Newcomers & Community Guide

Newcomers & Community Guide


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“A few of my favorite things”... in Arlington

Take a cue from the “Sound of Music” and then you won’t feel so bad.

Do good in Arlington

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Recycling in Arlington: What to do, What Not to do

Compostables is the latest opportunity to cut down on waste

Recycling in Arlington

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AWLA: Arlington’s prime source for all–things animals


Flourishing After 55, Office of 55+ Programs

Department of Parks and Recreation 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22207 703-228-4747

After 55

Vienna Viewpoints

What do you like about Vienna?

The word out on the street....

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The Good Vibes of Vienna

A feel-good community.

Images of Vienna

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McLean 2021, a Sought-After Community

Great family-friendly places, schools, and public safety.

McLean spots

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Improvements and Developments in Great Falls, 2021

Effects on travel, housing, and dark skies

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Good Vibes in Great Falls

The favorite places and events in 2021

Favorite places

Offer to Buy River Farm Inches Up, But Declined by Seller

NOVA Parks is still part of the future at River Farm.

On Sunday evening, Sept. 26, the American Horticultural Society voted against an offer from NOVA Parks to purchase River Farm during a board meeting of the American Horticultural Society, but they are leaving it open for more offers.

New Park Authority Executive Director


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Opinion: Commentary: Lee District Welcomes You

On behalf of Fairfax County, and especially Lee District, I welcome you to our community.

Springfield and Burke Area Residents Discuss Life in a ‘Special Place’

Residents from the 1960s and on share their favorite things about living in Springfield and Burke.

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Opinion: Commentary: Springfield District’s ‘Slice of Paradise’

Springfield District encompasses everything from the historic town of Clifton, to the bustling shops of Fair Oaks Mall, to miles of trails at beautiful Burke Lake Park.

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Opinion: Commentary: Changes Underway in Lorton

Welcome to the Mount Vernon District!