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When it comes to the best large cities in the nation, DC makes a big jump. The District just moved into the top five, with a gain of six spots over last year.

Analysts recently gave DC the number five spot for the year. The rankings come from Resonance Consultancy, a firm that specializes in delivering real estate, economic development and tourism advice.

Resonance came up with its rankings based on public data tied to six different categories. More specifically, researchers took into consideration prosperity, promotion, people, programming, product and place. The group looked at everything from housing affordability and air quality to the crime rate, cultural diversity, entertainment and economic vitality.

They also considered the number of

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If you’re ready to buy in the DC area, be prepared to stretch your wallet. New figures show more than a quarter of homes for sale in DC are priced upwards of $1 million. In some neighborhoods the percentage is considerably higher than that.

Take, for example, the neighborhood of Spring Valley. Well known for its tree-lined streets and large homes, it’s not uncommon to find politicians, corporate leaders and media personalities with homes in the area. Recently every home on the market in Spring Valley carried a price tag of at least $1 million.

It’s a similar story in Georgetown, where roughly 71-percent of recent listings were priced above $1 million. The popular location features upscale shopping and dining, art galleries, and some beautiful

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If you enjoy the opportunity to get out and enjoy nearby greenspace, DC is the place to be. DC-area parks were just named tops in the nation.

The Trust for Public Land comes out with a ranking of urban parks and recreational space each year in the nation’s 100 largest cities. This year, the ranking put DC at the very top of the list for its ParkScore.

The ranking looked at how close people live to public parks, the size of those parks, the amount of land a city devotes to its parks and the amount of money a city spends on its parks. The study also considered park amenities, such as playgrounds, rec centers, splashpads, public restrooms, basketball hoops and dog parks.

While DC trails other cities in terms of the number of playgrounds, it does

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 arlington is fit

Full of area parks, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it’s not hard to understand why Arlington was just named the fittest city in the country. The new ranking comes from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The annual ACSM American Fitness Index takes into account the 100 largest cities in the U.S., ranking them in terms of dozens of different health-related indicators. Those categories range from health behaviors to community infrastructure.

Arlington took the very top spot for 2019 with an overall score of 87.3. In fact, Arlington ranked as one of the top 10 cities for 22 of the 33 indicators studied to come up with the ranking.

In six specific cases Arlington ranked as number one. Those

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Whether you’re an avid runner or just like to take an occasional jog around your neighborhood or through the park, Arlington is a great place to get in some exercise. While there’s plenty to do, see and experience living in Arlington County, it’s specifically tops when it comes to running.

The county was just named the top spot for runners for the second year in a row. The ranking comes from SmartAsset, a financial website that commonly tracks consumer-oriented things, including the best cities for runners.

According to SmartAsset, when comparing the number of races per 10,000 residents, Arlington has more than any of the other 97 cities it studied. Some options for the spring include Crystal City 5K Fridays, held in

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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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Long considered a great place to live, it seems Falls Church is also one of the healthiest place in the nation to put down roots. The city was just designated the third healthiest community by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication studied nearly 3,000 counties and jurisdictions all across the U.S., then ranked the highest 500 communities. Researchers took into account 81 separate indicators.

They included everything from food and nutrition to public safety and population health. The study went way beyond traditional health categories, however. It also looked at a community’s education system, economic performance and housing affordability; all categories it says can have an impact on a population’s longevity and overall

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It’s possible to see examples of gentrification in cities all across the country, but when it comes to cities with the highest percentage of gentrified neighborhoods, DC easily tops the list. While New York City actually has the most by sheer volume, DC has the most by percentage of eligible neighborhoods that have experienced gentrification.

That’s what happens when major new investment comes to lower-income neighborhoods. It’s not hard to find examples of the trend as more and more DC neighborhoods transition into hip new communities filled with trendy new restaurants and condos that attract many to the area, but also force longtime residents out.

An influx of investment often causes home values to rise and more upper-income residents to move

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If you’re searching for a great place to live, you’ll want to take another look at Falls Church City. The financial news website 24/7 Wall Street just named Falls Church City the best “county” to live.

The ranking takes into account its quality of life. 24/7 Wall Street used the same factors used by the UN when ranking nations. This included its life expectancy, poverty rate and opportunities for educational attainment.

In fact, Falls Church did extremely well in all categories. Over a five year span the local population increased by nearly 15-percent. The website also makes note of its less than three-percent unemployment rate, a less than three-percent poverty rate and a nearly 82 year life

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The votes are in and once again Arlington takes the top spot when it comes to the “Best City to Live in America”. The honor comes from Niche, an online review website that annually ranks cities in regards to everything from public schools to crime, diversity and nightlife.

Not only did Arlington rank as the number one city in the Niche listing, but it received an overall grade of an A+. The quality of the city’s public schools helped, as did doing well in the category of cities that are good for families. In both cases Arlington received an A+.

Arlington also received an A+ in nightlife and for the category of health and fitness. The city earned an A for diversity, the commute and outdoor activities. The rankings slipped slightly to a B+ for

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