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Maryland

BETHESDA

While this DC suburb used to be well on the fringes of urban life and entertainment, today’s Bethesda is anything but boring. With a bustling, pedestrian-friendly downtown featuring high-end dining and shops, this self-confident community is on the move.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Established residents and upwardly mobile professionals.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Idyllic residential living with downtown options.

THE LIFESTYLE
Adventurous with a focus on well-being.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
A pulsing nightlife or the diverse dining options of the city.

THE MARKET
Condominiums near downtown.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Not needing to drive into the city to enjoy city life.

Read More About Bethesda ▶︎

CHEVY CHASE

This picturesque community leans more toward city life in the District, which lies just beyond the Chevy Chase Circle. This engaging neighborhood is loyal to its commercial center along “The Avenue,” and proud of its eclectic, early 20th Century architecture lining tidy and leafy streets.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Longtime residents.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Sleepy side streets, ample greenery and a strong sense of community

THE LIFESTYLE
Laid back living in a fast paced city

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
Unlimited dining or entertainment options

THE MARKET
Single-family homes, with a small and concentrated number of condominiums.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The comforts of home and the draw of city life

Read More About Chevy Chase ▶︎

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KENSINGTON

A beautiful and charming Maryland town located just outside of Washington, D.C., Kensington has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s, but the present is vibrant and lively. The town is nestled in between some great areas. It’s sandwiched just north of Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC; east of Bethesda and Rockville; and west of Silver Spring.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Professionals, new and longtime residents.

WHAT TO EXPECT
A charming, walkable town with a bustling business district, including a variety of shops, cafes, music venues and restaurants.

THE LIFESTYLE
Outdoorsy types love the abundant amount of park space. Rock Creek Regional Park encompasses 1,800 acres and includes 13 miles of woodland trails, lakes, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, a nature center and boat rentals.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
An abundance of dining options - foodies can find ethnic eateries and fine dining as well as cafes.

THE MARKET
A variety of gorgeous 19th-century Victorian homes especially near Antique Row on Howard Avenue, as well as  single family homes, townhomes and apartments.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
It’s older neighborhoods and historic circle and buildings — it has a small town feel, but yet is close-in to DC.

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ROCKVILLE

Rockville, along with neighboring Gaithersburg and Bethesda, is at the core of the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor which is home to numerous software and biotechnology companies as well as several federal government institutions. The city also has several upscale regional shopping centers and is one of the major retail hubs in Montgomery County.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Established residents, young families and young professionals.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Small-town charm attracts and retain residents, while growing biomed and tech industries continue to lure well educated professionals and recent college grads.

THE LIFESTYLE
One of the best places to raise a family, residents enjoy special events, get involved in the arts and dine at independent restaurants as well as stay active at area parks. 

THE MARKET
A mix of single-family homes and newly constructed work and live developments.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE
With access to more than 1,000 acres of parkland there’s a range of recreational options available year round.

SILVER SPRING

Silver Spring has had a few detours in its development as a thriving DC suburb, but today it has come into its own. With its large number of residents, dynamic mix of global cultures and ethnic eateries, and a sophisticated arts and entertainment district, this neighborhood has become a gold standard for affordable suburban living with urban amenities.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Professionals, new and longtime residents.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Manageable city living with quiet residential retreats.

THE LIFESTYLE
Exploring new arts and culture and making new friends.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
Small business in a walkable downtown.

THE MARKET
A range of homes from affordable to expensive and ample downtown condominium options.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The options for nature and nurture.

Read More About Silver Spring ▶︎

 

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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK

American University Park sits right next-door to its eponymous university and has a self-contained campus feel of its own. It attracts Washington residents from a variety of disciplines who appreciate its shady tree-lined streets, tight neighborhood bonds, and easy access to the arts, culture, and commerce of the city.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
A diverse mix of people who share a love for the neighborhood.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Urban tranquility and familiar faces.

THE LIFESTYLE
Knowing and liking your neighbors.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
Tiny footprints and a big sense of community.

THE MARKET
Small homes built close together.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The friendliness and lack of pretention.

Read More About AU Park ▶︎

CAPITOL HILL

Capitol Hill is not just the center of the country’s political life; it is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, boasting its largest residential historic district. While iconic sights like the Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress inspire awe, the Hill’s other streets are filled with beautiful rowhouses and parks large and small.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Newcomers and longtime residents, including many Federal workers and Members of Congress.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Bipartisan neighborliness

THE LIFESTYLE
Equal parts relaxed and on-the-go

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
Energetic nightlife or easy access to other parts of the city

THE MARKET
Abundant  rowhouses, new condos, and the occasional apartment building

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The tight-knit community with a strong sense of history and identity

Read More About Capitol Hill ▶︎

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

Columbia Heights is a true crossroads and cross-section of generations and cultures. With its concentration of schools, housing options, and mix of national retail and local eateries, residents of all ages have found a reason to put down roots.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
A diverse mix of residents from all walks of life.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The convenience of nearby shopping and entertainment amid tree-lined residential streets.

THE LIFESTYLE
Urban living with a relaxed community feel.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
Diamonds in the rough.

THE MARKET
Relatively more affordable homes and newly constructed condos.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The convenience and relaxed pace, combined with a sense of place.

Read More About Columbia Heights ▶︎

DUPONT CIRCLE

With its leafy streets, numerous green spaces, and stately row homes, Dupont Circle has earned its reputation as the city’s most beautiful neighborhood. Despite a high concentration of embassies and historic mansions, it bucks formality for a more artsy and intellectual sensibility.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
A mixture of new arrivals and longtime homeowners.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Old-world charm with new-world vitality.

THE LIFESTYLE
Effortless living with arts and entertainment at your doorstep

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
European lifestyle in the nation’s capital.

THE MARKET
Old-world townhouses, condos, and apartment buildings.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Browsing the neighborhood’s bookstores and small shops after work.

Read More About Dupont Circle ▶︎

GLOVER PARK

Glover Park, a largely residential neighborhood to the north of Georgetown. The area has a number of the sought-after characteristics that young parents look for in upper Northwest neighborhoods, like a close-knit community atmosphere and quiet streets lined with quaint row houses, as well as a commercial zone with a small but growing foodie scene.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
Families, retirees, professionals and students.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Real community-feel, despite being in the middle of the city.

THE LIFESTYLE
The perfect balance: living on a quiet, tree-lined street while being just five minutes from restaurants, shops, and attractions.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
Very few roads lead in and out of Glover Park, and most of the neighborhood serves as a dead end. That means there’s very little through traffic, and consequently, not a lot of crime.

THE MARKET
The streets are lined with neat and pricey three and four-bedroom row houses, built in the 1920's, 30's and 40's as well as several older condo and co-op buildings.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Walking through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Glover Park, you will see such a mix of residents: families with kids, young professionals, older residents,

 

LOGAN CIRCLE

Steeped in history but firmly rooted in the now, Logan Circle charms visitors and locals alike. Elegant row homes and the city’s hottest restaurants and bars appeal to the sophisticated tastes of discerning Washingtonians.

 

THE NEIGHBORS
A diverse crowd that likes to socialize.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Urban conveniences and epicurean delights.

THE LIFESTYLE
Giving in to the temptation of going out.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
Finding your very own best-kept secret.

THE MARKET
Both restored Victorians and new loft construction.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE
The dignified beauty of the architecture, and the instant access to Washington’s red-hot foodie and music scene.

Read More About Logan Circle ▶︎

 

SPRING VALLEY

With its majestic homes and peaceful tree-lined streets, Spring Valley is located in northwest Washington, D.C. This affluent community has been the home for many notable officials. Even though it is adjacent to American University Park, the majority of the main campus of American University is located in Spring Valley. Several embassy ambassadors also live in Spring Valley 

 

THE NEIGHBORS
High-powered politicos, professionals and young families.

WHAT TO EXPECT
An affluent neighborhood, known for its large homes and tree-lined streets.

THE LIFESTYLE
The suburbs with a DC zip code.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL
Unlike Georgetown, the area is almost completely noncommercial: nothing but homes, trees, wide green lawns, and the odd park, with a few cars passing by from time to time on quiet streets.

THE MARKET
Historic estates mix with magnificent, new homes.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Community cohesiveness is high, children can play in the streets, commercial offerings are within walking distance, and the rest of the city isn’t too far away.