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Thanksgiving Parade Marches through Downtown Silver Spring

November 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

The annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is coming to downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, November 21st! Grab the family and get ready to watch over 100 parade groups make their way through the streets. Parade groups include an inflatable turkey, portable ice skating rink, dance troupes, marching bands and the grand finale – Santa!

Beginning at 10 AM, the parade will march on Georgia Avenue from Ellsworth Drive to Silver Spring Avenue. Be sure to head over to Veteran’s Plaza to take selfies with an inflatable Frozen’s Elsa, 10-foot tall turkey and more. The best selfies posted with the hastag #MoCoThanksParade will be broadcast on the big screen along the parade route!

EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights are just steps from this great event. Stop by our sales center after the parade and learn how to start living your walkable Silver Spring lifestyle today!

Join Us at RIO Washingtonian’s Tree Lighting

November 12, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Kick off the holiday season on Friday, November 20th at RIO Washingtonian’s annual Tree Lighting celebration! The festivities will take place on the Lakefront Plaza beginning at 6 PM. Bring the kids to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy horse and carriage rides, taste samples from local restaurants and more.

Be sure to stop by the EYA Westside at Shady Grove Metro table for free hot cocoa! We’ll be located between Uncle Julio’s and Joe’s Crab Shack serving up warm chocolaty goodness from Corner Bakery.

Plus, enter to win an event VIP Experience. The lucky winner will receive VIP parking during the event, cut-the-line passes for carriage rides, the carousel and to meet Santa and dinner for four at Copper Canyon! The deadline to enter is November 17th.

Washingtonian/RIO Center is just moments from EYA’s new townhomes in Rockville at Westside and is one of the many great neighborhood amenities. We look forward to seeing you there!

Foodie Festivus & Tree Lighting in Silver Spring

November 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Not your typical tree lighting ceremony, downtown Silver Spring will be unveiling its 30-foot holiday tree made of recycled glass and kitchen items on Saturday, November 14th! The public art installation will feature spatula snowflakes, take-out food containers, utensil tinsel (u-tinsel) and a beautiful blue glass bottle star. The tree lighting and street fest begins at 6 PM and also includes food tastings, live music, drink specials, an ice skating Santa and more!

The installation art aims to celebrate the role food plays during the holidays and kick off the season-long Foodie Festivus. Foodie Festivus will offer chef-inspired events and food specials at local restaurants. Canned food items will also be collected and donated to Manna Food Center.

Fountain Plaza is just steps from EYA’s newest Silver Spring townhomes, Chelsea Heights. Stop by our sales center to tour our immediate move-ins and celebrate the holidays in your beautiful new home!

EYA Foundation Sponsors Day of Service at A Wider Circle

October 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

On Friday, October 23rd, EYA staffers ascended upon A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, Maryland for the company’s Day of Service. Volunteers sorted donated items, made repairs to furniture, re-stocked the showroom floor, assembled shelving, and loaded items onto recipients’ vehicles.

Since its founding in 2001, A Wider Circle has touched the lives of over 160,000 low-income children and adults living in varying degrees of poverty. The organization provides educational programs and urgently-needed beds, dressers, cribs, and more. In addition to sending nearly 50 volunteers to A Wider Circle, the Foundation provided a grant of $10,000.

[solidcore] Coming to Wildwood Shopping Center

October 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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A new fitness studio is coming to Wildwood Shopping Center. [solidcore] will be opening its first Maryland location in December, just in time to burn off the holiday treats!

[solidcore] is an intense 50-minute workout that is said to burn 600 calories per class and “work muscles to failure.” The class is not for beginners and it is recommended that you have a solid fitness foundation before attending. For those looking for less intense workout options, there is also a Washington Sports Club just across the street.

EYA’s townhomes in Bethesda at Montgomery Row and Grosvenor Heights are just steps from these fitness studios and all the great recreation activities at Cabin John Park, including tennis courts, ice skating rink and hiking/biking trails. Getting (or staying) in shape will be no sweat at all!

Back from the Dead: Silver Spring’s Zombie Walk

October 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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On Saturday, October 24th, zombies are taking over downtown Silver Spring! The 7th annual Silver Spring Zombie Walk is a ghoulishly good time as party-goers wander through the streets and enjoy zombie-themed events.

Zombies will begin gathering at 7 PM on Sligo Avenue next to Jackie’s Sidebar and Sligo Cafe. Pre-walk events include a rally, kids activities and costume contest. The zombie walk begins at 9 PM, making its way through the downtown streets. Be sure to join the Zombie Dance Party along the way! After the walk, head over to the AFI Silver Theatre for the 10 PM showing of the Day of the Dead or to the “After(life) Parties” at Sidebar or The Quarry House.

EYA’s Chelsea Heights townhomes are just steps from all the great downtown Silver Spring events and restaurants. Don’t be afraid to visit our model homes – they aren’t haunted!



Workforce Housing Now Released at Westside

October 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Bethesda, MD – The developer of the 45-acre Westside at Shady Grove Metro community in Rockville, EYA, will soon make workforce homes available for public sale. In partnership with Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), a total of 25 workforce homes will be sold at Westside, of which four are included in initial sales.

The homes are designed to introduce affordable housing in the moderate income range, slightly above the County’s MPDU program, but below what are normally market-rate income ranges.

For example, an eligible family with four persons in the household can earn between $76,500 – $105,000, or up to 90 percent of the area’s median income (AMI). Income brackets for a variety of household sizes have been established and can be found in the Consumer Information Packet.

The initial four homes will be sold at $411,482 for a new-construction, three-bedroom, two and one-half bath residence. Named “The Allen,” the home includes garage parking and a rooftop terrace and will be built to eco-friendly LEED for Homes® standards. Other market-rate residences within the development at Westside range from $574,900 to $819,900.

Interested purchasers may attend one of two information sessions held by EYA this weekend:   Saturday, October 17 or Sunday October 18, 2015 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Westside at Shady Grove Metro sales center located at 16658 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville. A lender will be available onsite to assist with pre-qualification. The sales center is also open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and interested purchasers may visit anytime or make an appointment by calling (301) 208-1200 or emailing westside@eya.com.

Applicants who provide all requested documentation to the County by Nov. 2, 2015 will be issued a “Certificate of Eligibility” and may be entered into the “Random Selection Drawing” to determine which purchasers will be offered the opportunity to purchase. A one percent earnest money deposit will be required to enter a sales agreement, in addition to 50 percent of all options. Purchasers have until settlement to make the remaining down payment required by their lender.

EYA expects the homes will be constructed, complete and ready for occupancy in Spring 2016.

World of Montgomery Festival Heads to Rockville

October 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Cultures from around the world will be showcased at the World of Montgomery Festival on Sunday, October 18th! This free event highlights cultural diversity and understanding with international food, music, crafts and more.

Grab a “passport” and explore countries including Ethiopia, India, China and El Salvador. You and the kids will love dancing with a Chinese dragon, learning about Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and viewing Indian henna art demonstrations. You will also please your palate as you taste spices from around the world at the Global Spice Market and experience ethnic food cooking demonstrations. The performances will be a feast for the senses as you enjoy dancers showcasing colorful, traditional dress and lively music from around the world!

The festival will take place at Montgomery College in Rockville from noon to 5 PM, just one Metro stop from EYA’s townhomes in Rockville at Westside.

Saturday Date Night in Silver Spring

October 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

If you are looking for fun date night ideas, downtown Silver Spring has got you covered. Begin the evening at one of the many acclaimed Silver Spring restaurants. Urban Butcher is a local favorite “bohemian gathering place” that serves steak tartare, ox brisket, steamed mussels and much more. Saturday night is date night at 8407 Kitchen Bar! Enjoy an appetizer, two entrees and a bottle of wine for $50. Menu items include roasted bone marrow, crispy confit pork belly and seared sea scallops.

After dinner, the real fun begins at the AFI Silver Theatre’s showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 17th! Two showings offer crazy and varied experiences: the 9PM show features a pre-show filled with laughter and songs and the midnight show features a “shadowcast” performed by all-star local performers. It will be a date your special someone won’t forget, all just steps from EYA’s Silver Spring townhomes at Chelsea Heights.