Monday, May 6, 2013
Fairfax County's median income puts it on top 10 list nationwide; third in Virginia.
Feeling wealthy? With a median household income of more than $105,000, Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest in the United States, according to a new report from Forbes. That places Fairfax County among America’s 10 richest counties in the United States. The list is from Census median household income numbers compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011, the most recent year for which is available. Are there other top lists where you'd expect to find Fairfax County? Tell us in the comments! The wealthiest county in the United States is Virginia's own Loudoun County, with a median income of close to $120,000. Other Virginia counties (or cities) on the list: Falls Church City, Arlington County and…
Peek inside these amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need his-and-her master bathrooms. Or a wine grotto, a pool or acres of land. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. Great Falls Wow House: No More Shared Bathrooms Wow House for Sale in Fredericksburg: Grand City Living on Hanover Street Wow House for Sale in Arlington: Patio, Pond, Porch Wow House for Sale in Manassas: Lots of Office Space Wow House for Sale in Centreville: Lawn, Stream…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Blogger and market manager Sarah Brady walks us through what to expect this season.
Friday, May 3, 2013
And if you don't venture out for the celebration, here's how to make the best margarita from a Northern Virginia bartender.
Cindo de Mayo is Sunday. There is no shortage of places in Vienna to raise your glass in celebration. Tell your neighbors - who makes the best margaritas? Is it a traditional Mexican spot like Anita's? Tequila Grande? Alegria? Or do you venture to another favorite watering hole in town? Somewhere out of the ordinary? Tell us in the comments — and if you're planning on staying at home, watch the video for how to make the best margarita on your own. Sign up for Vienna Patch’s daily newsletter "Like" us on Facebook "Follow" us on Twitter
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The latest health, cleanliness inspections for restaurants in or near Vienna.
Inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health Visited several restaurants in or near Vienna this week. See a sampling of those results below, and visit the health department's website for a complete list of recent inspections. Tara Thai Restaurant 226 Maple Ave. W. Date of inspection: April 19 Six critical violations, no non-critical violations Food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils, or after engaging in any activity that could contaminate the hands. Vocelli Pizza #148 334 W. Maple Ave. Date of inspection: April 19 Two critical violations, three non-critical violations Observed that paper …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Bank-owned homes in Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. with some of the most in-demand neighborhoods in the commonwealth. Each site routinely covers local real estate. Foreclosures nationwide are on the decline, writes Amrita Jayakumar in the Washington Post. In Virginia, the number of homes in foreclosure is down more than 42 percent from where it was a year ago, according to the report released Tuesday by LPS Applied Analytics, a market research company. The state has foreclosures resources for Virginia homeowners. Using real estate listings from our friends at AOL Real Estate and Zillow, Patch editors looked at bank-owned property on the market last week. Old Town WOW House: 534 N. Pitt St. Foreclosure Home Sales in Chantilly Three …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A planned sushi bar in Alexandria with an 18-and-over policy is causing a stir.
There are a few restaurants where you wouldn't take small children. Maybe the waitresses wear shirts that are too tight, or the crowd gets a little rowdy on game night. But the Del Ray community in Alexandria is getting ready for a different type of adults-only experience - an upscale sushi restaurant that will be for an 18-and-over crowd. • See: Preparations Underway for Upscale Sushi Bar in Del Ray Leave the bibs, baby food — and babies — at home, along with any toddlers or teens with a hankering for raw seafood. They'll have to settle for kid-friendly fare at neighboring restaurants. Is it good business to chase off the dollar of families for a little peace and quiet (and a few less baby-burping incidents)? Take our poll and tell us…
"Virginia's got to have the ability to collect all sales tax revenue," says Sen. Mark Warner, who is co-sponsor of a bill that would allow local government to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.
Consumers across the country increasingly make purchases online, in some cases doing so to avoid paying sales tax. When that happens, local governments like Fairfax County miss out on much-needed revenue to help pay for roads, schools and police. One group estimates Virginia is missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars each year — $422 million in FY2012 — according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The group says in all, states will lose $23 billion in 2012. That could change soon. Virginia's two Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted in the majority (70-24) this week to proceed with a vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. The legislation will allow state and local governments to require Internet …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
What you need to know about the Saturday festival, sponsored by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.
The Taste of Vienna festival returns for a second year Saturday. Sponsored by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, the event — which features 28 restaurants — runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weather outlook indicates a beautiful, mild day: temperatures will reach 70 degrees under partly cloudy skies. The chance of rain: 0 percent. For road closures, ticket and vendor information, see our full guide here. Are you going to the festival? Upload your photos to our community gallery, tweet us pictures or leave us a note on Facebook about your favorite dish. You can also leave a comment below.