Posts by Andrew Siddons

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Andrew Siddons, from most recent to least.

Eckington: Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale

Eckington: Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale

Andrew Siddons | September 8th 2011 | 5 Comments

As one of DC's oldest neighborhoods, it is a little bit ironic that Eckington has a much lower profile than the neighborhoods surrounding it.... read »

Perception and Reality: What Home Buyers Want

Perception and Reality: What Home Buyers Want

Andrew Siddons | August 19th 2011

This article examines the gaps between perception and reality in terms of home buyer attitudes, based on a survey by the National Association of... read »

New Arlington Townhouses To Deliver in Early 2012

New Arlington Townhouses To Deliver in Early 2012

Andrew Siddons | July 18th 2011 | 1 Comment

Northern Virginia developer Evergreene Homes is planning a 13-townhome project for the southwest corner of Lee Highway and North Veitch Street.... read »

First Phase of Rhode Island Row Ready For Occupancy in October

First Phase of Rhode Island Row Ready For Occupancy in October

Andrew Siddons | July 13th 2011 | 12 Comments

UrbanTurf has learned that starting in October, the first of 274 rental units at Rhode Island Row will be ready for occupancy, and that potential... read »

NoMa: Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood

NoMa: Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood

Andrew Siddons | June 24th 2011 | 4 Comments

The DC neighborhood dubbed NoMa is still terra incognito to those who don’t have a reason to set foot there, but given its proximity to downtown and... read »

Bloomingdale’s Secret: Crispus Attucks Park

Bloomingdale’s Secret: Crispus Attucks Park

Andrew Siddons | May 3rd 2011

Among the Bloomingdale neighborhood's many charms is a park that is hidden away among its stately turreted row houses. ... read »

The Uncertain Future of TOPA

The Uncertain Future of TOPA

Andrew Siddons | April 20th 2011 | 2 Comments

The funding for the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA), a program that gives DC residents the right of first refusal if their landlord puts... read »

Fort Totten: Five Years Could Make a Big Difference

Fort Totten: Five Years Could Make a Big Difference

Andrew Siddons | April 15th 2011 | 2 Comments

For most DC residents, Fort Totten is little more than a transfer point for Metro's Red, Yellow and Green lines. But planned development could make... read »

Less Height, More History: The Latest on the Redevelopment of Hine Junior High School

Less Height, More History: The Latest on the Redevelopment of Hine Junior High School

Andrew Siddons | April 11th 2011 | 2 Comments

Capitol Hill residents have always been active in shaping the plans for new construction on their streets. In keeping with this tradition, community... read »

Will New Smart Meters Bring an End to Huge Pepco Bills?

Will New Smart Meters Bring an End to Huge Pepco Bills?

Andrew Siddons | February 26th 2011 | 4 Comments

Pepco has been the target of recent criticism, not only because of power outages during last month's winter storms, but also because of surprisingly... read »

DC Real Estate Guides

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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