Military Relocation-Getting To Know Quantico

Marine Corps HeadquartersSince 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.

Marine Corps UniversityDrive past the Marine Corps University complex where officers attend both OCS and advanced training at among others the War College or enlisted marines attend leadership training at the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and you can see 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. Enjoy a stop along the way to take in the Potomac River views and if you are a golferPotomac River at Quantico 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. The National Museum of the Marine Corps, is 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.

National Marine Corps MuseumMarine Corps Cemetery

Globe and Laurel

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. With the planned widening of Route 1 the current restaurant may have to make a move but rest assured you will still feel like you are part of the family no matter where they go. If you need help with finding housing while you are stationed at Quantico give me a call. Marines stationed at Quantico have plenty of choices. Both Prince William County and Stafford County provide a wide variety of neighborhoods that Marines like to call home.

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©2008. All Rights Reserved. Cindy Jones
All original photos taken January 2008.


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Comment balloon 5 commentsCindy Jones • January 24 2008 04:16PM


Cindy, This post is a great introduction to Quantico. What a beautiful setting. It msut be a thrill to work with our men and women in uniform!


Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 11 years ago
Ginger-Quantico is a huge post and of course also has some prominent non-military tenants as well (FBI Academy for one).  Working with the military is a great honor and I enjoy each opportunity I have to help them settle in the area.
Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago
Cindy - Have you ever eaten at the Globe and Laurel??  I've been meaning to for 20 years and never have.  I hear the food is great!
Posted by Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate (REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.) about 11 years ago
Irene-yes but it has been about a year.  We can meet for lunch there sometime.  It is always crowded and parking can be a challenge but what the heck having lunch surrounded by Leathernecks isn't all bad.
Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago
Cindy - That sounds great.  My kids go to school up there so you name the time and day and I'll be there!
Posted by Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate (REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.) about 11 years ago

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