Military relocation can be a huge ball of stress and tension–house hunting, packing up, saying goodbyes, and preparing for a new life in a new place, it seems like the work will never end. For military families, these moves can be even more stressful, as you prepare for your new job and new coworkers, and often the job can start before you are fully settled. Thankfully, we put together these helpful tips for military relocation to Fredericksburg, Virginia!

1. Fredericksburg schools

Finding a school is usually one of the first things to think about when you prepare for a big move with kids. Having a school that is close to where you live and work, but also has a high academic standard for your child is of the utmost importance. No Fear! Fredericksburg Public Schools are familiar with military relocation, so we are ready to welcome your young scholar. Whether your child is ready for Hugh Mercer Elementary, Walker Grant Middle, or James Monroe High, they will fit right in. And if you are concerned about getting them to school on time, our school district offers several bus routes to make sure your kids arrive at school safely!

2. Family Fun

In all the craziness of a big military relocation, we can sometimes forget to spend quality time with our families. So, once the boxes are unpacked and the routine is back to normal, treat the family to a night of roller skating at the Cavalier Family Skating Center. Blade the night away to Disney tunes, Top 40 Hits or Mom and Dad’s favorite classic rock! If you have a birthday coming up, the skate center can also be rented out for events. If you are looking to get to know your new home a little better, try out a Fredericksburg Olde Town Carriage Tour. Travel back in time in a horse-drawn carriage as you learn the rich history of Fredericksburg and get your bearings in your new home!

3. Beer and Food

Fredericksburg is proud of our traditions when it comes to handcrafted beer and delicious cuisine, and we love to combine the two. After all of the work you did to relocate your family, don’t forget to leave the kids at home for a night, and tour all of the local craft beer you could drink. If you are itching to try as many brews as possible, hop on the FXBG Brewery Tour Bus on Saturday or Sunday. This 15 passenger bus will take you to some of the best breweries in the Fredericksburg area, and help you pair your beer and food. Not only will you indulge in some of Fredericksburg’s best brews, but make some new friends as well.

Military relocation can be stressful, but if you are planning a move to Fredericksburg, you will find a welcoming community, ready to help you get settled. For more information on Fredericksburg, or to start your home search today, contact us at Walden Team!