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DC Luxury Home

There’s no doubt real estate in DC can be pricey, but the region as a whole just hit a brand-new record. The median sales price for a single-family home in DC this past October surpassed $1 million for the very first time.

According to a report from listing service Bright MLS, that’s a gain of more than $200,000 year-over-year. Prices rose about 24-percent in a 12-month period to reach a median sales price of $1.1 million in October 2020.

It was even higher than that in some areas. In the Palisades neighborhood, the median sales price of detached single-family homes in October 2020 topped $2 million. That’s a more than 69-percent increase over October of last year.

In Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights, the median sales price for all homes in

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lenox place - alexandria va

For townhome living in Alexandria, consider taking your search to the small oasis of Lenox Place at Sunnyside. Sheltered behind trees and low brick walls, the townhome enclave is almost hidden from the rest of the Arlandria neighborhood.  

This makes it an ideal location to enjoy some privacy, while also enjoying all that Alexandria has to offer. Made up of just 122 townhomes, the brick residences of Lenox Place were constructed mostly between the late 1980s and early 2000s.

While some townhome communities are pretty standard in design, that’s not necessarily what you’ll find in Lenox Place. Each home in the community is a bit different with some unique layouts for buyers to choose from.

While some residences may be up to five-stories, it’s

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montebello - alexandria va

With its abundant amenities and its campus-like setting, the Montebello condos are virtually wrapped around a lifestyle. New residents quickly discover nearly everything they want and need is in one convenient location.

Take, for example, some of the extras of living at Montebello. Originally constructed in the mid 1980s, the Alexandria property offers its residents access to both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a jogging trail.

In addition, it also contains a four-lane bowling alley, exercise rooms, playgrounds and a billiards/ping pong room. Other desirable extras include an on-site café, a salon and more.

A convenient Metro shuttle runs in the morning, afternoon and evening. There is also a planned shuttle that helps

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 dylan - 2551 mainline blvd alexandria va

A new collection of contemporary condos is headed to Potomac Yard. Sales are set to begin early next year for the new Dylan condos, with delivery set for some time in 2022.

Made up of both an east and a west building, Dylan consists of floor plans ranging from a one-bedroom to a one-bedroom plus a den, a two-bedroom or a three-bedroom design. The condos are priced from the $600,000s to others topping $1 million.

While some of the smallest floor plans provide for round 800 square feet of living space, a large three-bedroom residence at Dylan easily tops 1,700 square feet of living space. Some of the units come with such luxuries as private balconies, walk-in closets and an array of other upscale features and finishes.

From chef-inspired

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old town - alexandria vaPhoto: Kevin Harber

The votes are in, and once again Alexandria is one of the top cities in the nation. Alexandria just snagged a spot as one of the nation’s top 5 small cities, according to Conde Nast readers.

It’s the third consecutive year for Alexandria to earn a top spot in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Last year the city ranked in third place.

The year before it took fourth place. In all, more than 700,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers contributed to the 2020 ranking based on their own travel experiences.

Conde Nast describes Alexandria as charming and historic, with a location situated just across the river from the capital. It makes mention of the red brick sidewalks of Old Town, and the impressively preserved, 18th and

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bucknell manor - alexandria va

For affordability in the heart of Alexandria, Bucknell Manor provides the perfect location and price point. Located just to the south of Old Town, buyers have hundreds of options to choose from in a well-established, neighborhood setting.

While the subdivision originally began well more than a half-century ago with “starter” homes, some of those homes have since been expanded, or even replaced with larger residences over the years. Still, the price point has remained relatively affordable, even for a three- or four-bedroom home in the area.

Most of the original homes built in Bucknell Manor were detached, Cape Cod-style homes with around 1,000 square feet of living space. The homes came with hardwood floors, in four different designs.

Since

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seminary hill - alexandria va

Situated high atop the hills of Alexandria, historic Seminary Hill is full of beautiful homes, tall trees and plenty of history. Found in the western portion of the city, the old neighborhood is accented by plenty of hills and plenty of green space.

This upscale, suburban neighborhood also offers large lots and some gracious homes. While some of the more historic homes still exist, others have since been torn down.

That’s why you’ll now find a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and condos for sale throughout the neighborhood. Over the years and decades, a number of home designs have been constructed in Seminary Hill, including Colonial Revivals, Ramblers, Cape Cods, mid-century contemporary designs and split-level homes.

There are also,

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muse - alexandria va

Dozens of new luxury condos are headed to Old Town North. Development is currently underway for the new Muse condos, with sales expected to begin later this fall.

The new condos are being built at the former site of MetroStage Theater. The location is partially bordered by the Mount Vernon Trail and close to the Potomac River for outdoor recreation.

The new residential tower will eventually be joined by an accompanying building and bridge housing The Arts League and thousands of square feet dedicated to the arts and cultural works. The convenient location puts Muse within about five miles of DC and minutes of the airport.

It is also close to several options in dining, shopping and entertainment in Old Town. Residents won’t have to go far,

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national landing

Locals may still refer to the separate neighborhoods of Crystal City, Potomac Yard and Pentagon City individually, but the Crystal City Business Improvement District now officially has a new, more cohesive name. The old Crystal City BID is now known as National Landing BID.

Along with its new name, the BID also has a new logo and a newly rebranded website. The logo is reflective of the area, with yellow, blue and green colors to reference area parks and green space, as well as the nearby Potomac River and the Metrorail lines. All three neighborhood names are also incorporated into the logo itself.

Proponents first brought up the idea of making the name change some time ago. Part of that had to do with the BID’s expansion from Crystal City into

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towns at 1333 - alexandria va

For multi-level, townhome living in Old Town, the Towns at 1333 is quickly becoming one of the Alexandria’s most sought-after locations. The four-story townhomes sit within an easy walk of some of the area’s best shops, restaurants and historic attractions.

The townhomes are also close to a waterfront park with room for walking and biking trails for outdoor fun and recreation. In addition, they’re conveniently close to the Metro and area highways, making for an easier commute around the entire DC area.

The newer construction property sits along Powhatan Street, right across the street from a bike share station, too. Of course, the Old Town location itself is a big draw for buyers considering a move to the property.

Each of the townhomes

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