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Whole Foods to Open within One Mile of Arts District Hyattsville

January 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

What began nearly 10 years ago as EYA’s vision for Hyattsville’s Route 1 corridor has now blossomed to include another exciting mixed-use development for local residents.

The Whole Foods coming to Riverdale Park is part of a $250 million redevelopment project.

The Whole Foods coming to Riverdale Park is part of a $250 million redevelopment project.

Developers are breaking ground on the County’s first Whole Foods market at the Cafritz property in Riverdale Park, just one mile north of EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville community.

The Whole Foods is slated to open in 2015, along with the remaining yet-to-be-named retail shops on the site, for a total of 168,000 s.f. of retail shopping.

Arts District Hyattsville led the way for the redevelopment of the Route 1 corridor, and includes over 500 new homes, Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, Elevation Burger, Yes! Organic Market and other shops. An onsite community Metro shuttle brings residents to Prince George’s Plaza station for easy access to downtown DC.

A limited number of new construction townhomes remain in the community, priced from the mid $300s. EYA’s onsite sales center and model home is open daily at 4541 Longfellow Street in Hyattsville or call (301) 699-1900.

Grand Opening: Decorated Model Home at Arts District Hyattsville

November 13, 2013 | by | 1 Comment
EYA's newest model home at Arts District Hyattsville includes countless innovations in new home design.EYA's newest model home at Arts District Hyattsville includes countless innovations in new home design.

Join us for our Model Home Grand Opening at Arts District Hyattsville on Saturday, November 16th and be the first to preview some of EYA’s latest innovations in new home design!  Read More

Get Moving with Joe’s Movement Emporium

October 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This Fall, get moving with Joe’s Movement Emporium!  Located in Mount Rainier, MD, Joe’s Movement Emporium is the community performing arts center of Prince George’s County offering a variety of adult dance classes, children’s arts education, live performances and affordable rehearsal space. Here are a few highlights of the upcoming performance schedule:

Joe's Movement Emporium

Joe’s Movement Emporium

October 12thComedy Supremes: An all-female stand-up comedy show that includes a musical performance and DJ spinning music between sets.

October 26th – 27thLesole’s Dance Project: The dancers will present a fusion of modern and traditional Southern African styles of dance.

November 16th – 17thAerial Arts: Arachne Aerial Arts presents a series of performances in aerial dance, theatre, circus arts, music and poetry.

If these performances make you want to get up and move, Joe’s offers plenty of classes for the entire family! Adult classes include Zumba, Capoeira Angola and West Coast Swing and youth classes include creative movement and dance fundamentals.

EYA has long focused on building close-in, walkable new home communities that promote a healthy lifestyle and provide easy access to transit, shopping and entertainment. Whether you prefer to take in a performance or participate in pilates, Joe’s Movement Emporium has something for everyone is just moments EYA’s newest Hyattsville and Brookland neighborhoods.

Fun for All Ages at the 6th Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival

September 4, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
The 6th Annual Hyattsville Art Festival is Saturday, September 14th.The 6th Annual Hyattsville Art Festival is Saturday, September 14th.

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Hyattsville Arts Festival Saturday, September 14th from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy live entertainment, tasty food and arts and crafts by more than 70 exhibiting artists. Read More

Arts District Hyattsville: Urban Living with Countless Amenities

August 23, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

While Summer may be winding down, the fun is just beginning for residents at Arts District Hyattsville! The much-anticipated outdoor pool is now complete and ready to open this weekend. The brand new pool is just one of the many amenities available to Arts District Hyattsville homeowners. Other amenities include an onsite Metro Shuttle* and community center with fitness center, billiards, art gallery, juice bar and more!

The pool at Arts District Hyattsville opens this weekend. It's one of many amenities onsite.

The pool at Arts District Hyattsville opens this weekend. It’s one of many amenities onsite.

Just two miles from DC, Arts District Hyattsville includes over 300 new townhomes, luxury multifamily homes and a vibrant new retail town center featuring Busboys and Poets, Yes! Organic Market, Chipotle, Tara Thai and Elevation Burger.

Priced from the mid-$300s, it’s no wonder that the community is already over 45 percent sold out since our grand opening in April! Stop by our onsite sales center to learn more before it’s too late. Open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM at 4541 Longfellow Street in Hyattsville, Maryland.

*Shuttle service is provided by the Seller on a trial basis. The Seller makes no representations or guarantees with respect to how long service may continue. The homeowners association may later incur additional costs for the Shuttle, should the community choose to maintain the Shuttle in the future.

5 Fresh Ways to Get Your Fit On Around the District

July 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Tired of your mechanical routine of cardio and then weights at your local gym? Looking to get fit while enjoying the outdoors or sharing laughs with friends and family? Check out our fresh workout ideas to see the same great results, but with many more smiles along the way.

1. Bethesda: Spend a day biking along the Capital Crescent Trail, just steps away from the Little Falls Place townhomes in Bethesda. The trail features gorgeous views of the Potomac River and offers the perfect balance of serenity and bustling noises of a community coming together to enjoy the outdoors. If you need to cool off, you can rent canoes and kayaks from one of the boathouses along the trail

The Capital Crescent Trail, offering scenic views of the Potomac river, is just steps away from the Little Falls Place townhomes in Bethesda. (Photo via Flickr Creative Commons by @SPakhrin)


2.  Old Town Alexandria: Follow the latest trend and take a Zumba dance class at a local studio. Chakaboom Fitness offers very affordable and popular Zumba classes, helping you get fit with the best music, dance moves, and cardio workout. Chakaboom prides itself on a very upbeat and energetic atmosphere and also has two additional dance classes — Chakatoning and Kangoo Jumps. Chakaboom is close to both The Oronoco waterfront condos and Old Town Commons new homes in Old Town Alexandria


3.  Enjoy the hot DC summers by going for a swim at the Ellen Linson Outdoor Pool, close to the Arts District Hyattsville. And when the leaves change colors and fall comes around, hop on over to the attached Herbert Wells Ice Rink and learn how to roller or ice skate through very low priced classes. The ice rink is open October through March, and offers public skating sessions in addition to private lessons. You can even take the whole family along to the family skating sessions on Sunday afternoons.


Get your skate on at the Herbert Wells Ice Rink, close to Arts District Hyattsville. Group classes are available in addition to low-priced public skating sessions. (Photo via Flickr Creative Commons by @xersti).

4. Take Pilates on the Patio, an outdoor core-strengthening class offered in the District. Pilates-instructor and triathlete Chauna Bryant teaches this 45-minute class, which is followed by drinks to toast your newly toned body. The class helps you enjoy the beautiful DC summer while working your muscles. Classes are offered in different areas around DC.


Enjoy a great workout and drinks in Chauna Bryant’s Pilates on the Patio program. Photo with permission from Chauna Bryant.

5. Play tennis with your neighbors and local community at one of the many local parks. Residents in Old Town Alexandria come together on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to play tennis in a fun and friendly atmosphere, showcasing their talents and creating a greater community feel. The matches are held at Montgomery Park, just a 5-minute walk from The Oronoco waterfront condos and Old Town Commons new homes.


Show off your tennis skills at weekly tennis matches at Montgomery Park, just minutes from The Oronoco waterfront condos and Old Town Commons new homes in Old Town Alexandria. (Photo via Flickr Creative Commons by @NAVFAC

Grand Opening: All-New Architecture at Arts District Hyattsville

April 12, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

We’re just a day away from launching our all-new modern architectural style at Arts District Hyattsville!

EYA Townhomes at Arts District Hyattsville: Refreshingly Different

Tomorrow, we’ll celebrate the grand opening of our sales center, where EYA will be selling a chic, contemporary townhome design. Brick facades are complemented with painted accent panels and iron roof terrace railings to bring a fresh look to the community.

Available features such as linear, modern fireplaces provide a refreshingly different design aesthetic for EYA's homebuyers at Arts District Hyattsville.

Inside, available features like modern fireplaces, European-inspired cabinetry, and advanced Home Automation provide a complete design package fit for today’s homebuyer.

Arts District Hyattsville is the area’s most exciting urban neighborhood, with rush-hour Metro shuttle, onsite shopping and dining, Busboys and Poets, pool, fitness center and more. Priced from the mid $300s.

Stop by our sales center, tomorrow, April 13th to learn more! Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM at 4541 Longfellow Street in Hyattsville.


*Shuttle service is provided by the Seller on a trial basis. The Seller makes no representations or guarantees with respect to how long service may continue. The homeowners association may later incur additional costs for the Shuttle, should the community choose to maintain the Shuttle in the future.

Featured in the Washington Post: EYA Townhome Communities

March 27, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

In case you missed it, Washington Post‘s Roger K. Lewis recently covered affordability of new home communities throughout Washington, in which two of EYA‘s neighborhoods were featured.

The author mentioned new Bethesda townhomes at Little Falls Place, for its “intimate” setting, expansive rooftop terraces and mid-century modern design.

Lewis also mentioned the “stylistically modern” homes at Arts District Hyattsville as a great, affordable option for homebuyers seeking an urban, walkable lifestyle.

EYA Townhomes at Arts District Hyattsville: Refreshingly Different

No other homebuilder in Washington has the singular focus of creating inviting, walkable neighborhoods – quite like EYA. Discover our Now Selling properties today!

Hyattsville Events: America’s Favorite Pastime (in a Past Time)

July 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

We just heard of a great event to add to your weekend plans.  Are you a history buff with a love of baseball?  Then you should definitely come out to Magruder Park (on Hamilton Street in Hyattsville, MD) for an afternoon of baseball – vintage style.  Participants will wear vintage uniforms, use old equipment, and play by rules that were used in 1861 to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The City of Hyattsville, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, and the Chesapeake and Potomac Baseball Club have all teamed up to bring you this 19th Century baseball event.  The Potomac Nine of Washington will be playing a double header against the Cecil Baseball Club of Chesapeake City. There will be peanuts and crackers jacks (as every baseball event should) and Louie, the mascot of the Bowie Baysox will be around at noon to say hi and raffle off tickets for a Baysox game.

Need any more incentive? It’s free! Bring a blanket and lawn chair and come enjoy America’s favorite pastime with the Hyattsville community.  We hope to see you there!

Come to the 19th Century Baseball Game in Hyattsville this weekend. Teams will be dressed in vintage uniforms, using old equipment, and playing by 1861 rules. Photo from Flickr Commons New York Public Library.

Knock, Knock: Big Bad Woof Comes to Hyattsville

July 19, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

The Big Bad Woof, an eco-friendly pet supply store in Takoma, is scheduled to open a second location at the end of this month in Hyattsville.

        While this store’s name may evoke thoughts of the evil wolf in stories like the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood, this store appears to be anything but what the big bad wolf of folk stories insinuates.   Instead, Takoma’s famous and unique pet supply store Big Bad Woof carries all that you would expect of a typical pet supply store– but with an interesting socially responsible and green twist.  The business is currently expanding and  is scheduled to open its second location in Hyattsville by the end of this month.  

               The cleverly-named Big Bad Woof opened six years ago in Takoma with a vision to be a pet supply shop that brings out the best in your pets through green and socially ethical practices.  Since it first opened, that vision has naturally expanded and the small shop now seeks to incorporate eco-friendly practices into almost every aspect of its business, such as using 100% green power at their Takoma location.  These practices helped contribute to the business winning their Live Green Spot certification that gives Live Green members a 5% discount on all purchases.

                In anticipation of the Hyattsville opening, we went to the Takoma location to take some photos and talk to the staff about all that Big Bad Woof does.  The store is packed to the brim with supplies for your dog, cat, and other furry or feathery friends, all with a unique eco-friendly or recyclable variation to typical pet supplies .  For example, your typical catnip toy mouse which would be made out of faux fur from a regular pet store, is instead a green “Eco-Pouncer” version that is better for the environment as well as your pet.

Eco-friendly pet supplies in Takoma.

                As we looked over reviews for this shop, which were extremely positive overall, one critique that came up a few times was that this store primarily catered to large dogs.  In Hyattsville, however, given the nature of EYA’s Arts District townhome community near where the store is being constructed, owner Julie Paez told the Hyattsville Patch that the new store will cater more to small dogs given the nature of the developing residential area.

Looking for a new family member?  Big Bad Woof hosts weekly adoption events year around in conjunction with various animal rescue organizations that help animals find loving homes.  The first adoption event in Hyattsville is scheduled for July 30, but be sure to check their events page for more adoption opportunities.

       Photos of the new store under construction were posted early this month on Big Bad Woof’s Facebook. We plan to visit the new store when it opens – check back here in August to hear about it!