March 2018

Found 12 blog entries for March 2018.

alexandria top destination

The secret is definitely out when it comes to Alexandria. Not only is the area a great place to live, but it’s sure to soon attract even more visitors, as well. That’s because Money Magazine just named Alexandria as a top travel destination for 2018.

The magazine looked at destinations around the US and the globe that are not only great places to go, but also supply the best value for your money. In all, they came up with 20 top destinations, ten national and ten international, based on information from Lonely Planet, placing Alexandria in the number one spot for the US.

In delivering the honor, Alexandria received high marks for its location and setting. Only about 10 miles from DC landmarks, Alexandria is also home to a historic waterfront,

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Flats of Ivy City - 1781 Corcoran St NE

An exclusive collection of new two-level condos is now selling in Northeast DC, with the introduction of Flats of Ivy City. With only ten units to choose from, the contemporary-styled, new construction building provides an exciting new option for condo buyers in the area.

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath floor plans provide for the main living and dining space on the ground level of each home, topped off by the private bedrooms on the second level. Each with its own impressive design, the homes all offer a large amount of natural light to flow throughout the residences, from the large windows and glass doors to the Juliette balconies.

In addition, the homes of this development provide for high ceilings, engineered oak hardwoods, plus some quartz

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brightwood real estate - washington dc

If you ever seem to doubt that the real estate market is hot in the DC area, just take a look at the Brightwood neighborhood right now. This up-and-coming community hasn’t always been a bright spot for the area, but things are definitely on the upswing.

The quiet neighborhood is a true mix of suburbia and an urban environment, a place of towering oak trees, green parks and charming homes. Within walking distance of public transportation, the Brightwood neighborhood has undergone a transition of sorts in recent years, giving longtime and new residents more options for the future.

It’s already home to a number of well-kept and desirable residential offerings, from spacious single-family Colonials and bungalows to rowhouses and duplexes. You’ll

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dc cherry blossomsPhoto: Trevor Klatko

An annual tradition is nearly in full bloom in DC, where the area around the Tidal Basin will soon erupt into a flowering display of springtime. One of the most anticipated times of year in our nation’s capitol, this is when the celebrated Cherry Blossoms get ready to bloom, an event that’s been known to attract around 1.5-million people to the area each year.

Many hope to plan their visit around peak bloom, which this year could come even earlier than in past years. Due to warmer temperatures as of late, it’s estimated that most of the Yoshino Cherry Blossoms will be in full bloom between March 27 and March 31. In other years that hasn’t happened until late March or early April.

Predicting peak bloom time can be a bit

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20001 zip code map

As developers take aim at improving more and more DC communities, it should come as no surprise that the metro area is quickly becoming one of the most gentrified in the nation. In fact, according to newly released research from RENTCafé, an online rental listing service, Washington DC is near the top of the list when it comes to “The Nation’s Fastest Gentrifying Zip Codes”.

When looking at Zip Codes across the nation, analysts found that the 20001 Zip Code takes second on the list of the top 10 fastest-gentrifying Zip Codes in the US. Researchers looks at a total of 11,000 different Zip Codes in the years between 2000 and 2016, taking into account US Census Bureau data from 2000 and American Community Survey findings from 2016.

They were

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m street geirgetown

It’s a case of east versus west in Georgetown, with two villages vying for their own identities. For years known as East Village and West Village, or rather the area to the east of Wisconsin Avenue NW and the area to the west, the two villages combine to make up one of the hottest locations in the DC area.

Georgetown is known for its more affluent residents and gracious properties, with a reputation, reliable or not, that East Village is slightly more pronounced in that area. The village is home to several impressive estates, including Tudor Place, the elegant Evermay and the now regal museum and research library of Dumbarton Oaks.

In reality, though, you’ll find exquisite homes on both sides of the roadway and some big name residents, including

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dc millennials

It’s no secret that DC is a hot place to live, work and play, but it seems that the feeling easily transcends generations. At least when it comes to Gen-Xers and Millennials, anyways, the two generations share great taste in the place they call home.

While millennials are often lured by culture, decent pay and the tech centers of the nation, those who make up Gen-X are often in search of affordability and lots of square footage. With that in mind, analyzed a lot of information, including US Census Bureau migration data, change in homeownership data and even information about where different generations are searching for homes online, and then came up with some predictions.

The DC area appears extremely attractive to Generation X, as

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peninsula 88 - 88 v street sw dc

With the option of one- and two-bedroom condos plus penthouse units, Peninsula 88 brings a new option in waterfront living to the DC area.  This eight-story high-rise provides room for more than 100 condominium homes in an ideal setting in Buzzard Point.

Surrounded on three sides by water, Peninsula 88 offers condos ranging from around 700 square feet to some of around 1,400 square feet in size, priced starting in the $500,000s. Designed by Eric Colbert & Associates, the building backs up to Buzzard Point Marina and Buzzard Point Park, just a short walk from major redevelopment in the area.

It joins a range of exciting other projects in Buzzard Point, from the new D.C. United Stadium to additional housing and retail space at the site of the

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From trendy new destinations to traditional row homes, shops and plentiful green space, Georgetown is truly one of DC’s most livable neighborhoods. The highly sought after neighborhood is both charming and authentic, providing a large number of things to do and places to go.

While Georgetown is no doubt at the top of the list for many tourists, it’s also a fantastic place to call home. You’ll find many of the area’s best boutique shops in Georgetown, along with unique dining spots and retailers. In addition, the neighborhood is full of biking and running trails plus numerous parks that make it easy to enjoy abundant outdoor recreation.

The area is also known for housing an impressive collection of original row houses as well as meticulously

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pennsylvania avenue dcPhoto: Enicok

Dubbed “America’s Main Street”, Pennsylvania Avenue is one of the most prestigious locations for real estate in the world. Not only is it home to the White House but also to the U.S. Capitol and Market Square.

You’ll also find the Trump International Hotel here, at home in the Old Post Office, and a number of lobbyists and prominent law firms are situated in the many office towers that line the famous street. Noted as one of the nation’s most expensive streets for office space, it’s also one of the most visible.

You’ll find that numerous processions, parades and even protests are staged along Pennsylvania Avenue, with perhaps the most important stretch of it running just over a mile from the White House to the Capitol. The avenue

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