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national landing va

Excitement is certainly growing for Amazon’s new headquarters, and it’s starting to show with a steep increase in home prices. The new Amazon HQ2 offices are coming to National Landing, and that’s already pushed home prices in the area up considerably.

According to one listing service, the median asking price of a single-family home in the same Zip code as Amazon’s new headquarters shot up 99.9-percent between June of last year and June of this year. Bright MLS found premium pricing particularly in the area closest to Amazon’s new headquarters.

The company made its announcement last November. In December the listing service reported a more than 75-percent jump in the median list price of homes in the area.

Taking a slightly broader look, the

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virginia tech innovation campus
Graphic: Courtesy Virginia Tech

In a major announcement for the DC area, Virginia Tech is headed to National Landing. The university plans to bring its new Innovation Campus to Potomac Yard.

The graduate campus is coming to the area north of Regal Cinemas and south of Four Mile Run. This puts it only about a quarter of a mile away from the Potomac Yard Metro Station.

It also puts the campus closer to Amazon’s new headquarters, with a focus on computer science and technology in generating future economic growth. Virginia Tech officials view the one million square foot campus as an ideal spot for supporting the university’s plan of developing new research, programs and tech talent for the area.

In particular, the new Innovation Campus will be

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rosemont - alexandria va

 With the feel of a small town yet a location close to what you need and want in the DC area, family-friendly Rosemont has much to desire. This quiet Alexandria neighborhood is filled with charming homes and tree-lined streets.

Mostly made up of single-family homes, it’s common for people to move to the Rosemont neighborhood and stay. Most of the homes in the area were constructed between the early 1900s to the 1930s, with a full range of sizes and styles for new buyers to choose from.

Typically, though, home styles in the neighborhood range from Craftsman-style bungalows to Colonial Revivals and Arts and Crafts-style homes. You’ll also however find some garden apartment buildings and rowhouses dating back to the 1930s. This makes it possible to

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theo the amazing chocolate lab

A great place to live, work and play, it turns out Alexandria is also a fantastic location for man’s best friend. Several publications recently put the area near the top of the list when it comes to the nation’s most dog-friendly cities.

Redfin, a real estate brokerage, teamed up with Rover, a dog-walking service, to come up with a list ranking Alexandria in the 16th spot. The website mentions the area has a walk score of 60 and about three-percent of listed homes for sale mention “dog” in their online listings.

Expedia also considers Alexandria a dog-friendly destination. The city is filled with dog parks, both fenced and unfenced, depending on your preference. There’s also the option of hopping on Mount Vernon Trail, and taking a walk

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cameron station - alexandria va

For a planned community in Alexandria’s West End, consider the many varied options of Cameron Station. Designed to reflect the charm of small town America, Cameron Station is complimented by nostalgic brick sidewalks, pocket parks and colonial-inspired street lamps.

While the architectural designs are more reminiscent of the 18th and 19th centuries, the first homes of this uniquely planned community weren’t actually constructed until the late 1990s. They sit on more than 160-acres of property, where a former US Army post of the same name once stood.

Now five phases of development later, the multi award winning community of Cameron Station is made up of around 2,000 single-family homes, condos and townhomes. This family-friendly community

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carlyle district - alexandria va

Set in an area known more for its historic charm, the Carlyle District of Alexandria certainly stands out. Made up of parks and open space, the district also delights in its more urban conveniences.

Mostly home to large town homes and upscale condo developments, the area is also the setting for office space, shops and dining, plus hotels and entertainment offerings. Residential options here include the Carlyle Towers, a high-rise tower with more than 300 private residences. Options with the property range from one- to three-bedroom units in Carlyle Towers.

Additional residential options exist within the Condos at Carlyle Square. The property features loft-style units just steps away from area shops, restaurants and theaters. For those in search

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towns at south alex - alexandria va

New luxury townhomes are now selling in South Alexandria. The Towns at South Alex is part of a mixed-use development made up of four-level townhomes with a rooftop terrace and a two-car garage.

The Glendale floor plan provides from 2,400 to more than 2,700 square feet of living space. The townhome enjoys four-bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. Buyers also have the option of a deck, plus the townhome includes space for a morning room on its main living level and a rec room on the garage level.

Luxury features include crown molding and base molding, plus engineered hardwoods. You’ll also find some high ceilings and a home automation system. Other desirable additions with the new Towns at South Alex townhomes include quartz countertops,

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 safest cities in america

Graphic: SmartAsset

There’s yet another reason to choose Alexandria when it comes to a great location to live, work and play. The city just received the honor of being named one of “The Safest Cities in America” for 2018.

Alexandria took the number two spot in a ranking by SmartAsset, a personal finance website. To come up with the latest ranking, analysts looked at seven different factors, including things like property and violent crime rates, air quality, traffic deaths, the percentage of workers who commute alone and the percentage of area residents who overdose on drugs or drink excessively.

In particular, SmartAsset gave Alexandria high marks for road safety, with one of the lowest rates for traffic deaths in the country. Alexandria

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hollin hall village - alexandria va

Known for its friendly neighbors and an active group of community volunteers, Hollin Hall Village presents a pleasant little community experience. First planned out and constructed in the 1940s, Hollin Hall is now made up of more than 600 homes and two shopping centers. That certainly hasn’t changed, however, its more peaceful setting.

The walk-able area provides its residents with a drug store and grocery store, plus some restaurants and specialty stores. You’ll find many of the businesses here are locally owned and have been for years, while you’ll also find a senior center, day care and other daily conveniences.

There’s also a baseball field for kids to play. On top of this, residents are additionally located just a short walk away from the

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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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