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Alexandria Old Town at a Glance

Old Town is the historic center of Alexandria, VA. It is the seventh-largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia. Old Town Alexandria is truly a beautiful area, with many historic homes dotting its streets. This area is also a great shopping district, with its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops, and theaters along its cobblestone streets. It is a major draw for tourists.

Old Town Alexandria is truly a beautiful area, with great shopping, waterfront restaurant, and bars, boutiques, antique shops, and theaters along its cobblestone streets. Some of the favorite local spots include Murphy’s Irish Pub, Union Street Public House, Bastille, Carlyle Club, Torpedo Factory, and the Alexandria Waterfront. It’s close proximity to Washington DC and access to bike shares, metros, and public transportation make it a great place to live.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • Extensive riverfront parks
    • A mix of urban and suburban life
    • Peaceful leafy streets
  • THE FEEL
    • Storybook appeal and present-day charm.
  • LOCAL FAVORITES
    • America’s Skinniest House
    • Torpedo Factory Art Center
    • Favorite food spots like Gadsby’s Tavern and restaurants in the waterfront
  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 18
    Museums: 8
    Parks: 4
    Bars: 35
    Art Galleries: 10

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Shirlington
    Aurora Highlands
    Pentagon City
    Potomac Yard
    Belle Haven

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    33,926

  • COMMUTING

    Metro Center: 24m by metro, 20m by car
    Union Station: 17m by metro, 26m by car
    Dupont Circle: 34m by metro, 25m by car
    DCA Airport: 17m by metro, 13m by car

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $916,500

  • Average Rental Price

    $2,500

  • Common Residence Types

    Colonial houses and rowhouses

Falls Church at a Glance

Falls Church City, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, has the lowest level of poverty of any independent city or county in the United States. In 2011, Falls Church was named the richest county in the United States with a median annual household income of $113,313. The median age of city residents is 40.

Falls Church is a beautiful city with lots to offer with its proximity to Washington DC, and access to bike shares, metros, and public transportation makes this neighborhood a perfect place to live. You will always have something to do with access to 125 local bars and restaurants, including Blanca’s, Pizzeria Orso, Miu Kee, Meat in a box, Argia’s Italian Restaurant, and lots more. Some of the neighborhood features include State Theater, the local Farmers Market, and the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. This is the perfect location for anyone looking to be close to Washington DC.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • The variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options
  • THE FEEL
    • Rich community with good taste in entertainment
  • LOCAL FAVORITES
    • The farmers market every Saturday/li>
    • Tasting all 125 restaurants from around the world<
  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 13
    Museums: 3
    Parks: 5
    Bars and restaurants: 125
    Art Galleries: 2

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Jefferson
    Seven Corners
    Lake Barcroft
    Arlington
    Williamsburg

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    14,617

  • COMMUTING

    Metro Center: 25m by car, 1h 4min by public transport
    Union Station: 25m by car, 1h by public transport
    Dupont Circle: 30 by car, 50m by public transport
    DCA Airport: 17m by car, 15m by public transport

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $609,500

  • Average Rental Price

    $2,010

  • Common Residence Types

    Colonial houses, condos and apartments

Shirlington at a Glance

Is one of Arlington’s “urban villages,” located in the southern part of Arlington County. Shirlington is thought of as Arlington’s Arts and entertainment district. The village is representative of New Urbanist principles. The neighborhood is home to many great bars, restaurants, and retail establishments.

Some of the neighborhood features include Signature Theatre, a Tony-Award winning regional theater company, Shirlington Library, and AMC Loews Shirlington 7 cinema. You will also find Public Events and Festivals, including Wags and Whiskers, Celtic Festival, Oktoberfest, Shir-la-la live music, and wine tasting. Some restaurants in this area include Carlyle, Copperwood Tavern, THAI in Shirlington, Busboys and Poets, Cheesetique, and the Curious Grape. This is the perfect location for anyone looking to be close to Washington DC.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • The artsy vibe and the closeness to DC
  • THE FEEL
    • An active community full of cultural activities
  • LOCAL FAVORITES
    • Signature Theatre, a Tony-Award winning theater company.
    • Shirlington Library/li>
  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 7
    Cultural venues: 4
    Parks: 3
    Bars: 8
    Art Galleries: 2

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Alexandria West
    North Ridge
    Nauck
    Barcroft park

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    20,150

  • COMMUTING

    Union Station: car 13min, public transport 58 min
    Metro Center: car 10min, public transport 46min
    Dupont Circle: car 20min, public transport 54min
    DCA Airport: car 10min, public transport 18min
    Shaw: car 15min, public transport 42min

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $465,950

  • Average Rental Price

    $2,260

  • Common Residence Types

    Single-family homes and condo/townhomes

Rosslyn at a Glance

This neighborhood is the closest to Washington, DC. It is located directly across from the chic Georgetown section of the District of Columbia. With its towering skyscrapers from the river’s view, Rosslyn looks more urban than the nation’s capital. Rosslyn includes the Arlington neighborhoods of North Rosslyn and Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights. Numerous hiking and biking trails traverse Rosslyn

In 2010, Rosslyn had 8,100,000 square feet of office space and 6 365 housing units. Some of the tallest condominium buildings in the Washington metropolitan area are planted in Rosslyn. Interestingly, in this neighborhood during the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s, “Deep Throat” (W. Mark Felt) passed information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in the middle of the night at 1401 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn.

Close proximity to the Rosslyn Metro Station, Annual Film Festivals, 367 Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, Rosslyn Jazz Festival, Freedom Walk Festival, Imo Jima War Memorial, and lots of great restaurants and bars. Some of the restaurants in this area include Pho 75, Ray’s the Steaks, Guajillo, Village Bistro, Amuse, and Kanpai. This is the perfect location for anyone looking to be close to Washington DC.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • Incredible modern Skyscrapers
    • The view of Capitol Hill
  • THE FEEL
    • Contemporary and urban city
  • LOCAL FAVORITES
    • The observation deck at CEB
    • Favorite food spots like Pho 75, Barley Mac and Kanpai
    • 367-seat Rosslyn Spectrum Theater
  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 7
    Theater: 1
    Parks: 6
    Bars: 5
    Art Galleries: 1

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Colonial Village
    Arlington
    Capitol Hill
    Theodore Roosevelt Island
    Closest Metro: Rosslyn Station

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    12,314

  • COMMUTING

    Union Station: car 15min, metro 28min
    Metro Center: car 11min, metro 15min
    Dupont Circle: car 12min, metro 24min
    DCA Airport: car 7min, metro 23min
    Shaw: car 15min, metro 35min

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $410,000

  • Average Rental Price

    $1,900

  • Common Residence Types

    Condos and apartment buildings

Clarendon-Courthouse at a Glance

Clarendon-Courthouse is considered to offer the most diversity of any of Arlington’s “urban villages.” It is a well-appointed neighborhood practically within walking distance of Washington, DC. You can find many county buildings in this neighborhood, a movie theater, great bars, good restaurants, and shopping. The neighborhood comprises many apartment buildings and single-family homes, too but is also home to many trails and parks that you would typically find further away from the city.

This neighborhood is within walking distance to the Clarendon Metro and offers many other ways to get around, including access to a bike share and public buses. This is the perfect location for anyone looking to be close to Washington DC. Some of the favorite local hangouts include Minh’s, Earl’s, Ray’s the Steaks, Four Courts, Brooklyn Bagel, Java Shack, AMC Courthouse Plaza Movie Theater, and the Arlington Farmer’s Market.

The borders of this neighborhood are hard to define, but generally border Lee Highway to the north, Kirkwood Road and Irving Street to the West and Route 50 to the south and southeast, and Barton and Veitch to the east. The housing stock in the neighborhood offers a bit of everything. In the heart of this community, you’ll find substantial apartment buildings, while single-family homes are located in the areas north and south of the center. Single-family homes consist of bungalows, Cape Cods, brick and stone colonials, new homes, and Tudors.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • Everything is within walking distance
    • A mix of conventional and independent places to visit
  • THE FEEL
    • An urban area with all the conveniences associated with suburban neighborhoods
  • LOCAL FAVORITES
    • Great eating spots like Lota, Clarendon Grill,  Minh’s, and Earl’s
    • Arlington’s Farmer Market every Saturday morning
  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 19
    Museums: 1
    Parks:4
    Bars: 15
    Art Galleries: 1

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Rosslyn
    Colonial Village
    Lyon Village
    Arlington
    Closest Metro: Clarendon Station

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    37,545

  • COMMUTING

    Union Station: car 15min, metro 26min
    Metro Center: car 12min, metro 13min
    Dupont Circle: car 12min, metro 20min
    DCA Airport: car 7min, metro 26min
    Shaw: car 18min, metro 35min

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $585,350

  • Average Rental Price

    $1,808

  • Common Residence Types

    Condos and apartments

Dupont Circle at a Glance

Dupont Circle is a traffic circle, park, neighborhood, and historic district in Northwest Washington, DC. The Dupont Circle neighborhood is bounded approximately by 16th Street NW to the east, 22nd Street NW to the west, M Street NW to the South, and Florida Avenue NW to the north.

Dupont Circle is considered a historic locale in the development of the American Gay identity. Gentrification accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, and the area is now a more mainstream and trendy location with coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and upscale retail stores. Since 1997, a weekly farmers market has operated on 20th Street NW.

This is a very vibrant neighborhood that contains shops, restaurants, music venues, and art galleries. Special Features of this neighborhood include Kramerbooks, The Phillips Collection, ArtJamz, and National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Rink. Some of the restaurants in this area include Urbana, Komi, Tabard Inn, Firefly, Agora Restaurant, Obelisk, Mai Thai, and Little Serow.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE

    City’s most beautiful neighborhood with its leafy streets, numerous green spaces, and stately row homes.

  • THE FEEL

    Old-world appeal with new-world energy

  • LOCAL FAVORITES

    The Brickskeller Inn & Bar
    The Phillips Collection
    Kramerbooks Library

  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 14
    Museums: 8
    Parks: 6
    Bars: 21
    Art Galleries: 6

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Kalorama
    Logan Circle
    Foggy Bottom
    Downtown
    Closest Metro: Dupont Circle Station

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    9,503

  • COMMUTING

    Metro Center: 7m by metro, 7m by car
    Union Station: 13m by metro, 13m by car
    Dupont Circle: 1m by metro, 2m by car
    DCA Airport: 31m by metro, 18m by car

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $425,900

  • Average Rental Price

    $1,802

  • Common Residence Types

    Townhouses and condos

Tenleytown at a Glance

Tenleytown is a historic upscale neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC. This neighborhood includes the highest point in Washington, DC. And because of the high altitude, Tenleytown is home to many radio and TV towers. The neighborhood is also home to American University. The median income of the neighborhood is approximately $180,000.

One of the neighborhood's newest features is the Tenley-Friendship Heights library, an energy-efficient example of modern architecture. The neighborhood consists of townhomes, single-family homes, and apartments. This neighborhood's local features include Whole Foods, Starbucks, The Container Store, and Best Buy. Some of the neighborhood bars and restaurants include Guapo’s Restaurant, Masala Art, Tanand Thai Cuisine, Muraski Japanese Restaurant, Cava Mezze Grill, and Café Ole.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • Easy to get around
    • Energy-efficient example of modern architecture
  • THE FEEL
    • Energy-efficient example of modern architecture
  • LOCAL FAVORITES
    • Great places to eat like Guapo’s Restaurant, Masala Art and Tanand Thai Cuisine
    • Tenley-Friendship Heights library
  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 7
    University: 1
    Parks: 4
    Bars: 6
    Libraries: 2

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    Friendship heights
    Wakefield
    Mclean Gardens
    Cleveland park
    Closest Metro: Tenleytown AU station

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    34,783

  • COMMUTING

    Union Station: car 26min, metro 27min
    Metro Center: car 20min, metro 18min
    Dupont Circle: car 15min, metro 17min
    DCA Airport: car 19min, metro 46min

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $795,000

  • Average Rental Price

    $2,075

  • Common Residence Types

    Colonial houses and townhouses

Southwest Waterfront-Navy Yard at a Glance

his neighborhood is situated on the Anacostia River banks. It is bounded by Interstate 395 to the north, South Capital Street to the west, and the Anacostia River to the east. The Washington Navy Yard occupies about half of the geography of this neighborhood. The neighborhood had an industrial past and has transformed since the 1990s, largely due to Nationals Park and the Department of Transportation building. Plans are underway in this community to develop an Anacostia Riverwalk trail system. And plans are constructing substantial office space, residential units, hotels, retail space, and four public parks.

Easy to get around with close access to bike shares, metros, and public busses. This neighborhood's features include proximity to Nationals Park, 7th Hill Pizza, Navy Yard Metro Ctr. Café, Kruba Thai and Sushi, Potbelly Sandwiches, Cava Mezze DC, Starbucks, Station 4, Tortilla Coast, and Cantina Marina.

  • WHAT YOU'LL LOVE
    • Urban neighborhood, with high energy and tremendous waterfront living
  • THE FEEL
    • Nonstop community with an eagerness to grow
  • LOCAL FAVORITES

    Easy access to the city’s baseball and soccer stadiums.
    Maine Avenue Fish Market
    Saint Dominic Church, built-in 1875

  • ATTRACTIONS

    Cafes: 21
    Museums:1
    Parks:16
    Bars: 14
    Art Galleries: 5

  • NEIGHBORING AREAS

    The Washington Channel
    Navy Yard
    Capitol Hill
    Anacostia Park
    Closest Metro: Waterfront Station

  • TOTAL POPULATION

    2,794

  • COMMUTING

    Metro Center: 11m by metro, 9m by car
    Union Station: 20m by metro, 15m by car
    Dupont Circle: 26m by metro, 35m by car
    DCA Airport: 32m by metro, 17m by car

Stats

  • Average Home Value

    $510,000

  • Average Rental Price

    $2090

  • Common Residence Types

    Condos, townhomes and houseboats