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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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nauck - arlington vaPhoto: howderfamily.com

For affordability in Arlington, you may want to take another look at the Nauck neighborhood. At home in southern Arlington County, Nauck partially borders neighboring Alexandria, Columbia Heights, Douglas Park and Four Mile Run.

Named after a former Army soldier and landowner, Nauck holds the distinction of being home to the oldest African American community in Arlington. While more diverse these days than in the past, some are still drawn to the area’s history, as well as its current offerings.  The community is also known as Green Valley.

The neighborhood is full of churches and long-standing businesses that have long been a part of the community for generations. While boasting a relatively easy commute into the city,

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residences at liberty center - 888 quincy st n arlington va

Amenities and location are often key when it comes to finding that perfect new home, and one particular building capitalizes on both by offering the best rooftop in Arlington. Residences at Liberty Center is one of the most sought-after properties in the area.

That’s thanks, at least in part, to the amazing views from its rooftop deck. Not only will you find a swimming pool and lounge with a fire pit on its rooftop, but it’s also the place to take in some sweeping views of area monuments, Arlington and the DC skyline.

Residents of Liberty Center are also sure to enjoy the building’s convenient underground parking garage and its 24-hour concierge service. As well, residents can easily access a private courtyard and grilling area from the first

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buckingham - arlington vaPhoto: Arlington County

Made even more desirable by its affordability and its history, Buckingham continues to draw in new and prospective residents to this day. This North Arlington neighborhood is filled with a diverse mix of apartments, condos and some single-family homes, providing the opportunity to rent or own in Arlington.

Some might say Buckingham has one of the larger selections of affordable housing options in all of Arlington County. There is additionally the opportunity for senior housing for older residents to choose from in Buckingham.

The large selection and general affordability of housing is, no doubt, a big draw for many people currently living in or considering a move to the neighborhood. This longstanding neighborhood has been

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trenton square - arlington va

A new townhome development is coming to Arlington’s Buckingham neighborhood. Trenton Square is the latest addition to the area, with construction expected to begin on many of the new townhomes by later this spring.

Eventually the property will include a total of 19 townhomes. Designed with four-levels of living space, the traditional-style townhomes will each offer at least 2,000 square feet of desirable living space.

Buyers at Trenton Square can expect to find plans with three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths. In addition, the townhomes will each offer a fourth-floor walk-out terrace and a two-car garage. New construction is just part of the appeal of Trenton Square.

Located just a few miles from DC, the Arlington townhomes hold the advantage 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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national landing

Competition is stiff when it comes to DC real estate, especially in such locations as Alexandria and Arlington. Both were recently named among the nation’s “most competitive” cities for housing markets.

The ranking comes from Redfin. The real estate site used its Redfin Compete Score to rate the level of difficulty buyers experience in finding a home based on things like the number of competing offers and on waived contingencies.

The compete score also takes into account how fast homes go under contract and how much homes sell above list price. Both Arlington and Alexandria received an RCS score of 96, meaning buyers face the highest level of competition in the nation. The two cities tied with Grand Rapids, Michigan.

As for Arlington and

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arlington most handsome city in americaGraphic: Grooming Lounge

It’s already known as a great place to live, but Arlington now has something else to brag about. A new study by a DC-based men’s grooming company just declared Arlington the nation’s most handsome city.

The ranking comes from Grooming Lounge. While ranking one location as more handsome than another may appear to be purely subjective, the company says it dug deeper to measure the male population’s commitment to looking good.

The company says it took into account how much men living in the area shelled out for their shaving needs, including personal-care products and services. Researchers broke it down into how much each man spends individually on grooming and on apparel.

While Scottsdale, Arizona men actually spent the

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the weslie - 1401 n oak st arlington va

DC Condo Boutique team member Brian Blackburn represented the buyer of a condo at The Weslie located at 1401 N Oak Street #307, Arlington, VA 22209 in the Rosslyn neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1,694 SF and closed on December 12th, 2019 for $875,000 | $517 SF. Two parking spaces conveyed with this transaction.

The Weslie is an upscale Rosslyn condo development offering fabulous views of Washington, DC. This three-level unit offers an eat in kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and recessed lighting. 12 ft volume ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offer maximum light and a perfect space for entertaining.

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cc2dca

Courtesy of Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

A plan to connect up Crystal City with Reagan National Airport could be even closer to reality. Called CC2DCA, the plan calls for a pedestrian bridge or tunnel to connect Crystal City to an airport parking garage.

If this happens, it could mean a five-minute walk to the airport. Not only would it be convenient for area residents and visitors, but it could also mean big news in terms of economic development and sustainability for the area.

According to a feasibility study by the Crystal City Business Improvement District, a new walkway would likely attract new development, new businesses and new residents. It could also potentially someday lead to high-speed rail service.

While the airport is only

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