Welcome to this special edition of the Prince William's Extra, a comprehensive guide to our community. It includes important information on how to get around the area, where to shop, how to contact elected officials and where to go when you need help or you want to help.
   The Guide will be updated as new information becomes available and we welcome your feedback. E-mail TheGuide@washpost.com or call 202-334-4555. More information about this guide is in our editor's note.

One of the beauties of Pr. William County is that it has almost all the eclectic restaurants of a big city without a drop of big-city pretension.
Jay Mathews: Schools
When picking a school, there's often more than one right answer.
Real Estate
Home buyers should prepare to pay more for coveted close-in neighborhoods.
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John Kelly's Washington
Most of the bridges that carry us over parts of our region are named things we recognize. Meet the people behind the spans.
Baseball has returned to the area. How will the Nationals stack up?
Museums and Attractions
True to its suburban roots, Pr. William is more of a starting point than a destination when it comes to big-time spectator sports.
Learn the language of area traffic.

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