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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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DC’s multifamily condo market is booming as developers aim to lure current renters with a surge of new for-sale options. Until recently developers had favored the rental market, but that trend could be changing.

In particular, some real estate experts say they’ve seen an uptick in condo demand since the Amazon HQ2 announcement. Some estimates predict around 1,700 new condo units will begin sales this year.

This includes nearly a dozen new condo developments with at least 50 units launching sales. That’s the most large-scale projects in a single year to hit the market in about a decade.

Many of the large-scale condo projects are coming to areas that have already experienced a wave of apartment construction, including NoMa and the Capitol

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 If you’re single, that’s one more good reason to consider making a move to the DC area. DC and Arlington were both recently named top cities for singles.  The findings come from Apartmentlist.com. Last Valentine’s Day the website ranked the best and worst cities for dating, putting both cities near the top.

The list put the most weight on one particular category. That category measured how satisfied singles are with dating opportunities in their city. The study also took into account satisfaction with a city’s social life and dating affordability. For that particular category, analysts looked at the average price it costs for two people to go out to dinner and to a movie. Then they compared the cost to median earnings of singles in the area.

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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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price increases

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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