If you’re looking to live in the D.C. metro area, you may be considering whether to rent or buy. Many factors affect this decision, such as where you see yourself in five years, what type of lifestyle you prefer, the market, and of course, what you can afford. So, what are the costs of renting in D.C. vs buying in a neighboring area like Bethesda?
Nearly everything in your home, including air-conditioners, thermostats, lights, and even your toaster, can now be remotely controlled on-the-go with a mobile device. But how exactly can you make your home “smart” and use these types of devices to your benefit?
Purchasing a new home is a big decision. If you’re considering a new townhome, there are a number of questions you’ll want to research to determine if a neighborhood is right for you.
Just two years after groundbreaking, Westside at Shady Grove Metro is coming to life with the announcement of its first retailers, the addition of two new townhome models and numerous neighborhood amenities for residents. Shops and Restaurants Starbucks and Beauty Sense Nails are among the first retail tenants expected to open this September, in The Daley - a mixed-use building that features 333 luxury apartments ready for June move-in. Not ready to buy? The Daley at Westside offers rental apartments that allow you to apply your rent towards the purchase of a new townhome at Westside. With Starbucks, you can stroll out the front door, pick up a cup of your favorite brew, and enjoy a casual walk to the Metro. Beauty Sense will also open its second full-service nail salon and spa. An attractive mix of restaurants and neighborhood convenience businesses are planned with additional announcements to come this summer. A grocery store and pharmacy are anticipated for future phases of the project. New Floorplans From the Mid $500s EYA has introduced two competitively priced townhome models at Westside -- the Fitzgerald and Gershwin. The new models offer three bedrooms on one level in a thoughtfully designed, compact floor plan that also includes a two-car garage. Homes are priced in the mid $500’s. Stroll/Bike/Cruise Now that Westside’s new Metro access connection is open, you can walk from Columbus Avenue to the Shady Grove Station in as little as five minutes. In addition, EYA has installed three Capital Bikeshare stations: one at the Metro entrance, one adjacent to the retail core, and one central to the townhomes.
Now there is even more to love at Westside at Shady Grove Metro, introducing two new floorplans priced from the mid $500s. Act quickly, only six of these new homes will be available for 2017 move-in!
If you're interested in future plans for the North Michigan Park area near St. Joseph's Seminary, you should read this recent article by Greater Greater Washington, an independent blog that covers local planning and land use issues. The new townhome project proposed by EYA reflects a commitment to preserving the historic seminary building and much of the open space on the south portion of the property. In order to protect the historically significant seminary building, EYA and the Josephites are working together to submit an application to the DC Historic Preservation Office to have the seminary building deemed a historic landmark.