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Posts By Amanda Abrams

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Amanda Abrams, from most recent to least.

A Home's Worth? Appealing a DC Property Tax Assessment

A Home's Worth? Appealing a DC Property Tax Assessment

Amanda Abrams | Mar 4th

Every year, homeowners all over the District appeal their property tax assessments for being too high. But for one couple, this has become an unwanted... read»

Downtown Falls Church: Staying the Same in the Midst of Change

Downtown Falls Church: Staying the Same in the Midst of Change

Amanda Abrams | Nov 11th

With its homey vibe and simple strip of low-key shops and restaurants, downtown Falls Church is a bit of an anomaly in a Northern Virginia that’s bu... read»

American University Park: One of DC's Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs

American University Park: One of DC's Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs

Amanda Abrams | Oct 28th

American University Park (AU Park) is one of a handful of DC neighborhoods that are about as suburban as you can get and still be within the city's bo... read»

Cabin John: In With The New While Maintaining the Old

Cabin John: In With The New While Maintaining the Old

Amanda Abrams | Oct 21st

Nestled close to the Potomac River, Cabin John is an eclectic, leafy community with a long history, a range of funky houses, and just enough commercia... read»

Eisenhower Avenue: The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years

Eisenhower Avenue: The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years

Amanda Abrams | Sep 23rd

The Eisenhower Avenue area is a bit of a puzzle. The community has the crisp and appealing atmosphere of a new neighborhood, but not many of the ameni... read»

Spring Valley: A Suburb With a DC Zip Code

Spring Valley: A Suburb With a DC Zip Code

Amanda Abrams | Sep 16th

Spring Valley is considered one of DC’s more prestigious neighborhoods, but also an unfamiliar place to many city residents. Unlike Georgetown, thou... read»

U Street Corridor: The Difference a Decade Makes

U Street Corridor: The Difference a Decade Makes

Amanda Abrams | Sep 2nd

Fifteen years ago, the U Street Corridor didn't exist as a DC neighborhood. Now, it is home to a diverse population and one of the city's trendier nig... read»

The Psyche of DC’s Young Homebuyers

The Psyche of DC’s Young Homebuyers

Amanda Abrams | Aug 24th

In recent weeks, UrbanTurf spent some time talking to young renters around DC to see how they felt about home ownership given the uncertainty of the l... read»

Chevy Chase DC: Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase DC: Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase

Amanda Abrams | Aug 18th

Chevy Chase DC is a well-known suburb-in-the-city, but be careful not to mistake the far northwest DC neighborhood for Chevy Chase, Md. By and large, ... read»

Parkfairfax: 132 Commerical-Free Acres

Parkfairfax: 132 Commerical-Free Acres

Amanda Abrams | Aug 11th

Wandering around Parkfairfax in Alexandria, one might start thinking they’re on a college campus—or in a 1950s housing development. Sited on 132 g... read»

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