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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 | March 4th 2014 | 10 Comments

Every year, homeowners all over the District appeal their property tax assessments for being too high. But for one couple, this has become an... 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 | November 11th 2011 | 7 Comments

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... 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 | October 28th 2011 | 2 Comments

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... read »

Cabin John: In With The New While Maintaining the Old

Cabin John: In With The New While Maintaining the Old

Amanda Abrams | October 21st 2011 | 1 Comment

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... read »

Eisenhower Avenue: The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years

Eisenhower Avenue: The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years

Amanda Abrams | September 23rd 2011 | 4 Comments

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... read »

Spring Valley: A Suburb With a DC Zip Code

Spring Valley: A Suburb With a DC Zip Code

Amanda Abrams | September 16th 2011 | 2 Comments

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

U Street Corridor: The Difference a Decade Makes

U Street Corridor: The Difference a Decade Makes

Amanda Abrams | September 2nd 2011 | 8 Comments

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... read »

The Psyche of DC’s Young Homebuyers

The Psyche of DC’s Young Homebuyers

Amanda Abrams | August 24th 2011 | 4 Comments

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... 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 | August 18th 2011 | 3 Comments

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 | August 11th 2011 | 4 Comments

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

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