DC Condo Boutique

one observatory circle - washington dcPhoto: Steve Fernie

Live near the Veep when you choose from one of the truly outstanding homes of Observatory Circle. Currently home to Vice President Kamala Harris, it’s not out of the question to occasionally see the VP’s motorcade driving through the neighborhood.

You will additionally find several embassies in the area, mostly lining Massachusetts Avenue. Despite all of its grandeur, Observatory Circle also maintains a more peaceful setting , with relatively quiet, tree-lined streets filled with some sophisticated residential options.

While One Observatory Circle may be the most recognizable home in the area, many of the homes of DC’s Observatory Circle neighborhood are certainly impressive in their own right. This small, yet extremely

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the westlight - 1111 24th st nw dc

For luxury living in the West End, come home to the place DC’s power brokers call home. The Westlight offers sophisticated condos ranging from one- to three-bedroom floor plans.

With a limited number of residences per floor, buyers can enjoy anywhere from around 1,300 square feet of living space for a one-bedroom plus a den to more than 3,000 square feet for some of the three-bedroom floor plans.

All of the units are priced above $1 million. The upscale glass building once served as home to Vice President Kamala Harris, but it’s also been home to some of the rest of DC’s elite.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that Westlight sits just steps away from the Potomac River, Georgetown and national monuments. The property is also close to three Metro

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 rosemont - alexandria va

Found just to the west of Old Town Alexandria, the former streetcar suburb of Rosemont is a cozy place to call home. First developed in the early 20th century, Rosemont was originally built as a streetcar suburb, with plans to connect it with DC and Mt Vernon via electric rail service.

By the early 1930s, the streetcar stopped running, but the neighborhood lived on. These days, the Rosemont Historic District is part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Filled with your choice of townhomes, bungalows and Colonials, the tree-lined streets of Rosemont help create a friendly and welcoming vibe. The single-family homes of Rosemont were mostly built up between the early 1900s to 1930, ranging from Craftsman-style bungalows to much larger

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washington harbour - washington dc

It’s a city known for its history, but DC also has a romantic side. From area parks and gardens to waterfront views, you’ll find plenty of places to spark some romance in the district.

Bishop’s Garden - Washington National Cathedral

Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral is said to provide the perfect spot to go for a romantic stroll. Not only do the flowers help set the scene, but towering trees on the Cathedral’s grounds offer a bit of privacy. You can also dine on traditional English scones and tea while you’re there.

Jefferson Memorial

It may sound like a site better suited to history buffs, but Jefferson Memorial is actually a popular spot for proposals. It’s a bit more secluded than the National Mall, plus the waterfront

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running in washington dcPhoto: Elvert Barnes

DC may be best known as a political city, but it’s also a top city for runners. Routinely ranked “America’s Fittest City”, DC has plenty of great neighborhoods and trails for walking, biking and running. From area parks to the waterfront, local landmarks and more, you’ll find some fantastic places to tie on your running shoes in the DC area.

Georgetown

One great option is Georgetown. Right on the Potomac River, Georgetown offers your choice of trails, waterfront views and urban appeal. You can jump on the Capital Crescent Trail from the Georgetown waterfront for a flat running surface or pick up Chesapeake & Ohio Canal to take your run along the water. For a more intense training session, Georgetown has some of the region’s

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crystal city metro station - arlington va

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With the expected arrival of thousands of additional workers in the near future, Metro leaders are working on plans to keep up with growth near the Crystal City Metro Station. A new proposal aims to make a second entrance to the station near Crystal Drive and 18th Street South.

While the station is already busy, adding a new entrance could help turn the station into a key commuting hub. That’s significant because of all the new Amazon employees expected to descend on the area in the future.

In total, Amazon is expecting 25,000 employees at its new National Landing headquarters. The company’s corporate complex consists of two high-rise buildings currently under construction, as well as another tower that’s been leased to

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first night fireworks - alexandria vaPhoto: Geoff Livingston

Full of boutique stores, restaurants and historic appeal, Alexandria is a popular place to live and visit, but it seems Alexandria is also underrated. At least that’s what analysts with the commercial real estate blog CommercialCafe have to say.

The blog recently came out with what it considers “The Top 20 Most Underrated Cities in the Country”, and Alexandria is at the very top of the list. From a millennial’s perspective, the website sought out underrated cities that are a bit smaller, but also offer a great quality of life.

Analysts only looked at cities with between 100,000 and 250,000 residents. They then factored in things like home prices, local entertainment and earning potential. They also considered the crime

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kent - washington dc

With friendly neighbors and easy downtown access, Kent offers a superb option for those searching for a new place to call home in Northwest Washington. In fact, it’s that combination that seems to attract many new residents to the neighborhood, and leads to many long-time residents, as well.

Mostly built up in the 1930s and 1940s, homes in Kent tend to be a mix of older Colonials, as well as some more contemporary, architecturally-diverse homes, most of which tend to be on the eastern side of the neighborhood. A majority of homes in Kent sit on large lots with a large amount of square footage.

It’s the kind of place where neighbors become friends, and potluck dinners are kind of a big deal. Because Kent sits on the northwestern edge of DC, it’s

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cameron station - alexandria va

From former Army post to planned community, Cameron Station enjoys a rich history in Alexandria. Built up on former military land, the Cameron Station of today is a more than 100-acre community of hundreds of condos, townhomes and single-family homes.

This thriving community sits in Alexandria’s West End, taking the place of a military base that closed in the mid 1990s. The first homes of Cameron Station went up in the late 1990s, with construction taking place over several different phases.

These days you’ll find a number of desirable residences to choose from, many of which were built with 18th and 19th century architectural elements in mind. The entire community was designed to create the vision of an American small town.

That’s why you’ll

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burleith - washington dc

Virtually secluded from some of its better known neighbors, it’s the mystique of Burleith that some find so appealing. While close to Georgetown and Glover Park, and just a short stroll away from the shops and restaurants of Wisconsin Avenue, the quiet residential community of Burleith offers its own distinct vibe.

Named for an estate built in the early 1700s, a majority of homes in Burleith began going up in the 1920s. At the time, the homes were deemed to be an affordable option for buyers in the area.

Now nearly a century later, the community remains one of DC’s best kept secrets. It seems some people living in DC haven’t even heard of Burleith, which for local residents is seen as part of its appeal.

While the homes of Burleith have

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