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If you don’t want to have to depend on a car to get around, DC is a great place to live. While some neighborhoods rely on public transportation, other neighborhoods are extremely walkable.

DC as a whole ranks extremely well for its walkability. In fact, DC’s WalkScore ranking is number seven in terms of the most walkable large cities in the nation.

In recent years, Redfin put DC in 4th place when it comes to its list of ‘The Best Cities for Living Without a Car’. Some neighborhoods also rank particularly high all on their own in terms of walkability.

For example, Dupont Circle is a great place to get around by walking. Most residents have an easy stroll to the closest Metro station, plus the neighborhood also includes a number of restaurants

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While celebrated for its charm and its history, Alexandria also holds the title of one of the friendliest cities in America. According to the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019, Alexandria is the second friendliest city in the nation.

Conde Nast points out Alexandria’s proximity to Washington DC, yet also distinguishes its more relaxed atmosphere. It additionally makes mention of its tourist friendly locations, including its rich collection of shopping and dining spots.

Savannah, Georgia comes in second place, while Boulder, Colorado takes third place. Charleston, South Carolina and Chattanooga, Tennessee round out the top five.

The very same reader survey that put Alexandria is the number two spot for

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Home prices are on the rise in the DC area, as more neighborhoods pass the million-dollar mark. Consistently you’ll find around 10 or so million-dollar neighborhoods in DC, where homes all average prices above $1 million.

Some neighborhoods are even higher than that. Last year the Spring Valley neighborhood had a median sale price of around $1.8 million, a big jump over last year. Large homes are the norm in this neighborhood of politicians, media personalities and Washington elite.

The Berkley neighborhood also topped the list for 2019 with a median sale price topping $1.6 million. Nearly surrounded by parkland, the affluent neighborhood is also one of the most exclusive.

Other million-dollar neighborhoods in DC include Kent, Georgetown,

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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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Rich with places to see and experience, unsurprisingly DC is tops with when it comes to many travelers. Now, though, it seems DC is getting a big nod from one of the world’s largest publications.

The New York Times just came out with its list of the top 52 places to visit in 2020, and DC came in at number one. The Times goes beyond the typical attractions, like the White House and area monuments, instead focusing on some of the specific reasons why a trip to DC this year makes sense.

Many travelers already know that Washington DC is full of free museums. This year, in particular, is a good year to visit because it marks the 100th anniversary of the year women secured the right to vote. Expect special exhibits marking the occasion at places like

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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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DC’s population is on the rise, so much so that the region faces a potential housing shortage in the future. According to at least one new report, DC needs around 374,000 new homes just to keep up with the expected demand.

Much of the concern has to do with the availability of affordable housing in the near future. In Arlington, in particular, data from the Urban Institute suggests Arlington needs thousands of additional housing units that rent for less than $800 a month.

On the flip side, the area currently has more housing than needed in terms of high rent units. The study recommends area leaders focus on allowing the construction of more multi-family projects on current single-family zoned properties.

A previously

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Old Town Alexandria VAPhoto: Kevin Harber

It may be close to DC, but Alexandria enjoys a strong reputation all its own. From its historic district to its waterfront, there’s always something to see and explore in this unforgettable city.

It’s likely for all of these reasons and more Alexandria just nabbed one of the top spots for small U.S. cities. The new ranking comes from the new Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

More than a half million readers around the world rated their own travel experiences, helping to put Alexandria in the number three spot for small U.S. cities. The publication pointed out the city’s location, sitting just across the Potomac from the U.S. capital.

It also mentioned the red brick sidewalks of Old Town, 18th and 19th century

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Arlington’s population is growing, and as it grows it is only getting wealthier. According to recently released U.S. Census data, Arlington’s population grew about 14-percent from 2010 to 2018.

That’s considerably higher than other locations across the state and the nation. The statewide population increase totaled about 6.5-percent, while the national population rose about six percent during the same time span.

As of July 2018, the federal government estimates more than 237,000 residents live in Arlington. With a boost of around 2,500 residents, that’s about one-percent higher than the previous year. Census data suggests Arlington County’s population rose by about 4,900 people between 2016 and 2017.

The population isn’t the only thing on

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