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Architect’s Newspaper Features The Oronoco

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
The Oronoco Waterfront Condos

Architect’s Newspaper Blog A/N released their coverage of The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium this week. It’s a beautifully written story that captures the building’s transformation from outmoded office building into “riverfront revival”. Learn more about the “sleek new residences” at our website.

Titan of Townhouses

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
EYA earned the NHQ Gold Award for Housing Quality in 2015.EYA earned the NHQ Gold Award for Housing Quality in 2015.

We’re excited to share our recent coverage in Bisnow, a leading news source for business activity. In their article, “Titan of Townhouses“, writers share a bit about the company’s history, culture and pipeline. The article is one of many recent pieces covering EYA’s impact on the Washington region.

“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.

Old Town Commons is a “WOW” House

January 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Old Town Commons

Real estate reporter Mary Ann Barton recently cited Old Town Commons as a “WOW” House, notable for its enviable walkable location and beautiful LEED design. It’s no wonder so many residents choose to call the community “home”. In addition to receiving a significant amount of local coverage, Old Town Commons has won a variety of national awards, such as the Best in American Living “Neighborhood of the Year”.

The Oronoco is a “WOW” House

January 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium

Real estate reporter Mary Ann Barton recently cited The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium Residence as a “WOW” House, notable for its luxe amenities and beautiful views. She’s one of many writers who have noticed the landmark property on the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. Since her reporting, The Oronoco is now 90% sold out.

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.

 

Walkability, Open Concept Plan Among Desires for Empty Nesters

January 6, 2015 | by | 1 Comment
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We’re excited to see The Washington Post talking about right-sizing options in housing this week. EYA has been following the needs of empty nesters for years, by developing walkable neighborhoods throughout Washington. Many of our homes offer one-level floor plans or elevators for access to all levels. It’s great to see more options being offered for simplifying life and spending less time on yard work and home maintenance.

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!

Family Buys Three EYA Homes

December 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
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We are honored frequently with referral sales from our raving fans. But for one family to buy three homes is a new record!

The Andersons purchased two homes at Chancellor’s Row and another at Arts District Hyattsville, for Mom, Dad, and their two sons. To thank them for their loyalty, EYA sent Chairman Emeritus Terry Eakin and Wizards Mascot G-Wiz to the settlement to gift the family a night out in a catered suite at Verizon Center.

We hope they enjoyed their special night on the town. Thanks again, Andersons. Welcome to the neighborhood!