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Dubbed “America’s Main Street”, Pennsylvania Avenue is one of the most prestigious locations for real estate in the world. Not only is it home to the White House but also to the U.S. Capitol and Market Square.

You’ll also find the Trump International Hotel here, at home in the Old Post Office, and a number of lobbyists and prominent law firms are situated in the many office towers that line the famous street. Noted as one of the nation’s most expensive streets for office space, it’s also one of the most visible.

You’ll find that numerous processions, parades and even protests are staged along Pennsylvania Avenue, with perhaps the most important stretch of it running just over a mile from the White House to the Capitol. The avenue

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Marked as one of the first DC developments to include residential, retail and office space in one location, Market Square is now well in the midst of a makeover, transforming the stately buildings from 25-year old architectural wonders to reflections of more modern and contemporary design elements.

Market Square includes 700,000 square feet of office and retail space, plus the addition of more than 200 luxury condos, split between two buildings. Recent improvements consist of a more light-filled lobby, outfitted with glass panels surrounding the main door, plus an oversized street address. Meanwhile, the inside has added new bronze finishes as well as LED lighting and new Italian stone in the floors.

A remodeled fitness center has tripled in

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Centuries ago DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue was supposed to be the city’s answer to a location drawing in residents and tourists alike, much like the Champs Elysees in Paris. Now all these years later, the question many area are asking is if the famous avenue can transform itself from an unremarkable and deteriorating location to America’s version of the luxurious Parisian street, renowned for its high-end stores, cafes and theaters.

For decades proponents of making over the DC street have sought out ways to help revitalize the area, making it more colorful and lively. One of the ideas has to do with what to bring in to replace the old J Edgar Hoover Building. The massive, long-standing building that currently houses FBI headquarters is set to be

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While only one “lucky” family can win the right to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, there are plenty of other options to choose from if you want to make your home on this illustrious thoroughfare. To assist with this goal, we have handpicked several full-service luxury condo buildings with a prestigious Pennsylvania Avenue address.

Whether the condos are located in the West End, Penn Quarter or Capitol Hill, all of these buildings have the same thing in common: prominent addresses in highly desirable locations where residents can walk to the Metro Station, restaurants and shops. These boutique condominium residences deliver upscale amenities, high-end features, and easy walking to everything you want in DC.

Live On Pennsylvania

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DC is a planned city, and as such, the streets of DC were planned as well.  The city’s naming system with lettered and numbered streets is sometimes confusing for tourists and out-of-towners.  Residents know there is a system composed of a rectilinear grid with a set of transverse diagonal avenues.  Many of the diagonal streets and avenues are named after States with Pennsylvania being the grandest and the home of the White House.   Avenues often intersect in circles or squares and the diagonals create many triangular parks.

DC is divided into four quadrants---Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast.  The city begins from the U.S. Capitol as its center, and radiates outward forming a diamond shape.  North and South Streets form the north-south axis;

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One of the first rites of passage for new DC residents with cars is to figure out the diagonal routing of the major state avenues.  One of the District's toughest driving challenges is to navigate without a GPS on Mass Ave or New Hampshire Ave through Dupont Circle.  A sign of a true Washingtonian is one that has learned the routes to avoid passing through Dupont Circle on a diagonal state avenue.

When DC was first established, the organized naming of streets---lettered and numbered---make it easy for tourists and suburban commuters to make their way through DC; but diagonal avenues with state names often confuse motorists.  Avenues with names of states---like Maryland Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and New York Avenue---that run through downtown DC

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 Conveniently located in the West End at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 26th Street, the Westbridge is just steps from Georgetown.  Many of the units in the Westbridge have stunning views of Georgetown.  This location offers walking access to many destinations including the Foggy Bottom Metro, World Bank, IMF and Trader Joe's.

The Westbridge is a 10-story brick condo development with 171 units that was delivered in 1978.  Many of the units in the Westbridge have been updated with newer interior designs and finishes.  Westbridge residents enjoy large private outdoor balconies that line each floor of the building.  Amenities include a 24-hour front desk, outdoor pool, exercise room, rooftop deck and garage parking.

Currently, three units are listed

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MarketWatch recently ranked Pennsylvania Avenue as the fifth most expensive street in the nation for commercial rental rates.  Rents on Pennsylvania Avenue, with great access to both the White House and Capitol Hill, are now averaging a whopping $80 SF.  Pennsylvania Avenue only trails a couple of notable streets including Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park and Fifth Avenue in New York.

In the residential sector, Pennsylvania Avenue is also no slouch with several luxury condo buildings that command premium selling prices.  Notable developments on this grand avenue include: 2501 Penn, Market Square East and Market Square West and the Pennsylvania  Here is a resource to view active Pennsylvania Avenue real estate listings.

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Is there a smidgen of truth to the rumor that the real purpose of Prince Charles visit to DC this week is to buy a new home for Will and Kate so they can relocate to the District?  We are definitely not confirming that one, but it would be great for the city if it was true. 

 With all the joint military missions involving the UK and the US, it makes sense for the Brits to have one of their own on the ground over here.  Also, DC would be a wonderful market for Kate to launch her photography career out from under the watchful eye of British paparazzi.

If you are still reading this far-fetched tale, the million dollar question is just where would Will and Kate live if they relocated to the District?  Our relo experts have scoured the DC MLS in search

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The Market Square complex located at 701 Penn and 801 Penn in the Penn Quarter neighborhood is selling for a record breaking rate of $904/SF.  This two building complex features 679,719 SF of office and retail space as well 210 privately-owned condos.

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue midway between the White House and the Capital, Market Square is truly one of DC's power addresses.  Over the last year, five residential condos have sold at Market Square ranging from a 2,200 SF penthouse for $1.3M to a 545 SF one bedroom for $345,000.  The average cost per SF for these five transactions was $685/SF, well below the record breaking price for the commercial segment of the buildings.

Currently, four condos are listed for sale at Market Square East and

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