UrbanTurf usually stays away from publishing rankings or lists…except at the end of the year when we look back at what DC’s residential real estate scene had to offer during the previous 12 months. So, this week we are looking at not only the best but the most intriguing and peculiar things that came across our radar over the course of 2016. Enjoy.
A flag-flying house on Tennyson Street NW
While UrbanTurf usually tries to avoid political scrums, it was pretty hard to ignore the reception Vice President-elect Mike Pence got from his new neighbors last month.
In preparation to settle into the vice president’s Naval Observatory residence after January’s inauguration, Pence rented a colonial on Tennyson Street NW in November, right in the heart of the Chevy Chase DC neighborhood where 85 percent of residents voted for the Democratic presidential ticket.
Another flag-flying house on Tennyson Street NW
Soon after his arrival, the famously anti-LGBTQ politician was greeted with several shows of silent protest from his new neighbors in the form of pride flags hung on the exterior of houses. These rainbow flags adorn at least seven of the homes on Pence’s street as many residents wanted to make their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community known. The movement also extended to several other houses in Chevy Chase DC.
While there are neighborhood residents who voted for Trump and think that the protest is disrespectful, some neighbors have also attempted to reach out to Pence in hopes of fostering dialogue. That dialogue will need to happen soon, as he will only be their neighbor for another few weeks.
Articles from UrbanTurf’s Year in Review:
- The Best Listing of the Year (For the Mere Mortal)
- The 2016 Amenity That Signals a Car-Free Future: The Uber Waiting Room
- Most Controversial Redevelopment of the Year: SunTrust Plaza
- The Best Listing of the Year (For a Well-Paid Lobbyist)
- Most Innovative Use of Building Square Footage: e-lofts
- Most 21st Century Technology To Watch Out For: Sidewalk Delivery Drones
- Best Zoning Change in 2016: Accessory Dwellings
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_welcome_for_a_new_dc_resident_mike_pences_temporary_neighbors/11995
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