April 2018

Found 15 blog entries for April 2018.

arlington top city for sucessful women

No doubt there are smart, successful women in every city and town across the nation, but in measuring success, at least one study found that women living and working in Arlington do especially well. At least that’s according to analysis performed by researchers attached to the website SmartAsset.

Researchers started out by looking at six particular factors. These included the unemployment rate of women in the area, the percentage of women with high incomes in the area, in this case at least $75,000, and the average housing cost when taken as a percentage of a woman’s income for full-time employment.

The other categories looked at included the percentage of women-owned businesses in the city, the median earning of a woman who works full-time and

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georgetown - washington dc

The DC area is ranked at the top of many lists, but one of the latest is directly tied to the economy. Washington DC just took the number one spot when it comes to its local economy, at least according to a recent ranking by Business Insider.

The business website looked at all 50 states plus Washington DC, then ranked them in terms of general economic and labor-market health. They based the ranking on things such as wage growth, average weekly wages, GDP growth, job growth, per-capita GDP and the rate of unemployment.

After taking all categories into consideration, Business Insider then came up with an overall economic score for each location. Credited in part to being an urban area, which traditionally translates to higher wages and an increase

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the haven - national harbor

Sales are moving ahead at a brisk pace for The Haven, the newest condo development to grace National Harbor. Although not set for delivery until later this summer, the complex is selling well, with more than 50 available condos already spoken for.

Serving up a number of one-, two- and even three-bedroom designs, The Haven additionally provides the option of a half-dozen two-level lofts, with a total of nearly 250 residences to choose from. This also makes it one of the largest new developments in the entire DC area.

The units of the new complex additionally supply things like access to underground parking, with spectacular views of the Washington Monument and the Potomac River from the privacy of oversized balconies. The condos also maintain a

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best cities for runners 2018

With miles upon miles of paved and unpaved trails to choose from, Arlington maintains a strong reputation as one of the top cities in the nation for runners. It’s not just the trails, however, that provide high marks for Arlington.

According to SmartAsset, the personal finance-based website behind the rankings, the high marks also have to do with how many races the city hosts, the number of gyms, plus things like walkability and safety. In addition the study ranked factors such as how may residents have easy access to area parks and the amount of overall parkland contained in each city.

In Arlington, the numbers translate to about 98-percent of residents having access to area parks, a high number of gyms and the most races per population of any

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Admiral Dupont - 1700 17th street nw dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Rachael Hesling represented the buyer of a condo at the Admiral Dupont, located at 1700 17th Street NW #305, Washington, DC 20009 in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 818 SF and closed on April 20th, 2018 for $950,000 / $688 SF.

This condo was completely renovated with modern industrial finishes including designer spa showers, barn door, wide plank flooring, quartz counters, stainless appliances and more. The rooftop common areas including the community room and gym at the Admiral Dupont were recently renovated. The Admiral Dupont is located at the corner of 17th Street NW and R Street in the Dupont neighborhood.

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watergate south - 700 new hampshire ave nw dc 20037

DC Condo Boutique team member Chena Bolton represented the buyer of a cooperative at Watergate South, located at 700 New Hampshire Avenue NW #610, Washington, DC 20037 in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. This co-op features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,381 SF and closed on April 17th, 2018 for $950,000 / $688 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

This Watergate South cooperative features an impeccable modern renovation with high-end finishes, chef’s kitchen and designer lighting. River views are available from the balcony which stretches across the entire perimeter of this unit. Watergate South offers convenient walking access to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, Whole Foods, Kennedy Center & Georgetown waterfront.

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the iowa - 1325 13th St NW DC

Considered by many as one of the best addresses in DC, The Iowa continues to retain much of the allure it’s held for more than a century. First constructed around the turn-of-the-century, the building was originally named for nearby Iowa Circle, what most of us now refer to as Logan Circle.

Reportedly Iowa Circle came about to honor a Civil War-era general from the State of Iowa. The famous traffic circle stayed with that name until the 1930s. That’s when Congress took up the issue of officially changing over the name to Logan Circle, this time to honor another Civil War general.

These days, though, the prominent landmark also marks a prominent address in DC, notably the address of The Iowa. Converted over from apartments to condos in the late

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deanwood - washington dc

If you’re searching for real value in the District, the neighborhood of Deanwood is a good place to start. At only about two square miles, Deanwood is filled with cozy cottages and duplexes. While the properties themselves are often not that large in size, the spacious yards are certainly appealing, as are the prices.

You’ll find some recently refurbished homes in the area, complete with new paint and new windows but you’ll also find some properties ideal for tearing down and constructing a new home, and at a more affordable price than in many other DC neighborhoods. This means along with smaller and more traditional 900 to 1,200 square foot homes, the option emerges for some larger, two-story residences.

The diverse neighborhood has greatly

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emblem at barracks row - 801 Virginia Ave, SE Washington, DC 20003

New condos are now selling in the Barracks Row neighborhood of Capitol Hill, where a brand new condo building is already gaining more and more interest. When complete, the Emblem at Barracks Row development will provide for 20 new condos in the area, topping retail space.

Condos within the planned property include one-bedroom floor plans as well as some one-bedrooms plus a den and some two-bedroom penthouse units. A majority of those penthouse units will additionally include the luxury of a second story loft along with a terrace, serving up sensational views of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building.

Supplemented by high-end finishes and features such as Bosch appliances and quartz countertops, new buyers can also expect to find

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carlyle district - alexandria va

A place to live, work and play, the Carlyle District enjoys an enviable reputation all its own. Filled with everything from high-rise condos to office buildings and retail, the area is also filled with parks and open space.

While complimentary of nearby Old Town, this part of Alexandria is distinctly different than its historic counterpart. While the Carlyle District offers a blend of the old and the new, it’s also home to the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the US Patent and Trademark office and the new headquarters of the National Science Foundation.

Other neighborhood attractions include popular parks such as Cameron Run plus the urban environment of Carlyle Square. With space for outdoor concerts and festivals, you’ll also find numerous

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