Where Will RG3 Live in DC?

by UrbanTurf Staff

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Redskins will take Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft. Which begs the question: where will the supposed savior of the Skins live? We offer up three options.

Where Will RG3 Live in DC?: Figure 1

The Traditional Route

For some reason, Redskin players love Leesburg. Chris Cooley and Santana Moss have large houses in the Virginia suburb, as does DeAngelo Hall. While the aforementioned players all have homes that would easily fit into the McMansion category, we found a less ostentatious option for RG3. This five-bedroom home was built in 2004, and has a number of entertaining-focused features including a large screened-in porch, a massive patio and yard area, and a wine cellar. The only athlete amenity it seems to missing (aside from a movie theater) is a swimming pool.

Where Will RG3 Live in DC?: Figure 2

Peace and Quiet by Lake Thoreau

Robert Griffin III went to high school in Copperas Cove, TX, which didn’t offer a lot in the way of nearby bodies of water. So, perhaps he wants to live on a lake. This four-bedroom, 3,800 square-foot home sits on Lake Thoreau in Reston, and has a wall of windows offering lake views on each of its four levels. The listing also has two decks and a private dock. It is also just about a 20-minute drive from the Skins training facility in Ashburn.

Where Will RG3 Live in DC?: Figure 3

Loft Living on Johnson Avenue

Local athletes, particularly Redskins, do not usually choose to live in DC proper. Maybe RG3 should buck that trend! This top-floor, 1,800 square-foot unit is located on Johnson Avenue, a one-block street tucked away off 14th Street in Logan Circle that is lined with former factories and auto garages. Over the past few decades, most of these buildings have been converted into residential projects comprised of large loft units. 1737 Johnson Avenue NW has been used for a variety of purposes since it was originally built in the 1800s. Originally (at least according to some) a glass factory, the building also served as a carriage facility, and then a truck repair shop in the 1940s. This three-level listing has 28-foot ceilings on the main level, two decks and indoor parking. If he chose to live here, the Skins new quarterback wouldn’t have to go far to take advantage of some of the city’s best nightlife options.

Of the three properties, where do you think RG3 should live?

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  1. Logan said at 9:21 pm on Thursday April 26, 2012:
    Johnson Ave! I would love to see RG3 hanging out at The Standard.
  1. sully said at 9:25 pm on Thursday April 26, 2012:
    Redskin players don't stray too far from the practice facility when it comes to where they live, so my vote would be for the lakehouse.
  1. Eric K. said at 1:32 pm on Friday April 27, 2012:
    I love living in DC and nearly always advocate for it over the 'burbs, but in the case of Redskins players it just doesn't make much sense. It would be a pretty horrible daily commute out to the Ashburn training facility from DC every day. If the Reservation 13 practice facility ever happens (and I hope it doesn't), I think we would see more players living in the District.
  1. Michael said at 7:15 pm on Friday April 27, 2012:
    While I don't think RG3 will live in the District for the aforementioned reasons re: the practice facility, it seems like a lot of professional athletes from other sports that live in the city choose the Ashton.
  1. John Farmer said at 4:46 am on Monday October 29, 2012:
    Did the writer just assume that the cowboy movies (filmed mostly in California and Arizona) are how Texas looks? You call Lake Thoreau a lake? It looks like a little pond next to just a couple of lakes within a twenty minute drive of Copperas Cove. Do at least a little research or at least get a map.
  1. jack said at 3:07 am on Tuesday December 18, 2012:
    i think he should live in the first house

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