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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Neurosurgical Residency Program - Resident Life

Join a Team Committed to Optimizing Each Participant's Academic and Social Experience.

people shoppingWhen you live and work at Inova (located just 10 miles from Washington, DC), you have the world at your fingertips. The DC region offers unlimited access to political, cultural, historical, and educational opportunities. With so many attractions just minutes from your door, the hardest part is deciding which to try first.

About Northern Virginia

Inova is situated in the heart of Northern Virginia, a rapidly growing community with a population of 2 million and counting. A short distance from the Nation’s capital and 10 minutes from a Metro station, the hospital is a quick ride to the Mall and U.S. Capitol, with year-round access to Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art, the National Zoo, U.S. Botanical gardens, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as numerous restaurants, concert venues, parks and festivals.

Three major airports are all within an hour's drive: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI).

The high-tech industry is well established along the Dulles Corridor between Washington, DC, and Dulles International Airport. In addition, Fairfax County has one of the best public school systems in the country. The combination of these features has created an influx of professionals and a higher standard of living for those who make this area their home.

Sports & Leisure

Professional hometown sports teams include the Ravens, Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, D.C. United and the Washington Football Team.

Beaches, mountains, bike trails and more are all nearby, providing wonderful access to outdoor recreation for anyone who enjoys hiking, biking, jogging, rafting, skiing or just relaxing outside.

Shopping, Dining, and Relaxing

The popular Mosaic District is a short drive down the road and features shopping (including a late-night Target with Starbucks, clothing and specialty boutiques, and Mom's Organic Market), a wide variety of casual and sit-down dining options (including Cava, Taylor Sandwich, Sisters Thai, Ted's Bulletin, Sweetgreen, Nando's Peri-Peri, Jinya Ramen, Matchbox, and Le Pain Quotidien), and a movie theatre with gourmet concessions and summertime films on the lawn.

Halstead Square, just past the Mosaic District near the Dunn Loring Metro Station, has trendy and casual restaurants including Ovvio Osteria, Blackfinn, Dunkin Donuts, Crave Frozen Yogurt, Jimmy John's, District Taco, and the Lost Dog Cafe.