Search Tips

  • Getting Started: Try different searches. Local Explorer can take you to area cities, counties, Zip codes and many local neighborhoods — or you can just start with a street address.
  • Use the Map: You can do a lot with your map — including move it around with your mouse and pointer, zoom in and out, and turn local boundary lines on and off.
  • Take it With You: Use the controls below the map to bookmark a page, or e-mail it to yourself or a friend for later viewing.
  • Look Down: It's more than just a map. Check the bottom of the page for news coverage, home and job listings, an events calendar and more.

What Is Local Explorer?

Moving to the Washington, D.C., area, or just interested in different Washington, Maryland and Virginia communities? Try Local Explorer.

Use the search box above or the links at right to map information on recent area home sales, crime incidents and schools. You can also map grocery and drug stores, restaurants, bars, hospitals, movie theaters and more.

Local Explorer is more than just a map, however. It also has facts and figures, local news, classifieds and upcoming events that will help take you further inside area communities.