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noma swampoodle parkPhoto: airbus777

A number of DC neighborhoods have had eyebrow raising names over the years. It’s likely older residents may recall such names as Swampoodle and Civic Betterment.

It’s some of the newer neighborhood names, however, that have been raising eyebrows for different reasons. It’s not particularly because of the uniqueness of the names, but sometimes it’s that they’re getting names from developers eager to help create the next trendy area.

Take for example the neighborhood of North End Shaw. A developer first started using the name about five years ago as a marketing term to distinguish the development and offer some sense of its location in the DC area.

Flash forward a few years and North End Shaw now boasts several new apartment

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swampoodle park - nomaPhoto: NoMa Parks Foundation

Much more than just an unusual name, Swampoodle is a historic neighborhood with Irish roots. Originally settled by scores of Irish immigrants in the mid 1800s, its said Swampoodle gained its namesake generations ago from a combination of the words “swamp” and “puddle”.

Built up over the former Tiber River, the neighborhood was often marked at the time by standing water and marshy conditions. All these years later the name remains, although it’s not likely that everyone in DC remembers it.

That’s because Swampoodle is now part of the rebranded NoMA community. The opening of Union Station in the early 1900s wiped out many of the old homes that once stood in the area, causing many residents to move away.

While you’ll

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 democratic debate

They may not be able to claim the White House as an official address, but some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates already live in DC. From Navy Yard to Capitol Hill and H Street, several political contenders have already set down roots.

Cory Booker may trace his roots to Newark, but the senator also has an apartment in the H Street corridor. This hip neighborhood is well known for its festivals, dining opportunities and nightlife. There’s also a seasonal farmers’ market on H Street, plus you’ll find an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops.

Longtime U.S. Senator and Congressman Bernie Sanders has a home on Capitol Hill. The self-described democratic socialist opted for a cozy one-bedroom, two-bath home that’s not too far from work. He’s

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tribeca - 40 n street nw

A new condo development pushes forward in NoMa as crews officially break ground on Tribeca. The highly anticipated 99-unit building is going in just two blocks from the closest Metro station and will soon provide some of the mixed-use neighborhood’s very first new for-sale multi-family units.

Sales for the new condos are expected to begin in early 2020, with options including one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus a den and two-bedroom floor plans. Priced starting in the high $400,000s, the 13-story property will likely deliver sometime next year.

Future buyers at Tribeca will also be treated to a rooftop deck, clubroom and a fitness center. With views overlooking the Capitol Building, the East End and the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the property also

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vio at the wharf - washington dc

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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tribeca - 50 N st ne dc 20002

An exciting new condo project is coming to NoMa, where the TRIBECA Condos are slated to open up next spring. The project includes 99 new condos fronting New York Avenue and N Street.

The location puts future residents in the middle of a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood. The property sits a short stroll away from the closest Metro station, with nearby options including trendy grocery stores, coffee shops and retailers.

The 13-story building promises the inclusion of a Club Room and a fitness center. Meanwhile a rooftop deck will someday soon offer up sweeping views of the surrounding city from the comfort of home.

A joint project of Urban Investment Partners and Kadida Development Group, the boutique condo building takes over the spot of a

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swampoodle park noma

Rendering: NoMa Parks Foundation

A new park is coming to NoMa, and its name takes a nod to the past. The first park from the NoMa Business Improvement District is unofficially named “Swampoodle Park”.

That’s the name that garnered the most votes in a recent online survey. According to those behind the survey, the name came out on tops with about two-thirds of the 1,500 or so survey responses.

Other possibilities included calling it the 3rd and L Park or Old City Corner. The newly minted name of Swampoodle Park becomes official pending the fate of a future bill that still has to go before the DC Council and the mayor.

Swampoodle comes from a play on words dating back to the 19th century. Settled by Irish immigrants, the name is a

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the lexicon condos for sale

Two new condo developments are reshaping NoMa, with luxury homes and spectacular amenities. From upscale finishes to stylish living space, new condo developments such as Lexicon and Pullman Place continue to generate new excitement in the area.

Lexicon offers more than 180 condos, with large floor plans ranging from one-bedroom units to those including two bedrooms plus a den. Priced from the low $400,000s for one of the smaller units, some of the larger units of Lexicon command prices starting in the upper $700,000s.

As well, the development also features a cascading outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center, a community clubroom and concierge services. The development additionally includes ground floor retail space and garage

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the lexicon - 50 Florida Ave NE

With official delivery coming soon, new owners still have time to choose their finishes within one of Eckington’s newest, upscale developments. The Lexicon offers more than 180 condominium units, each ranging from one- to two-bedrooms, plus a den.

With a one-bedroom priced starting in the $400,000s, some of the larger units are priced starting in the upper $700,000s. New owners are able to choose from a variety of available finishes, including flooring, countertops, cabinetry and appliances. Typically, the homes include a mix of hardwood flooring and porcelain tile, with soaking tubs and gourmet kitchens.

The available upgrades extend throughout the homes, with the option of a gas fireplace, gas heat and plenty of extras. Some of the larger

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pullman place - 909 2nd st ne

The stylish new Pullman Place condos are already more than 50-percent sold, one of the latest choices in residential living in NoMa. With contemporary features and the allure of a new construction home, Pullman Place offers some of the most desirable new residences, with an impressive address to match.

This centrally located building is only about two blocks away from Union Station, found between Union Market and the H Street Corridor, a prime location for new condo buyers. It’s simple to explore the various eclectic dining options of Union Market or join in on the vibrancy of H Street nightlife.

As well, the access to Capitol Hill makes the location one of the most sought-after in the DC area. Two Metro stops are nearby, and several grocery

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