August 2020

Found 10 blog entries for August 2020.

columbia heights - washington dc 

You probably think you know all about Columbia Heights, but this DC neighborhood has more than a few surprises up its sleeve. 

How it began

Once considered mostly farmland, the Columbia Heights of generations ago looked very different than it does today. Around the late 1800s, the neighborhood was named after nearby Columbian College. It’s since moved to Foggy Bottom and we now know the college as George Washington University. 

History of activism

The neighborhood has a long history of activism. During the Civil Rights Movement, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was said to have commonly visited the area. Following his assassination, rioting erupted along 14th and U Streets.

Columbia Heights once served as home to DC’s first African American

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woodridge - washington dc

As one of DC’s underrated jewels, Woodridge provides convenience and affordability, all wrapped up in an attractive setting. While home prices have shot up in recent years, much of that has to do with the allure of a more attractive price point. 

Unlike some of the region’s other more vibrant neighborhoods, the mostly residential Woodridge neighborhood is celebrated instead for its quiet streets and its abundant greenspace. According to research, many homebuyers come to Woodridge not in search of investment or rental possibilities, but in search of a home themselves.

Not to be confused with a similar sounding neighborhood in Virginia, DC’s Woodridge neighborhood sits in northeast DC, to the west of Brookland and bordering Eastern Avenue. The

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wardman tower - washington dc

Marked by incredible views and known for its stunning surroundings, the aura of Wardman Tower continues to delight and entice DC locals and visitors alike. Towering over the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road, Wardman Tower sits high on a hilltop, with views stretching out over Rock Creek Park, and including the National Cathedral and several DC area monuments.

Originally constructed as apartments in the late 1920s, the stunning property has entertained the likes of former presidents, celebrities and politicians. Since that time, it’s been added to the National Register of Historic Places and been transformed into nearly three-dozen luxury condos.

Encircled by more than two-acres of well-kept gardens in the Woodley Park neighborhood,

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the bexley - mclean va

With its tree-lined sidewalks and its shopping convenience, The Bexley enters the market as one of the premiere new condo options for buyers in Tysons East. Currently under construction, The Bexley sits within walking distance of the McLean Metro Station, plus close to neighborhood delights like a Wegmans grocery store.

The new property also sits within a quick stroll of neighborhood parks and green space. Within minutes, residents will also be able to enjoy the many different options of shopping at Tysons Corner or the nearby Tysons Galleria Mall.

In addition, future residents are sure to enjoy easy access to several major roadways in the area from the convenient location. Many of the planned units within The Bexley are being designed to look

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arlington ridge va real estate

Imagine a place where you can soak up some fantastic views of DC, without giving up the enjoyment of a quiet, neighborhood setting. That vision becomes reality in the neighborhood of Arlington Ridge.

This residential neighborhood sits in southern Arlington, with a hillside setting that’s hard to surpass. Largely residential, Arlington Ridge is close to Alexandria and the Pentagon.

It’s full of homes primarily built between the 1920s to around the mid-century mark. This long-standing community has served as home to some area residents for generations.

Known for having a wide selection of single-family homes, Arlington Ridge is the kind of neighborhood where you can spend time out in your back yard, and not have to worry about the quality of

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arlington forest - arlington va

With its tree-lined streets and its Colonial homes, Arlington Forest presents the appeal of the suburbs, and the convenience of easy access to DC. Made up primarily of single-family homes, the neighborhood sits in Arlington, and its known for its mature trees and nearby parkland.

A majority of the hundreds of homes that make up Arlington Forest were built in the late 1930s through the late 1940s by the very same homebuilder. That’s why so many of homes in the neighborhood today work so well together.

Many of the all-brick Colonials you’ll find throughout Arlington Forest are originals, despite the fact that some homeowners have since added on to the homes. Still, the character of the neighborhood remains unspoiled, as it is small enough to offer

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 arlington va

If you’re looking for a great place to live in the DC area, consider putting Arlington at the top of your wish list. From its highly rated public schools to its local amenities, you’re sure to find plenty of good reasons to make the move to Arlington.

It should come as no surprise then that recently ranked Arlington the best city to live in the nation. While it may technically be a county, Arlington has led the website’s list of the “Best Cities to Live” since 2016.

It calculates its rankings not only on the quality of local schools but also on things like walkability, abundant nightlife opportunities, a low crime rate and job opportunities.

Arlington received an overall Niche grade of an A+. As part of that, it received an A+ for

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waverly hills - arlington va

Noted as one of the nation’s top real estate markets this year, Waverly Hills continues to charm residents with its picture-perfect qualities. This nationally registered historic district offers well-kept homes, tree-lined streets and a friendly atmosphere.

Described by some as an urban village, nearly 500 detached homes make up Waverly Hills, the majority of which date back to the late 1930s and 1940s. While some of the old brick Colonials in the neighborhood are original, there are also some older homes that have been remodeled or even torn down and replaced by larger, newer construction homes in Waverly Hills.

That’s why today you’ll see a real mix of home styles and sizes throughout the neighborhood. Waverly Hills is also home to the

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west end - washington dc

DC may be home to some of the nation’s priciest real estate, but some neighborhoods continue to attract buyers primarily interested in an all-cash sale. While the percentage of all-cash sales is down slightly overall compared to previous years, it’s still an attractive option for a large number of DC area buyers.

Looking at the first eleven months of 2019 alone, cash buyers made up about 17-percent of all homes purchased in the District. Previously all-cash transactions had been holding around 20-percent or even higher.

In other words, about one in every five homes or even nearly one in every four homes in recent years has sold for cash. Surprisingly, the majority of DC neighborhoods attracting all-cash buyers are some of the priciest.


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colonial village - washington dc

From its predominant architecture to its quaint setting, DC’s Colonial Village certainly lives up to its name. This affluent, northwest neighborhood is full of character and full of charm.

Built up in the early 1930s, the neighborhood is distinguished by its large residential lots and its style. Homes in this part of DC were primarily constructed as reproductions of colonial buildings.

That’s why a majority of homes in Colonial Village are either red brick or painted brick in design. There are also some homes made of stone in the neighborhood.

The affluent area mostly offers detached homes on winding, tree-lined streets. With only around 80 homes to choose from, the small area may be more low-key than some of DC’s other neighborhoods, but

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