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EYA is proud to sponsor WABA’s annual Cider Ride

October 12, 2016 | by EYA Homes

EYA is partnering with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) as the title sponsor of The Cider Ride. The Cider Ride is WABA's fall community bike ride, fundraiser, and one of the most popular annual events for the region's bike community.

Hundreds of riders are expected to participate in this year’s ride on Saturday, November 5th. The ride starts and finishes in DC’s Edgewood neighborhood and winds its way from Northeast DC to Maryland’s Anacostia Tributary Trails through Hyattsville and College Park. Participants may choose from the 9-mile family-friendly trail to more challenging 23 or 47-mile routes. Cider and snack stops are provided along the way. After the ride, join EYA at the post-ride celebration taking place at the charming Dew Drop Inn.

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This entry was posted in Recreation, Fitness, EYA Company News

EYA Featured on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report

September 30, 2016 | by EYA Homes

CNBC’s Nightly Business Report recently featured EYA’s president, Bob Youngentob, speaking about increased sales and the impact on homebuilder confidence. Homebuilder confidence has risen to the highest level in almost a year, as reported by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index. What is driving the surge? The report noted that job creation and tight supply are fueling demand. Mr. Youngentob also added that as interest rates have remained low for quite some time, buyers fear that rates will rise, which has encouraged activity.

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This entry was posted in Press Coverage, EYA Company News

EYA honored with 2016 Marvin Hall of Fame Award

September 15, 2016 | by EYA

EYA is the recipient of the 2016 Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame Award for Design Excellence by the editors of Builder Magazine. 

The annual award is presented exclusively to one U.S. home builder and two architectural firms who have made significant contributions to the nation’s residential housing industry. EYA President and Co-Founder Bob Youngentob accepted the award on September 15, 2016.

Sponsored by BUILDER Magazine, honorees of this award include builders across the country who are raising the bar for the housing industry through innovative building practices and who demonstrate a commitment to environmentally-friendly construction and design excellence. The award celebrates how great design enhances the local landscape, enriches the lives of the residents and influences the work of others.

For the past 25 years, EYA has been at the forefront of smart growth development and is a leading residential infill developer. The company has embodied the spirit of walkable urban development for over two decades and has created over 40 sustainable neighborhoods close to existing transportation, employment, and entertainment. EYA’s award winning architecture focuses on sophisticated, neighborhood-appropriate design that enhance the DC metro region’s diverse communities.

View the full article here

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This entry was posted in Awards

Revitalizing the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

August 25, 2016 | by EYA Homes

The New York Times interviewed EYA’s president, Bob Youngentob, as part of their showcase of the upcoming redevelopment along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. Until recently, a prime section of the waterfront has been home to a group of industrial warehouses and underutilized by residents and visitors. As part of a larger City plan to revitalize the waterfront, EYA is transforming three acres bordered by Duke, Union, and Wolfe Streets to help enhance access to and enjoyment of the waterfront.

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This entry was posted in Press Coverage, EYA Company News, Old Town Alexandria

Montgomery Row: The Perfect Location Gets Even Better

August 23, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Montgomery Row is Bethesda’s hottest new townhome community located within walking distance of Westfield Montgomery Mall and Wildwood Shopping Center and moments from all the downtown Bethesda shops and restaurants. Now, the perfect location is even better! A brand new Montgomery County express shuttle stops right at Montgomery Row’s doorstep providing direct service to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.

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This entry was posted in Bethesda, Transportation, Montgomery Row, Lock and Go Lifestyle

Walkable Urban Living on Buyers’ “Must Have” List

August 15, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Now more than ever, homeowners are seeking walkable communities that promote sustainable and convenient lifestyles. Today’s buyers want to ditch the commute and live within walking distance to shops, restaurants, parks and other urban amenities.

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Silver Spring, Chelsea Heights, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, Rockville, Lock and Go Lifestyle

EYA Foundation Donates Backpacks to Montgomery Housing Partnership

August 12, 2016 | by EYA Homes

EYA Foundation proudly donated 23 backpacks filled with school supplies for kids-in-need to the Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP). The children (who are ages 5-11) are enrolled in MHP’s after-school homework club in Silver Spring, MD. The homework club provides students a structured and supportive atmosphere for completing school assignments. Literacy specialists also provide small group instruction for children who require more in-depth assistance.

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This entry was posted in EYA Foundation, Philanthropy, Silver Spring, EYA Company News

Free Express Metro Shuttle Begins at Montgomery Row

July 25, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Today Montgomery County begins free express bus service between the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station and Rock Spring Park, on a route that circles EYA’s new contemporary townhomes at Montgomery Row!

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This entry was posted in Bethesda, Transportation, Montgomery Row

EYA Recognized as National Leader in Walkable Urban Development

July 21, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Every year, Smart Growth America presents the LOCUS Leadership Awards to developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership, smart growth development and furthering the mission of advocating for sustainable, walkable urban development.

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Awards, EYA Company News

Silver Spring Urban Dog Park Now Open

July 15, 2016 | by EYA Homes

The much anticipated dog park at Ellsworth Urban Park is now open! Montgomery County's first urban dog park recently opened to the delight of Silver Spring's four-legged residents. The 1/2 acre park has areas for large and small dogs, water stations and rolling hills to run around.

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This entry was posted in Silver Spring, Chelsea Heights, Pets

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