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city vista- washington dc

For upscale living in Mount Vernon Triangle, consider the possibilities of City Vista. Made up of two-high rise buildings, the mixed-use property also contains thousands of square feet of retail space, easy access to a one-acre park and available parking.

Not only does the location provide such highly sought-after amenities as nearby green space, restaurants, shopping and public transportation, but living in City Vista also provides a wealth of other comforts to its residents. The pet-friendly property supplies such added community features as concierge service, garage parking and gathering space.

Essentially, much of what residents of City Vista need is within walking distance of the private residences. Constructed around the mid to late 2000s,

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the parks at walter reed  washington dc

A new Whole Foods market is headed to Parks at Walter Reed. The grocer recently signed a lease to go in as part of a massive redevelopment of the old Walter Reed campus.

While Whole Foods is just a portion of that redevelopment plan, it is sure to be a major tenant that draws in other prospective businesses, residents and visitors to this part of the district. The grocery store will anchor the project’s third phase of development, which is set to include hundreds of new apartments topping retail space, including the Whole Foods store.

The Hartley building should break ground sometime early this year and be delivered in about 24 months. It’s just one part, however, of a much larger, multi-phase redevelopment project.

The northwest DC site will

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east village - georgetown

Georgetown often conjures up thoughts of tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and, of course, the waterfront. Georgetown north of M Street, however, is actually two locations: East Village and West Village.

In terms of geography, East Village means the part of Georgetown running east of Wisconsin Avenue, while West Village sits to the west of Wisconsin Avenue. While some neighborhood rumors may reference socioeconomic differences between the two, in reality that’s hardly the case.

Former senators and political influencers have long called both sides of Wisconsin Avenue home. Some credit the creation of the two villages to a time when wealthy Episcopalians split off from St. John’s Church on the west side and established their own Christ Church on

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montebello alexandria va

The Montebello condos of Alexandria are virtually wrapped in amenities. Arranged more like a private campus than a traditional condo property, residents of Montebello enjoy access to array of added amenities and conveniences.

This include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a convenience store and a jogging trail. Other options include the property’s bowling alley, exercise rooms, playgrounds, a billiards room and a pet-friendly environment.

Spread across more than 30-acres of property, Montebello is its own unique space. While surrounded by a more urban environment, the property remains secluded enough that residents often don’t’ even need to leave its grounds.

This guard-gated community additionally supplies a full

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the haven at national harbor

Widely considered one the DC area’s best residential developments, The Haven continues to attract new interest from buyers considering a move to National Harbor. With nearly 250 new construction condos to choose from, the large condo project was the first such development built at National Harbor in about a decade.

The project brought new options to the area including everything from studio to three-bedroom condos, with a variety of price points for new buyers to consider. In addition, many of the condos of The Haven are larger than other typical condos in the DC area, offering up the advantage of more space, superb amenities and an admirable location.

Situated on the waterfront, many condos of The Haven additionally enjoy large balconies and

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westwood village - tysons corner

A hidden gem of Tysons West, Westwood Village is home to luxury condos, townhomes, trees and greenspace, all peacefully at home within a much larger metropolitan area. While close to high-rise apartments, shopping destinations and office space, Tysons West traditionally has more limited options for homebuyers.

Formerly a rural part of Fairfax County, city leaders around the mid-century initiated plans to remake Tysons Corner into a retail and commercial destination. Westwood Village is the exception.

While situated just a short distance from major roadways and the closest Metro station, the gated community offers more of a secluded, quiet setting for existing and prospective buyers. Constructed in the late 1990s, options in Westwood Village

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towns at south alex - alexandria va

Large townhomes in a desirable setting are just two of the reasons to move to The Towns at South Alex. Located in South Alexandria, the development features around 40 new construction townhomes in an up-and-coming area.

The new residences offer at least 2,400 square feet of living space in a four-bedroom design. Generally priced from the $700,000s, the four-level townhomes also come with a two-car garage and a rooftop terrace.

The luxury townhomes additionally feature such upscale additions as high ceilings, quartz countertops and maple cabinetry. Prospective buyers will also find crown molding and hardwoods with the new the new Towns at South Alex.

Part of a much larger mixed-use development, the property makes it easy to live, work and play

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stanton park - washington dc

Situation within walking distance of some of DC’s most notable sites and attractions, Stanton Park delivers the enjoyment of living in a historic, Capitol Hill neighborhood. Surrounding a large park of the same name, the neighborhood of Stanton Park includes about 50 blocks of rowhouses, nearby businesses and green space.

Stanton Park also sits just a stroll away from such well -known DC area landmarks as Union Station, the Library of Congress and the Capitol. This walkable neighborhood additionally enjoys easy access to public transportation, making it possible to commute throughout the rest of the DC area with relative ease.

Nearby opportunities include a popular recreation center, as well as a number of options for nearly shopping and dining.

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perla - 810 o st nw dc

For new construction condo living in Shaw, consider the possibilities of The Perla. This new mixed-use property rises up over Ninth and O streets NW in one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods.

With more than 60 condos to choose from, The Perla holds the unique advantage of being one of the larger such projects to go up in the Shaw neighborhood. The nine-story red-brick building offers ground level shops and a restaurant, topped off by eight additional floors including penthouse condo units.

Options in the building include one- and two-bedroom condos, with those still on the market generally base priced between the high $600,000s to upwards of $2 million. There are also some larger condos that include a den, as well as, of course, the penthouse units.

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riggs park - washington dc

Considered a more affordable location than some of its nearby neighbors, Riggs Park continues to attract first-time homebuyers eager to enter the DC housing market. Filled with mostly early to mid-20th century homes, you’ll find several semi-detached homes available in Riggs Park.

Just a couple of years ago the median sales price in Riggs Park was in the mid $400,000s, with some single-family, detached homes often selling somewhere around the low $500,000s. While it may be unusual to find a move-in ready home in another neighborhood for this price point, Riggs Park often provides an entry point for homebuyers trying to get into the Northeast DC housing market.

Options include a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath restored home dating back to the

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