Written by Jody Trammel

White Oak

White Oak Middle SchoolThe White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring is known for a few landmarks such as the White Oak Middle School. It was established in 1962 and refurbished after 31 years. The Montgomery County Council has drafted a master plant taking into consideration the historic preservation of certain areas in White Oak.

If you’re planning to visit White Oak and the rest of DC, chances are, you’ll need a ride there. Call Affinity Airport Sedan

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Parr’s Ridge and Mt. Airy

Parr's SpringParr’s Ridge is a crest which forms the zenith of the Piedmont Plateau in Maryland. This ridge stretches out from southwest to northeast through Montgomery, Howard and Carroll counties. The tallest peak is in Maryland east of the Appalachian Mountains. The Patapsco River has a tributary known as Parr’s spring. It converges at Montgomery, Howard, Carroll, and Frederick. The spring is submerged underneath a pond on the grounds of the “Four County Farm.”

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Washington Grove

Washington D.C.This “town within a forest” is located northeast of Washington D.C. Washington Grove is a dappled rural community nestled underneath an ancient forest; it was developed around trees as one of the early planned garden cities. The concept of a garden city was thought of by Ebenezer Howard in 1898 to deal with pollution problems and overcrowding in urban areas.

If you plan to visit Washington Grove, call Affinity Airport Sedan for a ride. Sit back and enjoy the sights. Our dependable transport service will guarantee you a very comfortable trip.


Washington Grove was founded by Methodists who came from D.C. and were searching for a summer revival camp to escape the summer heat. It started out as a tent city like Coronado, with religious advocates who found shelter under canvas roofs. The group held its first renewal meet on July 4, 1873, and 258 tents were laid out. A Sacred Circle was established the following year. Tent sites were set up in ridges around the perimeter-long avenues where 10,000 visitors were said to have attended.

Throughout the years, more tents were put up and those who attended the two-week revival remained there for the entire summer and even until autumn. The canvas panels were eventually replaced with wooden materials, which later on became Gothic-inspired chalets with sharp outlines of roofs. By 1920, Washington Grove became a permanent neighborhood with families living in very small houses. Washington Grove was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its classic layout and unique history in 1980. The town council maintains complete control of purchasing and leasing lots.

Oasis of Tranquility

Original residents describe Washington Grove as an “Oasis of Tranquility and Rustic Jewel.” Developers gave priority to growing trees before constructing houses. The council enacted resolutions emphasizing management of growth and property ownership that will prevent future owners from monopolizing and expanding historic structures. After the Second World War, all development stopped and left a huge buffer that surrounded the town. Streets were named after trees, while roads were constructed behind homes in the back alleyways. The East Woods and West Woods have been classified as wildlife sanctuaries; these are the only forests in Maryland owned by the local municipality.

Washington Grove is governed by a Council of Citizens with six elected councilors and a mayor. Two council meetings are conducted every month, with local citizens always encouraged to participate.

For your Washington Grove and D.C. transportation needs, call Affinity Airport Sedan!

Written by Jody Trammel


HillandaleYou can see Hillandale on both sections of New Hampshire Avenue at the northern side of the Capital Beltway, within the counties of Montgomery and Prince George.

If Hillandale will be part of your trip itinerary, call Affinity Airport Sedan to get you there. Our friendly, reliable ground transportation service can pick you up from the airport and take you wherever you need to be.

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North Potomac

Potomac Horse CenterIn 2009, CNN Money named North Potomac in Montgomery County as one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.  The world’s biggest business website described North Potomac as a “tony or rich town” nestled on the edge of the Potomac River. There are charming old estates, upscale golf courses and several riding clubs for the affluent residents. This town was also ranked by Forbes as the most affluent neighborhood in the country in 2008.

If your travel plans include visiting North Potomac,

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Forest Glen

Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchForest Glen is one of the numerous communities in one of Maryland’s suburbs in DC. It was named after the forested and narrow valley that extends from a small brook in Carroll Springs to Rock Creek. This area is approximately 400 feet higher than the average altitude of the region which accommodates better drainage and stays cooler  than many parts of Washington.

Forest Glen is a historic district and remains a popular destination

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Keep Business Travel Stress at Bay

Travel - BusinessTraveling for business can be stressful. In fact, a recent study found that business travelers can lose almost 7 hours per trip because of stress. So during this time, they’re not working or relaxing, just feeling anxious. Luckily, you don’t have to succumb to the stress of work-related travel. Learn how to bypass business travel stress with our tips below.

If you’re traveling from or arriving to the Washington D.C. area, use Affinity Airport Sedan for your ground transportation needs. Our professional, punctual drivers

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Eat Well While You Travel

Delicious  omelet sandwichOftentimes, good eating habits are out of the window as soon as travelers hit the air. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, with jam-packed schedules, a ton of things to see and do, and no grocery stores close by, it can be hard to maintain a healthy eating regimen. But with our tips below, you can learn how to eat well even out of town.

If you’re flying or taking a train from D.C., Maryland, or northern Virginia, use Affinity Airport Sedan for your ground transportation needs. Don’t worry with unreliable taxicabs

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Union Station

Union StationUnion Station is Washington D.C.’s major train station and the national headquarters for passenger rail service, Amtrak. It’s one of the country’s most utilized train stations.

If you are visiting Washington, D.C. via Union Station, chances are you’ll need a ride when you arrive. Bypass long taxi lines, and schedule a pick-up with Affinity Airport Sedan! Our professional, reliable ground transportation service

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Frederick, MD

Frederick M.D.Frederick, Maryland is a city about 50 miles north of Washington, D.C. It’s Maryland’s second most populated city, after Baltimore.

If you need a ride to Frederick from any D.C.-area airport, just schedule a pick-up with Affinity Airport Sedan. Our punctual, professional ground transportation service can get you exactly where you need to be. So when you next need a lift, skip the taxi line, and just call Affinity!

About Frederick

Frederick was settled by German immigrants in the mid-1700s. By the mid 1800s, it was a major mining area, producing, iron, marble, limestone, gold, and copper, along with other minerals. Because of its location, both Union and Confederate troops were led directly through the city during the Civil War. Many slaves eventually fled the area to fight with the Union, and the city was the site of a speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln after the Battle of Antietam.

Located in Frederick County in northern Maryland, the city of Frederick is situated along several different interstates. It sits west of Baltimore and north of D.C.

Frederick Today

Today, Frederick’s downtown area boasts numerous ethnically diverse restaurants, along with retailers and antique shops. Its economy is greatly boosted by its proximity to Washington, D.C. As such, it’s home to over 600 businesses and organizations. In addition, the city is a center for cancer research. Many of Frederick’s houses were built in the 19th or 20th centuries as row houses or duplexes. And the city’s downtown skyline is filled with spires from its numerous historic churches. In 2010, the older portion of the city was named one of the greatest cities in the Unites States by Forbes magazine.

An artistic and cultural area, downtown Frederick is home to several art galleries, dance studios, theaters, and the Maryland Shakespeare Festival. The Maryland Ensemble Theatre and the Frederick Symphony Orchestra are also located within the city.

If you’re headed to Frederick, have a wonderful stay. And for a reliable ride there, just call Affinity!

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