February 2014

Found 17 blog entries for February 2014.



Much like Central Park is to New York City residents, so too is Rock Creek Park for DC residents.  An urban park that offers a sweet retreat from the bustling city life and a chance to connect with nature at its best, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the 1700 acre Rock Creek Park tucked in the middle of DC.  One of the first ever federally managed parks in the country, Rock Creek Park is administered by the U.S. National Park Service.  It is a vast public park in northwest and parts of northeast DC urban areas where DC residents and visitors go to jog and bike on more than 25 miles of trails.  A beautiful place to enjoy quiet solitude under the towering trees and wide -open green space, Rock Creek Park is a place where you can walk and walk for

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source: NerdWallet

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DC leads the nation in the best cities in America for women entrepreneurs.  DC has the highest rate of women-owned businesses of the Top 10 cities for female entrepreneurs.  Women own more than a third (34.5%) of the businesses in DC, which translates to women having a large peer group and mentors in the DC region.  DC is home to many resources for women in the region providing training to female entrepreneurs to support their businesses (Washington, DC Women’s Business Center) and an advisory council for female entrepreneurs to the federal government (National Women’s Business Council).  DC pays women far better than other cities in the U.S. and is much more business-friendly for female entrepreneurs than others. 

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After years of having to return their cars back to DC following a day or partial day in Virginia, Car2Go customers who frequent destinations in Arlington and Alexandria are launching marketing and social media campaigns to get the same convenience in Northern Virginia.  With hopes of expansion, this would allow car-sharing customers of Car2Go to be able to drop off their cars in Virginia. 

Car2Go is owned by Daimler, the car company that also owns Smart cars, with locations in 25 cities across the globe. The company’s service has more than 26,000 members in DC and a fleet of 400 cars.  Car2Go is different from its rival ZipCar in that ZipCar is for hourly rentals and definite point-to-point return time and location.  Car2Go, on the other hand, allows

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DC’s economy is the best in the nation and its residents remain the most optimistic about a continued rosy economy, according to Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index for 2013.  Despite coming off the heels of the worst recession in a generation, a paralyzed housing market and a recent federal shutdown, the Washington region has stayed ahead of all 50 states in economic confidence and remains in the top position in 2013.


Financial experts say confidence in DC’s economy is a reflection of its very good job market for people with a college degree.  The unemployment rate for residents with at least a college degree is a low 3% in DC.  The Gallup pollster calls DC an outlier in economic confidence compared to all other states in the nation.  DC’s chief

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DC Condo Boutique represented the buyer of a condo at the Atrium, located at 1530 Key Boulevard #1530 in Arlington's Roslyn neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR / 1 BA /  765 SF.  It closed on February 3rd 2014 for $365,000 / $477 SF.

This fully updated unit features an open floor plan with a new kitchen including appliances and countertops and a large balcony with great views from the 10th floor.  The Atrium is an amenity rich building with a pool, tennis courts, grilles, sauna and jacuzzi.  Residents enjoy the close proximity to the Metro, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.

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chancellor's row real estate

Convenient Location

Don’t miss the final act---90% sold out!  Exquisite townhomes in the Edgewood/Brookland neighborhood of DC offer a small town-inspired setting focused on open green spaces, large front yards and fine living.  Chancellor’s Row is a new community of luxury townhomes by developer EYA.  Boasting a premier location on the corner of 7th Street, NE and Jackson Street and just 4 blocks from the Brookland Metro Station (Red Line), 3 stops from Union Station and a mere 3 miles from the U.S. Capitol, Chancellor’s Row is over 90% sold, with only 20 townhomes left.  Some are available for immediate move-in.

Upscale Appointments

Offering the perfect blend of location, convenience and luxury living, Chancellor’s Row features 4-story

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The rolling hills and gentle shade trees of Fairlington offer a quiet neighborhood to those who prefer to live in the suburbs but close enough to several routes to easily commute to work either in Northern Virginia or DC.  Fairlington is a neighborhood in Arlington, VA located adjacent to Shirlington.  By car, main thoroughfares are I-395, King Street (State Route 7) and Quaker Lane (State Route 402).  Several Metrobus routes traverse the neighborhood and adjacent roads.  Two Metro stations are within 3-4 miles of Fairlington.  Reagan National airport is 5 miles away.

Fairlington consists almost entirely of townhouse-style condominiums built in the 1940s but almost all have been extensively updated.  Fairlington is listed on both the National Register of

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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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The former Italian Embassy will be converting into brand new upscale condos in Adams Morgan.  The historic aspect of the landmark embassy structure will be kept intact and its design plans have passed approval by the historic preservation review board.  The number of condo units will range between 110 and 135.  There will be at least 1 penthouse.

Located at 16th Street and Fuller Street, NW in the vibrant Adams Morgan neighborhood, developers Potomac Construction Group is getting ready to begin converting the former Italian Embassy into “The Flats at Il Palazzo,” an elegant condominium building that will keep its grand exterior design and its landmark status.  The Washington-based developers, in conjunction with an architecture firm, will build an

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DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a new construction condo at The Lima, located at 2101 11th Street NW #103, Washington, DC 20001 in DC's U Street Corridor neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR / 1 BA / 842 SF.  It closed on February 3rd, 2013 for $449,900 / $534 SF.

This brand new condo features floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, quartz counter, expresso cabinets, Jenn-air appliances and Italian porcelain tile.  The Lima offers a shared rooftop terrace and is located a block away from the U Street Metro station and boasts a WalkScore of 95.

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