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There’s no doubt location is key when it comes to buying a new home or condo, but it turns out you there may be one particular place that’s boosting your neighborhood. According to several published reports and surveys, your local grocery store has a lot to do with boosting real estate, and those lucky enough to live in close proximity to a Whole Foods are reaping the benefits.

That’s because living near one of the high-end grocers is like real estate gold, many say bringing a higher return on investment to owners and investors. It’s no secret that many buyers want to be close to their favorite retailers, and with good reason.

If you want proof, look no further than the Whole Foods that opened up in 2000 on P Street NW, between Logan Circle and

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For the second year in a row Arlington County receives top nods when it comes to the nation’s top digital counties. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties generates the awards, basing their rankings on the use of technology in things such as cyber security, citizen engagement, transparency, operations and open government.

Arlington County received the top spot for 2017 for counties with populations of between 150,000 to 249,999 residents. County leaders recently picked up the award during a national conference.

In the latest ranking, the county was recognized for its open government, using technology to make more transparent and accessible government transactions, decision-making and planning. Arlington County

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There’s no doubt that politics shape the DC area, but now it turns out some of DC’s suburbs dominate the nation when it comes to America’s wealthiest counties. In fact, half of the richest counties in the US are within about an hour of the capital.

According to Forbes, which based its findings off Census Bureau income data from 2015, the top four ’10 Richest Counties in America’ are all in the DC region. At the very top is Loudoun County, followed by Falls Church, Fairfax and Howard.

About 25 miles to the west of DC, Loudon County, Virginia boasts a median household income of nearly $126,000, the highest of any other county in the nation. The county supports a number of data centers and tech companies, with other top employers including the

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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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