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It may be the nation’s capital, but DC is far from all business and no play. In fact, DC just snagged a spot on the list of “2018’s Most Fun Cities in America”, as designated by WalletHub.

The personal finance website recently ranked Washington, DC at number 15 when it comes to fun cities across the nation. WalletHub looked at more than 180 cities in the US, and then ranked them based on entertainment offerings in dozens of key metrics.

They included all kinds of entertainment-related categories, from the number of fitness centers to brewery hours and movie theater costs. Researchers looked for cities with plenty of variety when it comes to having “fun”.

For example, cities received higher marks for the number of attractions, plus bar

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The popularity of living in the DC area continues to grow substantially, but that could prove difficult for those searching for housing. According to a new report from a regional planning board, DC likely faces a significant housing shortage in the near future.

Planners suggest the region desperately needs another 100,000 homes built in the coming decades. That’s in addition to the number of homes already projected to be built by 2045.

If not, they say, housing prices will only go up, hurting the local economy and driving area workers even farther out into the suburbs. The dire warning is based on the number of new workers expected to move to the area.

Population estimates suggest by 2045 the DC area could likely add about

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most likely to move

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While many of us would probably like to find the perfect home or perfect community and stay awhile, it seems DC homeowners are among the most likely to see a moving truck in the near future. At least that’s suspected based on newly analyzed mortgage application data.

The analysis comes out of the newly compiled ATTOM Data Solutions’ Pre-Move Housing Index. The real estate data analytics firm takes in the information, primarily based on the top three-dozen metro areas with at least a half-million single-family homes and condos.

When indexed, those locations scoring higher than 100 place above the national average, reflecting that more homes are likely to be sold there over the next 90 days. On the other hand, a

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There’s no doubt it’s a great location to live, work and play, but now it turns out Arlington is also a great place for man’s best friend. Arlington just received top nods when it comes to the most dog-friendly places in the country.

The honor comes from Yelp, which looked at cities all across the nation before coming up with its list of the most dog-friendly cities. According to Yelp, Arlington and some of the other top contenders are not only friendly locations for dogs, but area businesses often welcome them inside.

The reviews website came up with its list by looking at the number of page views in relation to restaurants, bars, hotels and beaches allowing dogs, page views for dog walkers and page views for dog parks. Yelp makes mention of

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chevy chase real estate - washington dc

Certain DC’s neighborhoods certainly have a reputation for being exclusive. However, while a former president, lobbyists, big names in the media and politicians all call swanky Kalorama home, it isn’t tops when it comes to DC’s wealthiest ZIP codes.

That honor goes to ZIP Code 20015, ranked as the most expensive in DC, at least according to GoBankingRates.com. The financial website looked at cost of living data from across the nation, then put it together with mortgage data and median home value data collected from Zillow.

Then, the website calculated the area with the most expensive ZIP Code. In the DC area, that honor went to a neighborhood straddling the Maryland border, south of Silver Spring and Chevy Chase.

The average home in ZIP Code

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arlington real estate market is healthy

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The news is positive for Arlington homeowners, as the location just picked up top honors when it comes to its healthy housing market. According to SmartAsset, a financial research firm, Arlington is at the top of the list for Virginia and also ranks high when comparing it to some of the nation’s other large housing markets.

The study credits this to a good supply of homes in the area. SmartAsset takes into account several criteria when predicting whether homeowners in certain areas are at a low risk of losing money when its time to sell their home.

The factors include risk of loss, fluidity, affordability and stability. With Arlington in particular, the area ranks high when looking at housing demand. While nationwide homes

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Great schools are the cornerstone of any great community, and Arlington schools certainly hit the mark. Not only do Arlington Public Schools rank at the very top for the state, but they also rank high when it comes to the rest of the nation.

The ranking comes from Niche.com, a website aimed at ranking and reviewing the best schools and neighborhoods across the US. Niche gives Arlington Public Schools an overall A+ grade, making it the highest rated public school district in the entire State of Virginia.

This takes into account categories such as academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep, plus health and safety. It’s noted that the Arlington Public School District serves more than 25,000 students across 39 schools, with an average

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arlington va top city for millenialsGraphic: Niche.com

Celebrated for its diversity, its schools and its nightlife, Arlington is definitely an appealing choice for new residents, most specifically millennials. In fact, Niche.com recently gave Arlington one of the top spots when it comes to Best Cities for Millennials.

According to the website, Arlington easily takes the number three spot, behind Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco. It’s noted that Arlington receives an overall grade of an A+, when taking all categories into consideration.

The majority of Arlington neighborhoods also received at least an A grade, with such notable mentions as Waycroft/Woodlawn, Chain Bridge Forest and Albermarle Glebe. Dozens of area neighborhoods ranked high, though, often noted for their

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the millionaire!

The DC area is full of beautiful homes and properties, but it turns out DC is also tops when it comes to living next to a millionaire. Personal finance and business forecast publisher Kiplinger recently revealed the places with the most millionaires, and DC certainly makes the cut.

The study by Phoenix Marking International took into account hundreds of urban areas across the nation, then noted where those with at least $1 million in investable assets live, pinpointing the top 10 areas. Each particular area had to have at least 50,000 residents and be home to the highest concentration of millionaires per population.

The analysis found just under nine-percent of the Washington DC population consists of millionaire households. In fact, all of the

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arlington is healthiest 2018

Arlington just picked up another top award, this one connected to being named America’s fittest city for 2018. The designation comes from the American College of Sports Medicine and its annual American Fitness Index.

For 2018, the index puts Arlington in the top spot, slightly outranking repeat winner Minneapolis and outranking Washington DC. Arlington gets tops marks for its high physical activity among local residents and for its easy access to local parks. As well, Arlington also gets credit for its percentage of locals that bike or walk to work.

Other high marks for the area include Arlington’s overall low smoking rate, the overall health of local residents and for other healthy behaviors. Arlington also received relatively good scores for

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