Local Resources

Take a look at some of the great things Fairfax County and Loudoun, Reston have to offer. These resources are designed to help you move and get settled, and to acquaint you with the area after your move.

District of Columbia

Disctrict of Columbia


Great Schools – A great website that tells you things about schools that realtors are not supposed to discuss!
School Information – free school profiles
State dept. of education – school reports, statistics, demographics….

Local Weather

Local Weather – forecasts, weather patterns, radars….


Mapquest – maps, driving directions, road trip planner….


Mortgage 101 – Mortgage information, interest rates, mortgage calculators, quick-and-easy pre-qualification forms, and much more.

Relocation Links

Moving Center – Moving Estimates, Truck Rental, Moving Supplies and Storage
National Weather – find weather info anywhere in the US
Official City Websites – find area info websites across the world!
US State Departments of Education – see the list of all 50 states
USPS’ Movers Guide – help for planning and executing your move


  • Ellen was a great partner in helping us buy our first home. She really got to know us, listen to us and was extremely patient with us as we went thru the whole process. When the time comes, we will call Ellen again to help us go through all the craziness again — she was the calm in the storm of first time home buying!
    Alicia and Clayton Gehring
  • Thanks for your patience, Ellen. I felt bad for making you show us so many homes, but you had no issue with it and wanted us to buy exactly what we wanted and not settle. You are so honest and such a great negotiator. We are so lucky to have had you looking out for our best interests. The transaction went smoothly and now we are happily in our new home! We can't thank you enough!
    Christina and Marc
  • Ellen's in depth knowledge of Reston is phenomenal. Her guidance during the selling process was perfect. I was dreading the whole sale thing, and she made it so easy! She helped me find a wonderful house, got a great price for our old one and was really there for me when I needed assurance. Thanks so much,
    Celina McGinnis
  • Ellen is the best realtor I have ever worked with. Her knowledge and professionalism is unmatched. She has a flawless personality and is extremely proactive. Ellen found the perfect suburban D.C. dream home for me. She was instrumental in allowing for a smooth and seamless transition into my new property. I have since recommended her to all of my family members and colleagues."
    Keith Rhodia