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A ZIP code can say a whole lot about where you live---how wonderful an area is or not.  The Movoto Real Estate Blog says #1 hands-down is 20004 in DC as the absolutely best ZIP code in the nation on its Top 10 list.  The ZIP code includes many upscale condo buildings in the 20004 areas with popular neighborhoods such as Penn Quarter and Chinatown.  The ZIP code borders the National Mall, the White House and several Smithsonian museums.  You’ll find many recent college grads, and young professionals without kids but lots of spendable income.

DC was notable for all the cool stuff to do here like the Smithsonian Museums; Ford’s Theater; the International Spy Museum; and the White House.  The ZIP code had a high median income of $131,111 and less than 2%

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be moving into a $1.5 million condo at the upscale Residences at CityCenter in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.  A 6-block walk from his office on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Attorney General Holder will be a neighbor to Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) and her husband, who paid $2.7 million for their condo.  CityCenter is the latest brand new high-end condo project in downtown DC.    The upscale mixed-use development will feature retail on the ground floor, and condos above.

Sales have been strong at CityCenter located on 9th and H Streets, NW, the former home to the previous convention center.  Condos at CityCenter range in price from $417,000 to $1.7 million, although Sen. McCaskill’s $2.7 million condo is the

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Who wouldn’t want to live next door to a U.S. Senator?  Among the political elite in DC, one of the most powerful members of Congress, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) bought a $2.7 million condo in early February at the Residences at CityCenter.  McCaskill and her husband will soon move into the tony mixed-use development in in the Penn Quarter.

Units have ranged from $417,000 to $1.7 million and Sen. McCaskill’s sale is the priciest condo unit to sell to date at the upscale Residences at CityCenter.  More than 50 condos have sold so far out of 216 in this brand new mixed-use development.  McCaskill and her husband have sold their previous Washington condominium on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, which they bought for $700,000 in 2007.  She made a big gain on

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DC Condo Boutique team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the buyer of a new construction condo at CityCenter, located at 925 H Street NW #1004, Washington, DC 20001 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This unit features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,202 SF.  It closed on February 6th, 2013 for $1,070,000 / $890 SF.

This brand new unit featured modern European finishes including Molteni Cabinets and closets, Grohe Faucets, Bosch and Miele Appliances. Building amenities at the Residences at CityCenter include 24-hour security, concierge, fitness center, yoga studio, resident lounge and a guest suite in a location just three blocks from the Metro.

Residences at CityCenter Listings:

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We have picked our 3 favorite repurposed loft buildings in DC and they all combine historic charm, contemporary elegance and sophistication.  They are all located in the hotspot neighborhoods of Logan Circle or the Penn Quarter.  These lofts and contemporary urban residential projects led the way in revitalizing the 14th Street neighborhood.  One of DC’s most desirable neighborhoods, Logan Circle is served by the Metro’s Red Line Dupont Circle station.  Residents here enjoy trendy retail shops, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries, upscale furniture stores, live theater and nightclubs. 

Cooper Lewis
For a modern, edgy, Cooper Lewis is a sophisticated and contemporary Logan Circle condominium building on DC’s best urban corner at 14th and

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at the Residences at CityCenter, located at 920 I Street NW #604, Washington, DC 20005 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR / 1.5 BA / 905 SF.  It closed on January 16, 2014 for $617,000 / $682 SF.

This brand new unit featured modern European finishes including Molteni Cabinets and closets, Grohe Faucets, Bosch and Miele Appliances. Building amenities at the Residences at CityCenter include 24-hour security, concierge, fitness center, yoga studio, resident lounge and a guest suite in a location just three blocks from the Metro.

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Home builders, architects and developers are taking pet-friendly luxury design to a new level as they try to please a growing number of residents and future buyers who scout new condos and single-family homes with their dogs and cats in mind.

With their family pets’ comforts a priority and logistical challenges like doggie-doors, yard space and pet washing stations, many future buyers are considering where to live based in part on ease and conveniences for their four-legged family members.  Some are looking at special pet built-ins and cabinetry in rooms that their pet may live in to make sure it blends in with the home as well as doggy-eating and dressing stations.

Pet ownership is at an all-time high, in part as a result of Americans delaying marriage

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A new trend is starting to take shape as multifamily housing spurs high demand: many office property owners are renovating old office buildings into residences that appeal to folks who want to live in the city.  It’s a trend being seen in many metro areas around the U. S.   Many young urban professionals prefer to live in cities to be near their jobs as well as enjoy urban cultural amenities and a vibrant nightlife. 

The demographics point to very strong multifamily properties: growth in single-family heads of households; unrelated people living together as a result of the recent housing downturn and high unemployment rates; and baby boomers downsizing to apartments.  The key factor driving the conversion of office buildings to residential condos is

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On the site of DC’s former Convention Center, CityCenter brings the sophistication of modern city living to the heart of downtown DC in a nearly $1 billion mixed-use project near the White House.  The downtown development, upon completion, will offer a pedestrian-friendly living/shopping/office complex in the middle of DC’s commercial, cultural, arts, and entertainment center.  Located within a couple of blocks of 2 popular Metro stations (Metro Center and Gallery Place) and the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Phase I of this development includes 2 condominium buildings, 2 apartment buildings and 2 office buildings with retail stores on the street level as well as an underground parking garage for residents.

Expected to fully open on February

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Courtesy of Washington Business Journal

Five other major cities in the U.S. have worse traffic congestion problems than DC, according to navigation maker TomTom, but that’s not much comfort for DC drivers stuck in traffic commuting to and from work on a daily basis.  DC ranks #6—same as last year-- in TomTom’s Traffic Index study.  Los Angeles continues to hold the same spot as the past 6 years, coming in at #1.  The Top 5 worst traffic rankings are: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle and San Jose.  The least congested metro area? Phoenix.

Washington drivers average 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.  In the nation’s most congested cities, drivers face peak hour

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