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Summer Fun in Downtown Silver Spring

June 18, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Enjoy a Summer day in Silver Spring's FRESHFARM Market.Enjoy a Summer day in Silver Spring's FRESHFARM Market.

Summer is almost here and downtown Silver Spring offers lots of great outdoor activities for the entire family. From live music to farmer’s markets to playing in the fountains, here are a few ideas to kick off your Summer fun.

Downtown Date Night

Grab your special someone and head over to the Fountain Plaza Stage for some live music. Fridays at 6:30 PM, Downtown Live features a variety of music including reggae, new swing, funk, rock and more. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of the many acclaimed Silver Spring restaurants. Voted one of the Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants, 8407 Kitchen Bar has a sophisticated menu with mussels, crispy confit pork belly, seared sea scallops and more. If your special someone has a playful side, stop by Throwback Thursday Game Night on the plaza featuring a DJ, Trivia, Name that Tune and dancing!

Shopping in Style

Stroll through the shops of Silver Spring to find the perfect Summer outfit. Pick up some sandals at DSW to pair with the hottest new shorts or sundress from H&M. On Saturdays, head over to the FRESHFARM Farmer’s Market between 9 AM – 1 PM for some locally grown produce. They also offer lots of other tasty treats such as pies, salsas, pastries and more.

Fun in the Sun

Bring the kids by to play in the interactive fountain! Open from 10 AM to 8 PM, the kids will love splashing around on the hot Summer days. On Mondays, grab your co-workers and enjoy lunch and live music with Lunchtime Lounge at the Fountain Plaza. Or get your groove on with Washington Sports Club on Tuesday nights from 7:15 – 8:15 PM for Zumba on the Plaza!

EYA’s newest Silver Spring community, Chelsea Heights, is located in a beautiful, tranquil setting just steps from downtown Silver Spring’s countless shops and restaurants. Chelsea Heights will feature 63 craftsman style townhomes with expansive rooftop terraces, 2-car garage parking and contemporary finish options such as linear fireplaces, decorative steel stair rails, exposed brick walls, and more. Home prices range from the $700s to $900s.

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

EYA Introduces Rooftop Terraces “Like No Other”

January 29, 2013 | by | 2 Comments

EYA’s newest Montgomery County townhome neighborhood in Bethesda is coming soon and the company has something very, very special designed for this community.

The townhomes at Little Falls Place are planned atop the Capital Crescent trail, in a beautiful wooded setting. To capture the ambiance of this idyllic location, EYA will introduce a full-level rooftop terrace, for up to 800 sq. ft. of rooftop entertainment & relaxation.

Bethesda Townhomes at Little Falls Place: Rooftop Terrace

Bethesda Townhomes at Little Falls Place: Rooftop Terrace

Included is a functional outdoor kitchen with teak or stainless steel cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel sink & chrome faucet, Viking refrigerator and multimedia rough-in for television services.

EYA's Bethesda townhomes at Little Falls Place overlook the Capital Crescent Trail, which connects Silver Spring to Georgetown.

After grabbing an evening cocktail, relax in front of the gas fireplace with stone surround, which is also included on these oversized terraces.

Additional options include an outdoor dishwasher for larger parties, built-in Viking grill, decorative wood decking, custom planter boxes, retractable awning, retractable kitchen shade cover and rough-in for hot tub components.

The Townhomes at Little Falls Place will soon be selling from an offsite sales center. Register for grand opening updates here or call 240-743-4668 to learn more.




EYA Readies to Open Bethesda Townhome Community

January 3, 2013 | by | 4 Comments

Bethesda, MD – Washington’s leading urban residential developer and home builder, EYA, has acquired an infill redevelopment site in Bethesda from longtime businessman and attorney, Peter B. Hoyt.

EYA's Little Falls Place Townhomes in Bethesda, Maryland

The property, located at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and River Road, abuts Montgomery County parkland and the Capital Crescent trail, while offering easy access to the Kenwood Station Whole Foods, Friendship Heights, Mazza Gallerie and downtown Bethesda. Formerly, the Hoyt property was home to Betco Block Plant, a manufacturing and distribution facility for brick and concrete building materials.

EYA's Little Falls Place Townhomes in Bethesda, Maryland

“Over the years, I dedicated my career to the building products industry. I’m eager to see this site transformed from a manufacturing purpose into a neighborhood of homes which will use some of the very products we’ve made”, said Mr. Hoyt. “There is no better partner than EYA for this financial and building venture.”

The Townhomes at Little Falls Place will include an expansive rooftop terrace with outdoor kitchen and fireplace - all overlooking the Capital Crescent Trail.

The 1.8-acre site will soon be comprised of 25 luxury townhomes and 5 moderately-priced dwelling units (MPDUs). The new neighborhood, Little Falls Place, has been designed in a modern, urban vernacular with walls of glass to capture the scenic views of the parkland and Capital Crescent Trail. Materials such as stone and stained wood combine with clean lines of glass and metal. Further, expansive outdoor spaces include rear yards, balconies and rooftop terraces complete with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.

Expansive windows overlook nature preserves in this open floorplan townhome.

“What we’ve envisioned for Little Falls Place is a rare blend of vibrant city living in a peaceful, relaxing setting. There aren’t many places in Washington where you can achieve this level of access to world class shopping and dining, yet enjoy acres of nature preserves and onsite trail access,” said Bob Youngentob, EYA President and Co-Founder.

European Chef's kitchens feature sleek cabinetry, quartz countertops and appliances by Bosch, Thermador and Sub Zero.

Consistent with EYA’s other neighborhoods, Little Falls Place will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s environmentally-friendly building standards, LEED for Homes. New home sales will begin in February 2013 from an offsite sales center, priced from $1.4 million.


EYA is a smart growth developer, specializing in walkable new home communities and mixed-use developments.  Since its founding in 1992, the company has built over 30 neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area.  EYA is currently selling four new home communities: Chancellor’s Row in Washington, DC; Old Town Commons and The Oronoco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; and Mosaic District Townhomes in Fairfax, Virginia. For more information on the company or its neighborhoods, visit

EYA Earns Approval for Preliminary Shady Grove Metro Plan

September 25, 2012 | by | 17 Comments

EYA and Montgomery County will take the next step toward redeveloping the Shady Grove Metro station neighborhood, now that the Planning Board has granted preliminary plan approval for EYA’s proposed mixed-use community at the site.

EYA's preliminary plans for Shady Grove Station have been approved.

Today, Shady Grove Metro station is flanked by several County facilities, which will soon be moved offsite to make way for over 2,000 new homes, over 40,000 square feet of neighborhood serving retail shops and 131,000 square feet of office space.

Shady Grove Metro is currently flanked by several Montgomery County facilities, which will be moved offsite to accommodate the new mixed-use neighborhood by EYA.

The neighborhood will also feature a Village Center with a new County library, alongside multiple parks, a community garden and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks designed to create an urban village worthy of the Metro site at the end of the red line.

EYA's plans for the Shady Grove Metro site include new homes, retail space, office space and a Village Center featuring a new County library.

Groundbreaking won’t likely be for a couple more years, but the site would be EYA’s largest development in the company’s 20 year history. In recent years, EYA developed several smart growth neighborhoods in Montgomery County, including National Park Seminary, The Brownstones at Park Potomac, Fallsgrove, Strathmore Park, Brownstones at Wheaton and Cameron Hill. More details will be posted here as they become available.