburn, VA area lends some helpful insight into the area!

Ashburn has many dining options for everyone! The Difference Baker, located at 20937 Ashburn Rd #130, Ashburn, VA 20147, focuses on quality and source of ingredients for all of their freshly baked goods and meals. If you have an allergy or aversion, they are likely to have something for you! They are a certified gluten, peanut, tree nut, soy, fish and crustacean free bakery, bistro and shared kitchen space. If you’re looking for fast casual options convenient near your households hopping, visit Ashburn Village Center! Along with a grocery store, there are restaurants, personal services, banking, and health care offices at the plaza.

If you are a resident of Ashburn Village, then you can apply for membership at The Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion (AVSP). With over 32,130 square feet of indoor space, the facility offers fitness, aquatics, tennis, youth programs, a full-size gymnasium, two raquetball courts, a steam room and a sauna. There are indoor and outdoor 25 meter pools and an outdoor wading pool. The community also has 8 man-made lakes and ponds that are home to various wildlife: ducks, geese, herons, bass, sun perch and carp. Canoes, kayaks and rowboats are allowed to be launched in the lake but no motorized water craft is allowed.

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Moving to and Living in Reston, VA


If you’re looking for a neighborhood with plenty of green space but still have the accessibility to residential communities, retail, and dining, Reston in Fairfax County, Virginia could be for you and your family! It was the state’s first planned residential community in the mid 1960s. Its development was heavily influenced by post World War II concepts of land usage and the residential and corporate growth in American suburbia.

Tightly knit groupings of homes called clusters were created in order to conserve the areas with woodland and recreation. Lake Anne Village Center was one of the first areas built and contained a public plaza and a mixed-use area. After the 1970s, the development project became self-sustaining and as more housing was available, more families moved in. Reston Town Center with dining, retail, offices and residences opened up in 1990. The Metro Silver line added the Wiehle-Reston East Station in 2014. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Reston as the 29th Best Place to Live in America.

Curious what recreational activities are in Reston, VA for you and your family? A perfect remedy for the DMV area’s hot and humid summers is Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole located in Lake Fairfax Park. The park is themed from the Old West’s Gold Rush and has attractions suited for all ages. There’s slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables, and an interactive water playground. The activity pool is bordered by the Rattlesnake River, a 725 foot lazy river where you can enjoy a relaxing float.

Looking for an activity for a date night or a night out with friends? Lake Anne Brewery is a community-focused brewery next to the scenic Lake Anne. Enjoy a small-batch, hand-crafted beer out on their deck and patio while taking in the beautiful lake views. You can also grab a pretzel from Nordic-Knot next door to enjoy with your drink.

And of course, there is Reston Town Center to explore. There are scheduled community events hosted at the Town Center such as yoga, art & cultural festivals, farmers’ markets, fun runs, and more! Diverse dining options range from fast casual to date night with a variety of cuisines to choose from.

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Retirement Communities in Sterling, VA

retirement communities sterling, va  

In 1962, the town of Sterling in Virginia had a collection of large farms in the area that is now known today as Sterling Park. After the Dulles International Airport was established with its water and sewer lines, the areas around the airport began to see change and development. It was generally agreed on that Route 28 (Sully Road) would be free from development and remain an easy access way to the airport. This is why Sterling Boulevard was established as Sterling Park’s own throughway. Today, Sterling is home to many residential communities, businesses, and company headquarters. Are you or a family member looking into retirement communities in the Sterling, VA area? We’ve curated a list of some of the top senior living communities in the area that we hope will be helpful in your research before moving.

Located at 22355 Providence Village Drive Sterling, VA 20164, Sommerset Retirement Community is a full-service rental retirement community that welcomes active seniors from throughout Loudoun County and across the country. There is no long-term commitment, no entrance fee, and no buy-in expense. There’s free transportation to doctor’s appointments and shopping, along with a wellness center and fitness classes. In 2017, Sommerset won the Best of Senior Living Award From

Atria Sterling is an assisted living facility that caters to active older people who want to live in comfort without the stress of maintaining a home. The residents enjoy the chef-prepared meals and the organized community events. Walking club, art class, and park outings are examples of the great activity options available. The location is 46555 Harry Byrd Hwy, Sterling, VA 20164.

Are you a veteran looking for options tailored to your community? Falcons Landing Life Plan Community accepts retired officers or honorably discharged officers from all branches of service, and federal employees GS-14 and higher or equivalent, their spouses and surviving spouses. They are a not-for-profit senior living community and all funds go to the community and enhancing their quality of life for the residents. The American Moving & Storage team also helped move an 800 lb shuffleboard donated to Falcons Landing, which you can read about more here.

Whether you’re planning your move into a senior living facility, apartment or single family home in the Sterling, VA or Northern Virginia area, the American Moving & Storage team is ready to help! Call us at 703-870-7975 or fill out our moving quote form:

Neighborhoods in Aldie, VA

Neighborhoods in Aldie, VA  

The town of Aldie lies between Chantilly and Middleburg in Loudoun County in Virginia. Its development goes back to 1765 when the mill was established by James Mercer and George Mercer. In 1809, Little River Turnpike was finished, spanning from Alexandria to Mercer mill. Later, the village was named Aldie, after Castle Aldie, the Mercer’s Scottish clan’s ancestral home. Today, Aldie is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the DC Metro area and continues to see much residential development. We hope that our guide to neighborhoods in Aldie, VA is helpful in your preparations before moving.

The Stone Ridge community consists of a wide mix of homes – condos, townhomes and single family homes. Residents can enjoy the clubhouse which has a fitness center, rental spaces, amphitheater with a lawn, 3 pools, 5 tot lots, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, a multi-purpose court, and many walking trails. Byrne Ridge Park is accessible to the entire community and the shopping plaza Village Center hosts a grocery store, along with many retail and dining options for residents and their families. Loudoun County Gum Spring Library is also close by, and StoneSprings Hospital Center is right across from the landmark fountain.

Looking for more recent builds within the Aldie community? With its 49 single family homes located in the rolling hills of Loudoun County, Rosedale is the perfect option for those seeking peace and comfort, surrounded by horse country. However, the community is still close to many recreation, dining and shopping options: Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park, Aldie Mill Historic Park, Stone Ridge Shopping Center, Brambleton Town Center, Historic Village of Aldie, and many of Virginia’s finest wineries.

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The Complete Guide to Living in and Moving to Herndon, VA

Moving to Herndon, VA  

One of the first buildings constructed in Herndon, VA was the mill (in the 19th century) which was built in the intersection of what is now Elden and Locusts Street today. The railroad arrived in 1850 and the village was developed further. After establishing a post office at the new railroad depot in 1857, residents agreed on the name for the town to be Herndon – named after the brave Commander William Lewis Herndon who had gone down with his ship (the S.S Central America) to save his crew and the people on the ship.

During the Civil War, part of the town’s railroad was seized by the Union Army for travel but Herndon faced little damage although other parts of the track and bridges were destroyed. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1863, Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby led the raid in Herndon to combat the 1st Vermont Calvary, who was posted at the Herndon Depot. While the railroad and the Herndon Depot was part of much of the town’s rich history, its last operation was on August 1968 – its last cargo being the sand needed for the concrete for the Washington Dulles International Airport.

The principal employers in Herndon are: Fannie Mae, Amazon Web Services, Navy Federal Credit Union, Booz Allen Hamilton, Peraton, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Serco, Town of Herndon, Boeing Corporation, and the Airline Pilots Association.

Did you know that every residential community within Herndon is within a mile or less of a park? There are also many annual community events. In May, there is: Friday Night Live! (free concerts May–August), Farmers’ Market (May–October), Towne Square Singers, Big Truck Days, Public Works Forest and Meadow Wildflower Walk. In June, the Herndon festival is held for four days and has a variety of attractions and entertainment for the family. The festival is hosted by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from local civic organizations and businesses. In July, there are 4th of July celebrations with fireworks. In September, there’s the Labor Day Jazz Festival, Annual Motorcycle Poker Run (Fraternal Order of Police), Annual NatureFest Celebration, and the HerndonHalf Marathon, 12k, and 5k.

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Things to Do in Centreville, VA


In western Fairfax County, Centreville in Virginia is located twenty miles from Washington DC. The area was previously known as Newgate (name taken from a nearby tavern) in the 1760s, and the area had London influences such as the small stream being called the River Thames. In 1792, local landowners petitioned for the development of Centreville – its name deriving from the fact that it was central to areas such as: Alexandria, Colchester, Dumfries, Middleburg, Georgetown, Warrenton and Leesburg. It used to be part of Loudoun County but became part of Fairfax County after the boundaries changed in 1798. There was a boom in population in the 1990s and 2000s, which led to its development with both residential and commercial use today.

The weather is warming up quickly and there’s no better activity for the family than the local, public park! Centreville is graced with green spaces provided by these parks: Cub Run Stream Valley Park, Flatlack Stream Valley Park, Virginia Chase County Park, Lanes Mill Park, and Centre Ridge North Park. You can enjoy the accessibility to nature trails, tot lots, creeks, streams, courts, fields, and more!

For dining and shopping options, Centreville has plenty to choose from. Centrewood Plaza on Germain Dr has a grocery, restaurants, coffee shop, dry cleaners, and salon. There are also other centers nearby – Centreville Square Shopping Center, Centreville Crest, and Pickwick Square – with even more options for food, shopping and recreation. Centre Ridge Marketplace just down Centreville Road has additional shopping, a gym, and a movie theater.

Looking for a golfing range to improve your game? Discover Twin Lakes Golf Course! It has tee times available for reservation, a clubhouse with a restaurant and pro shop, practice facilities, instructional courses, leagues, and junior golf. It is located in 6201 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA 20124 which is close to Centreville.

We hope that our guide to Centreville, VA has given you some insight into the area before your move. For your moving logistics and storage services, don’t hesitate to call American Moving & Storage at (703) 870-7975.