Moving to Arlington Virginia? Reasons You Will Love Living Here!

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Arlington, Virginia

With nationally recognized schools, historical landmarks, urban villages, low crime rates, an abundance of natural scenery, and many other amenities, living in Arlington, Virginia is highly desired. In fact, it was rated America’s third best city to live in by Niche in 2017. Arlington revels in its diversity and the variety of cultures manifest in a wide selection of ethnic restaurants and cultural events. Its housing options are just as diverse as its residents are. From beautifully renovated turn of the century properties to modern high-rise condominiums, single-family detached homes to townhomes – you will find the perfect property to suit you and your lifestyle.

With a climate that offers the best of every season, you will bask in hot, humid summers, delight in the cool crispness of autumn, enjoy mild winters, and marvel at the cherry blossoms in spring. Home to the Pentagon, Arlington Virginia is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC and a quick and easy commute. Due to the many government agencies located in the city, employment rates are high, the housing market is prospering, and the standard of living is exceptional. Whether you are a millennial starting out, a growing family, or retiring – buying a home in Arlington Virginia is an excellent investment that will certainly increase over time.

National Landing

National Landing in Arlington VA spans the neighborhoods of Crystal City and Pentagon City, and is in an extremely central location—right across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. And it’s quickly becoming home-sweet-home for the new Amazon Inc. HQ2 project.

The Amazon Inc. HQ2 project is the plan (now currently underway) that Amazon (the online retailer and tech company) has for their new headquarters. With its headquarters currently residing in Seattle, WA, HQ2 is intended to be a sister headquarters, not replace the current Seattle headquarters.

In addition to the Amazon Inc. HQ2 project, plans have been announced to bring a graduate satellite division of Virginia Tech to the area.

The tech growth in the area has also led to a need for upgraded public transportation. The plans for transportation growth include the new pedestrian bridge that will connect National Landing to Reagan National Airport, the new Potomac Yard Station, and upgrades to the current metro lines.

Recreational Activities

With nearly 200 parks, 86 miles of trails, and 14 community recreation centers, it is easy to see why residents of Arlington are outdoor enthusiasts. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Lady Bird Johnson Park, and Bon Air Park are three well-known parks and there are many off-leash dog parks with water features to keep your furry friends hydrated and happy. Arlington loves its trails and much effort is put into maintaining them, the Arlington Loop and Mount Vernon Trail are two that are popular. There are numerous community events for the residents of Arlington to meet neighbors and foster community spirit. One of the most popular summertime venues is the Lubber Run Amphitheater featuring free arts and musical performances in the Arlington Forest.

Shopping Opportunities

Arlington, Virginia offers a multitude of options to satisfy every shopping desire; here are a few of them. Anchored by Macy’s and Nordstrom, the Fashion Center at Pentagon City contains 170 mid to high-end shops, eateries, and services.  The Market Common Clarendon features a combination of local boutiques, brand-name stores, and restaurants located in an outdoor mixed-use development. The shops surround a relaxing green space with gazebos where special events and performances are hosted throughout the year. At the Village of Shirlington, you will find a variety of al fresco restaurants, boutique shops, a movie theater, spas and beauty salons, and much more, located in an outdoor mall with lovely year-round lighting adding to its charm.

Dining Options

With hundreds of restaurants, Arlington, Virginia is foodie’s paradise featuring a variety of ethnic and local cuisines for every budget and taste. You can find many of them here, and I would like to suggest some the local favorites. Head to Pupatella pizzeria for hand-tossed pizza cooked in a traditional brick oven with fresh toppings, cheese that oozes, and a crust that could be eaten by itself. Carlyle – serves classic American food. Ambar features classic Balkan fare with a modern twist. Whether you sample the small plate tapas or larger portions, you will appreciate the delicious flavors, superb presentation, and the restaurant’s beautiful décor. For a fast and casual authentic Vietnamese dining experience, Four Sisters Grill will hit the spot with generous portions and affordable prices. If you like bao, you will adore Bao Bao’s signature meals in a bun and bulgogi fries, along with designer cocktails, and a funky-chic atmosphere.

Real Estate in Arlington, Virginia

Real estate in Arlington, VA is currently booming as the plans for the new Amazon building in National Landing finalize. Prices vary greatly based on the neighborhood you want to buy in. Here are a few of the neighborhood averages you can expect in the second quarter of 2019 (according to Trulia).

Currently, the lowest property is located in Rosslyn with homes listed as low as $125,000. Rent in this area is also between $1,495 and $5,950.

The most expensive single family home is located in Country Club Hills priced at $3,875,000. View all County Club Hills homes for sale HERE.

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Moving to Alexandria VA? Reasons You Will Love Living Here!

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Alexandria, Virginia

Nestled on the western banks of the Potomac River, only 7 miles south of downtown Washington D.C. is the charming and historic city of Alexandria, Virginia. Crowned the most romantic city in America by in 2016, it is also the hometown of George Washington. Cobblestone lined streets, classic architecture, historical landmarks, year-round cultural events, great weather, and beautiful natural scenery are just a few of the many benefits of living in Alexandria.

Real Estate in Alexandria

Homes in Alexandria are diverse and there is something to suit every budget and lifestyle, from 200-year-old townhouses to luxury high-rise condominiums, master-planned communities to single-family detached homes, waterfront properties and many others. With some of the region’s top schools, robust employment and real estate market, and an easy commute to the Capitol, it comes as no surprise that Alexandria, Virginia is a flourishing, highly coveted city and the perfect location for your next home.

Featured Neighborhoods

Old Town Alexandria

Founded in 1749 and located on the vibrant waterfront, Old Town is the heart of Alexandria. Named one of the 10 Most Walkable cities in our nation by AAA, its collection of over 200 boutiques, art galleries, eclectic bistros, vintage shops, and a variety of exceptional businesses are situated along quaint cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks. Homes in Old Town range from modern condominiums to single-family dwellings and historic row houses from the 18th century on tree-lined streets. The Potomac River provides residents with scenic pathways and waterside parks to walk, bike or jog, or simply relax on a bench and watch the boats. Festivals, live performance theater and musical shows, and annual events keep the community busy and entertained.

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Del Ray

Idyllic Del Ray is a picturesque and family-centric community northwest of Old Town where you will find lovely homes on tree-canopied streets with white picket fences and residents on their front porches while children play in the yards. From beautifully renovated classics in Tudor and Colonial styles to arts and crafts bungalows, stylish cottages, townhouses, and modern condominiums – a wide variety of homes await you in Del Ray. Mount Vernon Avenue is the hub of the neighborhood with a diverse mix of eateries, coffee shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, health and wellness shops, and much more. The local art and music scene in Del Ray allows residents to enjoy year-round festivals, parades, and events that foster a close-knit community spirit.

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Recreational Activities

With almost 950 acres of natural landscapes spread across 70 parks and 30 recreational centers, Alexandria, Virginia is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Bikers and joggers will appreciate the multitude of pathways along the connecting parks bordering the Potomac River and enjoy the portion of the Mount Vernon Trail that runs through the Old Town. For family fun, Cameron Run Regional Park features a water park with wave pool and water slides, mini golf, and much more. Alexandria also features several golf courses, country clubs, and water-based activities on the Potomac River, as well as a wide range of festivals, events, and celebrations, providing enjoyment for every age and lifestyle.

Shopping Opportunities

Alexandria, Virginia has a balance of locally owned specialty boutiques, big-box outlets, and national chain stores for your shopping desires. The Old Town is entirely walkable and when you finish, you can hop on the free trolley and head to King Street, featuring a mile of unique shopping experiences. From high-end fashion retailers to antiques, home décor, jewelry, gifts, children’s stores, and more – King Street has been designated as one of the Great Streets of America. In addition, the nation’s oldest running farmers market in Old Town and the year-round farmers market in Del Ray keeps residents of Alexandria supplied with locally-sourced produce, artisan wares, cheeses, homemade baked goods, freshly squeezed juices, and much more.

Dining Options

A variety of restaurants from family-friendly to upscale establishments await you in Alexandria, Virginia, here are some of the local favorites. For melt-in-your-mouth BBQ, head to Sweet Fire Donna’s and savor their finger-licking sauces, soft cornbread, and fiery mac-n-cheese. Sunday in Saigon offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a modern and upscale setting. The cozy hidden gem, Balkan Grill, features simple Balkan dishes that explode into a medley of flavors in your mouth and at Aldo’s Italian Kitchen you will be treated like family while enjoying generously portioned Italian comfort food. Tasty, fresh ingredients, an excellent selection of vegetarian and non-veg options, and superb service make Namaste the go-to spot for Indian and Nepalese dining. For flavorful, colorful, and aromatically appealing Ethiopian fare, head to Enat Restaurant where you will enjoy ample portions and traditional decor.

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August 2017 Housing Market Update for Washington DC Metro Areas

August 2017 Housing Market Update for Washington DC Metro Areas

August Home Sales and Median Prices

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. housing markets are based on August 2017 MRIS housing data.

  • The Washington D.C. Metro median sales price of $430.000 was up 2.2% or $9,250 compared to last year but was down 2.3% or $9,900 compared to last month. This is the highest August price of the decade.
  • Sales volume across the DC Metro area was over $2.6 billion, up a slight 0.1% from last year.
  • Closed sales of 5,072 were down 0.3% compared to last year and down 1.6% compared to last month.
  • New contract activity of 4,965 was up 1.2% compared to last year.
  • New listings of 5,894 were up 7.2% compared to last year but were down 6.2% from last month.
  • Active listings of 9,855 are down 4.4% compared to last year and down 4.1% compared to last month. This is the 16th consecutive month of declines in year-over-year inventory levels.
  • The average percent of original list price receive at sale in August was 97.8%.
  • The median days-on-market for August 2017 was 18 days, four days lower than last year.



The DC Metro Area Housing Market Update provides unique insights into the state of the current housing market by measuring the number of new pending sales, trends by home characteristics, and key indicators through the most recent month compiled directly from Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.

The DC Metro Area housing market includes: Washington, D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland, and Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, and Falls Church City in Virginia.