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trinidad real estate - washington dc

If H Street fits your style but not your budget, you may want to try looking for your next home in Trinidad. While once saddled with a less desirable reputation, Trinidad has since grown into its own.

This modest neighborhood is now known for its tidy yards, with visible signs of new construction and renovation all across the area. While no doubt benefiting from the nearby development seen in NoMa and the H Street corridor, Trinidad is now celebrating some of its own successes.

Originally developed in the 1800s, the neighborhood has seen a true resurgence in popularity in more recent time, and is now regarded as one of DC’s up-and-coming neighborhoods. In turn, many homes in the area are selling fast.

Mostly filled with a mix of

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glover archbold park dcFlickr: Lauren Rauk

At more than 180-acres in size, Glover Archbold Park presents a desirable alternative for many locals and visitors hoping to escape the more urban surroundings. Found not far from Georgetown University or from several area neighborhoods, the park was originally named after two former landowners, now overseen by the National Park Service.

An extension of Rock Creek Park, the site presents a more natural location for enjoying the outdoors, from the hiking trails to the streams and the wooded terrain. Bicycles, motorized vehicles and off-leash dogs aren’t allowed in the park, but it is an extremely popular location for jogging, hiking and even dog walking.

One of the most frequented locations in the region is the Glover Archbold

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crystal gateway - 1300 crystal drive - arlington va

Luxury living meets an urban environment in the graceful sophistication of Crystal Gateway. Easily distinguished by its curved architecture and towering design, the building is a tribute to the Crystal City neighborhood in which it resides.

With the luxury of only up to four units per floor, the building is home to more than 170 residences in a high-rise setting. First delivered in the early 1980s, the boutique property includes several options in two- to three-bedroom floor plans, with around 1,500 square feet to upwards of 2,700 square feet of living space for one of the much larger and more spacious penthouse units.

Common features of the homes include the open floor plans, as well as a mix of hardwoods and tile flooring, large closets and

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 flats at pierce court - 1245 pierce street n arlington

A sales center is now open, giving prospective residents a first look at the new Flats at Pierce Court. The new Arlington property brings with it modern new condos, with the option of only a dozen select units for buyers to choose from.

Available condos start at two-bedrooms and two-baths, priced starting in the high $400,000s. While the smallest floor plan features around 700 square feet of living space and a balcony, there are also some two-bedroom plans that allow for even more square footage, some of which offer up both a private terrace and a balcony and are priced in the high $500,000s.

The two-bedroom, two-bath units are all located on the first two floors of the building. Meanwhile, the remaining three floors of the building provide

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porto vecchio - 1250 s washington st alexandria va

With its Italian-style architecture and Mediterranean influence, the Porto Vecchio condos of Alexandria present sophisticated options in riverfront living. With views overlooking the Potomac River, Dyke Marsh and the Belle Haven Marina, this exceptional Old Town property offers up delightful scenery and admirable amenities.

Shared features of a Porto Vecchio lifestyle include the property’s swimming pool and fitness center, along with tennis courts and a sauna. In addition, the property also supplies limousine service to its residents, the convenience of a 24-hour front desk and underground garage parking.

Meanwhile, the nearby Belle Haven Marina makes room for a busy sailing school, while a park offers up desirable green space to residents. The

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penn_eleven - 1111 pennsylvania ave se dc

Blending new construction with the historic façade of an older building, new luxury options are now selling on Capitol Hill, with the inclusion of the new Penn Eleven development. Set to deliver soon, Penn Eleven brings with it the choice of nearly three-dozen new condominium units.

Options extend from one-bedroom plus a den floor plans to two-bedrooms plus a den and even some generously appointed penthouse units. With up to around 2,200 square feet of living space, the condos of Penn Eleven start priced around $600,000.

New buyers can expect to find such high-end additions in the homes as quartz countertops, wide plank hardwood flooring, crown molding and some custom-built additions. As well, buyers will also find high-end, designer appliances

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c & o canal georgetown

Winding more than 180 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, the C & O Canal contains plenty of space to explore and discover. Officially named the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, it runs through some of DC’s most affluent communities. It also however, offers a peaceful escape from some of the area’s more crowded destinations.

The canal actually dates back to the days of George Washington, when the dream first came about to build a canal connecting up with Chesapeake Bay and the Ohio River. Although it never made it that far, some of the originally proposed canal was eventually built, along with a towpath running alongside for mules to help pull boats upstream. Mostly used for transporting coal, plus things like lumber, flour and limestone, occasionally

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gortat - arlington va

There’s a new option for prospective homebuyers in Arlington, and this one has a big name attached to its sale. Former Washington Wizards player Marcin Gortat just put his DC-area home on the market, with an asking price of $1.9 million.

The news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Gortat now plays for the LA Clippers. For prospective buyers, though, the home is a real prize, and having the NBA pro’s name attached to the sale is just part of the attraction.

Gortat originally purchased the home for just under $1.6 million in 2014. At the time, some reported the new construction home had hit a new record for its price per square foot in the area. While that record’s since been broken again by a different property, the appeal of Gortat’s

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glover park - washington dc

If living in Georgetown makes your wish list but not necessarily your budget, you may want to try searching in nearby Glover Park. Perhaps a more affordable option than its pricy neighbor to the south, Glover Park has plenty to offer residents.

With the convenience of an urban setting, yet the enjoyment of a small town-like setting, some compare Glover Park to a tiny community, set right in the middle of everything. Found between an extension of Rock Creek Park and Wisconsin Avenue, Glover Park sits just to the north of Georgetown, but feels somewhat removed from the rest of the city.

That’s likely due, at least in part, to the two miles it sits from the nearest Metro station. While some might see that as a negative, many living in this small

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yates gardens - alexandria va

With the charming appeal of early 1940s-era architecture, Yates Gardens presents desirable town home living in Southeast Alexandria. Often the Colonial-style brick town homes of this community provide between 1,600 to more than 1,900 square feet of living space, some of which have been recently renovated to reflect more modern designs and finishes, mixed in with the stylish appeal of generations past.

Originally built to house Pentagon officers, many of the town homes of Yates Gardens feature such coveted additions as abundant hardwoods and even some gas fireplaces. As well, the open floor plans often extend to two- to three-bedrooms and up to three-baths, with three levels of living space.

As well, you may find some decades-old built-ins and

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