Express Night Out: Neighborhoods to Watch
Express Night out is currently featuring an article entitled Neighborhoods to Watch: Where to Buy Your Condo that highlights Four Washington-area neighborhoods (Logan Circle/Shaw and Mount Vernon Triangle in the District; and Fairlington/Shirlington and Centreville in Virginia).
The following is an excerpt related to the Triangle:
Mt. Vernon Triangle
When native Washingtonian Danai Mattison recently decided to buy her first place, she looked to the new CityVista development in D.C.’s up-and-coming Mt. Vernon Triangle.
“I grew up in the suburbs of Northwest,” she says. “It’s exciting for me to come downtown.” Mattison, 22, also works as settlement coordinator for CityVista, so she can attest that many fellow first-timers have been flocking to the project. To her, taking advantage of the tax credit to buy a City Vista pad was a “no-brainer.” “It’s an investment in the area,” she says. “That’s the benefit of the tax credit — more people can make it work who might not have been able to come to the city otherwise.”
The project has breathed new life into the former void through the opening of a shiny new Safeway grocery, Busboys and Poets (1025 5th St. NW) and Fifth Street Hardware (1055 5th St. NW), plus coming-soon retail such as a second branch of H Street NE’s Taylor Gourmet Deli.
Buyers wary of downtown’s concrete jungle can find refuge at Vista Green, a private one-acre park in the middle of the CityVista complex. One bedrooms at CityVista start in the $300,000s.
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