July 2017

Found 13 blog entries for July 2017.

dc luxury real estate

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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chancellor's row real estate

With a true taste of serenity in the city, peaceful Chancellor's Row enjoys a convenient location and a peaceful setting. This newer construction, townhouse development is found in the Edgewood neighborhood, a collection of more than 200 recently constructed four-story townhomes.

With upscale features and finishes, the luxury townhomes are noted for their gourmet kitchens, private garages and rooftop terraces. Additionally, the homes are also outfitted with hardwood flooring and upscale design elements, with the six floor plans offering generally around 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of comfortable living space.

As well, the townhomes often include granite countertops and some exposed brick walls, in addition to high ceilings. Priced starting in the

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shaw real estate

The hip and urban Shaw neighborhood presents an inviting location, just two miles from the White House, packed with colorfully hued row houses along tree-line streets. Once a neighborhood that attracted many lower income residents, the neighborhood is currently being reborn with an array of new development.

As the neighborhood grows, so do home prices. In fact, the median home price in Shaw has quickly shot up, with some homes priced in the mid $100,000s just two decades ago now priced in the upper $700,000s. The neighborhood’s also seen the addition of new condos and a Metro station, plus an onslaught of new bakeries, trendy bars and coffee shops.

High-rent apartments now top upscale retailers, with new luxury development aimed at attracting

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k street dc real estate

With a long-standing reputation for housing numerous advocacy groups, lobbyists and think tanks, it’s quickly evident why K Street is sometimes referred to as ‘DC’s Corridor of Influence’. This major roadway may no longer be home to nearly all of the largest lobbying firms in the nation, but it nonetheless remains influential.

Carrying traffic from Mount Vernon Square to Whitehurst Freeway, this major east-west roadway is still a haven for young adults and professionals in DC. Still politically significant too, the K Street of today is filled with influential industry leaders and businesses.

Within a short walk of such prestigious locations as the White House, the World Bank and The International Monetary Fund, K Street continues to hold an

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 2029 connecticut ave - kalorama triangle real estate

With a mix of historic properties, Kalorama Triangle continues to thrive, enjoying the reputation as a walkable, quiet urban neighborhood. Bordered by Columbia Road, Calvert Street and Connecticut Avenue, the residential neighborhood of Kalorama Triangle is part of DC’s Northwest Quadrant.

While once known simply as Kalorama, the area was later split off into the more urban Kalorama Triangle and the more residential, Sheridan-Kalorama. While more modest in nature than some of its Sheridan-Kalorama residential counterparts, the homes of Kalorama Triangle retain the charm of yesteryear, with even new development designed to blend in with the neighborhood’s early 20th century architecture.

It’s common to find a variety of styles and building types

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kingle valley trail

It’s taken more than a quarter of a century, but the Klingle Valley Trail is now open, giving people a new option to replace the long ago closed stretch of Klingle Road NW. Not even a mile in length, the old stretch of roadway, running from Cleveland Park to Mount Pleasant through Rock Creek Park was prone to drainage and maintenance problems, eventually closed to traffic when a storm washed out a large section of it in the early 1990s.

Political leaders, environmentalists and locals then debated the best way to fix the problem for well more than two decades. While at one time more than an estimated 3,000 vehicles drove Klingle Road, the debate raged for years on how to best serve the public and the environment in the future.

Eventually, crews

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DMV Rooftop Bars

Is there anything better on a hot summer night than hanging out and catching the breeze on a rooftop bar?  This interactive map details the locations of these establishments throughout the DMV region.


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old town north

A plan is now pushing ahead to redevelop more than 200 acres in Old Town North. Dubbed the Old Town North Small Area Plan, the Alexandria City Council recently gave unanimous approval to turning an old power plant site into a more pedestrian-friendly and artistically inspired neighborhood.

It’s taken a year and a half to come up with the most recent plan, with the idea of turning much of the old Potomac River Generating Station property into more than two million square feet of mixed-use development, including a waterfront park. The entire plan, though, takes into account a location bordered by the Potomac River and North Washington Street, Oronoco Street and Slaters Lane.

The larger scale project includes transforming North Old Town into a more

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emblem at barracks row

Progress is moving ahead in Barracks Row where ground was recently broken for the Emblem at Barracks Row development. This new, 20-unit condo community will eventually also include several thousand square feet of ground level retail space, with the first condos expected to go up for sale in 2018.

Future residents can expect to find uniquely designed homes, each with its own individual layout and design. The upper levels of the complex will additionally feature six penthouse units, with most offering their own private outdoor living space.

A short stroll from the US Capitol, Barracks Row is known mostly for its early 20th century townhomes, along with some single-story homes. Running for five-blocks along Eighth Street SE, current residential

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dupont circle condos for sale

Routinely ranked as one of the nation’s most walkable cities, DC prides itself on neighborhoods that allow residents to live within an easy walk of area grocery stores, shops, restaurants and even jobs. While DC already boasts many of these neighborhoods, a strong demand continues to drive new development in locations such as Navy Yard, soon be filled with thousands of new residences, retail space, parks and hotel rooms.

It’s a trend that’s been repeated across DC as local leaders aim new mixed-use development at bringing new life to certain neighborhoods. By transforming certain areas with new residential units, green space, walkways, grocery stores and shops, developers aim to capitalize on the high premium for walkable neighborhoods, even in a

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