Relocation is never easy. It doesn't matter how many times the PCS orders arrive there are the usual questions about your new area and this on-line guide is here to help you answer a few of them.
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What's On Post?
To know everything about the post you need to check out the official Fort Belvoir website. In addition here are a few posts on my personal perspective of Fort Belvoir:
Where can I find out about local schools?
We have compiled a list of the local school systems in one place for you to be able to see both secondary and post secondary education opportunites.
Northern Virginia School Districts & Post Secondary Education
What types of neighorhoods are there close to the post?
Since housing is a very personal choice providing you information on every neighborhood in the area without knowing your needs could be confusing. Once you have your orders in hand we can talk about your housing needs and find the neighborhood that best suits your needs. Here is a sample of some local neighborhoods that are popular with military families in our area.
You can also check out my Fort Belvoir interactive map on with photos of some of these neighborhoods as well.
What attractions are there close to post?
Northern Virgina and DC are full of great things you can do, many of them for free. Here are a few that you can consider for anytime of year.
Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Mount Vernon and Woodlawn
Five Great Local Attractions
Sorry You Can't Borrow A Cup of Sugar From These Neighbors
Do you have any recommendations for places to eat?
You can find plenty of great places to eat around the area. Whether you want formal or casual here are a few that our family frequents when we want to eat out.
If PCS orders to Fort Belvoir are in your future give me a call at 703-346-2213. I'll be glad to answer your questions about Northern Virginia, Fairfax County and the surrounding Fort Belvoir area. I've been in your shoes many times and understand the complexities that come with a PCS move.
©Cindy Jones/October 2009 Edition "Your Fort Belvoir On-Line Relocation Guide"