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dc bes places to live

One of the most exciting and politically charged locations to live in the entire nation, a new report gives the DC metro area high marks too when it comes to livability. The annual “Best Places to Live” list, assembled by U.S. News & World Report, just put the DC area as number four on its list for 2017. That’s four places higher than 2016, when the greater Washington area came in at a respectable number eight.

The report looks at the top 100 largest metros in the nation, and then ranks them according to things like quality of life, affordability and job prospects. The job market was reportedly what helped DC jump ahead, with the average annual salary in DC well above the national average. While many area residents work in government jobs, the job

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cameron station alexandria va

Celebrated for its impressive sites and attractions and its easy commute, Alexandria’s West End is growing at a steady pace, further adding to what is already deemed the largest neighborhood in Alexandria. The West End is home to everything from breweries to the orchestra, historic sites to natural sites, and now there’s a new push to add more residential development to what’s mostly been known as industrial space.

With an eye on diversifying a section of land not far from the Van Dorn Metro station, the new plan involves bringing hundreds of new multi-family units to the area, as well as hundreds of garage parking spaces. Along with a seven-story building plans also call for upwards of 100 new townhomes and a park. It’s up for discussion, too,

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watkins alley dc

Dozens of new townhomes and flats are coming to Hill East, as Watkins Alley joins the list of new residential projects transforming a former industrial area to include more residential space. The former site of a car service business, parking lot and warehouse is now being transformed into a development of 29 townhouse-style condos and an additional 15 flats, jointly named Watkins Alley.

With industrial, vintage-style elements, the townhomes are set to offer either three- or four-bedrooms while the flats will each include two-bedrooms. Designed to blend in with the surrounding area, the development will also retain a red brick exterior. Other design features will include private balconies overlooking the courtyard, along with the infusion of plenty

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1907 whiteoaks dr alexandria va

Another key member of the Trump administration is putting down roots in the DC area, this time just outside the Beltway. According to recent reports, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus recently purchased a two-story, new construction home in Hollindale.

Sold for $1.25 million in mid January, the home is only about 12 miles from the White House and about five miles away from Mount Vernon. The single-family home offers five-bedrooms, 5.5-baths, a finished basement and plenty of upgrades throughout. It also supplies more than 6,100 square feet of living space and a spacious, three-quarters of an acre lot, plenty of room for Priebus and his young family to enjoy while he begins his new job working for newly elected President Donald Trump.

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otis place flats - 1032 otis street ne washington dc 20017

More residential options are coming to Brookland with the addition of the Otis Place Flats, an exciting new development currently under construction in the desirable Northeast DC neighborhood. A joint project of SGA Companies and Harbor Builders, the Otis Place Flats are on tap to bring another new 16 homes to the area.

Options within the development range from condos to town homes, with each residence containing two-bedrooms and 2.5-baths. As each home also includes more than 1,200 square feet of living space, the homes provide the luxury of multiple living spaces, all fashioned with modern conveniences and upscale features.

The residences of Otis Place Flats include custom cabinetry in the kitchens and marble countertops in the master baths.

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one national harbor

While National Harbor is often praised for its abundant shops and restaurants, the ideal location also supplies walk-able urban living, with such residential developments as One National Harbor. Completed in 2008, the development adds to the hundreds of available condo units within the desirable area, right along the banks of the Potomac River.

With your choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, the condo units of One National Harbor are priced starting in the mid $200,000s, with some priced around $500,000. Common features of the homes include the hardwood flooring and large windows with some also supplying private balconies. Boasting a total of more than 240 units alone, One National Harbor only adds to the desirability of living within one

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carver place arlington va

Capitalizing on its ideal location and abundant floor plans, a new community of multi-level townhomes is already 65-percent sold in Arlington. Carver Place offers your choice of townhomes and condos, complimented by luxury finishes and energy-saving design elements.

A project of Craftmark Homes and Elm Street Development, Carver Place includes mostly townhomes, with a total of 73 residences, supplemented by some townhome-style condos. The three-story townhomes offer three- to four-bedrooms, with some including more than 2,600 square feet of living space and a fourth level loft. Other homes supply an optional deck and even a rooftop terrace.

The project also includes some units with an English basement design and an eat-in kitchen. All of the

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the signet mclean va

Downtown McLean is about to get an entirely new look, with the first new construction project in years well underway, soon to bring a mixed-use development to the area. When finished, The Signet will supply more than 120 new luxury condominium homes, in addition to another 5,000 square feet of street level restaurants and retail space.

A groundbreaking back in May 2016 touched off the project, with the promise of a new, walk-able development to help transform the downtown area. The pedestrian-friendly project includes plans for a public park, walking paths and gardens, a transition of sorts from the commercial district of McLean to its nearby neighborhoods.

Amenities of the new building include a fitness center, resident lounge and a full-time

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h street corridor washington dc

Once known mostly for its nightlife, the H Street Corridor has now officially arrived, currently home to everything from artistic venues and bars to shops, restaurants and residential options. Dating back to the mid 1800s, the corridor was at one time considered a bustling commercial district, a location that survived a series of ups and downs over the years. These days, however, long time residents and new residents are seeing a change, marking a period in which the H Street Corridor has finally officially arrived, with recent revitalization bringing the area back to some of its original roots.

The desirability of the Northeast DC neighborhood comes in part due to its location. The area is close to Union Station and to the US Capitol. Attractions

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waterfront street condos national harbor

From taking a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk to experiencing some of the most impressive choices in dining, recreation and nearby entertainment, there’s plenty to explore and discover within Waterfront Street at National Harbor. This exciting new luxury development supplies fantastic river views and unmatched elegance, at the heart of the National Harbor, with delightfully modern and contemporary design features.

Each with a private elevator entrance, the condos of Waterfront Street are adorned with floor-to-ceiling glass on each end, supplemented by designer kitchens, marble floors in the baths and floor plans of at least around 1,800 square feet in size. Starting at two-bedrooms and two-baths, some of the larger units also include a private

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