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Located in what some might call “the heart of Arlington,” Ashton Heights is a leafy green enclave with an eclectic mix of historic to brand new homes only steps from amenities in Clarendon and Ballston. Founded more than 100 years ago, Ashton Heights is bounded by Wilson Boulevard, 10th Street North, North Irving Street, Arlington Boulevard and Glebe Road.

Mosaic Park

The park is filled with exciting features including a multi-purpose court, rain garden, flexible-use lawn area, and a children’s play area, complete with a colorful climbing wall. Natural landscaping includes 144 newly planted trees and an array of attractive pollinator plants. Mosaic Park’s entryway and an interactive water feature are both illuminated with sustainable LED lighting. 

Gumball Park

While only a third of an acre, kick back and relax on a bench for a rest while you walk through and explore Ashton Heights.

Museum of Contemporary Art at The Arlington Arts Center

Since the 1970s, the Arlington Arts Center has been housed in the historic Maury School located in Ashton Heights. It’s a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists in the mid-Atlantic States. 

The Maury School 

The building has been home to the Arlington Arts Center, which offers art classes, exhibitions and provides studio space for local artists. The Clarendon School opened its doors in September 1910 with seven teachers and 298 students in grades one through six. It served as the Clarendon community’s only elementary school for the next 63 years. In 1944, the name was changed to Matthew Maury School, in keeping with a statewide effort to rename schools in honor of native Virginians. A Clarendon community landmark, the school was renovated to become the home of the Arlington Arts Center in the late 1970s.

Jason Surbey | 703-731-8610| [email protected] | jasonsurbey.com | McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associstes — Arlington

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When it comes to experiencing the true essence of Italian cuisine outside of Italy, The Italian Store stands as a beacon of authenticity.

Nestled in the heart of Arlington, this culinary gem has delighted locals and visitors alike with its wide array of Italian delicacies, gourmet products, and warm ambiance since its inception. More than just a grocery store; it’s a cultural hub where the vibrant spirit of Italy comes alive.

From the moment you enter, you’re greeted by the comforting aroma of freshly baked bread and the sight of shelves adorned with imported goodies straight from Italy. It’s a sensory experience that sets the stage for the culinary adventure that awaits.

At the deli counter, you’ll find a mouthwatering array of sandwiches crafted with care and overflowing with flavor. Whether you’re a fan of the classic Italian sub or prefer the tantalizing flavors of the porchetta panini, each bite is a journey to the streets of Rome or Florence.

But it isn’t just about ready-made delights; it’s a treasure trove for home cooks and food enthusiasts alike. Browse through aisles stocked with the finest Italian pasta, olive oil, sauces, and antipasti, carefully curated to bring the taste of Italy right to your kitchen. Not sure where to start? The friendly staff are always on hand to offer recommendations and share their passion for all things Italian.

Of course, no Italian meal is complete without a glass of wine, and they have you covered there too. Explore a thoughtfully curated selection of Italian wines, handpicked to complement any dish or occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for a bold red, a crisp white, or something sparkling, you’ll find the perfect bottle to elevate your dining experience.

And if you want to deepen your appreciation for Italian cuisine, check out the store’s calendar of events. From wine tastings and cooking demonstrations to guest chef dinners, there’s always something exciting happening at the Italian Store, offering an opportunity to learn, taste, and experience the beauty of Italian culture.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking to add a little Italian flair to your day, a visit to the Italian Store is sure to delight. Come for the food, stay for the warmth, and leave with a heart full of Italian charm.

Connect with neighborhood expert Francesca Keith to learn more about Arlington and other surrounding areas! 

Francesca Keith | 703-628-6753 | [email protected] | www.francescakeithrealtor.com | www.McEnearney.com 

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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Courthouse appeals to both urban and suburban residents, giving it the best of both worlds. Given that the Arlington County government seat is located in the center of the Courthouse, much as its name describes, it initially gives the impression that it is a city neighborhood, but it is much more than that.

At any moment, you can hop on the Orange or Silver Metro lines, take a bike into D.C., or casually meander through the quiet neighborhood streets steps away from the bustling Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards.  In reality, Courthouse is more akin to a charming town thanks to its diverse restaurant options, welcoming watering holes, and busy small businesses. 

The places that residents and visitors return to, such as Ragtime and Ireland’s Four Courts, are what give Courthouse its distinct sense of community and friendliness despite being in an urban area. When I first came to the area over 10 years ago, these two places quickly became frequent stops of mine.

To this day, they continue to give me a feeling of home and belonging. It’s no surprise that I feel this way because Ragtime just celebrated its 23rd year anniversary and Ireland’s Four Courts began its 28th year. 

I stopped in and chatted with Ragtime’s District Manager Sam Saslowsky and Ireland’s Four Courts Managing Partner Dave Cahill to show why these places are so special and why they are dubbed Courthouse staples. 

Connect with neighborhood expert Sallie Seiy to learn more about Courthouse and other surrounding areas! 

Sallie Seiy | 703-798-4666 | [email protected] | www.SallieSeiy.com | www.McEnearney.com | @soldbysallie on Instagram  

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New Years resolutions can go either way — some people love them, some people hate them, some people like to call them goals and pretend that they’re not resolutions, but either way, we’ve got suggestions to help you make this year your best year yet.

Health and Fitness

There are an abundance of options to choose from in Arlington when it comes to moving your body. Sharmane is a marathon runner so she knows all the best trails: Four Mile Run, W&OD trail, Potomac Overlook trail, and Donaldson Run loop. Laura’s a former college athlete who no longer runs but enjoys group fitness.

Here’s the thing with group fitness classes: you get to know new people, or maybe just the accountability of meeting a friend there helps you get out of bed and keep the promise to yourself. Either way, you’ve got F45, Orange Theory, Boxing, Yoga, Pure Barre, Solid Core, I mean you name it, there’s probably a class for it. Try things until you find something that feels right for you! 

Relationships

One thing that’s definitely been made clear over the past few years is that humans need connection. We need to put energy into our relationships, whether with a significant other, friends, family and even co-workers. Make time to get out and experience new things. Arlington has a ton of things to do. 

  • If you’re focusing on your health, skip a sit down meal and meet a friend for a coffee and a walk.
  • Try a cooking class at Cookology in Ballston Quarter.
  • Get a group of friends together for some healthy competition at Punchbowl Social.
  • Throw on some ice skates and go check out Pentagon Row.

There are lots of opportunities to create new memories and new experiences if you get out of your comfort zone!

Family

As a mom of 2, I know first hand how hard it is to get out of the ordinary routine. Especially once you get to school aged kids and you throw in sports, after school activities, playdates, etc. Date nights become a distant memory.

But they don’t have to! Explore new playgrounds together. My nephews loved the climbing structure at Rocky Run Park while my kids kicked a soccer ball on the field. The playgrounds in Arlington are way cooler than they used to be when we were kids, so lots of new things to check out. Explore Muse Paintbar, watch the Capitals practices, go mini golfing at Upton Hill, check out brunch at Ruthie’s All Day (which just won best in state!) or enjoy dinner at Lyon Hall.

Whatever you decide to do with your year, we wish you a healthy, prosperous and joyful New Year!

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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On September 30th, Clarendon was turned into a bustling pedestrian zone, for the annual Clarendon Day event. 

This annual event once again brought the community together for a day of revelry, showcasing the local culture, and creating cherished memories. In 2023, Clarendon Day did not disappoint, delivering a rich tapestry of activities, food, music, and much more.

Local businesses, community organizations, and non-profits came together to showcase their work. Attendees learned about community initiatives, discovered upcoming events, and supported new local businesses.

Arts and crafts enthusiasts were delighted by the festival’s offerings. The vendor stalls were a treasure trove of unique and handcrafted items, including jewelry, clothing, artwork, and home decor. Shoppers found it easy to indulge in retail therapy, whether searching for the perfect gift or a treat for themselves.

The diverse range of food vendors made it impossible to resist the culinary temptations.. Festival-goers enjoyed an array of delicious options, from gourmet dishes to street food classics. International cuisine, delectable BBQ, and mouthwatering desserts satisfied every palate.

The event also catered to families with a dedicated Kids Zone. Children were entertained with face painting, games, and interactive exhibits, allowing parents to relax and soak in the festival’s atmosphere.

Clarendon Day’s true essence lay in the sense of community that filled the air. Residents and visitors united to celebrate the unique spirit of the neighborhood, fostering a sense of togetherness that was both heartwarming and contagious. This year’s event was a resounding success, capturing the spirit of community, culture, and celebration. Whether a local resident or a visitor to the Washington D.C. area, Clarendon Day is an event not to be missed.

Please reach out to me if you want to learn more about Lyon Village or the many other wonderful neighborhoods in Northern Virginia!

Sarah Picot | 202-251-5636 | [email protected] | www.sarahpicot.net | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

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So many of us take for granted that we have food, shelter, and stability in our daily lives. McEnearney Cares Week took place from August 14-18 and was spearheaded by the company’s Diversity Council to encourage our agents and staff to actively support organizations that help families and individuals who are struggling with housing-related issues.

McEnearney Associates | Middleburg Real Estate | Atoka Properties is a powerhouse, local independent brokerage with 15 offices in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Realtors and staff from the Arlington office and across our other locations came out to help. 

In our professional careers, we spend many hours as Realtors preparing homes for the market. We see what a positive, emotional experience it is for people to walk into a beautiful, clean home that they can envision calling their own. We help make that transformation happen every day. So having the opportunity to help families and individuals who might not have had that experience is something we can whole-heartedly support. Rolling up our sleeves and getting a house ready, or guiding families through a transitional time is something we are good at and love to do.

Here are some of the organizations we worked with during the week. 

We started the week in Northwest D.C. at Community of Hope homeless shelter where we brought a surprise Chipotle lunch and ate with the residents. Community of Hope has 9 locations in D.C. providing healthcare resources and housing.

Our next stop was Community Lodgings in Alexandria. We had a blast painting a learning center a happy shade of blue for their youth education programs. Community Lodgings helps transition families from homelessness to independence through affordable housing and transitional housing.   

On Wednesday, we did some yard work and organization for a home in Arlington through New Hope Housing. Walking up to a well-manicured home gives anyone a sense of pride. Had you driven by, you could have caught our managing broker, Glenn Lewis mowing the lawn (in his suit!) and many of our Associates inside cleaning and tidying up. New Hope Housing has resources for housing programs and shelters.

We were back in D.C. on Thursday at N Street Village, which provides support for women experiencing homelessness. Being part of a community that respects all aspects of you and how you experience your day, is exemplified in the care they wanted us to take in their huge garden. McEnearney was there cleaning up the garden so that the women have something peaceful and beautiful to see when they arrive.  

Helping food pantries and clothing donation sites needs to happen all year round — not just during the holidays. Bread for the City can always use volunteers. McEnearney spent the day on Thursday organizing the food pantry. Bread for the City has many other programs including healthcare, social services, and diaper programs.

We wrapped up the week in Falls Church helping Home Stretch organize and add some decorating touches for a family who was in need of a little joy. Home Stretch helps families who are in crisis get out of situations that contribute to poverty and homelessness.

All of us deserve to land in a happy, safe environment. Please support these or any other organizations that lend a hand to those who may be struggling in our area. We all need each other.

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For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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Clarendon is a vibrant neighborhood that effortlessly combines youthful energy with sophisticated charm.

The allure lies in its unique ability to cater to a diverse population. Young professionals explore lively night scenes, while established residents appreciate its refined offerings. You can enjoy a night out at a great bistro or take a leisurely stroll through its tree-lined streets, soaking in the elegance of the older buildings.

From classic colonial designs to modern condos, Clarendon’s housing stock is quite diverse! Clarendon’s historic roots and its blend of architectural aesthetics truly make it a living history book. It’s not just about houses; it’s about homes that tell stories!

Among Clarendon’s charming eateries you’ll find an intimate atmosphere at Screwtop Wine Bar, delectable delights at Bakeshop, and the inviting ambiance of Green Pig Bistro. These local gems contribute to the sense of community that Clarendon is known for. Supporting local businesses is not just a trend here; it’s a way of life!

If you are thinking of buying a home in the DMV area, Clarendon offers something really special. It’s incredibly easy to live here — a place where memories are made and lives are truly enriched.

My husband and I — along with our rescued pittie Spencer — love life in Clarendon. It’s been our home for over two decades. Walking just a few blocks to our favorite restaurants like Circa, Cava, and Screwtop Wine Bar is a dream. We both love the theater and are thrilled that the Kennedy Center and Signature Theater are so close.

Two of our favorite annual events are Clarendon Day where we can check out local artists, foods, and music — and the Armed Forces Cycling Classic Bike Race is always exciting as a spectator!

Get in touch with me to learn more about Clarendon’s unique offerings and explore the remarkable homes here! 

Alyssa Cannon | 703-585-8167 | [email protected] | www.alyssacannon.com | www.McEnearney.com

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Lyon Village offers residents an exceptional living experience, seamlessly blending urban convenience within a suburban setting.

Situated just north of Wilson Boulevard, this charming neighborhood boasts proximity to the bustling shops and eateries of Clarendon while offering a tranquil retreat with beautiful homes, a two-acre park, dog park, and community house.

Established a century ago, Lyon Village has approximately 800 homes and a remarkable 37 percent of these homes were built in the 1920s. The many home styles showcase the neighborhood’s timeless beauty and architectural diversity including cape cods, tudors, colonials, craftsmans, and more. Walking around Lyon Village is a visual treat for residents and visitors alike! 

Anchoring the vibrant community is the Lyon Village Citizens Association (LVCA), founded in 1926. The LVCA plays a central role in bringing neighbors together through various annual events. From the beloved Easter Egg Hunt to the spirited Fourth of July Parade and Picnic, there’s always something exciting happening. Another great event, the annual Spaghetti Dinner, is hosted by the Lyon Village Community House Association. The Lyon Village Community House, a cherished neighborhood gathering place available for rent, serves as a focal point for many meetings and events. With a monthly newsletter and an active list-serv, the LVCA ensures residents stay connected and informed.

At the heart of Lyon Village lies the delightful Lyon Village Park, a two-acre fenced oasis offering a range of recreational activities. Families and friends come together to enjoy the children’s playground area, picnic shelter, two lighted tennis courts, and a lighted basketball court. The park’s highlight, the refreshing sprayground, draws in numerous young families, operating from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, creating fun memories for all.

When my husband and I were house hunting we zeroed in on Lyon Village for all of these reasons. Since moving here, we’ve met so many wonderful neighbors on our daily walks and have enjoyed the “walkable” lifestyle living in Lyon Village allows. You can often find us at local spots like Simona Cafe, Green Pig Bistro, Bar Ivy, and Bakeshop. With its rich history, diverse architectural styles, engaging community activities, and picturesque parks, Lyon Village is an amazing place to call home. 

Please reach out to me if you want to learn more about Lyon Village or the many other wonderful neighborhoods in Northern Virginia!

Hannah Lynn | 703-973-8170 | [email protected] | www.thelynnteamre.com | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates — Alexandria Office

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Memorial Day is a special time to remember and show appreciation for the courageous men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. It’s also an opportunity to come together with loved ones and celebrate the spirit of freedom and unity.

The Arlington and Washington, D.C. areas are among the most meaningful places to honor our country’s fallen heroes. From meaningful commemorations to joyful gatherings, there’s something for everyone to observe on Memorial Day.

Inspired by the historic photo taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II, the US Marine Corps War Memorial is an awe-inspiring monument. This iconic memorial holds a special place in the hearts of Americans as a tribute to the valor and dedication of the Marine Corps throughout history. The memorial is open to the public, and visitors can explore the surrounding grounds, which are beautifully landscaped and provide an opportunity for reflection. Many individuals come to pay their respects, leave flowers or mementos, and honor the memory of those who have served and sacrificed.

Just before Memorial Day weekend, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (the “Old Guard”) honors America’s fallen heroes by placing American flags at gravesites for service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery.

This tradition, known as “Flags In,” has taken place annually since the Old Guard was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment participates, placing small American flags in front of more than 228,000 headstones and at the bottom of about 7,000 niche rows in the cemetery’s Columbarium Courts and Niche Wall. Each flag is inserted into the ground, exactly one boot length from the headstone’s base.

At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Sentinels (who are members of the Old Guard) place flags to honor the Unknowns.

All flags are removed after Memorial Day, before the cemetery opens to the public.

Immerse yourself in the patriotic atmosphere by attending the National Memorial Day Parade which marches down Constitution Avenue. The parade honors men and women who have died while serving in the US military. Pre-parade festivities will begin at 1 p.m. and the parade starts at 2 p.m. This grand procession features marching bands, veterans’ groups, military units, and festive floats, all coming together to honor our fallen heroes. Show your support by joining the enthusiastic crowd along the parade route.

If you’re looking for a small-town experience, join the Memorial Day Parade in Falls Church. This delightful parade showcases local marching bands, veterans’ groups, scout troops, and community organizations united in honoring our fallen heroes. Enjoy the cheerful procession, wave to the participants, and feel the warmth of community spirit.

Discover the vibrant spirit of Memorial Day by attending community events such as Viva Vienna. The Rotary Club of Vienna has been running ViVa! Vienna! for over 39 years in concert with the Town of Vienna. Each year the proceeds support over 70 local organizations. Enjoy music, amusement rides, arts and crafts, and delectable food options. Join the festivities, connect with your community, and support local vendors and organizations.

For more than 30 years, the National Memorial Day Concert has featured star-studded performances honoring the military service and sacrifice of men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. While aired nationally on PBS, the public is welcome to attend this free event on the west lawn of the Capitol Building. Bring your blankets, relax under the starry sky, and enjoy an evening filled with uplifting music and heartfelt moments.

If you’re looking for something to do, but not big crowds, hosting friends and family for a delightful backyard BBQ or picnic may be the ticket. Fire up the grill, savor mouthwatering burgers, hot dogs, and all your favorite BBQ treats. Enjoy the warm weather, play lawn games, and spend quality time with loved ones, all while reflecting on the importance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many people, it’s a time eagerly anticipated for the opening of pools and the refreshing splashes of water under the warm sun. As the weather becomes warmer and more inviting, communities and recreational centers across the country make preparations to welcome swimmers of all ages to their sparkling pools.

This Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Whether you choose to visit memorials, participate in meaningful traditions, attend parades and concerts, host a backyard BBQ, or join local festivities, the key is to commemorate their sacrifices while creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

May this Memorial Day be a meaningful occasion as we express gratitude and celebrate the freedom we enjoy today.

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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It’s spring cleaning time! 

Home ownership means keeping up with maintenance items to have our homes looking their best. Waiting to tackle repairs around your home can end up being costly when little problems grow bigger over time.

No one wants to spend tens of thousands of dollars to handle those deferred maintenance items right before listing. So put money in the budget each year for general upkeep and repairs. Spring is a great time to walk around your house to see what needs to be addressed.

So what items can you do yourself and what items do you need to hire a contractor to handle? I asked Paul Fisher, owner of DomestiCall360 to take a look at my house and give me advise. Since spring can mean rain and water intrusion and it can be one of the costliest and most damaging repair items, we focused on outside water issues. 

Wood trim around the house can develop dry rot from clogged gutters and exposure to the elements. We quickly found facia boards and trim that need to be replaced. If the rot is easily accessible, like in a door frame, this can be a great DYI project. There are several places around my house I can handle but the facia boards on my 3rd story — that is definitely a contractor fix for me.

Keeping your decks stained and painted is a great spring project you can do yourself that will help prevent damage that may require costly repairs. In a “do as I say, not as I do” moment, we found a very neglected wood stair railing that now needs to be completely replaced… YIKES, that is expensive. 

Even though I had painted it a few times, I waited too long before realizing I needed to start painting it every year or so to prevent dry rot. So make sure you are painting your exterior wood and staining your deck to keep water from creating a very expensive replacement.

Another easy and valuable DYI project involves gutters and downspouts. Almost every home inspection I have been on, has found issues with improperly directed water flow away from the house. Make sure your gutters are not clogged or broken and that the downspouts have extensions that direct the water away from your house.

After this eye-opening tour of my home, Paul went with me to Bill’s True Value Hardware to pick up the paint, stain and wood filler I needed. I even grabbed some caulk to prevent water issues inside my bathrooms. Keep in mind that warm weather also means cookouts and bugs. Bill’s True Value even repairs screens and sells BBQ grills!

After my spring cleaning and maintenance projects I recycled and disposed some of the hazardous materials I found rather than disposing of them in the trash. I found old paint and CFL light bulbs that needed to be disposed of properly.

If you haven’t been, please go to the Arlington County Household Hazardous Materials/Electronics Collection Recycling Center. You need to make an appointment (Monday-Thursday) but you can come anytime on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. They even accept electronics and batteries. Please don’t throw these items in the regular trash!

Of course spring cleaning isn’t just about DYI projects, it’s also about going through and organizing your home. My last stop was a trip to the Goodwill on S Glebe and route 50, and is a fantastic donation facility. This is a busy location for donations and purchases. Even if the wait looks long, the car line moves quickly and the people that work here are so helpful. Sometimes I don’t even need to get out of my car. Make sure to launder all clothes before donating and that whatever you donate — games, furniture — are not broken and have all their pieces.

Spring is such an exciting time, especially for those looking to buy or sell a home. As a seller, you want to ensure that your home looks its best to attract potential buyers and get the best price possible. So, it’s crucial to make sure your home is well-maintained and in excellent condition. Don’t worry, though — it’s nothing too complicated! With a little effort, you can make your home shine and appeal to buyers looking for their dream home. 

Connect with me to learn more! 

Sarah Picot | 202-251-5635 | [email protected] | sarahpicot.net | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

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MCE loves local!

Let’s talk about local hidden gems with McEnearney Associates, Bob Adamson!

Arlington is a bustling urban area with plenty of well-known attractions, including the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. However, beyond these well-known landmarks lies a collection of hidden gems.

The Italian Store is a local institution that has been serving up delicious sandwiches, pasta, and pizza since 1980. This family-owned store and deli have become a beloved part of the community, attracting both locals and visitors alike.  Whether you’re in the mood for a sandwich, a slice of pizza, or some fresh pasta, this family-owned store is definitely worth a visit.

Charga Grill is a hidden gem that serves up delicious cuisine and has become a local favorite for its delicious food and friendly service.  The menu is diverse and offers something for everyone.  With its friendly atmosphere and affordable prices, Charga Grill is a local favorite you won’t want to miss.

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious meal look no further than Haute Dogs! This small eatery located has become a local favorite for its creative takes on classic hot dogs and sausages.  In addition to its delicious food, Haute Dog offers a fun and casual atmosphere and there are plenty of tables and booths for customers to sit and enjoy their meals.

Thai Noy is a small, family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine. The menu features classic dishes like pad thai and green curry, as well as lesser-known specialties like the crispy duck with basil. Be sure to try the mango sticky rice for dessert, which is a sweet and refreshing way to end your meal.

Are you looking for an outdoor activity?  Then visiting the Netherlands Carillon is a must-do for anyone visiting Arlington.  This iconic structure is a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the United States as a token of appreciation for the country’s help during World War II. The carillon is located near the Arlington National Cemetery and overlooks the Potomac River, making it a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

Are you a music fan?  Located in the heart of Arlington, the Lubber Run Amphitheater is a community theater that hosts free concerts and performances throughout the summer months. The venue is surrounded by trees and features a covered stage, making it a great spot for an outdoor concert.

While Arlington is known for its famous landmarks and popular attractions, these hidden gems offer visitors a chance to experience the area’s natural beauty, local culture, and community spirit. Whether you’re a nature lover, foodie, or music fan, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Arlington.

There is so much more to discover in Arlington! Connect with me to learn more!

Bob Adamson | 703.967.8033 | [email protected] | bobadamson.com | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates – Arlington Office

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For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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