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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What is a “Colonial”?

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Single Family Home in the colonial style

America’s colonial period encompassed a number of housing types and styles, including For more information about Colonial styles, see Cape Cod, Saltbox, Georgian, and Dutch Colonial. However, when we speak of the Colonial style, we often are referring to a rectangular, symmetrical home with bedrooms on the second floor. The double-hung windows usually have many small, equally sized square panes.

During the late 1800’s and throughout the 20th century, builders borrowed Colonial ideas to create refined Colonial Revival homes with elegant central hallways and elaborate cornices. Unlike the original Colonials, Colonial Revival homes are often sided in white clapboard and trimmed with black or green shutters.

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Colonial style

In Northern Virginia, the colonial-style of home is perhaps the most popular architectural type of single family home.  From Kingstowne to Falls Church from Mclean to Mount Vernon, colonial homes can be found around every corner.

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Single Women, Condo Living and Everything In-Between

womenRecent studies suggest that single women currently make up approximately 47 percent of the condominium buying market in the United States. The reason is pretty obvious, if you think about it. Condominiums are an increasingly popularly housing choice for single women because of the various benefits that condos offer including convenience, security, and often virtually maintenance-free living.

For starters, security matters. For single women living alone in large, urban areas, one of the many benefits of living in a condominium are 24-hour concierge and security desks, video and security cameras in hallways and stairwells, and gated or enclosed parking areas. So if you’re thinking about buying a condo, carefully consider first the kinds of security features and amenities that are available in the unit; very often peace of mind is worth its weight in condo fees. Additionally, it’s important to know your potential new neighborhood. Condominiums tend to be located in urban areas where there are other young, working professionals as well as families. Make sure you know your neighborhood inside and out before you make an offer on a condominium and check the local county website for crime rates, local community news, and other annual statistics and reports.

Next, convenience is the key. Another factor that is crucially important when considering buying a condo if you are living as a single professional woman. In many condominium communities and developments there are office personnel to receive packages as well as other day-to-day business services such as dry cleaning, tailoring, and spa and fitness facilities. Some of the larger condominium developments also feature even more advanced amenities such as a grocers, bank branches and ATM’s, and many other services that make a single working woman’s life just a little easier.

Finally, consider maintenance in relation to time and money. Many single family homes require lengthy, time consuming and ongoing maintenance such as painting every three to five years, worrying about pipes freezing during the winter or getting the rain gutters cleaned. While it’s true that you as a condo owner must be financially responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your condo’s common area, typically condo associations oversee the day-to-day management of the property itself. What does this mean for the busy single woman? Well, if the doors stick and the roof springs a leak, you can bet that your sassy self won’t be called upon to find someone to fix it. But be sure to check your condo buildings’ rules and regulations first. Most condo associations have a list of rules and regulations that you will have to agree to before you purchase a unit in the building. These rules may limit the number and weight of pets; how many visitors you can have at a time including how often and for how long; if you can rent out your unit; and when you can have work done in your unit. Ask the listing broker for the complete set of building rules and regulations.

Before you make an offer on a condo you want to be sure to consider what matters to you most as a busy single woman and those major concerns include safety and security, convenience and location, and matters of maintenance compared to other home ownerships costs. Happy Hunting Miss Independent!

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Homes near Foxchase Shopping Center

Foxchase shopping center is located on Duke St. in Alexandria VA. This shopping center has a variety of shops including: Authentically Amish, Harris Teeter, Chipotle, etc. This area of Alexandria is close to Landmark Mall. Foxchase Shopping Center is close to several condominiums including the the Plaza, Olympus, the Sentinel, and Watergate at Landmark.

Foxchase is close to Ben Brenman park. Also on Duke St. is  Beatley library. Foxchase shopping center has ample parking. Foxchase Shopping Center has a martial arts facility.

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Traveler Friendly Homes

Ronald Reagan Airport is located at 1 Aviation Circle, Arlington, Virginia. The airport is close to Old Town Alexandria, inside of Arlington and near Washington DC. Ronald Reagan Airport is a primary transportation hub for Northern Virginia and DC. The next closest airport is BWI which is in Maryland.

Ronald Reagan Airport has a metro stop accessible by the blue and yellow line. Near the airport there are several trails. Further from Old Town and closer to DC there is a marina with boats. The marina waters are great for fishing.

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Live near the parks of Alexandria

Brookvalley Park is located in the city of Alexandria. Within walking distance there is the Foxchase shopping center. Brookvalley Park has plenty of trails and fields. Brookvalley offers great park amenities close to several housing developments.

Brookvalley Park services nearby communities including: the Plaza, Seminary Hill, Van Dorn, Cameron Station, West End Alexandria, and Forty Six Hundred condominiums. Brookvalley Park is located off of Duke St. Duke St. is a high traffic road lined with shopping centers and many businesses. Living near a park is great for dog owners as well as people just looking for some fresh air.