Pentagon Public Transportation Options. PCS to the Pentagon.

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Pentagon with DC skyline


PCS to the Pentagon. What are the public transportation options?

You are coming to work at the Pentagon...
you've moved 6 times already so you know the ropes.

Rope #2 is often a combination of: " where shall I live so that I can get to work on time and still function"





Pentagon Bus Stop
OK.... the vehicular traffic in the Washington DC area IS exactly what you have heard.

If you want to drive no more than 15 minutes and be at your desk at 0700 then you need to live in Arlington no more than 3 miles from the desk. 

That choice also gives you the easiest access to Washington DC for both work and entertainment options across the river.

Expect to pay a pricing premium for your new domicile since much of the world also wants to live in Arlington for the same reasons.


Loudoun County beauty

( the photo to the left is to remind you that Northern VA is not all concrete and steel)

If you need to travel frequently to Ft. Belvoir or Quantico Marine base, then you may want to consider living along the route 95 south and Route 1 corridors in Fairfax County VA or further south in Prince William County.

This does somewhat limit your Metrorail options on those days when you are only going to the Pentagon, but there are plenty of bus routes to choose from.

 Prince William county offers the most affordable housing options
among the close-in VA counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William....the definition of "close in" is extremely relative of course, especially if you've come from a base that was surrounded by nature, not people.

Also, the 95 South/Route 1 corridor  (They run parallel) offers the most Pentagon car pooling options of  any area plus SLUGGING.

  Pentagon City metro stop
If you would like to take Metrorail (our subway system) to work, you can have a relatively easy Washington commute since the Pentagon has its own stop.

Here is the map of the metro system: Metro to the Pentagon

For the early riser who wants to live WAY out in the most affordable areas of Virginia and still take public transportation, Virginia Railway Express runs in from Fredericksburg, south of Quantico Marine base and also runs in from the west from Manassas. Here is the rail site:  VA Railway Express   once inside, click on "Service Information" along the top bar, then choose "System map" from the drop down box.

Pentagon Construction 1942

  For the Pentagon's very accurate take on area transportation click: Pentagon

Here is a link to our own relocation's page. It has the school and county web site links as well as home search options.

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William Feela
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Steve, I know one thing for ssure...I am going to stay right here in North Branch!

Jul 20, 2011 12:18 PM #1
Ellie McIntire
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You have EVERYTHING covered here. I am going to forward this to a client who is still unsure about being in MD or VA.

Jul 20, 2011 10:03 PM #2
Lynda Eisenmann
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Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Steve,

Good info, I found your post both informative and interesting, especially your comment about: "'ve moved 6 times already so you know the ropes."

So you mean that by the time someone is employed by the Pentagon they've been transferred 6X's right? Btw, I love the construction photo, any idea of the circa of that one?

Jul 21, 2011 12:48 AM #3
Steve and Jan Bachman
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Bill, you live in paradise young man!

Thanks Ellie, hope this info is of some use to your client.

Lynda, Yes, a Pentagon rotation appears quite frequently in a military career. Some of our friends have moved 12 times or more in a 20 year career. That's one reason we call it the Service, eh?

This photo was taken July 1, 1942. The Pentagon was built to house all the folks needed to over see World War 2.

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