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Recreation

Cruise the Potomac via Alexandria’s Water Taxi

April 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Explore your own back yard by boat along the Potomac with Potomac Riverboat Company’s direct service to the National Mall and National Harbor! Leave the car behind and hop aboard their fleet. Explore the sights in downtown Washington and then head over to National Harbor for afternoon libations and evening dinner. Tickets can be purchased on their website, and be sure to check their schedule for the last service of the day. If your boat leaves before your party’s over, call an Uber for a luxury ride home. Potomac Riverboat Company is a 20-minute walk from Old Town Commons and a 13-minute walk from The Oronoco. All aboard!

Celebrate Spring at Mosaic District

April 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Mosaic District is the place to be this Spring! Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood will be celebrating film, hosting a food festival, opening lots of great new retail shops and restaurants and much more. Be sure to stop by to enjoy these great upcoming events!

The Northern Virginia International Film Festival will take place at the Angelika Film Center April 13th – 18th. In its first year, the festival will work in conjunction with its sister festival, The Action On Film International Film Festival, to host a week-long series of screenings, seminars and social events. View the list of films and screening times here.

Food lovers get ready! The 2nd Annual Taste of Merrifield is coming to Mosaic District on May 2nd. From 12 PM – 8 PM, local restaurants will be offering scrumptious food tastings. Tickets are $1 each and most tastings costs between 3 – 5 tickets. There will also be a beer garden, live entertainment and children’s activities. Free parking is available in all the parking garages.

Plus, the Farmer’s Market is returning to Mosaic District on May 3rd! The Mosaic Central Farm Market takes place every Sunday from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Vendors include Naughty Girls Donut Shop featuring locally crafted donuts and pastries, the Upper Crust Bakery offering delicious Artisan breads, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and more!

And if that isn’t enough to bring you out to Mosaic District, there are many more retail openings scheduled for this year, including Zengo Cycle (April 11th), Great Gatherings (May 15th) and DGS (May 18th).

All these great new retail shops and restaurants are just steps from the Townhomes at Mosaic District. Only 2 homes remain so if you want to call Mosaic District home, now is the time!

Urban Dog Park Coming to Silver Spring

April 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Montgomery County is preparing to start construction on downtown Silver Spring’s first dog park across from Chelsea Heights townhomes. Ellsworth Urban Park will be home to the new play space for pups. Today, the park already features playgrounds, tennis and gazebo, all within walking distance of the shops in downtown Silver Spring and EYA’s new homes at Chelsea Heights. The move by the County is a smart one, as there are now more households with dogs than kids and dog ownership helps people stay fit, social and active. The park is scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.

Love is in the Air at Bethesda Row

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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This Valentine’s Day, head over to Bethesda Row for a special dinner, something sweet or a unique gift for your loved one. Here are a few fun ideas to delight your special someone.

Max Brenner Date Night: Indulge on European fondue and decadent options including chocolate pizza and 80’s milkshakes. $40 per couple.

Equinox Spa’s Chocolate Facial: Give the gift of relaxation at Equinox Spa. Splurge on their chocolate facial that is a “sweet indulgence for the skin” that helps provide a smoother, firmer complexion.

Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day Dozen: Always a hit, Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day dozen features 12 flavors including Lava Fudge, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake and more. $32 per dozen.

EYA’s Bethesda townhomes, Little Falls Place, are just moments from all these acclaimed Bethesda Row shops and restaurants. Stop by our sales center at 5113 Willet Bridge Road to learn more. But don’t delay, only 5 homes remain!

Super Bowl Gatherings in Your EYA Neighborhood

January 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Whether you are rooting for the Seahawks or Patriots, or just a fan of the commercials, this Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy the local establishments in your EYA neighborhood.

Silver Spring

Super Bowl excitement is in the air at Fire Station 1! A 100-year old restored Fire House in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, the venue features 3 levels, 2 bars and 10 big screen HDTVs. Doors will open at 4:30 and early arrival is encouraged. VIP packages are available and you can continue the festivities until 2 am at their After Party.

Bethesda

If you prefer to entertain friends at home, Luke’s Lobster Roll has a great Super Bowl catering option. For $11 per person, you will get a tasty ½ lobster roll, chips, pickle and Shipyard beer. $110 minimum required. What better way to finish off the meal than with Georgetown Cupcake’s Super Bowl Dozen! You can choose between the “Go Hawks” or “Go Pats” decorated cupcakes.

Old Town Alexandria

Old Town is full of game day excitement with many great venues to watch the big game. The medieval-inspired John Strongbow’s Tavern will have 2 huge 120” projection screens showing the game and plenty of Super Bowl food and drink specials. Reservations are encouraged. If you are a Patriot’s fan, Murphy’s Irish Pub is “where die hard fans gather to cheer on their team.” Meet other Patriots fans and enjoy their game day specials.

Fairfax

Watch the game at Dogfish Head Alehouse or pick up some party food to go. Special take out packages and growlers are available. For entertaining at home, check out the many shops and restaurants at Mosaic District to pick up some great party foods. Red Apron Butcher is offering game day specials, including subs, chili, dips and charcuterie boards. Be sure to place your order soon. And delight your guests with Artisan Confections special Seahawks or Patriots bon bons for dessert!

Enjoy the game!

“We Are” Campaign Puts Focus on Healthy Living

January 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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We’ve loving the new “We Are” campaign at Mosaic, which focuses on the variety of healthy living destinations in the neighborhood. From the nationally acclaimed True Food Kitchen, to the bustling Zengo Cycle, to the relaxing Spark Yoga and Salon Nordine and Day Spa – Mosaic offers a complete selection of specialty shops designed to get your “wellness” on. All this, just steps from The Townhomes at Mosaic District.

What’s New in Old Town

January 9, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Move over King Street. Some of Old Town’s best new eateries are finding a home in the north end.

Five major residential communities in Old Town are driving the growth of new retail north of Wythe Street, nearer to Braddock Metro Station.

Harris Teeter has recently opened in the lower level of The Kingsley and offers an impressive selection of to-go meals as well as Express Lane service for those on the run.

In the 1111 Belle Pre building, Lost Dog Cafe has opened their fifth location, now in Old Town. The spot offers dine-in pizza, sandwiches and beer – along with takeout. Also in Belle Pre will be Sugar Shack Donuts, a Richmond-based bakery.

The Asher apartments will welcome Bastille Restaurant, which is relocating from their former home on N. Royal Street into their new space at 620 N. Fayette. Bistro Royal will be taking the former location on N. Royal.

And of course, EYA’s Old Town Commons townhouse neighborhood and The Oronoco Condo have spurred the growth of independent retail such as the much anticipated Mason Social modern American spot with full-bar, which will open shortly.

 

Resolutions for a Walkable Lifestyle

January 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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As we welcome a new year, many of us will make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. More and more research indicates that living in a walkable neighborhood is good for you. From better health to reduced crime rates to increased social interactions, walkable urban living has many far reaching benefits. The studies show:

  • There is a significant connection between walkability and health benefits
  • Walkability encourages more civic engagement in our communities
  • Walkable urban environments spur social interaction and creativity
  • Walkability is a key to influencing housing prices

EYA is passionate about creating distinctly special neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way. Visit our website to learn more about our walkable neighborhoods and resolve to start living your walkable lifestyle today!

Downtown Silver Spring Shopping Guide

December 12, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
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There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than the vibrant retail district at Downtown Silver Spring. From fashionable to athletic to gourmet, the shops at Downtown Silver Spring offer something for everyone on your list. Stop by this Saturday, December 13th and enjoy holiday music from 2 PM – 4 PM on the plaza and snap a unique holiday photo in front of the 35′-holiday tree. Downtown Silver Spring is just steps from EYA’s new townhomes in Silver Spring at Chelsea Heights.

Take a Stroll Through Alexandria’s Holiday Market

December 11, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
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This holiday season, venture off King Street to nearby Carlyle District for Alexandria’s acclaimed Holiday Market. Located just three blocks from King Street Metro station in John Carlyle Square, the event is a lively European-inspired Holiday Market, complete with arts, crafts, gifts, European fare, sweet treats, specialty beverages, Santa appearances, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

The Holiday Market is open weekends from 11 AM – 8 PM, with additional open hours posted on their website.  This weekend delight your senses with sounds from Seth Kibel, one of the region’s most admired woodwind specialists, Saturday from Noon – 2 PM.

From EYA’s Old Town Commons Townhomes in Alexandria and EYA’s Oronoco Waterfront Condominium residences in Alexandria, stroll down to King Street and hop on the free trolley. It runs every 15 minutes and travels from the waterfront to King Street Metro station.

Happy holidays!