For growing families looking to relocate to a peaceful yet bustling suburb in the greater Washington D.C. area, Arlington, Virginia's Buckingham neighborhood is second to none. The up-and-coming community has a southern, laid-back charm, with a vivacious enthusiasm wrought from the close-by city center.
Whether you plan on commuting by car or prefer to take public transit, you'll have no problem getting to work or exploring your new home town. Bordering the community is a slew of highways and main thoroughfares, such as Interstate 66, Interstate 395 and Route 120. In the center of town, there's the Ballston Metro Station as well as the Virginia Square Metro Station, where you can catch a train into the center of D.C. or one of its surrounding neighborhoods.
Peppered all throughout your community are verdant parks like Gum Ball Park, Henry Clay Park and Arlington Hall West Park. These scenic, grassy retreats are ideal spots to play a game of catch with the kids after school or to spend sunny weekends relaxing as you catch up on a good read and enjoy the seasonable Virginia weather.
If you're idea of a good time is engaging in athletics, then you're in luck - Buckingham has great public basketballs courts and tennis courts as well as an array of golf courses just a short drive away. You can also sign up at one of the local gyms to become a member, where you'll have ample access to premier weightlifting and cardio equipment.
Parents will know that their little ones are in good hands with Arlington's highly-rated public school system. Getting the kids to class in the morning will be as easy as can be with Barrett Elementary just a stone's throw away from your new abode. Also in the area, for those who want their children to attend a private institution, is St. Thomas More Cathedral School.
There's a bevy of local businesses nearby that will surely make your stay convenient. For all your grocery shopping needs, you can head to Glebe Market, where fresh ingredients don't sacrifice price for quality. For other home good needs like toiletries, snacks and prescriptions, there's a local CVS Pharmacy on North Preshing Road.
Additional Local Resources
National Rural Electric
City of Arlington
Public School District