June 2019

Found 18 blog entries for June 2019.

spring valley - washington dc

Don’t let its zip code fool you, Spring Valley is decidedly suburban. This DC neighborhood may be slightly less well known than others in the area, but its residential options are certainly impressive.

The winding, hilly streets of Spring Valley are filled with beautiful homes. It’s rare to find properties priced under $1 million in this neighborhood of large homes and towering oak trees.

Generally, a majority of the homes tend to be brick Colonials, although you will find some Tudors and other designs in the area. The homes in the southern part of the neighborhood, farthest from Massachusetts Avenue, tend to be even larger, with some of the most impressive designs close to Rockwood Parkway.

Some reports suggest former presidents George H.W.

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meridian hill - washington dc

If you enjoy the opportunity to get out and enjoy nearby greenspace, DC is the place to be. DC-area parks were just named tops in the nation.

The Trust for Public Land comes out with a ranking of urban parks and recreational space each year in the nation’s 100 largest cities. This year, the ranking put DC at the very top of the list for its ParkScore.

The ranking looked at how close people live to public parks, the size of those parks, the amount of land a city devotes to its parks and the amount of money a city spends on its parks. The study also considered park amenities, such as playgrounds, rec centers, splashpads, public restrooms, basketball hoops and dog parks.

While DC trails other cities in terms of the number of playgrounds, it does

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reston town center - reston va

Popular Reston Town Center is in line for a multi-million-dollar makeover. Crews plan to spend up to $5 million making upgrades to common areas of its public plaza.

This includes installing artificial turf where the ice-skating rink sets up in the winter months. While the actual redesign of the public plaza is still being worked out, the overall project focuses on making public space within the now 30-year old site more inviting and contemporary.

While the town center already boasts a number of events throughout the year including an annual arts festival and summer weekend concerts, more events and programming will likely be added in to draw more people out to the space. Crews may also be adding in an outdoor beer or wine garden.

Designers

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 mosaic district - fairfax va

Photo courtesy IG user chcknnuggetz

There’s always something going on in the Mosaic District, one of the most stylish new urban neighborhoods to enter Fairfax County. The vibrant district is not only conveniently located, but also offers some appealing options in shopping, living and entertainment.

Once the site of a mid-century drive-in, the district has transformed itself into a new entertainment and retail destination. This sleek new district is now filled with new condo towers and rentals. It’s also home to a collection of chic new shops, quirky gift stores and high-end retailers.

While you’ll find an organic market, mom and pop stores, coffee shops and restaurants in the Mosaic District, you’ll also find some trendy boutiques and large

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 the colonnade - 2801 New Mexico Ave NW

For full-service living in Cathedral Heights, The Colonnade still boasts a strong and commanding presence in the DC area. This well-established building has been a staple in the neighborhood for decades, first constructed in the mid-1960s.

While significantly less well known than the Watergate, The Colonnade has been home to countless past residents with strong connections to the political world. While its reputation is no doubt impressive, it’s perhaps the location and added amenities that put this full-service building over the top.

Surrounded by parkland, added luxuries of The Colonnade start with its large marble lobby. Residents of the complex are treated to the luxury of valet service, doormen and concierge service. As well, residents are

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 arlington is fit

Full of area parks, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it’s not hard to understand why Arlington was just named the fittest city in the country. The new ranking comes from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The annual ACSM American Fitness Index takes into account the 100 largest cities in the U.S., ranking them in terms of dozens of different health-related indicators. Those categories range from health behaviors to community infrastructure.

Arlington took the very top spot for 2019 with an overall score of 87.3. In fact, Arlington ranked as one of the top 10 cities for 22 of the 33 indicators studied to come up with the ranking.

In six specific cases Arlington ranked as number one. Those

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1745 n st nw

DC Condo Boutique team member Jackson Verville represented the buyer of a condo at 1745 N located at 1745 N Street NW #406, Washington DC 20036 in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. This newly constructed condo features 1 BR+den | 1.5 BA | 690 SF and closed on May 31st, 2019 for $648,400 | $940 SF.

1745 N is a new development in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Luxury finishes include private balconies, gas cooking, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The building offers a concierge and a private interior courtyard in a location just a block from Dupont Circle.

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the bower - 1300 4th street se

DC Condo Boutique team member Matt Koerber represented the buyer of a condo at The Bower located at 1300 4th Street SE #615, Washington DC 20003 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This newly constructed condo features 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,125 SF and closed on May 28th, 2019 for $959,900 | $853 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

The Bower is the newest condo development in the burgeoning Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This modern 10-story building is located at the corner of 4th Street SE and Tingey Street just steps from Nationals Park. Finishes at The Bower include volume ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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