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State of NoVa’s Top 31 coolest NoVa blogs

Sure, there are a lot of blogs and a lot of blah-blah-blah out there. But here at The State of NoVa, we’ve culled through a few hundred or so, and bring you our list of the Top 31. In alphabetical order, they are:

Action Alexandria — New project to solve problems in Alexandria.

Annandale VA — News and notes from Annandale

Arlington Kids — Helpful guide for NoVa parents

Arlington Now — Great, up-to-the-minute Arlington news site by Scott Brodbeck. — All the latest info on Bruce Springsteen. Not so much on NoVa.

Bruce Springsteen with Darlene Love in New York last month. What, you wanted a picture of a blogger? (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Bacon’s Rebellion — Virginia public policy blog

Blue Ridge Reader — News and notes from western Loudoun County

Carlyle Community News — Alexandria and Carlyle neighborhood news.

Clarendon Culture — Fun in Arlington’s Clarendon ‘hood

Commuter Page Blog — Commuting and biking from Arlington

Connect 2 Mason — George Mason U. news

DCRTV — Top coverage of local media by Reston’s Dave Hughes

Fairfax Underground — Popular, sometimes vile NoVa bulletin board

Going Out Guide — WaPo’s invaluable nightlife resource

Gut Check — Handy NoVa eating out blog from Northern Virginia magazine

Leesburg Tomorrow — For the Loudoun Dems

Loudoun County Traffic — For all your congestion needs

Mason Conservative — Conservative Fairfax politics

Moon Howlings — Centrist-to-slightly-liberal Prince William politics

Northern Virginia Magazine — Online version of the glossy monthly

Not Larry Sabato — Intense liberal Virginia politics

NoVa Commonsense — Conservative NoVa politics

Our Loudoun Schools — Intelligent education discussion

Pike Wire — Latest in Arlington’s Columbia Pike Town Center

Restonian — Funny, informative Reston blog

S.W.A.G. — Hot shopping in NoVa

The Arlandrian — Newsy Arlandria blog

The Washington Post — Local newspaper, lots of blogs. Maybe too many.

Too Conservative — One of Loudoun’s top conservative political blogs

Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide — Good reviews and suggestions for non-American restaurants in our area.

Virtual Fairfax — Fairfax County in 3D, demographics, lots of govt. info

Got a blog that you think should be in our Top 31? One that shouldn’t? E-mail me at

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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