Quantico Marine Corps Base-The Blend of Old and New

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group


Since Quantico Marine Corps Base
first opened its doors in 1917 it has taken on the role of not only being the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps” but also the “Frontline of Innovation” for the Marines. As you drive through the gates of Quantico you can’t help but realize how many important enlisted and officers of the Marine Corps have also passed through those gates and under the Welcome to Quantico sign.

Drive past the Marine Corps University complex where officers attend both OCS and advanced training at the War College or enlisted marines attend leadership training at the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.  Having worked with the Education Services Officer at Quantico to bring accredited graduate degree programs to the installation I learned the emphasis that the Marine Corps places on training and education.

Wander throughout the base and you will see the blend of old and new as the base continues to prepare for the movement of new military and civilian jobs as part of BRAC.  New housing is replacing the old Lustron homes and buildings are being revitilzed to support new organizations moving to the installation.  Enjoy a stop along the way to take in the Potomac River views and if you are a golfer make a reservation for a round or two. 

Quantico MCB contains the only town in the US (Quantico Town) actually contained within a military base. Though the town is small it does contain homes, a marina, plenty of restaurants, shops and VRE station. Marine Corps life and history are evident just outside the gates of Quantico as well. With the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the Quantico National Cemetery both located minutes from the gate. If you are looking for a little more adventure without as much Semper Fi then take some time and enjoy Prince William Forest Park at the same time.

Once you are done with your tour of the area stop by the Globe and Laurel Restaurant. The place is usually packed with fellow Marines, both young and old. If you need help with finding housing while you are stationed at Quantico give me a call at 703-346-2213.   Marines stationed at Quantico have plenty of housing choices.   Both Prince William County and Stafford County provide a wide variety of neighborhoods that Marines and their families like to call home.

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Jones/Associate Broker
RE/MAX Allegiance
703-346-2213
Specializing in the I-95 Corridor & Military Relocations to the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir and Quantico


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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Konnie Mac McCarthy
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Hi Cindy...I love Quantico...I have not had the opportunity to go into the museum just yet..... my husband actually owns a business a couple of miles from the base.... and does quite a bit of work with some of the military personnel there... :)

Jan 24, 2009 07:12 AM #1
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My father was a retired Marine.  I have been to that base many times.  Lots of history there.

Jan 24, 2009 07:16 AM #2
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Thank you for sharing. I never really knew much about Quantico.  I drive past it a lot, but never knew any of the the details.  Thank you for sharing.

Jan 24, 2009 08:38 AM #3
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thanks for the photos, i have a close friend who went to OCS there and talked about its beauty and now i know why -

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The slide show is great. And I love that area of the country. Good info.

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Konnie-you should definetly check out the museum!

Jan 25, 2009 04:07 PM #6
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Scott-My father in law served in the Marines for 30 years.  He saw combat in the Pacific Rim during WWII and the Korean War. 

Jan 25, 2009 04:08 PM #7
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Jim-I used to spend one day a week on Quantico with ESO and one night a week teaching in an undergraduate degree program.  Love the history of the installation.

Jan 25, 2009 04:10 PM #8
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James-it is even better in the spring and summer with all the leaves on the trees.  I think we have to see an area in all seasons to appreciate the difference in our seasons.

Jan 25, 2009 04:11 PM #9
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Terri-thanks for stopping by.  The east coast and our section of it in Northern Virginia have a lot to offer.

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I never seem to tire of photos of Norther Virginia and the Washington DC area. Great stuff Cindy!

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Debbie-we have a lot to see and do in our area.  Most of it is free which makes it a great place for families to vacation.

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