Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is located in Arlington, VA. The city is perhaps best known as the location of Arlington National Cemetery, which is adjacent to the base.
Fort Myer is headquarters to service personnel working throughout the National Capital Region. Stationed here are the 3rd US Infantry (Old Guard) and the US Army Band (Pershing's Own). Henderson Hall Marine Corps is located next door to Ft Myer. In addition to shopping and dining outlets, the Joint Base is also home to the Ft Myer Commissary, the Marine Corps Exchange, and the Rader Health Clinic.
Only senior officers, NCOs and single enlisted persons are permitted to live in housing on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The base housing office, however, provides housing referral information to newcomers of all ranks. Transient lodging is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The county of Arlington has played home to several prominent figures in American history. George Mason is known to have owned land here. Robert E. Lee also resided in Arlington County. Covering 25 square miles and with over 200,000 residents, Arlington County takes pride in its 150 public parks and 86 miles of biking and jogging trails. There are 13 community centers and 61 registered neighborhood civic associations, and Arlington residents and visitors alike appreciate the eight public libraries.
Housing is plentiful but pricey in the Arlington community. The median home price is $533,200, and an average single family home is between $640,000 - $820,000, with rental prices for single family homes ranging between $1900 and $4000/month.
Arlington county's public schools include 22 elementary, four middle and four high schools, and four other educational facilities to serve its students. Arlington County public schools are considered to be among the best in the region.
Arlington is a charming locale shaped by Virginia hills and meandering streams. It is a seamless blend of urban and suburban development. In Arlington's metro corridor, one will find luxury high-rises, condominiums and townhomes. These areas recede to more suburban areas, which feature single-family residences, townhomes and garden apartments. From glens to dales, it is easy to lose yourself in the expansive environment of Arlington County.
There are numerous Military Social Groups in the area and specific information can be found at http://www.army.mil/jbmhh. Northern Virginia also offers a multitude of public transportation options.
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