December 2018

Found 10 blog entries for December 2018.

capitol riverfront - washington dc

As DC’s fastest growing neighborhood, there’s plenty to do, see and explore at the Capitol Riverfront. Set right alongside the Anacostia River, the area is filled with restaurants, entertainment options and opportunities to get out on the water.

A rebranding of the old Navy Yard, the reimagined area is quickly growing in interest and in popularity in the DC area. While the former Navy shipyard still plays an important role for the US Navy and in history, it now includes much, much more.

You’ll still find the National Museum of the US Navy here, but the area once widely known as Navy Yard has grown into its own. The Capitol Riverfront is now home to the Washington Nationals, and quickly attracting more and more businesses to its office space.

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the westchester - 3900 & 4000 cathedral ave nw dc

Elegantly perched high atop one of the city’s highest points, The Westchester presents a grand lifestyle. This historic DC cooperative was originally constructed in the early 1930s. The former home of US congressmen, judges and senators, the property is now part of DC’s Best Addresses.

Originally planned for eight buildings, only five buildings went up. Never the less this still made it Washington’s largest luxury apartment house of its time. Now decades later, more than 500 apartments grace the five buildings of this fully owned cooperative complex.

Elegant residential options here range from studios to four-bedroom units. Some of the graciously designed apartments include such grand features as 12-foot ceilings and sunken living rooms.

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duke ellington statue - washington dc

Now one of DC’s most vibrant areas, U Street also holds a lot of history. U Street and its surrounding neighborhood have had a lot of ups and downs over the years and decades, but these days its future is definitely looking bright once again.

First developed around the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Victorian-style architecture of the neighborhood quickly grew with the demand for more housing. Developers put down streetcar tracks as more and more homes and businesses went up.

Soon adopting the nickname of “Black Broadway”, U Street served an important role in the emerging African American entertainment community. Home at the time to some of the city’s most notable African American-owned businesses, you’ll also find some notable names still

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the cathedral avenue co-op - 4101 cathedral ave nw dc

With a prime address in Cathedral Heights, the Cathedral Avenue Cooperative offers up a mix of apartment homes just a short walk from everything. Not far from Washington Cathedral or American University, the co-op sits in a quiet area, yet remains close to the many offerings of the surrounding city.

Found just off Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues, the property is part of Northwest DC, but it’s also a desirable distance away from many other neighborhoods in the DC area, from downtown to Georgetown and Friendship Heights. It’s also an easy walk from just about everything, from grocery stores and restaurants to local shops.

One of James Goode’s Best Addresses in Washington, The Cathedral building first opened in the early 1960s, later converted

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monarch - tysons corner mclean va

Sophisticated new options in high-rise living are now available in Tysons, as the new Monarch condos are now selling in the area. This highly anticipated new condo building offers up the luxury of one- to three-bedroom condos, filled with elegant features and sophisticated additions.

Expected to deliver sometime in 2020, the 20-story high-rise will soon feature around 100 private residences, with the exclusivity of mostly four to six units per floor. With the luxury of exposure on two sides, the elegant homes of Monarch come in a variety of different layouts, several of which offer direct elevator entry access.

Floor plans within Monarch start at more than 800 square feet of living space, with some of the larger units planned to offer more than

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meridian hill park - washington dc

While its known widely by two different names, Meridian Hill Park is a true gem of the DC area. Right in the middle of DC, the park sits high up on a hill, with 12 full acres of shaded walkways, landscaped lawns and a majestic fountain.

The urban park is actually part of the Columbia Heights neighborhood, but neighbors of nearby Adams Morgan also delight in close proximity to the park. Designed and constructed in the early 1900s, the National Park Service maintains the location, found just to the north of the White House.

Once known as Peter’s Hill, the area gained the name Meridian Hill in the early 1800s, and then served a prominent role in the Civil War when Union troops camped on its grounds. Years later, a wealthy landowner pushed for a

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crystal city - arlington va

For many people Crystal City conjures up more recent news, named as the site of Amazon’s new headquarters, but there’s much more to the area. The modern vision of the Crystal City we see today actually stretches back for generations.

Long before the 1960s rolled around, Crystal City was mostly industrial. The area was filled with junkyards, industrial sites and lower-rent motels. A drive-in theater once sat in the area, but you hardly found many of the buildings you see today.

By the mid-century, plans were being drawn up that would transform the area for the next several decades. That’s when Crystal City’s very first apartment building went up, named Crystal House after the massive crystal chandelier in its lobby. The name quickly caught on

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hollin hall village - alexandria va

Known for its friendly neighbors and an active group of community volunteers, Hollin Hall Village presents a pleasant little community experience. First planned out and constructed in the 1940s, Hollin Hall is now made up of more than 600 homes and two shopping centers. That certainly hasn’t changed, however, its more peaceful setting.

The walk-able area provides its residents with a drug store and grocery store, plus some restaurants and specialty stores. You’ll find many of the businesses here are locally owned and have been for years, while you’ll also find a senior center, day care and other daily conveniences.

There’s also a baseball field for kids to play. On top of this, residents are additionally located just a short walk away from the

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fashion centre at pentagon city - arlington va

If you’re planning on doing some shopping in National Landing or just searching for a bite to eat, you’ll find plenty of options. From the shops of Fashion Centre to Potomac Yard Center, the choices are endless in this urban community.

With well more than 150 shops, stores and restaurants to choose from, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City provides a wide variety of selections. Shops in this location include upscale selections such as Nordstrom, Coach and Michael Kors, plus Kate Spade, Microsoft, Apple and many other traditional clothing and specialty shops.

In addition, the site also includes several different options in dining, from trendy eateries and cafes to more casual burger and pizza shops. This three-level shopping area is accessible via

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east potomac golf course - washington dc

Photo: Tim Evanson

Three DC golf courses could be in for a boost, as the National Park Service just made a move to lease and improve the courses and a tennis center. This includes improvements to the Rock Creek Golf Course, the Langston Golf Course and the East Potomac Golf Course. It also adds in the East Potomac Tennis Center, but only those interested in operating and leasing all four locations under one lease will be considered.

The announcement launching a competitive solicitation brings an end to previous hope for an agreement between the Park Service and the Federal City Council, a private nonprofit. All three courses were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, while the Langston course sits on the National Register of Historic Places.

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