September 2014

Found 17 blog entries for September 2014.



Livability.com calls Arlington “the perfect urban/suburban middle ground,” and the #3 Most Livable City in the U.S.  In its annual list of Top 100 Best Places to Live, Livability.com gives upscale Arlington, Virginia high marks based on economics, housing, amenities, demographics, education, and other criteria.  Arlington draws praise for putting its Metro stations underground so that people can walk to them, and also gives kudos to Arlington’s diverse population and eclectic fine eateries.

Last week, Livability.com released its second annual list of the best small and medium sized cities with populations between 22,000 and 350,000.  Arlington was called an upscale community whose largest employer is the U.S. government.  The median home price in

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DC Condo Boutique team member Melanie Hayes represented the buyer of a Dumbarton Place condo located at 1414 22nd Street NW #45, Washington, DC 20037 in DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood.  This condo features 2 BR / 2.5 BA / 1,770 SF of living space and closed on September 26th, 2014 for $1.415M / $799 SF.  Three garage parking spaces conveyed with this unit.

This sun-bathed corner units overlooks the adjacent Rock Creek Park.  Luxury appointments included a gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, and over-sized master retreat.  Dumbarton Place is a full-service boutique building with a doorman, rooftop deck, gym and conference room.  Dumbarton Place residents can walk to both Georgetown and Dupont Circle and enjoy quick access to Rock Creek Park.

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A highly desirable townhome community in upscale Alexandria, Virginia should be on your real estate house-hunting list if you are looking for a charming community in Old Town, conveniently located minutes away from DC, with wonderful amenities.  Potomac Greens enjoys a desirable location just off George Washington Parkway in the northern end of historic Old Town.  It is only minutes from DC, the Potomac River waterfront, National Airport and many fine restaurants and shops.

Designed by award-winning builders EYA and Craftmark, the townhome community was developed beginning in 2006.  The 120 townhomes are 4-story row houses that blend in with the charming historic surroundings of Old Town; yet the homes feature unique facades, heights and color. 

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james hunter park arlington va 

A new $1.6 million dog park in Clarendon has been a very popular spot for residents to bring their dogs to play.  As an amenity within James Hunter Park, residents enjoy treating their pups to a waterfall for dogs to play in, water fountains to fill up dog bowls and plenty of open lawn for informal play within this community canine area.  James Hunter Park is the 8th community dog park in Arlington.  The dog park is located at North Herndon and 13th Streets, minutes from the Clarendon Metro.

Other amenities at James Hunter Park: a plaza terrace for picnicking, demonstration gardens, solar panels providing renewable solar power to the irrigation, better drainage and an automated water management system.  More than 8,000 people live within a 10-minute

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Arlington is home to the highest number of 25-34 year olds in the DC area, and is a big destination for recent college graduates.  Nearly 70% of Arlington residents hold bachelor’s degrees.  Arlington is a destination itself with Metro Stations in the neighborhood as well as restaurants, bars, and shops that cater to a younger crowd.

Arlington neighborhoods rank #1 and #2 as the top place where college-educated millennials choose to live.  The 25-34 year old generation choose to live in urban neighborhoods with 7 attributes: highly educated professionals; affluence; racial diversity; more single households; fewer families and more college students; more new neighbors; and high home values.  Arlington ranks so high in large part due to its cluster of

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The ARC 3409 is the newest Virginia Square condominium development in Arlington located near Clarendon, and just 2 blocks from the Orange Line Metro.  While the building is expected to open in the fall, ARC 3409 will deliver 85 new high-rise luxury condos that will feature 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and Studio modern style condos.

The name of the building, ARC 3409 references its address 3409 Wilson Boulevard.  Formerly the AKA Virginia Square extended stay hotel, the building was purchased by Bethesda-based The Goldstar Group and has been rebranded as ARC 3409 to feature luxury condos.  Built in 2008, the structure of the building will not change since it was originally built to be condos; however, the developers are pouring $6 million into major renovations

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Young professionals who are Millennials or Generation Xers are heading to Arlington County for its wealth of jobs.  As the jobs come, so do the young people, and amenities and a cool social scene soon follows.  The urban growth trend is alive and well in DC’s closest suburb, Arlington.  

A new study funded by Arlington Economic Development polled 400 residents, and concluded that most who live in Arlington do so because their job is here or close by.  The #1 reason for living in Arlington County was professional opportunities.  During a time when it may be challenging for a new college graduate to find a job, Arlington’s greatest strength is its job opportunities and growth.  A whopping 89% of young professionals call Arlington a great place to

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The tiny, close-knit residential neighborhood of Kingman Park in Northeast DC is one of the last affordable areas in DC to buy a house.  This is a neighborhood where you see residents taking their morning walks, jogging and talking to each other from their front porches.  Statuesque elm trees dot the neighborhood.  Kingman Park’s location is minutes from downtown DC and next to I-295, and solidly positioned for ease of commuting to work.  Buses and Metro are nearby.  The neighborhood is also walking distance to hotspot H Street restaurants and nightlife, close to Capitol Hill, the Arboretum and Langston Golf Course.

You will find beautiful, mature willow trees lining the streets in Kingman Park whose boundaries are 15th Street NE to the west; C

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DC Condo Boutique team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the buyer of a Chase Point condo located at 4301 Military Road #303, Washington, DC 20015 in DC’s Friendship Heights neighborhood.  This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,450 SF of living space and closed on September 12th, 2014 for $934,000 / $644 SF.  Two garage parking spaces conveyed with this unit.

This striking designer condo features two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a den.  Luxury finishes include Brazilian cherry floors, a marble foyer, Viking and Bosch appliances, custom lighting and Hunter Douglas blinds and shutters.  Chase Point was delivered in 2007 by PN Hoffman and offers a 24-hour desk, fitness center and is within walking distance of all the fabulous shopping and dining in

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DC Condo Boutique team member Melanie Hayes represented the buyer of a condo in The Sonata located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue #403 Washington, DC 20001.  This Mount Vernon Triangle condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,388 SF of living space and closed on September 11th, 2014 for $730,000 / $526 SF.  One garage parking space conveyed with this unit.

This premier, two-bedroom corner condo features walls of windows with multiple exposures and expansive views.  Finishes include a gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless appliances, hardwood floors and walk-in closets.  Amenities at The Sonata include a roof deck, fitness center and secure garage parking.  Located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 3rd Street in DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood,

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