Moving to a new city brings exciting changes and the opportunity to experience new things in a new place. Virginia is one of the most unique states in the country. It has a history, culture and identity all its own, and in some ways, Virginia represents the true identity of America. Below are some highlights you’ll want to know when moving to the great state of Virginia, into the Arlington area.
When you are ready to make that move, call a top nationwide moving and storage company to carefully and expertly move your furniture, boxes, appliances and other items while you prepare your family for the move. Since 1905, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has been a trusted name in moving and storage, operating a vast network of moving agents and partners so that we can always deliver the very best customer service to anyone who moves with us.
Get to Know Arlington, VA
What many people refer to as simply Arlington, VA is actually a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has the same boundaries as the U.S. Census Bureau-census-designated area of Arlington, which is the second-largest principal city of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. As a result, the county is often referred to in the region simply as Arlington or Arlington, Virginia.
The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the U.S. government to form part of the new federal capital district of Columbia (Washington D.C.) around the turn of the 19th century. In 1846, Congress returned the land southwest of the Potomac River donated by Virginia due to issues involving Congressional representation and the abolition of slavery. The county changed its name to Arlington in 1920 to avoid confusion with the adjacent City of Alexandria which was also part of the newly divided Congressional district.
If you’re moving to Arlington, Virginia because you work with or in the U.S. federal government, then you’ll find that this area suits your needs quite well. Due to the county’s close proximity and ties to the capital, Arlington is the headquarters for many departments and agencies of the federal government. These departments include but are not limited to the Department of Defense (DoD) at the Pentagon, Drug Enforcement Administration, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It is also home to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The many federal agencies, government contractors, and service industries mean you’ll be surrounded by people with whom you have many things in common.
Arlington is also the location of national memorials and museums that are sure to interest any history buff who’s moving to Arlington:
- Arlington National Cemetery
- Pentagon Memorial
- Marine Corps War Memorial
- United States Air Force Memorial
Add in the fact that Arlington, VA is the highest-income county in the United States by median family income and we’re sure you couldn’t be more excited to be moving to such a wonderful area.
Arlington Moving & Storage
When you’re ready to get your Arlington, VA move started, give Stevens Worldwide Van Lines a call. As one of the nation’s top rated moving companies, our team of skilled movers will assist with your move in a host of different ways. We’re ready and eager to assist with any and all of your moving and storage needs. Fill out our online form or give us a call today to get started.
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines offers a wide range of moving services for Arlington residents and anyone else moving to or from Virginia. With more than 700 agents and partners across the globe, Stevens has the resources, logistical tools and expert staff to handle any move with ease.
Long distance moves can often call for long or short term storage options to be made available. We have our own clean, climate-controlled local warehouse, as well as access to a network of climate-controlled warehouses across that country that all meet the stringent Stevens standard. Whether your move is local or long distance, you never have to worry about storage with Stevens.
Is your Virginia based business planning a relocation soon? If so, the Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has all of the resources your company needs to relocate with as little downtime as possible. From asset management to document storage to warehouse distribution, we will provide a fast and efficient office move for your business.