Moving to NOVA

Northern Virginia rosslyn skyline 

About Northern Virginia

Just outside the nation's capital, Northern Virginia is prized for its highly educated workforce, entrepreneurial spirit, and driven business and technology communities. Considering a move to NOVA? Find a Realtor® to answer all your questions. 

Some NOVA Highlights


Many types of housing are available in this geographically diverse region. Northern Virginia is also home to the 2nd largest suburban office market in the U.S. Northern Virginia Realtors® are area experts and will guide you through every step of the home buying and selling process.


Northern Virginia’s public and private schools are ranked among the best in the country. Learn more about area schools with GreatSchools.


The proximity to the federal government lends way to a highly educated workforce and a large, diverse business community in Northern Virginia. Currently, about 70% of all internet traffic flows through the region.


NOVA is home to two major airports – Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. The Metrorail is the second busiest system in the United States, serving 91 stations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
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Things to Do

Mount Vernon


Fall tree in Northern Virginia


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Great Falls kayaking


There are many online resources to learn about moving to our area.  Here are a few to check out.

The Official Fairfax County Newcomer's Guide

Tips for Moving to VA - From GoodCall

Reasons to Live in VA - From "Only In Your State"


* Disclaimer: All external websites are separate entities. Views reflected on those websites may not reflect the views of NVAR.

NoVA Insider’s Guide to the Counties


courtesy of nova-magazine
Each county in Northern Virginia offers its residents something different, with communities, food and beer scenes, arts and culture offerings. If you’re new to town, don’t worry: We break down each county by its population, must-see destinations and more. Read More


ARHA prepares for next redevelopment projects

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority has begun the process of revamping five of its properties in the city following approval last fall of the Ramsey Homes redesign. Read More

N.Va. home sales, prices see solid boost in January

McLean house

Home sales across Northern Virginia started the year with a bang, according to new data, while average sales prices saw a big bump up in the single-family sector. Read More