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Whether you’re an avid runner or just like to take an occasional jog around your neighborhood or through the park, Arlington is a great place to get in some exercise. While there’s plenty to do, see and experience living in Arlington County, it’s specifically tops when it comes to running.

The county was just named the top spot for runners for the second year in a row. The ranking comes from SmartAsset, a financial website that commonly tracks consumer-oriented things, including the best cities for runners.

According to SmartAsset, when comparing the number of races per 10,000 residents, Arlington has more than any of the other 97 cities it studied. Some options for the spring include Crystal City 5K Fridays, held in

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 mclean va

As one of the nation’s fastest growing suburban communities, McLean is known for its beautiful homes and its upscale options. Only about 10-miles outside of DC, the location makes it easy to travel to the neighboring communities of Reston, Falls Church and Arlington.

Overall, though, people are drawn to McClean for its prestigious setting, with upscale homes, quiet streets and a high quality of life. All of this, however, remains an easy commute away from everything else in the DC area.

Years ago, McLean served an important role in history. While not officially established until the turn-of-the-century, the town played a part in the War of 1812. One of its most historic sites is Hickory Hill, an old estate dating back to the late 1800s. Even

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 monarch - 7919 westpark dc mclean va 22102

A new residential tower just broke ground in Tysons. Monarch is currently under construction, bringing with it more than 90 new condo units, set within a 20-story building on Jones Branch Drive.

The future condos are expected to range from around 880 square feet of living space to around 3,400 square feet of space. Priced starting in the $600,000s, you will also likely find some units topping $3 million. Options start at a one-bedroom unit, with some three-bedroom and penthouse units available.

This allows for around a dozen different floor plans, with only two to six units per floor of the building. All of the private condos will feature the inclusion of outdoor balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for plentiful natural light to

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the brooks at the parks - 1000 butternut st nw dc

Brand new condos are headed to Walter Reed. The grand opening of The Brooks is coming up next month, where developers plan to soon present a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom condos.

The Brooks is part of phase one of The Parks. It’s the first for-sale property to debut in The Parks; a growing community set at the site of DC’s former Walter Reed campus. Sales appointments begin soon where prospective buyers can get a closer look at the possibilities.

That campus is already home to a number of historic buildings, with sites like The Brooks planned to fit in with the unique surrounds. While the outside of the building will have a more traditional red brick appearance, the interior of The Brooks will be much more modern.

Priced starting

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rosemont - alexandria va

 With the feel of a small town yet a location close to what you need and want in the DC area, family-friendly Rosemont has much to desire. This quiet Alexandria neighborhood is filled with charming homes and tree-lined streets.

Mostly made up of single-family homes, it’s common for people to move to the Rosemont neighborhood and stay. Most of the homes in the area were constructed between the early 1900s to the 1930s, with a full range of sizes and styles for new buyers to choose from.

Typically, though, home styles in the neighborhood range from Craftsman-style bungalows to Colonial Revivals and Arts and Crafts-style homes. You’ll also however find some garden apartment buildings and rowhouses dating back to the 1930s. This makes it possible to

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theo the amazing chocolate lab

A great place to live, work and play, it turns out Alexandria is also a fantastic location for man’s best friend. Several publications recently put the area near the top of the list when it comes to the nation’s most dog-friendly cities.

Redfin, a real estate brokerage, teamed up with Rover, a dog-walking service, to come up with a list ranking Alexandria in the 16th spot. The website mentions the area has a walk score of 60 and about three-percent of listed homes for sale mention “dog” in their online listings.

Expedia also considers Alexandria a dog-friendly destination. The city is filled with dog parks, both fenced and unfenced, depending on your preference. There’s also the option of hopping on Mount Vernon Trail, and taking a walk

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glover park - washington dc

If you’re looking for a new DC area neighborhood, Glover Park is the place to be. The community is DC’s hottest real estate market right now, luring in new residents with its relatively more affordable housing and its charm.

Prices are going up, however, as more and more people begin to see all that the neighborhood has to offer. Close to such other highly coveted neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont and Kalorama, Glover Park continues to attract new interest from buyers, with many predicting now is the time to get in on a home in the area.

Filled with row houses, Glover Park is extremely popular with families. Mostly built up from the 1920s through the 1940s, it’s also possible to find some condos and co-ops in the area, many of which began as

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wooster & mercer - arlington va

Blending the enjoyment of new construction with the historic appeal of authentic loft design principles, Wooster & Mercer brings the luxury of stylish living options to Arlington. The seven-story property in the Rosslyn neighborhood houses nearly 90 condos in all; the combination of two loft buildings joined together by a private courtyard.

The brick, factory-style façade is complimented inside by such desirable loft-inspired extras as exposed ductwork and large, industrial-style windows. Those industrial style points extend throughout the homes, translating to more unique designs, joined by modern, stylish interiors.

First delivered in the mid 2000s, buyers can choose from a more traditional flat, a dramatic loft or a penthouse unit. Starting

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2000 clarendon blvd arlington va 22201

Brand new condos are headed to Arlington’s Court House neighborhood. 2000 Clarendon plans to bring more than 80 new luxury condos to the area, with delivery right now scheduled for spring of next year.

Reports suggest nearly half of the new condos will be one-bedroom, one-bath floor plans. Ranging from around 620 square feet to nearly 740 square feet in size, buyers can expect the condos to start priced in the high $400,000s.

Other options include around a dozen slightly larger floor plans with one-bedroom plus a den. Buyers will also have the choice of dozens of different two-bedroom, two-bath floor plans.

As well, there will be a handful of larger Sky Suites available, priced starting upwards of $1 million. Some of the units of 2000

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perla - 810 o st nw dc

New luxury condos are now on the market in Shaw. Sales just began at Perla, one of the latest mixed-use developments coming to the area this year.

The nine-story property will eventually be home to 66 residential units and thousands of square feet of street-level retail space. Buyers have the choice of either a two-bedroom floor plan or two-bedrooms plus a den. There are also some more affordable one-bedroom or one-bedroom plus a den residences available at Perla.

This gives buyers options ranging from around 750 square feet of living space to much larger units with upwards of 1,800 square feet of space. While some of the smaller floor plans are priced starting from the $600,000s, the largest floor plans of Perla start priced well above $1

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