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Day Trips are Unlimited from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

July 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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When summer’s in full swing, there are unlimited day trips you can take from Westside. It’s located in the perfect spot to be just close enough to Downtown DC, but still just moments from major highways to get out of town for the day!

With the Shady Grove Station just steps from the community, you can jump on the Metro and be in the heart of the Nation’s Capital in 20 minutes. With dozens of museums and monuments to explore, this kind of day trip can easily be taken multiple times a month. Some of the best museums to visit with kids, to keep them learning but still having fun, are the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. On a beautiful day, make sure to head to the Smithsonian National Zoo.

If you feel like getting out of town and traveling by car, the list of trips double! Gather the family and jump on 370 to the Baltimore Aquarium for some underwater fun. Or get on 270 and head to Harpers Ferry to enjoy a picnic in the mountains and historic landmarks.

Wherever the destination, you are never more than steps to the metro or moments from merging on the interstate to head towards the ideal getaway for the day. Imagine where you can go from Westside. Learn more at eya.com/westside or visit us at our sales center that is open daily.

By The Numbers: Shady Grove Station

July 17, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Eager to call Westside “home”? Here are some Shady Grove Metro stats to peak your interest.

  • 1984 Year Opened
  • 3rd Busiest Metro Station System-wide
  • 29,100 Weekday Ridership in 2009
  • 40,000 Weekday Ridership Projected for 2030
  • 32 Bike Racks
  • 60 Lockers
  • 40,000 Square Feet of New Neighborhood Retail Shops
  • 5,745 Park and Ride Spaces
  • 76 Kiss and Ride Spaces
  • 15 Trains Per Hour During Peak
  • 407 Number of New EYA Townhomes Onsite

Sources: 

http://www.wmata.com/pdfs/planning/Shady%20Grove%20Report%20Final.pdf

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/16797/which-metro-stations-are-busiest/

Just Stops Away from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

June 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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With the red line just steps from Westside, life truly is within walking distance of your new EYA townhome! Jump on at the Shady Grove Metro station and get off at any location. There are a plethora of things happening, no matter the time of day!

Rockville Station
- Morning: Check out the Rockville Farmers Market every Saturday 9am-1pm
- Noon: Catch a matinee at AMC Cinemas
- Night: Grab a beer and watch the Nats play at American Tap Room

Bethesda Station
- Morning: Take a Pure Barre class with friends
- Noon: Swing by the Apple Store to pick up the newest gadget
- Night: Enjoy a romantic dinner at Mon Ami Gabi

Woodley Park – Zoo Station
- Morning: Visit the Washington National Cathedral
- Noon: See the pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo
- Night: Try the delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Paradiso

Dupont Circle Station
- Morning: Enjoy brunch with the family at Le Pain Quotidien
- Noon: Stroll the aisles of Second Story Books for hidden treasures
- Night: Get a delicious glass of wine at Bar Dupont as you look out over the circle

Gallery Place Station
- Morning: Grab a coffee at Chinatown Coffee Co.
- Noon: Visit the National Portrait Gallery
- Night: Get in line early to dine at Daikaya

The amount of things to do at each Metro stop is unlimited, but these are a few to help plan perfect outings every stop along the way. Find out what else is just moments away from Westside here or visit us at our onsite sales center in Rockville.

More Support for Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods

June 9, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Mixed-use development by EYA at Westside at Shady Grove Metro, a transit-oriented neighborhood.Mixed-use development by EYA at Westside at Shady Grove Metro, a transit-oriented neighborhood.

We’re excited to share Roger K. Lewis’ most recent piece on transit-oriented development, a concept that’s at the very heart of life within walking distance. We work tirelessly to deliver on the best, timeless practices in urban living and neighborhood design. You can see some evidence of our past commitments smart growth on EYA.com. Enjoy!

Mosaic Green Commute: Your Personal Transportation Guide

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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If you are tired of traffic and the daily commute has you down, learn more about the many easy transportation options at Mosaic District! Mosaic Green Commute is your personal transportation guide to help you get around Mosaic District and the surrounding area.

Check out this list of transportation options, including the free Mosaic District metro shuttle to the Dunn Loring Metro station, bus routes, carpooling through Commuter Connections and more. A great amenity for Mosaic District residents, Mosaic Green Commute can even help you find the best way to and from work and provide alternative routes to avoid traffic!

Plus, the townhomes at Mosaic District truly offers life within walking distance with dozens of new retail shops and restaurants just steps away. Visit our sales center at 3002 District Avenue to learn more. But don’t delay, only 2 homes remain!

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!

Upping the Food Factor at Mosaic

October 8, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
True Food Kitchen, photo by Samson Loo via Flickr.True Food Kitchen, photo by Samson Loo via Flickr.

If there was any doubt that Mosaic has become Northern Virginia’s foodie hot spot, the Washington Post presents three more reasons to discover Mosaic.

In their Express article, writer Holley Simmons provides some “don’t miss” advice when visiting the community, which is just a 16-minute walk from Dunn Loring Metro station. Don’t want to make the walk? Fret not. Mosaic offers a Metro shuttle which runs every 12 minutes during rush hour.

If you’re thinking of making Mosaic “home”, hurry in. We have less than 20 townhomes remaining. Visit our model home and onsite sales center today, we’re open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM.

 

Take the Pledge: Go Car Free on September 22nd

September 12, 2014 | by | 1 Comment
Pledge to go car free on September 22nd and use alternative transit such as Metro, bikeshare or walking.Pledge to go car free on September 22nd and use alternative transit such as Metro, bikeshare or walking.

On Monday, September 22nd, Washington area drivers will take part in a worldwide movement to support sustainable transportation by pledging to go car free or car-lite. Car Free Day is an international event that takes place in 1,500 cities across 40 countries to celebrate alternative forms of transportation.

To participate, fill out the pledge to go car free or car-lite and use alternative transport such as a bicycle, public transit, carpool or walking. Plus, by simply submitting your pledge, you are entered to win great prizes including a Kindle Fire, Sole Custom Bicycle, memberships to Capital Bikeshare and ZipCar, Metro passes and more!

EYA recognizes the benefits of going car free and is committed to 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 start living your car free lifestyle today!

4th of July Celebration Guide

July 1, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
The annual 4th of July fireworks in Washington, DC light up the sky. Photo courtesy of Flickr's Matthew Straubmuller.The annual 4th of July fireworks in Washington, DC light up the sky. Photo courtesy of Flickr's Matthew Straubmuller.

Every year, thousands of people visit DC to celebrate Independence Day in the Nation’s capital. The city hosts many fun events for the whole family to enjoy, including parades, concerts and spectacular fireworks over the National Mall. Here are a few ideas to kick off your celebrations.

Begin your day reliving history as a founding father and get the chance to sign a replica of the Declaration of Independence at 7th Street and Constitution Ave. After leaving your mark, continue to the National Archives at 10:00 am for the Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony. Hear songs, historic speeches, and a dramatic reenacted reading of the Declaration of Independence! Then head over to the National Archive Museum’s Boeing Learning Center for a fun-filled day of events including arts and crafts, stories, a chocolate tasting, and more.

Another fantastic July 4th tradition is watching the Independence Day Parade. The annual parade begins at 11:45 am at 7th Street and travels up Constitution Ave to 17th Street. See marching bands, floats, and political figures as they celebrate this historic day in our country’s history. The events continue at 8:00 pm with A Capitol Fourth Concert! The live music, hosted by Tom Bergeron and televised by PBS, will be held on the US Capitol West Lawn. Enjoy star-studded performances by Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks, Frankie Valli, The Muppets, Patti Labelle, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Be sure not to miss the famous July 4th fireworks beginning at 9:10 pm!

EYA’s neighborhoods are just a quick Metro ride to these downtown events and many other local celebrations. Visit our website for more information on our actively selling communities. We hope you have a very happy 4th of July!

Park It: Car Free Days September 20th – 22nd

September 19, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This weekend, Washington area drivers will take part in a worldwide movement to support sustainable transportation by pledging to go car free or car-lite. Car Free Days is an international event that takes place in 1,500 cities across 40 countries to celebrate alternative forms of transportation.

To participate, fill out the pledge to go car free or car-lite on one or more days and use alternative transport such as a bicycle, public transit, carpool or walking. Plus, by simply submitting your pledge, you are entered to win great prizes including an iPad, $250 gift certificate to BicycleSPACE, memberships to Capital Bikeshare and ZipCar, Metro passes and more!

Pledge to use alternative transportation such as Metro, bus, carpooling and bicycling on Car Free Days. Photo credit: Creative Commons/Ben Schumin.

Pledge to use alternative transportation such as Metro, bus, carpooling and bicycling on Car Free Days. Photo credit: Creative Commons/Ben Schumin.

EYA recognizes the benefits of going car free and is committed to building walkable communities. The company recently commissioned a third-party study to measure the true lifestyle benefits of living in an EYA neighborhood. The findings showed that 60 percent of EYA homeowners have an “alternative” commute and 71 percent walk to Metro at least once a week. View more benefits here.

Join the thousands of participants who have pledged to make Car Free Days a success in DC and start living your car free lifestyle today!