Are you considering a move to, from or within the city of Washington D.C.? You couldn’t have picked a better city to live and experience the day-to-day of what makes our nation run. Since 1905, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has offered exceptional service to its customers and earned its reputation as a leading international van line company. We focus on making the moving experience stress-free for our customers and strive to deliver a high level of customer service and satisfaction during all moves. There are few regions with more American significance than Washington D.C. and Stevens Worldwide Van Lines knows how to get you there.
Getting to Know Washington D.C.
Any history buff who’s moving to Washington D.C. should be very excited as the city’s very existence is steeped in American historical significance. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a U.S. capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast to serve as the new nation’s capital. The Constitution provides for the existence a federal district that falls strictly under the jurisdiction of Congress. Therefore, Washington D.C. District is not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the new national capital was founded in 1791.
If you’re planning to move to Washington D.C. for the first time, you may have heard of something called the National Mall. Well, don’t expect to find Macy’s in this mall, but if you’re looking for a fun place see some sites or enjoy the sun, then you’re in luck. The National Mall is a large, open park in downtown Washington between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. The mall, as many residents refer to it, is where you will find many of the statues and monuments that are well known Washington D.C. landmarks. The Washington Monument and the Jefferson Pier are near the center of the mall, south of the White House. The National World War II Memorial is located at the east end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
History aficionados aren’t the only ones who are in for a treat when moving to Washington D.C. As the nation’s capital, the city sees many visitors from all over the world and has come to feature many attractions. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet, all of which make for a wonderful night out for anyone who prefers fine performance art.
Sports fans moving to D.C. will also find a lot to love as it is one of 13 cities in the United States with teams from all four major professional men’s sports as well as one major professional women’s team. The Washington Wizards (NBA), the Washington Capitals (NHL), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA), all play at the Verizon Center located in Chinatown. Nationals Park is home to the Washington Nationals (MLB), and the Washington Redskins (NFL) play at nearby FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
Washington D.C. Moving and Storage
Whether you’re new to Washington D.C., heading out of town or even moving overseas, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is the moving company that will help keep you stress-free and under budget. We will ensure proper care of your belongings and excellent customer service from our staff and moving crews. If you need moving, packing or storage services for your Washington D.C. move, contact us at Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. For a free estimate, call or fill out our online estimate form.