Whether you are new to Northern Virginia or a longtime resident who has relocated to a new city or neighborhood, you will need a ton of information about your new home, from utilities and schools to grocery stores and the best transportation options. 

Glass House Real Estate has created a simple guide to help situate you in your new surroundings!

Moving to Northern Virginia


Moving to a new state means getting a new license, registering to vote, and becoming familiar with your new home's services. 

Register to Vote

Get Your Driver's License or State ID

Fairfax County

Fairfax City

Arlington County

Alexandria, VA

Falls Church, VA

Vienna, VA

Manassas, VA

Loudoun County

Prince William County


Make sure you change your mailing address!


Washington Gas

Dominion Energy

Columbia Gas of Virginia

Your local government determines water services. If your city or county is not listed below, please use your government pages to call your local provider. 

American Water Alexandria, VA

Fairfax Water Fairfax County

Loudoun Water Loudoun County

Service Authority Prince William County

Internet Providers will depend on your county or city. There are additional options for internet services, as well.





Grocery Shopping 

It is a top priority to know your local grocery stores when moving to a new state, city, or even a neighborhood. Northern Virginia has several grocery stores. Here are some popular Northern Virginia stores.

Trader Joe's



Whole Foods

Harris Teeter

Public Schools

Northern Virginia offers exceptional public education. There are several outstanding private schools, as well. 

Arlington Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools

Prince William County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools

Private Northern Virginia Schools


Northern Virginia offers several transportation options, whether biking, riding the bus, or carpooling.



Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Ways to get around in NOVA

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) - Commuter Resources

The Glass House Real Estate Team

The Glass House Real Estate Team

We are passionate about empowering home buyers and sellers. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. We will help you seamlessly navigate the home buying or selling process stress-free.