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dc top tech market

DC’s dominance in the political arena is giving rise to what some may see as a seemingly unrelated field. According to a new ranking of the nation’s top tech cities, Washington DC comes in an admirable number three.

The emergence of DC on the list of the top 25 cities may at first seem somewhat out of place, especially considering that the top two are the Silicon Valley area and San Francisco. Upon closer examination, though, it becomes evident that tech workers and entrepreneurs are being lured to DC by the area’s governmental and life sciences dominance, as workers seek out close proximity to some of the nation’s most prominent policymakers.

The global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield came up with the ranking, analyzing cities

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While the DC area is certainly renowned for its cultural attractions and enviable neighborhoods, it seems the region is also one of the top areas for your health. A recently released list puts the DC region in second place when it comes to the nation’s most fit metros.

The ACSM American Fitness Index is a ranking compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation. While DC snagged the number one spot for community health it received an overall number two ranking when taking into account other categories such as personal health. This was further broken down to include behaviors such as the percentage of people who eat enough fruits and vegetables, those who get at least seven hours of sleep each day and those who regularly

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Recognized in the past for its high job opportunities, Arlington is now getting top marks when it comes to being the ‘Best City for Millennials’. Arlington was just placed at the top of the list for 2017, as designated by niche.com.

This year’s list moves Arlington up from its previous spot of number two on the list a year ago; receiving high marks this year for its schools and family-friendly atmosphere. Additionally Arlington also gets high grades for health and fitness plus outdoor activities, nightlife, diversity and the commute. In addition, it gains a respectable grade for its housing and weather.

Some publications are using the results of the ranking to suggest that aging millennials are beginning to start families, making categories such

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old town alexandria real estate

Praised for its cultural and entertainment options, its diversity and its new development, Alexandria gets high marks when it comes to America’s top downtowns. For four years Alexandria has made the list of the country’s top 10 downtowns, as designated by Livability.com.

In the 2016 list Alexandria gained the number one spot for small and medium-sized cities, followed by Santa Monica, California and Greenville, South Carolina. That particular year, Livability.com acknowledged the appeal of historic Old Town Alexandria, with a nod to the arts, shopping, live music and nightlife. As well, Alexandria also gained attention for supplying a wide range of dining options, with locals frequenting area eateries much more often than in other parts of the

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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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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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alexandria top city

Praised for its impressive attractions and quality of available jobs, Alexandria recently received high marks, making the list of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”. The business website 24/7WallSt.com placed Alexandria as number 20 on the list, with many of the top cities marking lower unemployment than the nation as a whole, and most also offering job growth of at least equal to the national rate.

The website lists Alexandria as having a poverty rate of 9.1-percent, with a little more than 153,000 residents. While the website found a slightly lower percentage of those in Alexandria holding bachelor’s degrees than the U.S. census found, it did list a median home value of just under $542,000.

According to 24/7WallSt.com, Alexandria is simply a

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best cities wealth

Known for its sometimes pricy options in real estate it seems Washington D.C. is also a top contender for building wealth. That’s according to a new study by Bankrate, a website focused on personal finance, providing everything from consumer friendly information on mortgages and money market accounts to information about checking, credit cards and retirement.

According to the survey, D.C. comes in at number three on the list of cities behind San Francisco and Minneapolis. The District beats out other big cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York by several submissions, as St Louis and Detroit round out the top five.

To come up with the ranking Bankrate took into account several factors, including debt burden, homeownership benefits such as

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capital bikeshare

While it may be convenient to simply walk or hop on the Metro, there’s another way to get around DC that’s gaining ground and enthusiasm. The District was just named one of the nation’s most bike-friendly cities, coming in at number nine in a ranking by Bicycling Magazine.

The DC area gets high marks for the inaugural DC Bike Ride back in May when more than 7,500 cyclists took to car-free streets, riding through parts of DC and Arlington. The event raised nearly $40,000 for Vision Zero, an ambitious plan to rid the city of traffic fatalities, and for the Washington Area Cyclist Association. It’s hoped that next year the event will grow to include up to 12,000 riders.

The ranking also points out Capital Bikeshare, a six-year old program which

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A great community to live, work and play, Arlington now holds the distinct honor of being named the hardest working and one of the healthiest cities in the nation, as well. The praise comes from two different websites, each of which looked at a variety of data before declaring Arlington a top contender.

The first ranking comes from SmartAsset, a financial website that strives to give people information they can use about everything from retirement to credit cards and home buying financial tips. According to recent analysis the website lists Arlington as number one when it comes to “Hardest-Working Cities in America”.

In all, SmartAsset looked at more than 100 cities across the nation, then used labor market data to quantify average hours that

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