Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Washington area is wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, census data show

From the Washington Post: "The Washington area's affluence and education levels make it the wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, according to census data released Tuesday that reflect five years of relative prosperity compared with the rest of the country. During that period, Fairfax and Loudoun were the only two U.S. counties with median household incomes surpassing $100,000. Tiny Falls Church, which is an independent city and counted separately, had that median income level, as well. Five of the region's suburban counties - Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Montgomery and Howard - plus Alexandria and Falls Church, were among 17 places in the United States in which more than half of the residents have at least a bachelor's degree."
Read more:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121404031.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cabin John to be Featured in the Popular Washington Post Series: Where We Live

The Washington Post is figuring out what Cabin Johners have known for decades. That the small area between the Potomac River and River Road deserves some accolades. Within the next few weeks Cabin John will be featured in the very popular Where We Live column. Currently featured is the quirky college town and Baltimore suburb of Catonsville. We can't wait to see Cabin John receive the accolades it so rightfully deserves. We will post a link as soon as it is made public.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Washington Housing Prices Increase Most in Nation

From the Washington Business Journal: 'Existing home prices in the Washington market posted the biggest year-over-year gain in the nation last month, even as prices and sales declined nationally.'

Washington Unemployment Lowest in Nation

From the Washington Business Journal 'The unemployment rate in the Washington area remains the lowest in the nation among big cities, falling to 5.8 percent in October, from 5.9 percent in September.

Washington is the only major city in the country with an unemployment rate below 6 percent, with a tighter labor market than the next four-lowest unemployment rates, in Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Austin and Boston.'


Read more: Washington unemployment lowest in nation | Washington Business Journal