We live in a new three bedroom townhouse right across the river from Washington, D.C. in Northern Virginia. What we love about our home and area is how close we are to numerous things. Not only are we a short car ride from the nation’s capital we can walk to a number of the area’s famous bike trails and beautiful national wetlands park that's home to birds, turtles, beavers, and deer.
The elementary and middle school our child would attend is walking distance from our home and is ranked in the top quarter of public schools for our area. Schools in our area also place within the top 10% nationwide.
Our development is small but tight knit. We’re close with our neighbors most of whom have at least one or two children. The community is gated so with the light automobile traffic the neighbors' children can often be seen playing together in the neighborhoods common areas. Our area is home to many young working professional parents like ourselves.
We both come from very loving, normal size families. The majority of our immediate and extended families live in New Jersey. While we don’t live in the same town anymore, it’s still nice to have our families within a short drive. Chris’s parents have been married for 41 years and still live in the house he grew up in.
Christine’s sister Allison, brother-in-law Stan, their daughter (Julia) and sons (Vincent, Joseph) all live close to Chris's parents house. Christine’s mother Rose lives with them as well. We are truly blessed that the members of our immediate and extended families get along so well. Our families will get together with one another even when we are not visiting because they just have such a good time together and enjoy each our’s company.
We’re also close with cousins our own age on each side of our families. Chris’s cousin Michael and his wife Maria come to D.C. often to hang out and see the city. We also love to spend the summer’s at the beach with Christine’s cousins.
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