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washington navy yard

It goes by many names, the Near Southeast, the Capitol Riverfront or even the ballpark neighborhood after Nationals Park, but to many who’ve grown up in the DC area, the site will forever be the Navy Yard neighborhood. Historic, yet brimming with new development, the area is alive with possibility, from new residential buildings to offices and retail space.

Found right along the Anacostia River, to the south of Capitol Hill, the Navy Yard gets its name, appropriately enough, from the old Navy ordnance plant and shipyard. Still home to naval operations, the Navy Yard played a part in defending the capital during the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

The earliest industrial neighborhood in Washington, the Navy Yard was eventually added to the

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dc anc

Helping to give local residents more say in their own neighborhoods, DC’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions give homeowners a “voice” when it comes to matters affecting their own individual communities. The ANCs now total 40 across the District, with each of them further divided into Single Member Districts, with one Commissioner in charge of each.

While all of the Single Member Districts are comprised of around 2,000 residents, an ANC can currently include from two to 12 SMDs. In all, there are nearly 300 of these in DC, first started in the mid 1970s.

The Commissioners of each SMD, in turn, serve an unpaid, two-year term. An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner must live in the District, be registered to vote, not hold any other public office

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2600 rock creek

There’s a new high-profile homeowner in Massachusetts Heights, making the latest multi-million dollar home sale connected to the incoming White House administration. Newly coined Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly purchased the $12.6 million home several weeks ago.

Located on Rock Creek Drive NW, the home was publicly sold off-market to an undisclosed buyer, listed only as a trust. Since then, however, multiple published reports have linked the home to Mnuchin.

Overlooking Rock Creek Park, the mansion offers nine-bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms and several more half-baths. Constructed in 2001, the estate also includes several fireplaces, a light-filled indoor swimming pool and sauna, a fitness room, media screening room and a wine cellar.

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cityline at tenley

 Once the site of a major department store, Cityline at Tenley now offers the best of both worlds, a mixed-use development with Upper Northwest side convenience. First constructed in the early 1940s, the building now boasts more than 200 condo units and tens of thousands of square feet of retail space, with the residential units and retailers first opening up in the mid 2000s.

Retailers such as the Container Store, Ace Hardware and Best Buy are at home in the development, along with the convenience of hundreds of parking spaces. As well, the project sits just across the street from additional restaurants and retailers, including a Whole Foods Market.

Along with the convenience of doing your shopping just steps away from home, the development

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whole foods h street

There’s a new tenant now open on H Street, and its opening is already benefiting the neighborhood. Whole Foods opened this week and has created a real buzz in the community.

Located on the ground floor of The Apollo, a 400+ unit apartment building on H Street, plans for the market include an early morning juice and coffee bar, a fresh daily bakery, fresh seafood selections and an array of organic and natural foods. The corporate website lists there will also be an H Street Lounge, a place for sampling craft beers, wine and even a “melted cheese” station.

It’s the ease of shopping too, for the grocery store will simply be a few steps away from home for many tenants. While the new choices could prove exciting for area residents, the entire store

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arlington traditional elementary school

It’s no secret that Arlington is a great place to live and work, and now a public elementary school is also getting noticed in a big way. The website Niche.com just ranked Arlington Traditional Elementary School at the top of the list when it comes to public elementary schools in Virginia.

Niche takes in public data, and then adds in input from parents and students, before coming up with a ranking system to determine the nation’s best schools and neighborhoods. For 2017 that means Arlington Traditional gains the number one spot. Niche gives the elementary school an overall “A+” grade, with the highest marks for the school’s academics and its teachers. The lowest grade the school received was for diversity, but for that the school still garnered an

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2501 m street nw washington dc

With upgrades planned for its interior and exterior, 2501 M is in the middle of an imaginative project, turning previously used office space into a number of new luxury condos. The project takes aim at a 1980s-era mixed-use building, changing over the lower portion of the building into residential space.

The square footage that previously housed offices is now being transformed into high-end condos, complete with ground-level retail space, including the top sushi restaurant, Nobu. The top three levels of the building will remain condos, and the existing residents are living in their homes throughout this new construction process.

While much of the building’s original exterior design will stay, plans call for sprucing it up by adding a new

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shepherd park dc

Noted for its diversity in residents and diversity in home styles, Shepherd Park exudes charm and a strong community base. Once restrictive, this upper Northwest Quadrant neighborhood is now home to several prominent DC residents, a thriving middle and upper class community boasting countless examples of early 20th century architectural styles to choose from.

You’ll find everything from Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival to Spanish Colonial Revival homes in Shepherd Park. The area is also known for its selection of bungalows and even some of the old mail-order kit houses once sold by Sears and the Lewis Manufacturing Company.

While a majority of the homes of the community were constructed between 1912 to the late 1930s, the rest were constructed

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capital bikeshare

If you enjoy the freedom of exploring your surroundings car-free, there’s little doubt that the DC area is one of the best places to live, work and visit in the entire nation. That’s due to several reports ranking DC as high in walkability, including the most recent placing the District as fourth on the list of best car-free cities.

The ranking by Redfin is generated from a compilation of walk scores involving cities with more than 300,000 residents. According to Redfin research, DC gains the fourth spot, helped by having a high Transit Score. With several bus routes, the Metro and the growing Capital Bikeshare program bringing more bike stations to the area, Washington DC is also credited with coming in at number two in the nation when it comes to

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tillerson house kaloramaPhoto via Google Streetview

A fashionable DC neighborhood already well known for its high-profile residents now has another big name to add to the growing list. New U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just purchased a multi-million dollar home in Kalorama, the same area that former President Barack Obama and current first daughter Ivanka Trump already call home.

According to recent records, Tillerson purchased the home for $5.6 million from a former AOL executive about a week after his Senate confirmation. Constructed in the late 1920s, the semi-detached home offers a basement, three fireplaces and a two-car garage. It also includes four-bedrooms and 4.5-baths.

Incoming members of President Donald Trump’s administration and staff are quickly

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