Things to Do in Sterling, VA

 

In 1962, an area called Sterling Park was a collection of large farms. Fred Franklin Tavenner, a distant relative of Benjamin Franklin’s, was an important operator and landowner in the area. In 1959, the development of the Dulles International Airport and the affiliated water and sewer lines to it began to change the area. Land prices rose and there was competition in buying. Today, Sterling is home to many businesses, data centers, schools and residences. We hope that our guide of things to do in the area is helpful to you and your family’s move!

Check out the views of the Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park! 838 acres are available for picnicking, golfing, hiking, boating, fishing and more. There are also riverfront cottages available for rental for large groups. They have all of the amenities of a home with fully furnished rooms, kitchens, private parking, and decks. During the summer, Volcano Island Waterpark is open for families to stay cool with waterslides, splash pools and play structures.

Looking for a group activity to tap into your family’s adventurous spirit? Summit Ropes in Sterling is the largest indoor ropes course in the United States! There is a course for everyone of all ages. You can choose the difficulty via the route choice. Climbers under the age of 8 do need to be accompanied by an adult. The park has 16,550 square feet of ropes course with integrated Via Ferrata climbing. They also have seasonal courses for Halloween (Creepy Climb) and the holidays (Winter Wonderland).

For nightlife, Sterling has multiple bar and restaurant options. The Sterling Collective space is home to: Daybreak Kitchen and Biscuit Company, Nectar Cocktail Bar, Señor Ramon Taqueria, and Crooked Run Brewing.

Is your family planning on moving to the Sterling, VA community? Contact the moving experts at American Moving & Storage! We are your premier home and office movers. Family-owned and operated, our moving company is prepared to deliver a personalized move for you and your family. For a free quote, fill out our web form here.

A Positive Moving Experience in Centreville, VA

“We were referred to this moving service by our realtor after selling our home and enjoyed working with them from the start.

The representative from American Moving was very generous with his time during the virtual walk through of the home. He advised on the storage unit size and his recommendation was spot on. He also offered several useful tips for purchasing packing materials ahead of time to cut down our costs and ensure our items would be protected.

The moving crew arrived on time and was professional and efficient. These guys were definitely experienced. Also, they did some very impressive furniture tetris to maximize the available space in the storage unit we rented (we ended up fitting more than planned as a result).

Overall, I’d definitely work with American Moving and Storage again and would recommend them if you’re in the market for movers!”

– M.S in Centreville, VA

We love to hear about positive experiences with the American Moving & Storage crew! We understand that moving can be a stressful time, but we will do our best to deliver a personalized, seamless move for you and your family. Contact us today at 703-870-7975!

Communities in Reston, VA

 

Did you know that Reston was the first private community in the United States to explicitly integrate natural preservation in its planning? It was a model for cluster residential planning, where maintaining the natural landscapes and habitats is prioritized during the development. Reston’s founder Robert E. Simon built a town that revolutionized the concept of land use and residential development. In 2018, Money Magazine rated Reston as the Best Place to Live in Virginia. Let’s explore some of the communities in Reston, VA.

North Reston consists of many house types – from condominiums to large estate homes. The diverse styles range from colonial to contemporary. There are homes that are lakefront and homes that have easy access to the woodlands. The neighborhoods are quieter than those closer to Reston’s downtown, but still provides easy access to Reston Town Center. Northpoint Village Center offers shopping, dining, and professional services options. Baron Cameron Park is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with your family and is also very dog-friendly.

The Lake Anna Area was one of the integral parts of Reston’s beginning development. It includes the communities between Wiehle Avenue and North Shore Drive, along with the Tall Oaks neighborhood. Comprised of many town homes and condos, many single family homes are on Fairway Drive and South Shore. There is also a golf course at the Hidden Creek Country Club. The Reston Historic Trust Museum and the Reston Community Center’s Lake Anne Annex is also located at this community. Many annual events are held at the museum, such as the Home Tour and Founder’s Day, along with a host of multicultural and arts festivals.

South Reston has Lake Thoreau, Lake Audubon, and the Walker Nature Education Center. There are many retail options at South Lakes Village Center and the Hunters Woods Village Center  (where the Reston Community Center is located). The Washington & Old Dominion Trail is accessible for residents to use for running, hiking, biking, skating, and any other outdoor activities.

Are you and your family planning your move into Reston, VA or surrounding communities in Fairfax County? American Moving & Storage is ready to deliver a personalized moving service to make the transition to your new home go as smoothly as possible. We also offer storage options, if you need short or long term storage. Contact us at 703-870-7975 or fill out our moving quote form here.

Guide to Living in Vienna, VA

 

Located in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, Vienna is 12 miles west of Washington DC. It is bordered by: Wolf Trap, Tysons Corner, Dunn Loring, Merrifield and Oakton. One of the earliest incidents of military engagement of the Civil War occurred in Vienna on June 17, 1861. The historic Freeman House was used as a polling place and hospital. Vienna is located just off of Route 66 and served by Fairfax County Public Schools. Virginia State Route 123 also runs through downtown Vienna. Are you moving into Vienna soon? We hope that our guide helps give you more information on the area!

Driving down Maple Ave in Vienna, you will quickly notice the plethora of shopping and dining options. There are cuisines from all over the world, along with all major chains. You also have a large selection of groceries and markets. Sponsored and operated by the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna, the Farmers Market runs every Saturday from May to October at the Vienna Community Center. All vendors grow, raise, and produce all products that they offer.

The Washington and Old Dominion Trail passes through Vienna, offering a paved trail for walking, jogging, biking, or skating. During the school year, many kids also use the trail to bike or walk to school. The trail also overlooks many parks and green space that Vienna has to offer. One of the parks which isn’t too far from Downtown Vienna is Wildwood Park – a tranquil, wooded neighborhood park that features a creek and more walking paths. There is also the Town Green which is where the Freeman Store & Museum and the historic original 1897 library is located. Grab a snack or treat from the many restaurants, cafes, and ice cream shops that are nearby.

Planning your move to Vienna, VA? You don’t need to do the work alone! Let the American Moving & Storage team manage the move to your new home or business. We provide free estimates, long distance moves, local moves, packing and unpacking services, climate-controlled storage, and more! Contact us at 703-870-7975 or fill out our moving quote form.

In Search of a Moving Company This Upcoming Fall?

“I had a first rate experience with American Moving & Storage, from my initial communication with them all the way through to their follow-up after my move. Everyone I dealt with at the company was extremely professional, personable, and responsive. The day of our move was practically stress free thanks to their amazing moving crew. Unlike other moving companies, their crew had five totally experienced movers who were efficient and treated our possessions with the utmost care. I can’t stress enough how highly I recommend American Moving & Storage.” – Catherine K. in Dunn Loring, VA

“American Moving & Storage was amazing! They worked with me to schedule a large pack-and-move-to-storage event after we sold our home. The crews were hard-working, professional, thorough, and careful with our belongings. Could not have asked for a better team to help us complete our mission on time.” – Beth B. in Sterling, VA

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Communities in Burke, VA

 

The town of Burke in Virginia is located in the southern part of Fairfax County. When the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was built in the late 1840s, the station was called Burke’s Station, named after the landowner Silas Burke who donated right-of-way to the railroad. From this new development, the community grew – adding a post office branch in 1852. In 1903, the name of the post office was changed from “Burke’s Station” to “Burke” after Silas Burke’s house was sold to Henry C. Copperthite. He used the 241 acres to build a horse racetrack and installed the first phones in Burke. The area was mainly rural into the mid-20th century. In 1960, the first subdivision Kings Park was constructed. Many followed afterwards, transforming Burke into an established town.

Burke Station Square is a community of around 500 detached and townhouse homes. Close by schools are Kings Park Elementary School (Grades K-3) and Kings Glen Elementary School (Grades 4-5) in Springfield, and Lake Braddock Secondary School (Grades 7-12). Residents have access to the pool and community room (available to rent for events and conferences). There is also a junior swim team which residents can sign their children up for.

Incorporated in 1969, the Lake Braddock community is made up of almost 1300 homes – single-family and townhouses. The amenities include 2 pools, 6 tot lots, a basketball court, tennis courts, the community center, a beautiful lake, a pond, nature trails and more! Residents love the close-knit community and accessibility to nature that the community provides.

Burke Village is an ever-changing community, open to new residents! Close by to the Burke Post Office, the community resides just off of Coffer Woods Road. Two Virginia Rail Express stations are also easily accessible to residents – Burke Center VRE and Burke Rd/Rolling Rd VRE. Braddock Road, the Beltway, the Fairfax County Parkway, I-95 are all just a hop, skip and a jump away – making commuting around the DC Metro area a breeze.

Are you moving into Burke, VA or a neighboring community around Fairfax County? For a personalized, seamless move, contact American Moving & Storage! Family-owned and operated, we have provided professional moving services to clients all over Virginia. Call us at 703-870-7975 or fill out our moving quote form here.

Guide to Living in Ashburn, VA

 

In its early development, Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia was open farmland. Its original name was Farmwell, named after the mansion that was owned by George Lee III, who inherited it from his father Thomas Ludwell Lee II. In 1841, a section of the land was purchased by Quaker lawyer and Vice President of the United States candidate John Janney. He named his summer home “Ashburn Farm”, the name Ashburn likely taken from family friends. Today, Ashburn is a bustling and thriving commercial and residential community. Seventy percent of the world’s internet traffic travels through Ashburn and its neighbor Sterling. Whether you are considering the area as your new home or will be moving there in the future, we hope that this guide to Ashburn lends some insight into the area.

There are many options when looking for entertainment, dining and shopping in Ashburn! Ashburn Icehouse is located at 21595 Smith Switch Road inside the Cameron Chase Village Center. It is an indoor skating rink that offers public sessions, lessons, a pro shop, and hockey leagues. TopGolf at 20356 Commonwealth Center Drive offers use of their high-tech golf range, food, drinks, and party packages. It has something for everyone and can be a fun date night or family night.

Looking for a truly unique activity? Check out iFLY Loudoun! They offer safe, fun indoor skydiving for all ages. At iFLY, there is no flying or jumping from a height but rather, you fly gently on a cushion of controlled air. Skilled, trained instructors will guide you through the process. Check out their location at 20315 Commonwealth Center Dr!

In search of some outdoor fun? The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad trail is a 45-mile long paved multi-use recreational trail that spans from Shirlington to Purcellville. It was built on what used to be the W&OD Railroad. There is also a pathway adjacent to it specifically for horseback riding – this runs from Vienna to Purcellville. Walk, hike, jog, skate, or bike the paved trail! There are also playgrounds suitable for kids of all ages.

If you are moving to Ashburn, Virginia or Loudoun, County, contact the American Moving & Storage team to manage your move! As a family-owned and operated business, our priority is to deliver an efficient, organized and trouble-free move. Call us at 703-870-7975 or fill out our Moving Quote form.

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.

Are you in the process of planning your move or a loved one’s move? Let the American Moving & Storage team alleviate the stress and headache that comes with preparing for these big lifestyle changes. We will provide: local and long distance moving, packing and unpacking services, climate-controlled short or long-term storage, and more! For a free estimate on your move, contact us at 703-870-7975!

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 Niche.com 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.

Looking for professional movers to help you through the transition to your new home or business in Centreville, VA? American Moving & Storage is ready to deliver a seamless, stress-free move! We also offer short-term and long-term storage options in our secure, climate-controlled facility. Detail your upcoming move to us at 703-870-7975.

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!