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EYA Voted City Paper’s “Best Residential Builder” 3rd Year in a Row!

April 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA has been named “Best Residential Builder” in Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Poll for the 3rd year in a row! The annual Poll attracts thousands of participants around Washington who vote for their favorite businesses, people and places in over 100 categories.

Since 1992, EYA has built over 4,000 homes in the Washington area. We specialize in creating transit-oriented neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way.

Thank you to everyone who helped name us “Best Residential Builder” again this year!

Staycation in Old Town Alexandria

April 17, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Need some R & R but don’t want to deal with the travel hassles? Old Town Alexandria offers many great attractions and first class experiences right in your own backyard!

Dust off your bike and head to the Mt. Vernon Trail. From Old Town you could bike approximately 7 miles into DC stopping at the Mall and taking in the monuments or a few museums. Or you could head south approximately 10 miles to Mt. Vernon. Tour the beautiful estate and gardens and take in some history of this iconic historic home.

Treat yourself to a spa and shopping day! Sugar House Day Spa & Salon is located in a restored 19th century home that was once part of a sugar refinery. They now offer “sweetness of a different kind,” including deep tissue massage, organic chocolate therapy, sugar house scrub and more. Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel & Spa also offers a day of relaxation including caviar dream facials and a lavender dreams body experience featuring a scrub and warm body wrap.

The Old Town boutiques provide retail therapy of every kind. Update your wardrobe with the latest Spring fashions from Hysteria or The Pink Palm or redo a room with some new accessories from Red Barn Mercantile or European Country Living. After a day of shopping, treat yourself and your special someone to a nice dinner at Bastille, Brabo or Restaurant Eve.

Take a day to tour your own city. There are many great tours available, including self-guided walking tours, historic breweries tours, food tours, boat tours and more!

All of these great establishments and experiences are steps from the Townhomes at Old Town Commons. Now selling our final 2 homes!

Grand Opening May 2nd: Westside at Shady Grove Metro

April 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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On Saturday May 2nd, EYA will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Montgomery County neighborhood, Westside at Shady Grove Metro.

Perfectly situated at the doorstep to the red line, Westside will soon feature over 400 luxury townhomes, over 1,000 multi-family homes and 40,000 sq. feet of retail shops. Residents will enjoy amenities such as clubhouse with 25-meter outdoor pool, lounge areas, and state-of-the-art fitness center; dog park; community garden; walking paths connecting to nearby trails; and a variety of green spaces throughout.

Westside is the 45-acre parcel of the 90-acre redevelopment at Shady Grove Metro, which will also soon include an elementary school and regulation sports fields. Crabbs Branch Way will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly promenade and will complete a connection of bike trails through the site. The 90-acre project is a Smart Growth Initiative in partnership with Montgomery County and improves the use of Metro-oriented land in the County.

The architecture of the homes and clubhouse, while fresh and contemporary, is timeless and enduring with careful attention to detail and materials. It’s a fresh take on modern townhome living and includes LEED for Homes certification, advanced home automation and contemporary finish options throughout.

The sales center will open onsite May 2nd for pre-construction sales, with the first move-ins expected for late 2015/early 2016. New homes will start in the upper $500s. Local favorite Corned Beef King will cater the event.

Westside at Shady Grove Metro is EYA’s tenth neighborhood in Montgomery County. Previously, EYA developed, built and sold homes at National Park SeminaryThe Brownstones at Park PotomacFallsgroveStrathmore Park, Brownstones at Wheaton, Cameron Hill, Little Falls Place, Chelsea Heights and Grosvenor Heights.

New Eateries Coming to Downtown Silver Spring

April 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Great news for local food lovers! Downtown Silver Spring will be getting new eateries, including Chef Alex Garcia’s AG Kitchen and the fast-casual Gusto Italian Grill.

New York-based Chef Alex Garcia is readying to open his first AG Kitchen location outside of New York in downtown Silver Spring! The restaurant will be located in the former Romano’s Macaroni Grill space facing the mall’s fountain and feature outdoor patio seating. The menu will offer mouth-watering Nuevo Latino cuisine, such as his signature seafood paella, pineapple and pomegranate guacamole, NYC’s Best Cubano and Manhattan Latin Burger. The restaurant is scheduled to open this Spring.

Similar to the Chipotle-style concept, Gusto Italian Grill serves fast, fresh Italian food made with locally-grown, sustainable ingredients in an assembly line set–up. Step up to the counter and order one of their signature Italian roll-ups, pasta bowl or salad bowl and customize it with your favorite ingredients. They also serve gelato Gusto pops, Italian sodas and made in-house breadstix, served fresh and warm. The restaurant is scheduled to open this Summer on Fenton Street, across from Whole Foods.

EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights are just steps from all the downtown Silver Spring restaurants and nightlife. Purchase one of our immediate move-in townhomes and welcome in Summer with your new life within walking distance!

 

 

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.

Bethesda Art Walk

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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What better way to spend a nice Spring evening than strolling through the streets of Bethesda and enjoying some fantastic art! The Bethesda Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month from 6 PM – 9 PM.

The galleries feature local, national and international works of painting, photography, sculpture and more. Participating galleries include Bethesda Fine Art, Gallery B and Waverly Street Gallery. The free Bethesda Circulator bus stops near to each of the Art Walk participants as well.

After visiting the galleries, enjoy a fine meal at one of Bethesda’s acclaimed restaurants, including Redwood, Raku, Jaleo and Lebanese Taverna, and wander through the many retail shops and boutiques. All just minutes from our townhomes at Little Falls Place and Grosvenor Heights, now selling!

Spring Events in Historic Old Town

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Spring is around the corner and Old Town Alexandria is getting ready to bloom! Spring is a great time to wander through the historic streets, visit gardens and enjoy some of Old Town’s fantastic Springtime events.

Fun for your four-legged friends, Doggy Happy Hour is back at Jackson 20! Beginning April 7th, canines will take over the courtyard every Tuesday from 5 PM – 8 PM. Treats for the dogs and drink specials for their companions will be available.

Celebrate Spring with a Historic Garden Tour on Saturday, April 18th. The walking tour will visit five row houses with courtyard gardens and stop for refreshments at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The tour also provides access to the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, Mount Vernon Estate and Garden and more. Tickets are $40 per person.

Saturday, April 22nd is Spring2ACTion Business Give Back day in the Old Town Boutique District.  Shop at a participating boutique and they will give a percentage of your purchase to their selected charity or your charity of choice! Participating boutiques include Red Barn Mercantile, Pink & Brown, The Sugar Cube and more.

EYA’s townhomes at Old Town Commons and luxury condominiums at The Oronoco are moments from King Street and all these great events. Both communities are now selling their final homes, so stop by our sales centers before it’s too late!

Happy Spring!

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!