We are proud that our Associates constantly share their love for the communities and neighborhoods that they live in and know so well. From the neighbors and people who make an area what it is, to the area’s development and change over the years, to favorite local spots to grab a bite to eat, drink, or relax — our Associates share the details on some of the best areas in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland area.
Note: This will be a series of posts, the first of which features neighborhoods in Arlington, Virginia. Check back for future posts for even more great spots to get to know.
Why Alyssa Cannon of our Arlington Office loves Clarendon:
“Clarendon is best described as an urban village, creating enormous appeal for those who prefer to walk to a variety of amenities, such as metro, shops, restaurants, markets, and gyms, for a convenient lifestyle. Living in Clarendon for the last 20 years, I have seen the incredible transformation of the neighborhood – with new improvements planned for 2019! Clarendon’s housing options and styles offer something for all tastes and phases of life: townhomes and mid-rise condos, beautiful single-family homes with their original charm and character from the 1900s, and state-of-the-art ultra-modern homes. For me, it is hands down the best neighborhood in Arlington!”
“My favorite hangout spots are the locally-owned Green Pig Bistro, serving food that is sustainable on tree-lined Fillmore Street, and Baba, an intimate yet stylish lounge on Wilson Boulevard.”
Why Jim Shirey of our Arlington Office loves Donaldson Run:
“Woodsy, streams to the Potomac, varied topography, hiking friendly, abundance of wildlife! Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Deer, Foxes, (also, birds galore, plus raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks!) Nature within 5 minutes of Key Rosslyn, Key Bridge, and Georgetown.”
“No neighborhood eateries, but get carry-out from Italian Store at Lyon Village, and make a day of it!”
Why Renee Fischer of our Arlington office loves Maywood:
“Is Maywood unique in Arlington? I believe so. Maywood is home to people who crave vintage architecture and a vintage connection between neighbors. We lend or give each other baby equipment, tools, our time, a support system, whatever is needed. And we use our voices to create action that benefits our city, our state, our world. This is a neighborhood that cares.”