Amazon Signs A Major New Lease In Crystal City, Arlington

Amazon is leasing more space in Crystal City as it continues to grow its second headquarters in Arlington.

According to a recent article by Patch.com, Amazon has leased more than 47,000 square feet of space at National Landing — an area that encompasses Crystal City as well as parts of Pentagon City and Potomac Yard in Alexandria — from developer JBG Smith Properties, which owns most of the buildings in the area.

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Arlington Ranks As Best City To Live In America

If you are planning to live in Arlington, then you will be living in the best city in the entire United States.  This is according to a report that saw Arlington top the list of Niche’s 2019 Best Cities To Live in America.

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Niche, which ranks cities, schools and companies, took a comprehensive look at how livable U.S. cities are. The site grades cities on the cost of living, housing, public schools, diversity, crime and safety, jobs, health and fitness, commute times and more.

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A Little About Springfield

Springfield is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States and is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Springfield postal addresses are found in three census-designated places: Springfield, North Springfield and West Springfield and Newington. Springfield District, located in the same area, is one of nine districts of Fairfax County.Continue reading

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Alexandria’s Cameron Run Regional Park To Be Transformed To A Winter Wonderland

Cameron Run Regional Park known for its various summertime fun facilities will be transformed into a winter wonderland in November. The project undertaken by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will see Cameron Run Park transition into an operational year round Winter Village attraction with the installation of an ice rink.

The Authority in association with Precision Ice Rinks will construct an 80-foot by 65-foot portable refrigerated ice rink floor and refrigeration control system which will be perfect for outdoor ice from November to February. The new Winter village will feature static light displays, a kids light maze, photo ops and the park’s Paradise Play feature with the main attraction, ice skating. The new Winter Wonderland is set to make its debut as earlier as November 15th.

https://wtop.com/alexandria/2019/04/alexandria-park-to-transition-to-winter-wonderland-with-ice-rink-installation/

 

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How to Avoid Traffic Delays During Metro Lines Summer Closure

A proposed shutdown of the Blue and Yellow lines of the Metro Trains this summer will cause significant delays and massive traffic pile ups for daily commuters in Alexandria and surrounding areas. In Alexandria commuters will face significant delays as much as an additional 30 minutes on their daily commute. City officials in Alexandria has come up with variety of alternatives in hopes of avoiding massive traffic jams in the city.

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How Will Alexandria Benefit from Amazon’s HQ2 Performance Agreement?

 

The City of Alexandria is set to benefit from an annual pay-for-performance grant given to Amazon after an approval from the Arlington County Board. This direct financial incentive will come from a percentage of the new incremental revenue generated by the County’s Transient Occupancy Tax which is tax paid on hotel rooms or other paid lodging.  The approval of the performance agreement was unanimously voted upon after long hours of public hearing and questioning of Amazon Executives.

In Alexandria, the city is committed to investing up to $570 million in transportation projects which includes rail connection, transit facilities, multi-modal streets and transportation technology which will serve Amazon’s headquarters.  The city will benefit from new investments in the technology industry, the housing sector and the transportation sector.

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Are You Seeking A One-Bedroom Home In Alexandria?

Buying real estate can be a daunting and tiring experience especially for first time homeowners.  In Alexandria homeowners can select from a wide array of affordable housing types ranging from studios to apartments to condos to single family and multi family homes. When buying a one bedroom home there are many pros and cons associated with this investment. Here some pros of owning a one bedroom home:

  • Cost –  investing in a one bedroom home is very affordable especially for first time owners who are unable to purchase larger homes.
  • Low Maintenance – one bedroom homes are smaller in size than larger homes and are much easier to maintain.
  • Amenities – one bedroom homes located in apartment complexes have extra amenities such as gym area and pool area.
  • Lifestyle – a one bedroom home is perfect for someone who enjoys their own space and who enjoys being alone.

If you are a first time buyer or just someone looking to live in a small and affordable home investing a one bedroom home may be the best option for you.

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