Moving to Burke, VA

The city of Burke, Virginia was built around a railway station. The station was named after Silas Burke, a 19th century farmer, merchant and local politician who owned the land and permitted right-of-way to the Orange and Alexandria railroad. In 1903, a racetrack for trotting and pacing horses was built in Burke. Henry C. Copperthite, also known as the “King of Pie” because he owned a factory in Georgetown that made 50,000 pies each day, built four hotels, stables, and a general store. All of these developments made Burke a popular place for city-dwellers to visit in the summertime. People arrived at Burke to attend fairs, races, exhibitions and baseball games. Although Burke has gone through changes throughout its history, it remains a great area for young professionals and families to live in Fairfax County.

Are you looking for things for your family to do in your new neighborhood? Discover Burke Lake Park! With 888 acres and a recreational lake, there are trails, campsites, picnic and sports areas, a golf course, boat rental, and more! The Burke Farmers Market occurs every Saturday morning 8 AM to 12 PM from April to December. There are many events going in in the Fall season, also. For 2 days in September, Burke Centre has a fall festival and in October, the Burke Nursery & Garden Center has a Pumpkin Playground for all ages.

With its rich history and host of yearly events and traditions, Burke is a fantastic place to move. If you’re planning a move and looking for the right team to manage the packing, logistics, and the transfer of your items, the American Moving & Storage team is ready. Schedule soon by calling our office at 703-870-7975.

Our Response to COVID-19

As communities continue to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I want to share with you the steps we’re taking at American Moving and Storage to help protect the health and safety of our customers and our team, which is always our top priority. We know you are getting a ton of these emails, but this is important for us to relay.

We’re closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 and, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and applicable public health agencies, we’ve developed plans and established a task force that will allow us to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

Our housekeeping and sanitation efforts in our offices and warehouses have been dramatically expanded. We’re frequently disinfecting often-touched surfaces such as door handles, countertops, keypads, restroom surfaces, break room areas, and delivery bays. We’re requiring all of our teammates and visitors (and we urge everyone) to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the infection. Further, we have eliminated all non-essential visitors to our facility and prohibited unnecessary company travel.

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Moving & Living in Herndon, VA

Are you planning a move to the town of Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia? Herndon was named after the American naval explorer Commander William Lewis Herndon. In 1857, he lost his life on the sunken steamer the SS Central America, leaving a legacy after helping save 150 of the ship’s passengers and crew.  You can learn more about the town’s history at the Herndon Depot Museum (formerly a train station of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad), across from the Herndon Town Hall.

Looking for entertainment in the area? Herndon is host to many historical, cultural, and holiday celebrations year round. In May, there’s Friday Night Live! which hosts free concerts throughout May to August. The Farmer’s Market operates May to October, as well. The Herndon Festival in June is a celebration for the town that spans 4 days.

Along with an interesting history and community events, Herndon has many parks. Wherever you reside in Herndon, it is likely that you are a mile or less away from a public park. Running along Herndon, the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Trail is a shared-use path that is perfect for walking, running, and biking.

If you are planning a movie in or around Herndon, VA, let American Moving & Storage do the heavy lifting and coordinating! Schedule our movers at (703) 870-7975.

Where to Donate Furniture in Manassas, VA

During a move, it’s common to use this time to prioritize which items are most important and what will be used in the new home. You may find that your household is due for an update in furniture. There’s no better time than before a move to coordinate a bulk donation to a charity. We’ve assembled a list of places in Manassas, VA that will accept your furniture donations.

House of Mercy Their donation center is located at 8162 Flannery Court, Manassas, Virginia. Along with furniture in good condition, they also accept clothes, toys, shoes, kitchen goods, books, and small kitchen appliances. They do not accept electronics (computers, televisions, DVD players, etc), bed frames, mattresses, and large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc).

Salvation Army Internationally known, the Salvation Army donates profits to rehabilitation for adults fighting drug and alcohol addiction. The Manassas location is at 11201 Balls Ford Rd. Customers love this location because of the friendly staff and the variety of stock. They accept a variety of home goods at their donation center.

Goodwill of Greater Washington Part of a long-standing non-profit chain, Goodwill of Great Washington is located at 8014 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. Not too far from the Salvation Army, Goodwill is another solid option for donating furniture and home goods. They have set hours for donation drop offs.

We hope that our list gives you some ideas on where you can drop off your furniture or home goods donations. If you need our team to completely manage your move in Manassas, VA, schedule with American Moving & Storage at 703-870-7975.

Living In and Moving To Vienna, VA

In August 2013, the city of Vienna in Virginia was ranked 3rd out of 100 cities in the United States as the best place to live by CNNMoney and Money magazine. With its well-esteemed public schools, accessibility to Metro stations, natural parks and hiking trails, and a variety of residential and commercial areas, one could understand why it’s a coveted place to live. If you’re planning your local or remote move to Vienna, VA this year, we hope that our guide serves you well.

Did you know that Vienna has several historical markers from the Civil War? One notable one is the Freeman House, which served as a polling place for the secession vote and also a hospital. Today, it can be visited as a museum and gift shop. No need to always make the trip out into Washington DC to learn more about American history – these historical sites are right by your front door in Vienna! However, if you wanted to trek out to DC, it is only 12 miles west of Vienna.

Fairfax County Public Schools have three high schools – Oakton, Madison and Marshall. The two middle schools are Kilmer and Thoreau. There are seven elementary schools. Three Catholic schools in the area are Oakcrest, St. Mark, and Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Tysons Corner and Tysons Galleria, home to diverse dining, entertainment, and retail options, are close by to Vienna. Surrounding them are the headquarters of numerous companies including Capital One, Booz Allen Hamilton, Intelsat, Freddie Mac, and Hilton Worldwide.

We hope that your moving preparations are going well so far! If you’re looking for a team to completely manage your move to Vienna, VA, give American Moving Storage a call at 703-870-7975.

Moving to Sterling, VA

Are you and your family looking to move to the Sterling area in Loudoun County, Virginia? Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Dulles International Airport, Sterling is a great area for families and young professionals. The sprawling suburb is part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and borders the Potomac River. Sterling has a diverse mix of shopping plazas and retailers, providing anything that you and your family may need before the move and after.

There’s a variety of parks, community pools, churches, entertainment, and shopping – all very convenient to the Sterling, VA community. There are many options of home types for those moving in the area – communities of single-family homes, town houses, and condominiums. If you need help for your move in Sterling, VA, give American Moving & Storage a call at 703-870-7975.

Churches in Centreville, VA

Moving to Centreville, VA and looking for more information about the area? Centreville is a robust city filled with culture, diversity, accessibility, and community. If you’re interested in learning more about churches in the area, we’ve collected some information about the local churches in Centreville, VA.

1. Centreville United Methodist Church
This Methodist church is located on 6400 Old Centreville Road, across from the Centre Ridge Marketplace. It’s very central within Centreville, which would make it convenient for your family, as you can easily transition into your weekly errands or pick up food or other items after church services, if you wanted to. Locals say that the staff is caring and friendly, it is very active in the community, and the members are enthusiastic about the mission support.

2. Centreville Baptist Church
Located on 15100 Lee Highway in Centreville, this church has a large space and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. Their youth group is active, and members enjoy their sermons and diverse outreach.

3. Centreville Presbyterian Church
This church is on 15450 Lee Highway, close to the Centreville landmark Stone Bridge. Members like the pastors and welcoming congregation.

We hope that you found this guide helpful for your research before your move into the area. If you need help managing your move to Centreville, VA, don’t hesitate to call the professional team at American Moving & Storage!

The Ultimate Guide to Moving in Gainesville, VA

Are you planning a local or remote move to Gainesville, Virginia? This could be because of a job opportunity, family or you’re simply looking for a new change of pace. Gainesville is a wonderful place – a variety of homes, commercial areas, and wide open spaces that can accommodate a large family. Just an hour away from DC, you can plan day trips out to the city or simply enjoy the solace of the residential areas in Gainesville. The American Moving & Storage crew is ready to help with your upcoming move with some tips and information!

There’s upcoming commercial and residential development happening in Gainesville! There are large shopping centers with a variety of stores and banks, like Somerset Crossing and Virginia Gateway. There is also a large shopping center at the intersection of I-66 and Lee Highway (29 Highway) with stores like Target, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and many other stores and restaurants. You’re never far from the necessary shopping that you need to do at the beginning of your move, and also for your weekly errands.

In Gainesville, the food options are diverse. Pizza, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Steakhouses, Korean, Delis, Seafood, Barbeque… this area has it all! These are all also conveniently located so whether it’s a date night or you need to pick up dinner for the whole family, your options are limitless. If there are picky eaters in your house, you’re sure to find options for everyone.

We know that moving can be a stressful time for you and your family and we’re hoping that this guide helps. If you’d like for your move to Gainesville, VA to be managed by our professional team, contact American Moving & Storage at (703) 870-7975.

Moving This Winter in Northern Virginia?

Moving during the Winter in Northern Virginia can be rough and filled with obstacles – unpredictable weather, a busy schedule with school and work, needed recovery from the holidays, and other factors. Make it a smooth move for you and your family by scheduling with American Moving & Storage! Our experienced packers, movers, and truck drivers will do all we can to make it as painless an experience as possible. Call us at 703-870-7975.

Responsive and Professional Move in Ashburn, VA

“American Moving & Storage was very responsive and professional. They showed up on time the day of the scheduled day and carefully moved my furniture and belongs. The workers were very cordial and very understanding of the uncertainty on my part where the pieces of furniture would fit. They placed furniture and boxes where we asked. The experience from the time I contacted them until my household was relocated was excellent.” – M.A in Ashburn, VA

For an efficient, professional, and customer-oriented move, call American Moving & Storage at 703-870-7975.

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