Fredericksburg, VA and Washington, D.C. Moving Guide

Your Fredericksburg, VA and Washington, D.C. Move Guides

Moving to a new city is an exciting new adventure for you and your family – particularly when you’re moving to a region that’s home to unique cities like Fredericksburg and Washington, D.C.! Even before you make the actual move, it’s fun to start planning all things you want to see and do once you – and your belongings – arrive in Virginia!

But where to start? As exciting as a new city can be, figuring out what to do and where to go can be a tad daunting. Hilldrup Mayflower has proudly served the Fredericksburg, D.C. and surrounding communities for more than 110 years! Clearly, we’ve gotten to know this area pretty well over the years and thought we’d share some of the most beloved and notable destinations Northern Virginia and D.C. offers to help you get acclimated!

Download our Fredericksburg/Stafford Move Guide and Washington, D.C. Move Guide on what to see and do to get acclimated to these great cities in the following areas of interest:

●     Neighborhoods ●     Shopping
●     Restaurants ●     Seasonal Events
●     Historic Sites ●     Entertainment Venues
●     Outdoor Recreation ●     Museums

Tips for Moving to Northern Virginia

The difference between the Fredericksburg area and Washington, D.C. can often be night and day. With Fredericksburg, you have a city that embodies small-town charm. And on the other end, D.C. offers a seemingly endless array of diverse things to see and do. When it comes down to where you should live, it really depends on the pace of life you want.

It’s important to factor in your commute when deciding on a home. I-95, the main connector between Fredericksburg, VA and Washington, D.C., is home to one of the most congested traffic areas in the country. It’s not uncommon for some commuters to spend hours getting to and from work. Finding out the best times to leave for work and alternative routes can be a lifesaver.

How to Get Settled in Northern Virginia

It might seem like this region is harder to settle into simply because of all that there is to see and do. For starters, all the history! Fredericksburg saw several key battles in the Civil War, George Washington grew up in the area, as well as several other presidents. Not surprisingly, the Smithsonian museums in D.C. are some of the best in the world with days’ worth of fascinating discoveries.

A “hidden gem” for many locals is the Rappahannock River, which goes directly through downtown Fredericksburg. It’s a common outing for many who want to enjoy a peaceful day on the water without traveling to one of the region’s beaches. Once you’re done there, travel to Fredericksburg for Carl’s Ice Cream – the favorite ice cream shop of virtually every local.

A Virginia Moving Company that Makes Moving Exciting

Hilldrup Mayflower’s commitment to this area is as deep as they come. Hilldrup Mayflower in Stafford is constantly partnering with local non-profits to help those in need throughout the region. We are a sponsor of the Rappahannock Regional Boys and Girls Club and are a Silver Sponsor of the Rappahannock United Way, with nearly our whole office participating in United Way’s Day of Caring.

We’re also busy serving the community throughout the year. For example, at Thanksgiving each year, members of our team go to the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter to cook meals and spend time with the residents.

If you need help making the move to Northern Virginia, give Hilldrup Mayflower a call. Delivering the highest level of quality to our customers and their belongings is the cornerstone of our business.

You can either schedule a free in-home or virtual move estimate today!


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