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 bicycle beltway - washington dc

Graphic: Capitol Trails Coalition

A “Bike Beltway” could someday become reality for the DC area. Transportation planners are currently working on a visionary plan to construct not only a large biking loop but also a regional bike trail network that connects up with the surrounding suburbs.

The 60-mile loop alone encircles the entire region, taking cyclists through Maryland, Virginia and DC. The plan involves using interconnected trails running from the Arlington County-DC border down to Alexandria, and then continuing on into the Maryland suburbs. While some trails already exist, the plan involves filling in the gaps, and upgrading sections of some of the existing trails along the way.

Its part of a much larger plan, however, aimed at

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georgetown-rosslyn gondolaGraphic: ZGF Architects/Georgetown BID

Supporters of bringing a gondola to the DC area are once again bringing up the plan, hoping to someday make it reality. Some area business leaders and those with political ties believe its still a good idea, years after the plan first came to public light.

Initiated five years ago as part of its 15-year strategic plan, the Georgetown Business Improvement District proposed the gondola to connect Georgetown to Rosslyn. Georgetown doesn’t have a Metro, and proponents believe a gondola could not only be built faster, but with a much smaller price tag than other transportation solutions.

Just two years ago, a study took a closer look at the plan, maintaining the gondola was a feasible proposal. Stretching across

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crystal city - arlington va

For many people Crystal City conjures up more recent news, named as the site of Amazon’s new headquarters, but there’s much more to the area. The modern vision of the Crystal City we see today actually stretches back for generations.

Long before the 1960s rolled around, Crystal City was mostly industrial. The area was filled with junkyards, industrial sites and lower-rent motels. A drive-in theater once sat in the area, but you hardly found many of the buildings you see today.

By the mid-century, plans were being drawn up that would transform the area for the next several decades. That’s when Crystal City’s very first apartment building went up, named Crystal House after the massive crystal chandelier in its lobby. The name quickly caught on

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fashion centre at pentagon city - arlington va

If you’re planning on doing some shopping in National Landing or just searching for a bite to eat, you’ll find plenty of options. From the shops of Fashion Centre to Potomac Yard Center, the choices are endless in this urban community.

With well more than 150 shops, stores and restaurants to choose from, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City provides a wide variety of selections. Shops in this location include upscale selections such as Nordstrom, Coach and Michael Kors, plus Kate Spade, Microsoft, Apple and many other traditional clothing and specialty shops.

In addition, the site also includes several different options in dining, from trendy eateries and cafes to more casual burger and pizza shops. This three-level shopping area is accessible via

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theodore roosevelt island - washington dcPhoto: Richard Ricciardi

With plenty to do, see and experience, Theodore Roosevelt Island presents a delightful site to visit and explore. Now maintained by the National Park Service, the island that once held farmland now serves as a tribute to a former president.

It’s said Roosevelt was a true conservationist and outdoorsman, and that’s evident across the island. You’ll find trails leading through wooded areas and swampy areas on the island. Visitors can even try and spot native birds, just as the former president likely enjoyed in his spare time.

As president, Roosevelt helped enact the protection of millions of acres of land across the United States, creating national parks, forests, bird reservations and game reserves. He also helped

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long bridge park - national landing

With millions of square feet of commercial space and upwards of 100-acres of land ripe for development, National Landing provides plenty of appeal overlooking the DC area. Set right alongside the Potomac River, National Landing, however, is also known for its green space and outdoor recreational possibilities at area parks.

Crystal City Water Park

Options include the Crystal City Water Park in Arlington. The park offers up a great place to sit and relax with friends and family. While not necessarily a water park in theory, there is a fountain at the park and it provides a relaxing location to listen to the rushing water or sit under the shade of one of the tables and area benches. You’ll find live music on certain summer nights for added

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eclipse on center park - 3600-3650 s glebe rd arlington

Abundant amenities and a superb address mark the site of Eclipse on Center Park. Found in the Crystal City area of Southern Arlington, the two-building property features hundreds of units in all, with two buildings and a full 11-stories of private condos, amenities and mixed-use space.

Built in the mid 2000s, Eclipse on Center Park in National Landing offers up your choice of studios and one-bedroom units, along with some much larger two-bedroom units, as well. This provides plenty of options for new residents moving to the area.

All of the homes of Eclipse are treated to such desirable features as open floor plans and modernly appointed kitchens. As well, you will also find upscale additions such as hardwood flooring.

Ranging in size from

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crystal gateway - 1300 crystal drive - arlington va

Luxury living meets an urban environment in the graceful sophistication of Crystal Gateway. Easily distinguished by its curved architecture and towering design, the building is a tribute to the Crystal City neighborhood in which it resides.

With the luxury of only up to four units per floor, the building is home to more than 170 residences in a high-rise setting. First delivered in the early 1980s, the boutique property includes several options in two- to three-bedroom floor plans, with around 1,500 square feet to upwards of 2,700 square feet of living space for one of the much larger and more spacious penthouse units.

Common features of the homes include the open floor plans, as well as a mix of hardwoods and tile flooring, large closets and

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 flats at pierce court - 1245 pierce street n arlington

A sales center is now open, giving prospective residents a first look at the new Flats at Pierce Court. The new Arlington property brings with it modern new condos, with the option of only a dozen select units for buyers to choose from.

Available condos start at two-bedrooms and two-baths, priced starting in the high $400,000s. While the smallest floor plan features around 700 square feet of living space and a balcony, there are also some two-bedroom plans that allow for even more square footage, some of which offer up both a private terrace and a balcony and are priced in the high $500,000s.

The two-bedroom, two-bath units are all located on the first two floors of the building. Meanwhile, the remaining three floors of the building provide

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gortat - arlington va

There’s a new option for prospective homebuyers in Arlington, and this one has a big name attached to its sale. Former Washington Wizards player Marcin Gortat just put his DC-area home on the market, with an asking price of $1.9 million.

The news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Gortat now plays for the LA Clippers. For prospective buyers, though, the home is a real prize, and having the NBA pro’s name attached to the sale is just part of the attraction.

Gortat originally purchased the home for just under $1.6 million in 2014. At the time, some reported the new construction home had hit a new record for its price per square foot in the area. While that record’s since been broken again by a different property, the appeal of Gortat’s

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