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c & o canal georgetown

It’s no secret that DC is full of history, but some of its most historic neighborhoods are definitely worth a second look.

Georgetown

Regarded as DC’s oldest neighborhood, Georgetown dates back to the mid 1700s. Before it was part of DC it was known as a tobacco port. These days the neighborhood still contains some incredible historic homes and museums. It is also home to Georgetown University, which happens to be the nation’s oldest Catholic university. The historic C&O Canal runs partially through Georgetown. 

Capitol Hill

Known for its historic rowhouses, Capitol Hill is the place many elected leaders still choose to call home. This upscale neighborhood offers home styles ranging from Victorian to Beaux Arts designs. The neighborhood is

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running in washington dcPhoto: Elvert Barnes

DC may be best known as a political city, but it’s also a top city for runners. Routinely ranked “America’s Fittest City”, DC has plenty of great neighborhoods and trails for walking, biking and running. From area parks to the waterfront, local landmarks and more, you’ll find some fantastic places to tie on your running shoes in the DC area.

Georgetown

One great option is Georgetown. Right on the Potomac River, Georgetown offers your choice of trails, waterfront views and urban appeal. You can jump on the Capital Crescent Trail from the Georgetown waterfront for a flat running surface or pick up Chesapeake & Ohio Canal to take your run along the water. For a more intense training session, Georgetown has some of the region’s

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the balauster - washington dc

For true live-work space on Capitol Hill, it’s time to discover the recently restored townhomes of The Baluster. Zoned for both residential and commercial use, The Baluster consists of just five 19th century rowhouses in the Stanton Park area of Capitol Hill.

Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the townhomes are part of a historic district. While the exterior of the townhomes must stay the same, they’ve since been gutted on the inside and remodeled.

On the outside, much of the original brick and stone is still there. Crews have also added in new front doors that were designed to look like the original doors of the property.

While the units were recently used primarily as office space, they were in need of a number of updates.

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penn eleven dc condos

A long-standing neighborhood staple returns to Capitol Hill, but this time with condos. Frager’s Hardware has been open in the DC area for around a century, but sadly fire devastated the historic building several years ago.

Now the hardware store is back, and so are some new additions. Developers have since added condo units on top of the restored building.

Officially known as Penn Eleven, the nearly three dozen condos come in one- and two-bedroom layouts. There are also some large two-bedroom condos that include a study that can be used as a third bedroom.

Typically, the units of Penn Eleven range from around 800 square feet to more than 1,900 square feet of living space. Because of the way the new building addition was constructed, no two

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pet-friendly dc condos

While there are plenty of pet-friendly housing options across DC, some go way beyond the ordinary when it comes to added amenities. From pet spas to rooftop dog parks, there’s no limit when it comes to some of the craziest pet-friendly properties around.

It’s obvious that some of the newer construction properties are looking for a way to set themselves apart and appealing to pet-owners can be lucrative. Even some of DC’s residential properties without a lot of amenities are bringing in local businesses, such as dog-walking services and local pet stores, to help drum up future business of their own.

City Market at O has its own rooftop dog park. This apartment property also comes with a washing and grooming station for pets, as well as plenty of

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boneval condos washington dc

For true Capitol Hill cachet, you’ll want to consider the elevated lifestyle possibilities of Bonéval. This boutique DC condo building is home to 40 private residences; each of which enjoys upscale appointments in a refined setting.

Floor plans at Bonéval start with a one-bedroom design, but there are also some two-bedroom condos at Bonéval for buyers to consider. While some of the smaller floor plans come in just under 1,000 square feet, there are also some condos in the building with more than 1,100 square feet of living space.

All of the condos in the four-story property come with such desirable features as stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and solid wood cabinetry. In addition, you’ll find things like quartz countertops, plus a mix

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capitalsaurus court - washington dc

Photo: Tim Krepp

Washington DC is full of history, but one particular find dates back well before the birth of our nation. It’s said sewer workers discovered the first so-called Capitalsaurus fossil while doing work beneath F Street in the late 1800s.

Crews reported finding some strange bones, including a six-inch bone they suspected may have been a dinosaur bone. According to old news reports, it was about 45 feet underground.

Crews ended up sending it to the Smithsonian, which identified it as part of a dinosaur’s vertebrae. Since then, it’s been debated exactly which kind of dinosaur it came from.

It’s suspected the dinosaur bone once belonged to a meat-eating dinosaur, perhaps one about 15-feet tall and 30-feet long. For reference,

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lovejoy lofts - 440 12th st ne dc

A converted schoolhouse makes the perfect setting for distinctive lofts with a rich history in Capitol Hill. The Lovejoy Lofts is just one of a handful of old schools that have since been restored and repurposed into condominium homes in the DC area.

This turn-of-the-century schoolhouse was first reimagined into condos in the mid 2000s, and now houses more than 50 private residences. During the renovation project, crews were able to successfully retain some of the building’s original features, such as high ceilings, oversized windows, brick accent walls and arched doorways.

You will also find some top floor units today that come with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The historic features are additionally now joined by more modern and industrial

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bell tower at stanton park - 609 maryland ave ne 20002

As one of DC’s most exquisite condo conversion projects, The Bell Tower at Stanton Park provides an exciting new option for condo buyers in historic Capitol Hill. Originally constructed in the late 1800s, crews more recently converted the more than 16,000 square foot church into a half-dozen new townhome-style condominium homes.

All of the three-story residences include well more than 2,000 square feet of living space, and typically come in a two- to four-bedroom design. Priced starting well upwards of $1 million, the multi-level condos share access to the church tower and wine cellar.

The 130-foot bell tower is perhaps the most prominent feature of the exterior of the building, but hardly the only thing that sets this property apart. It took

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logan circle row houses - washington dc

DC area real estate is certainly desirable, but it seems five particular neighborhoods are commanding premium above market prices this year. The majority of the neighborhoods are found in the NW quadrant, and most are also very close to each other.

AU Park

The neighborhood with the highest average sales price, when compared to original list price for 2020, is American University Park. AU Park easily leads with a ratio of nearly 103-percent.

While the median home sales price in AU Park is about $1.3 million, the year-over-year price change is up about 32-percent. Homes often sell quickly in this neighborhood.

U Street Corridor

The U Street Corridor trails AU Park with an average sales price to original list price ratio of just over

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