November 2016

Found 13 blog entries for November 2016.

barracks row - capitol hill -  washington dc

From Victorian-style homes to historic conversions, Capitol Hill offers a unique setting, where residents can live in the center of it all when it comes to the bustling DC area. Filled with culture, must-see attractions and exciting destinations, Capitol Hill enjoys a rich blend of casual elegance, with great places to eat, shop, live and be entertained.

Renowned for its walkability, area residents enjoy a wide selection of options just steps away. From local parks and community gardens to the iconic U.S. Capitol building, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Building, Capitol Hill has it all. You’ll also find an excess of museums and memorials.

If you’re ready to experience some of the best and most diverse food selections in the area,

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Already easy to navigate via the Metro or by foot, biking is also quickly emerging as an efficient way to get around Arlington. The city offers upwards of 100 miles of bike lanes, designated bike routes and multi-use trails, making it simple for cyclists to travel the region.

Capital Bikeshare even provides bikes to share, with bikes and docking stations located in various spots around the city. Members check out a bike, and then return it when they’re done, plus there are memberships that range from 24-hours to an entire year.

If you’re looking for a place to head out after work, Arlington Triangle offers up a great place to try out two wheels. This route utilizes some of the region’s most popular trails, such as Mt. Vernon and the Washington &

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Packed with strollers and contractors the walk-able neighborhood of Petworth remains a family-friendly environment, while at the same time drawing in people to renovate some of the older homes and structures, making them even more attractive to new residents in the future. Noted by some existing residents as the DC area’s best neighborhood, Petworth offers a true sense of community, where its more commonplace than not to greet neighbors sitting out on their front porch, playing music and engaging with each other on a regular basis.

While the Metro is close by, many residents choose to walk here, something that has attracted countless families with young children to the area. As the neighborhood boasts a number of sites and attractions that cater to

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the skyline condos dc

With modern finishes and contemporary appeal, The Skyline offers up a new choice in living for those in Columbia Heights. The building, which developers broke ground on earlier this year, houses a total of 10 condominiums spread across four-stories, two of the units being penthouse units which offer their own private rooftop terraces.

The remaining eight units include from around 875 square feet of living space to upwards of 1,000 square feet, also providing for floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans. The larger, penthouse units, meanwhile, include more than 1,100 square feet with the terraces, along with a two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan. Most notably, however, the homes provide such unique features as custom, knotty hickory cabinetry,

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the sanctuary - 819 d st

Once home to countless parishioners, a number of churches on Capitol Hill are in the midst of church to condo conversions, making over the old structures into more modern, desirable locations for residential living. Among them is a former Presbyterian church being reimagined into a number of condominium units at 609 Maryland Avenue NE. This 125-year-old stone church is in the middle of an “awakening”, one of many such buildings in the DC area and all across the nation following similar trends.

The idea of changing churches over to condos seems to follow that of congregations moving out to the suburbs, moving the churches closer to those they serve while taking advantage of soaring property values that the buildings now entertain. Some see this as a

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georgetown

Filled with upscale restaurants, stores, historic buildings and high-end real estate, Georgetown easily maintains its reputation as one of DC’s most elite neighborhoods. From meticulously restored row houses that date back to the 1800s to multi-million dollar homes with expansive river views, Georgetown rivals even some of the most exclusive communities of the entire region, complimented by pedestrian-friendly streets and impressive selections in homes and condos.

Bordered by the Potomac River on the southern side, Rock Creek to the east and Georgetown University on the western edge, Georgetown is home to newly developed condominiums and redeveloped row houses as well as a unique blend of Federal, Georgian, Queen Anne style and Romanesque

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potomac yard alexandria va

Offering up a range of extras to go along with promoting an active lifestyle, Potomac Yard invites new residents to experience townhome living, just minutes from Downtown DC. Nearby amenities of living within the community range from the basketball, volleyball and tennis courts of Potomac Yard Park to dual soccer fields and a large playground.

Located between Old Town Alexandria and Washington DC, Potomac Yard is simply a 10-minute commute from the various options of DC, plus surrounded by the enjoyment of things like the Mt Vernon Trail for a bike ride. The location is also a simple stroll to the Metro, or mere minutes from entertainment, recreation and shopping in the area, including in nearby Old Town and charming Del Ray. In addition, a newly

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buchanan park hill east dc

Uniquely designed to incorporate historical architecture with new, more modern design elements, Buchanan Park is now selling townhomes in Hill East. The new collection of homes is currently for sale surrounding the old Buchanan School building, a landmark site in the community for generations.

While the former late 1800s school building has recently been redeveloped to house one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, nearly three-dozen three- and four-bedroom townhomes have been constructed to line the surrounding property, known as Buchanan Park. The townhomes are noted for their comfortable and open floor plans, with plenty of natural light infused throughout the homes.

On track for an early 2017 delivery date, common features and finishes of the

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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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georgia row at walter reed dc

New choices in townhome-style living are coming to Takoma. The northern DC neighborhood is now seeing the sale of units within Georgia Row at Walter Reed. These urban units, developed by Elm Street Development and Craftmark Homes, bring a selection of new condo units with multi-level floor plans to the area.

With your choice of one-, two- or even three-bedrooms, the units are set up with a kitchen and living room on the main floor, plus bedrooms on the upper and lower floors, offering a sense of privacy while maintaining open floor plans throughout. Buyers have their choice of everything from kitchen hardware and finishes to countertops and hardwood flooring. The units also come complete with crown molding on the main level, high ceilings, maple

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