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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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.
Caring for loved ones, returning kids from college, and out-of-town guests. Homebuyers are increasingly wanting space to accommodate their friends and family in a semi-private, multi-generational space. It's a topic that home builders are embracing, notes The Washington Post writer Michele Lerner. EYA, too, has heard from it's homeowners and has developed "multi-generational suites" complete with living space, sleeping space, and "wet-bar" style spaces for simple beverage service. Visit an EYA neighborhood near you to learn more about multi-generational living and how your new home can accommodate your lifestyle for years to come.
Car Free Day is just around the corner! On Tuesday, September 22nd, park your car and go car free or car-lite by taking an alternative mode of transport such as biking, walking, Metro or carpooling. To participate, take the pledge to go car free or car-lite and you’ll be eligible to win great prizes, including a Capital Bikeshare membership and new Kindle. Giveaways and raffles will also take place on Car Free Day at various locations around the Washington area. You can also enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card from EYA* by posting your "commuter" selfie on our Facebook page!
We intuitively know that commuting with public transportation is a lower-stress, eco-friendly, and healthier option. Now, WMATA provides a tool that allows you to calculate your precise impact from door-to-door.
The all-new Silver Spring library has set an incredible design standard for libraries around the nation. Designers, county officials and neighbors gathered recently in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 90,000-square-foot building, which is expected to earn LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
In a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, surveyors confirmed a fact that EYA has long known: today's homebuyers prefer walkable neighborhoods close to shops and transit. The study was covered by the Washington Business Journal, in which writer Kent Hoover urged the housing industry to do more to adapt to this trend. Looking for a walkable neighborhood to call 'home'? Discover modern townhome living at EYA.com.
What's next for Marriott and its future headquarters location? That's all the buzz around Bethesda and the Washington region. Reporter Daniel J. Sernovitz wrote about the popular topic, with input from EYA's Vice President, McLean Quinn. The article discusses the potential relocation of Marriott headquarters across from EYA’s Montgomery Row townhomes, and what impact it might have on the neighborhood. Plus, learn more about the area’s new luxury residences and why EYA has sold 15 homes in just 30 days.