The Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012

  • December 21, 2012

by UrbanTurf Staff

Below, in descending order, are UrbanTurf’s most popular posts of 2012.

#10) New 30-Unit Abdo Project on 14th Street Will Be Rentals
In November, we reported that this project was flipping from condos to rentals. In only about a month, readers made it the tenth most popular post of the year.

The Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012: Figure 1
Still-quiet 9th Street NW

#9) 9th Street: DC’s Next “It” Boulevard?
After noticing the increased activity on 9th Street NW, we covered the many developments, infill projects, restaurants and other happening places that are going to contribute to the city’s next major corridor.

#8) DC Could Be a Renter’s Market By Late 2012
The prediction stated in this article was based on the slew of new apartments delivering in the area and insight from local analysts. It quickly became a very popular article.

#7) Report: Homeownership in DC Area 43 Percent Cheaper Than Renting
We love it when economists are able to quantify the comparative benefits of buying versus selling. The analysts cited in this article found that buying is quite a bit cheaper than renting in our area.

The Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012: Figure 2
Trulia’s Rent vs. Buy map

#6) Rents Rise in NoMa, H Street As DC Apartment Vacancy Remains Low
In yet another article about rental trends, this post, outlining the rising rents in NoMa and on H Street, was quite popular.

#5) Popularise Revamps, Launches Drawing Boards
This article is one of several following the changing scope of Popularise.

#4) This Week’s Find: A Co-op For a Chef in a Classic Wardman
The most popular property post of the year featured a million-dollar condo with wide angles, built-in shelving and a gourmet kitchen fit for a foodie.

#3) Gentrification in DC: Five Takeaways From a Recent Forum
In October, former Mayor Anthony Williams, Washington Post reporter Jonathan O’Connell and a couple members of the Historic Preservation Review Board had a filter-less conversation about gentrification in DC, covering topics ranging from inclusionary zoning to condo conversions to ANC meetings.

The Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012: Figure 3
The new H Street

#2) Growing Up: H Street’s Rapid Restaurant Maturation
Moving from dive bars to high-end, cuisine-centric restaurants, this article explored the evolution of H Street NE’s restaurant scene.

#1) 87-Unit Condo Project on the Boards for Shaw’s Blagden Alley
Our most popular article of the year outlined details for a significant condo project planned for Blagden Alley.

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