December 2019

Found 13 blog entries for December 2019.

dc new construction

A number of exciting mixed-use projects are well underway in DC right now, bringing new residential options, retail and top-notch amenities to the area. From the waterfront to the U Street Corridor, the future is bright for new construction in the area.

Riverpoint

Going up right on the Capitol Riverfront, RiverPoint promises the allure of water and city views from a location on Buzzard Point. This thoughtfully designed property will soon feature restaurants, shops and a food hall, along with your choice of sophisticated, upscale apartment homes. Future amenities range from a rooftop infinity pool to direct water access and a location that’s within walking distance of both Nats Park and Audi Field.

Eckington Yards

Scheduled for a 2020

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woodridge - washington dc

It may not be one of the most well-known neighborhoods in DC, but that’s part of the attraction for many people moving to Woodridge. This relatively underrated neighborhood is filled with parks and tree-lined streets, and for those attracted to both a suburban and urban way of live, it offers the best of both worlds.

The northeast neighborhood is close enough to downtown to make it easy to reach what you want and need in the area, but it also offers the appeal of single-family homes with yards, porches and gardens. For some, a quiet neighborhood setting is exactly what they want in a new home.

Filled with the option of Colonial-style homes, farmhouses and bungalows, the homes of Woodridge are the perfect choice for many buyers. While some may be

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michigan park - washington dcPhoto: Elvert Barnes

While you won’t find much new construction in the DC area neighborhood of Michigan Park, you will find plenty of charm and appeal. This Northeast DC community is sometimes confused with North Michigan Park, but it retains its own separate identity and appeal.

Many homes in the neighborhood were built up in the 1920s and 1930s. You’ll find large shade trees and front porches across the neighborhood, distinguishing by housing options generally ranging from brick single-family homes to triplexes and duplexes.

It’s not often that homes go up for sale in Michigan Park, so much so that the neighborhood has boasted some of the lowest levels of homes for sale in the DC area in recent years, along with some of the strongest price

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arlington most handsome city in americaGraphic: Grooming Lounge

It’s already known as a great place to live, but Arlington now has something else to brag about. A new study by a DC-based men’s grooming company just declared Arlington the nation’s most handsome city.

The ranking comes from Grooming Lounge. While ranking one location as more handsome than another may appear to be purely subjective, the company says it dug deeper to measure the male population’s commitment to looking good.

The company says it took into account how much men living in the area shelled out for their shaving needs, including personal-care products and services. Researchers broke it down into how much each man spends individually on grooming and on apparel.

While Scottsdale, Arizona men actually spent the

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new years eve - washington dcPhoto: legalnonresident

If you’re looking for a place to ring in the New Year, DC is full of options. We found several “can’t miss” New Year’s Eve activities going on in and around the DC area this year. From a masquerade ball to a family-friendly celebration, it’s all happening this New Year’s Eve.

Capital Gatsby Gala

Take a trip back to the roaring 20s at The Showroom with the Capital Gatsby New Year’s Eve Gala. The event features multiple food stations and an open bar, plus a champagne toast at midnight.

International Spy Gala

Play the part of James Bond for the night with a spy-themed celebration.  The International Spy Gala is a black-tie optional gala at the Washington Plaza Hotel. The evening features an international buffet, an

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logan circle row houses - washington dc

Home prices are on the rise in certain neighborhoods, especially when it comes to Logan Circle. In fact, it’s said that home prices in Logan Circle have skyrocketed in recent years as the neighborhood continues to attract new residents.

The secret is definitely out as more and more people come to experience all that the neighborhood has to offer. Amazon’s new HQ2 is helping drive some of the demand for the region.

Logan Circle recently ranked extremely high on the list of the fastest rising home prices in the metro DC area. The H Street Corridor also finished strong.

Analysts looked at high demand when comparing the increase in the median sales price this year compared to last year. They also looked at the decrease in the median number of

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 boneval - 300 8th st ne

A new development of upscale condos is now selling on Capitol Hill. Bonéval is a new boutique condo building that also boasts the advantage of some fantastic added amenities.

As one of the only new elevator buildings in the neighborhood, the 40 custom homes of Bonéval range from one-bedroom floor plans to one-bedroom plus a den and even two-bedroom opportunities. You will also find oversized floor plans with private terraces as part of the property’s Gallery Collection.

Priced from the $400,000s to upwards of $1 million, new buyers can expect to find high ceilings, designer lighting and stainless-steel appliances with the condos of Bonéval. Buyers have the choice of either modern or classic design points, including quartz countertops, hardwood

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clara barton pool - washington dc

Competition is fierce among DC area luxury condos, and developers are putting a lot of the focus on amenities. Amenity wars are truly heating up, as property owners come up with new and more unique ways to attract residents to their condo properties.

After years of targeting renters, many large projects under development right now are aimed at future condo owners. Some of that is being driven by job growth in the area, in part tied to the recent Amazon HQ2 announcement. Larger condo projects sometimes mean more options in terms of amenities. That has developers adding in everything from rooftop gardens to pet grooming services, dog parks, on-call fitness trainers and more.

Many of the new high-rises come with concierge service, appealing to

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 tenleytown - washington dc

As one of the oldest communities in DC, Tenleytown enjoys a long and rich history. It was originally built up as a rural village centered around a tavern that brought in wagon traffic traveling from farms to Georgetown.

In fact, at one time Tenleytown was called Tennally’s Town after the owner of the tavern. This Northwest neighborhood was also once home to a commercial area including a blacksmith shop, a few stores and a church.

It’s location, though, no doubt made it an important site during the Civil War. Tenleytown sits on the highest point in the District, making it the obvious choice for a fort and the location of Union forces.

Following the war, the site developed into Reno City. The mostly African American community built up homes,

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chinatown arch - washington dc

One of the boldest additions to DC’s Chinatown neighborhood is now in line for repairs. The city recently awarded a $425,000 contract to help refurbish Chinatown’s iconic Friendship Archway.

The archway first went up in the mid 1980s as a nod to Washington’s friendship with its sister city of Beijing. The two cities worked together to construct the traditional archway, which serves as not only a bond between the two but also as a gateway of sorts into one of DC’s liveliest neighborhoods.

Chinatown’s Friendship Archway is similar in appearance to other intricately designed gateways used in other large Chinese immigrant communities. The colorful public display of art in Washington’s Chinatown neighborhood includes 7,000 tiles and several roofs.

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