January 2020

Found 14 blog entries for January 2020.

venue - 901 n fairfax st alexandria va

New condos and townhomes are headed to Old Town. A conversion project is currently underway, redeveloping the old Crowne Plaza Hotel into residential units and a performing arts theater along the Potomac waterfront.

Part of Alexandria’s Old Town North neighborhood, Venue allows for residential floor plans ranging from around 500 square feet to 2,300 square feet of living space. While the condos of Venue will make up the 13-story existing tower, the adjacent townhomes will serve up even more options for buyers in Old Town.

The townhomes of Venue are expected to include four-bedrooms, 3.5-baths and a two-car garage. There will also be the option of an in-home elevator, some flexible living space and a private rooftop terrace for the enjoyment of

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working from home in arlington vaPhoto: Citrix Online

While it sits close enough to DC for commuters, it seems many people in Arlington are able to work without even leaving home. The personal finance website SmartAsset just came out with a list of the “Best Cities to Work From Home”, and Arlington is near the top of the list. Analysts at SmartAsset compared the nation’s 100 largest cities to come up with the new list for 2020. They considered things like the percentage of people living in a city that already work from home, the unemployment rate, housing costs and more.

Arlington came in at number three on the list behind Scottsdale, Arizona and Denver. In particular, the website pointed out Arlington’s low rate of unemployment and its low poverty rate.  When compared to other

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duke ellington - washington dc

Rich with places to see and experience, unsurprisingly DC is tops with when it comes to many travelers. Now, though, it seems DC is getting a big nod from one of the world’s largest publications.

The New York Times just came out with its list of the top 52 places to visit in 2020, and DC came in at number one. The Times goes beyond the typical attractions, like the White House and area monuments, instead focusing on some of the specific reasons why a trip to DC this year makes sense.

Many travelers already know that Washington DC is full of free museums. This year, in particular, is a good year to visit because it marks the 100th anniversary of the year women secured the right to vote. Expect special exhibits marking the occasion at places like

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city vista- washington dc

For upscale living in Mount Vernon Triangle, consider the possibilities of City Vista. Made up of two-high rise buildings, the mixed-use property also contains thousands of square feet of retail space, easy access to a one-acre park and available parking.

Not only does the location provide such highly sought-after amenities as nearby green space, restaurants, shopping and public transportation, but living in City Vista also provides a wealth of other comforts to its residents. The pet-friendly property supplies such added community features as concierge service, garage parking and gathering space.

Essentially, much of what residents of City Vista need is within walking distance of the private residences. Constructed around the mid to late 2000s,

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the parks at walter reed  washington dc

A new Whole Foods market is headed to Parks at Walter Reed. The grocer recently signed a lease to go in as part of a massive redevelopment of the old Walter Reed campus.

While Whole Foods is just a portion of that redevelopment plan, it is sure to be a major tenant that draws in other prospective businesses, residents and visitors to this part of the district. The grocery store will anchor the project’s third phase of development, which is set to include hundreds of new apartments topping retail space, including the Whole Foods store.

The Hartley building should break ground sometime early this year and be delivered in about 24 months. It’s just one part, however, of a much larger, multi-phase redevelopment project.

The northwest DC site will

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east village - georgetown

Georgetown often conjures up thoughts of tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and, of course, the waterfront. Georgetown north of M Street, however, is actually two locations: East Village and West Village.

In terms of geography, East Village means the part of Georgetown running east of Wisconsin Avenue, while West Village sits to the west of Wisconsin Avenue. While some neighborhood rumors may reference socioeconomic differences between the two, in reality that’s hardly the case.

Former senators and political influencers have long called both sides of Wisconsin Avenue home. Some credit the creation of the two villages to a time when wealthy Episcopalians split off from St. John’s Church on the west side and established their own Christ Church on

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montebello alexandria va

The Montebello condos of Alexandria are virtually wrapped in amenities. Arranged more like a private campus than a traditional condo property, residents of Montebello enjoy access to array of added amenities and conveniences.

This include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a convenience store and a jogging trail. Other options include the property’s bowling alley, exercise rooms, playgrounds, a billiards room and a pet-friendly environment.

Spread across more than 30-acres of property, Montebello is its own unique space. While surrounded by a more urban environment, the property remains secluded enough that residents often don’t’ even need to leave its grounds.

This guard-gated community additionally supplies a full

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the haven at national harbor

Widely considered one the DC area’s best residential developments, The Haven continues to attract new interest from buyers considering a move to National Harbor. With nearly 250 new construction condos to choose from, the large condo project was the first such development built at National Harbor in about a decade.

The project brought new options to the area including everything from studio to three-bedroom condos, with a variety of price points for new buyers to consider. In addition, many of the condos of The Haven are larger than other typical condos in the DC area, offering up the advantage of more space, superb amenities and an admirable location.

Situated on the waterfront, many condos of The Haven additionally enjoy large balconies and

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westwood village - tysons corner

A hidden gem of Tysons West, Westwood Village is home to luxury condos, townhomes, trees and greenspace, all peacefully at home within a much larger metropolitan area. While close to high-rise apartments, shopping destinations and office space, Tysons West traditionally has more limited options for homebuyers.

Formerly a rural part of Fairfax County, city leaders around the mid-century initiated plans to remake Tysons Corner into a retail and commercial destination. Westwood Village is the exception.

While situated just a short distance from major roadways and the closest Metro station, the gated community offers more of a secluded, quiet setting for existing and prospective buyers. Constructed in the late 1990s, options in Westwood Village

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towns at south alex - alexandria va

Large townhomes in a desirable setting are just two of the reasons to move to The Towns at South Alex. Located in South Alexandria, the development features around 40 new construction townhomes in an up-and-coming area.

The new residences offer at least 2,400 square feet of living space in a four-bedroom design. Generally priced from the $700,000s, the four-level townhomes also come with a two-car garage and a rooftop terrace.

The luxury townhomes additionally feature such upscale additions as high ceilings, quartz countertops and maple cabinetry. Prospective buyers will also find crown molding and hardwoods with the new the new Towns at South Alex.

Part of a much larger mixed-use development, the property makes it easy to live, work and play

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