Arlington VA is a richly diverse streetcar suburb that deserves the attention of anyone looking to buy a home. Not only will it host half of Amazon’s incoming east coast headquarters—which will require some 25,000 employees—but its countless offerings and great proximity to DC make it an incredibly attractive place to live. Filling out the space between the Potomac River and the deadly straight, 45-degree line, which was once the District’s southwest border, are an eclectic mix of exciting and characterful neighborhoods. Potential homebuyers should take special note of Courthouse, Clarendon, Ballston-Virginia Square, Rosslyn, Crystal City, and National Landing.
Courthouse (aka Court House)
Is this neighborhood named after the courthouse that
Let’s say you want to live in the DC Metro Area, but not right in the district, and you want to live somewhere super classy with reasonable cost of living. You’ll want to consider moving to Alexandria VA for sure. As the southernmost destination of the Metro, Alexandria seems to be the perfect distance from the big city—close enough to keep you in the loop and plenty far for escaping the constant hustle.
Two brand new developments have cropped up to support the relaxing lifestyle that those moving to Alexandria are after: Cameron Park and Robinson Landing. Both combine townhomes and condos and feature green and waterfront landscapes respectively. Alexandria VA is a proper city with a small-town vibe, yet it has the scope to support
It is easy to forget that the District of Columbia has a waterfront--except for those that truly enjoy it. Of course, when we hear ‘waterfront living,’ many of us would jump to waves crashing onto sandy coastlines, but the Potomac and Anacostia are no mere creeks propelling old mills. They are mighty rivers, named by the indigenous peoples who once called the area home, into which city-dwellers may escape the urban hustle by means of a single glance. Now imagine for a moment that you started every day with such a glance--from your riverside balcony, with your hot beverage of choice in hand. Sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it?
As anyone who has ever thought about real estate would imagine, property on DC’s waterfront comes at a
Elysium Logan is an awe-striking luxury condominium ideally situated in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood. This eight-story building houses 32 diverse and gorgeously appointed dwellings. Among them are generously sized one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Penthouse units also include a balcony and a substantial den as well as 2 bathrooms and 1 to 2 half-baths.
If you’ve been around DC a while you’ll know this, but if you’re on your way in, you’ll soon find out: Logan Circle is a stellar place to be. Not only does it maintain a knockout combination of dining, shopping and nightlife, and peaceful residential streets, but it also enjoys being wedged between Dupont Circle and two of the District’s most vibrant neighborhoods: U Street
As Capitol Riverfront (aka Navy Yard) has been sprucing itself up and turning heads for several years now, the timing couldn’t be better for the delivery of the gorgeous luxury condominium called Avidian. Conceived for people who want to live life avidly, this 171-unit building is sought after, not only for its myriad amenities but its stellar location. Located at 1210 Van Street SE, Avidian is perfectly situated within easy walking distance of Yards Park, a plethora of retail and dining options along M Street SW, Nationals Ballpark and Half Street Fairgrounds, and The Wharf: DC’s biggest and most promising mixed-use development in recent memory.
Construction began in June of 2017. Completion is expected a little later
The Perla is a one of the newest mixed-use buildings planned for the Shaw neighborhood located at 810 O St NW. Previously the site of a prominent church, the cathedral was eventually torn down after approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board. Sales for the Perla are expected to start in early 2019 with construction completion in late 2019.
The nine-story building will hold 66 condos, underground parking, and thousands of square feet for retail space located at the ground level. Located at the corner of 9th and O Streets NW, residents are blocks away from shops, restaurants, Blagden Alley, parks and much more - earning the location a walk score of 97.
Perla Floor Plans
The Perla offers buyers 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom layouts, with or
Robinson Landing is one of the newest additions to the historic city of Old Town Alexandria. Compromised of 70 luxurious condos and 26 modern townhomes all steps from the Potomac riverfront. Robinson Landing is now in pre-construction sales.
Robinson Landing Amenities
Robinson Landing offers its residences an extensive list of amenities which includes 24-hour onsite staff, concierge services, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, bicycle shop, pet grooming spa, private parking garage, and resident’s lounge.
Robinson Landing Condominiums
The Robinson Landing Condominiums offers 1-bedroom, 2-bedrooms, and 3-bedrooms, with or without a den starting in the high $1.2M. You can expect floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive views of
The big news for Arlington, VA is that the e-commerce colossus, Amazon, has chosen this Washington DC suburb to host its east coast headquarters. More accurately, the enormous project known as Amazon HQ2 has been divided into two parts--one to be run out of Arlington, VA and the other to be run out of the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, NY. Officially, the Northern Virginia HQ2 will be part of what has now been branded National Landing: a sort of Franken-hood comprised of Crystal City as well as parts of Pentagon City and Alexandria’s Potomac Yard.
Not only is Arlington County prime for Amazon, boasting--perhaps for the first time ever--a 20% vacancy rate with regard to commercial real estate. JBG
One would think that a home in Georgetown would pretty much sell itself. False. However, the amount of work you put into selling your Georgetown home will pay serious dividends. When deciding how best to concentrate your efforts, there are a few very important things to remember:
Buyers who know they’ll be spending a lot of money will be extremely judicious and want to make sure they’re getting the best combination of property and location that they can for the price.
There are a lot of houses and condos to choose from. Tons.
What To Do About It
Before you even think about how best to market your house, start looking for a realtor. It’s completely worth the cost and should save you a ton of effort and headache. When
Split 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom in hot Shaw neighborhood. Rare find at this price point. Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. High ceilings. Washer Dryer in unit. Spectacular location close to metro, U street, and Howard University. Low condo fee. Tenant and pet-friendly boutique building. Great investment!
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