Whole Foods Market … a good neighbor

           At Whole Foods Market, they strive to serve their customers competently, efficiently, knowledgeably and with flair. They go to extraordinary lengths to satisfy and delight their customers and design their stores, train their Team Members and select their products with that goal in mind. By most accounts, they have been very successful. Visit anyone of their stores and you will enter into a world of healthy food choices. The older generation will continue to find comfort in Giant Foods selections. The AARP followers will still sip latte at Safeway while trolling aisles of store brand processed food products.

         Whole Foods Market is not your grandmother’s grocery store. They cater to generation that is educated and make informed decisions about what goes in their body. One thing that we have discovered about Whole Foods Markets, they make great neighbors. Their values are recited on their website.

We know we’ve always been a little out of the ordinary. Those 19 people who started our first store were quite an idealistic bunch!

Early on, we adopted a set of core values to guide our purpose:

We now number over 50,000 team members and are glad to report that our idealism and commitment to our core values are as strong as ever. (Sit in on a meeting and you’ll hear team members asking questions like “How does that action support our Core Values?” It’s a tough crowd!)

Yes, we are a publicly held company and have to make a profit to survive in the marketplace. But we’ve proven that a company can do good and do well if the doing comes from the heart. Luckily, our success helps us bring about change in the marketplace, which we hope will lead to good things for you and us and the planet.

If you would like to be a Whole Foods Neighbor, click on the name of the store near you. You will see what homes are available. See one you like, give me a call at 301-509-5111 and I will make arrangements for you to see it up close and personal!

Washington DC

Foggy Bottom 2201 Eye St NW Washington DC 20037

Georgetown 2323 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC 20007

Tenley Town 4530 40th St NW Washington DC 20016

Maryland

Annapolis Towne Center 200 Harker Place Annapolis, MD 21401

Fells Point 1001 Fleet Street Baltimore MD 21202

Mount Washington 1330 Smith Avenue Baltimore MD 21209

Silver Spring 833 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910

Like a good neighbor…Whole Foods is there !!!

I C C – inter-county connector (a home selection game changer)

It has been planned for over 50 years. It has withstood protests and lawsuits.  Regardless or which side of the battle you were on, the battle is over and the ICC is a reality.  One small stretch between 270 and Georgia Avenue opened in early 2010 with a great deal of fan fare and very little traffic.  Apparently, not many folks in the Olney area had a need to be in Rockville and there were not many westbound travelers that needed to make their way to Georgia Avenue.

Right around Thanksgiving the dynamics changed. The portion from Georgia Avenue to Interstate 95 was opened and lives were changed.  Obviously, there are many folks travelling south on 270 or 95 that wish to make the trek from one side of the county to the other without using the capital beltway.  For those out-of-towners reading this, the capital beltway (also know as 495) is a fancy name for a bumper to bumper parking lot that circles around Washington DC.

This is a map of the ICC.  The important points are the interchanges. The ICC can be accessed via 270 by using the 370 exit. There are exits at Shady Grove Metro, Georgia Avenue, Layhill Road, New Hampshire Avenue, Colesville Road, Briggs Chaney Road and 95.  A final exit at Virginia Manor Road with access to Route 1 will open later.

Rather that reprint the information regarding the ICC and the need for an E Z Pass, let me just add the link to the official website here….  EZ Pass   The EZ Pass is also used on other toll roads in the region. The devil is not in the details regarding the ICC.  The ICC is a time saver and opens many communities that used to be local road traffic stymied.

This may look like mortar and stone

but

it is really a great big job magnet

          It is no secret that a great majority of people living in the Maryland suburbs work in Washington, DC.  Access to DC in the past was limited to the use of 270 and then to feeder roads. There were other roads available, but 270 became the main funnel from Montgomery County into Washington DC.  The Metro, more specifically, the Redline of the Metro was and remains another conduit into the Nation’s Capital.  This created a lot of development along the 270 corridor.

The ICC opens up the Eastern portion of the County

         Now,  those that choose to live in Olney, Ashton, Sandy Spring, Layhill, Norbeck, Spencerville, Cloverly, Burtonsville, Laurel and areas close to them have a smooth access to Bethesda, Rockville, the 270 corridor, the redline at Shady Grove or Glenmont and many other commuter routes.  The time spent getting from here to there has been reduced.

         Those moving to the area and feeling they had to only focus on the 270 corridor have more choices.  Those people that used to think they had to move to Clarksburg or Urbana because of the need to use 270 now have more neighborhoods to choose from when moving.

          The eastern portion of Montgomery County has wonderful neighborhoods, lots of green space and plenty of things to do.  The ICC has created the opportunity to not only live a little closer to town, it has ended the long days journey into night of commuting into town using Colesville Road or New Hampshire Avenue.

         If you would like to know more about the neighborhoods that have become more desirable because of the ICC, let me know.  I have lived and worked here all my life. I not only know the roads, I have driven them and I know where the potholes exist.  My phone number is 301-509-5111.

All about Rockville, Maryland

ROCKVILLE HOME SEARCH

So, you want to know all about Rockville, Maryland?  There are plenty of sites on the internet that discuss the history of the town and make up of city hall, etc.  What about Rockville today?  People from all over the country are familiar with Rockville (at least they know it is reasonably close to Washington DC and lots of folks tell them it is the place to move if coming to Montgomery County, Maryland.).

Rockville is much larger than the little postage stamp area located at the intersection of Viers Mill Road and Rockville Pike.  Rockville stretches from Georgia Avenue to the east, the Beltway to the south, Potomac to the west and Gaithersburg to the north.  There are over 13 square miles that cover the area called Rockville.

Information to help Rockville, Maryland real estate buyers should include information about the neighborhoods that make us this area.

  • The Aspen Hill area, Wheaton Woods –  This tiny area of Rockville is really closer to Silver Spring/Glenmont than it is part of the Rockville community.  The homes in Aspen Hill Park and Aspen Knolls are older and priced considerably less than homes closer to Rockville or Olney ($250,000 and up).  The neighborhoods tend to include more working class residents.  Parking is a problem on many of the streets.  It is just north of the neighborhood Connecticut Avenue Estates.  There is shopping at the Aspen Hill Shopping Center which includes a Giant Food Store and other small retail shops.
  • Bel Pre WoodsBrooke Haven, English Manor– This area is just north of the Aspen Hill area.  The homes are priced a bit higher which is a result of location more than any other factor.  It is a bit farther north and has good access to Georgia Avenue which in turn can lead to the Glenmont Metro or the ICC. Shopping can be done in Aspen Hill or Leisure World.
  • Brooke Manor – OK, this is a development in and around what used to be Brook Johns old country club. The homes are much newer and more expensive.  It is located north of Norbeck Road and is a home owner association guided neighborhood.  It is located with good access to the ICC, Georgia Avenue and Norbeck Road.
  • Ellenwood, Flower Valley, Manor Lake, Manor Park, Manor Woods, Norbeck Estates, Norbeck Manor – this area is located north and south of Emory Road and the ICC.  The homes are a bit older but are priced in the $500,000 and up range.  The quality of the neighborhood experience and the general location are excellent.  The neighborhoods have access to walking trails and parks.
  • Burgundy Estates, Burgundy Hills, Burgundy Knolls, English Manor, Lincoln Park, Maryvale – These neighborhoods are closer to Rockville City and are priced between $250,000 and $350,000.  The homes are mostly older, built in the 50’s.  The neighborhoods are laid out in the old suburban grid pattern.  This area has access to the red line station in Rockville.
  • King Farm, Fallsgrove –  These two communities are like sister cities. They are both located north of Rockville Town Center.  They were both planned, developed and built by the same builders.  King Farm is older and a bit more developed, Fallsgrove is a bit newer and a bit farther out.  Both are planned communities that are built around a common shopping area.  Homes are more expensive, but the amenities of the planned developments are sought after by many buyers.
  • Luxmanor – This community is on the south side of Rockville ( actually reasonably close to Bethesda).  The location and size of the homes is reflected in their higher price tags. Homes here run from $700,000 to almost $2,000,000.  This is an established community that offers a sense of style and access to Bethesda and DC.
  • Montrose, Montrose Woods, Rockville Estates, Roxboro, Woodley Gardens – These communities are located in the area between Rockville Pike and Montrose Road.  The homes are favorably priced in the $500,000- $600,000 range.  The area is well established and features good access to major commuter thoroughfares.
  • Randolph Hills, Rockcrest, Parkwood – This is another older section of Rockville located off Randolph Road. The homes are older and priced lower than homes farther north or west. Homes in these neighborhoods are about $350,000.  The streets are a bit narrower and off street parking is a premium.
  • Twinbrook, Twinbrook Forest, Silver Rock, Stoneybrook Estates  – Many of these communities feature homes that were built following WWII and the Korean War.  They are mostly small bungalows and cape cods. Prices reflect the age and style.  Parking is a premium in these neighborhoods.

That covers most of the neighborhoods. I know them all well.  Anybody can tell you about the roads. I make it my business to know where the speed bumps are and where potential pot holes in your home search might exist.

Rockville  is split by one the most famous roads in retail shopping (no offense for Rodeo Drive).  It is said in retail and restaurant circles that “if you can’t make it on Rockville Pike, you can’t make it anywhere”.  The reason behind the saying drives local residents crazy.  You can’t drive on Rockville Pike and hope to get from here to there in a timely fashion. It is clogged from sun up to well after sun set with commuters, shoppers, tourist, the lost, the wandering and the rest. The road is bumper to bumper in both directions most of the day.  Area residents are convinced that if 9% of the people are unemployed, they are spending their time driving up and down Rockville Pike.

Local Attractions ;

  • Strathmore – High quality arts programming, designed for audiences of many tastes, served with the hospitality and warmth of a family enterprise, are the hallmarks of Strathmore. Seasonal outdoor events seek to be inclusive in their programming appeal, reaching out to people of all ages, interests and cultural heritage.
  • Beall-Dawson House – Which houses The Montgomery County Historical Society (MCHS) strives to highlight the role of history as a vital part of the cultural and social fabric of Montgomery County.
  • F.Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Burial Place – Famed author and member of the “Lost Generation” and wife, one-time residents of Maryland, are interred here. The burial sites are located in Saint Mary’s Cemetery.
  • Rockville Town Center – Rockville Town Center is a welcoming and vibrant amenity in the heart of Rockville. The pedestrian-friendly streets and plaza, many restaurants and stores, Rockville Library and VisArts Center with its rooftop deck make Town Square a lively attraction.

Rockville is large and diverse.  If you are moving to the area, I will certainly offer all the information you need to make an informed decision.  Don’t rely on travel guides or real estate books, talk to someone that lives here. My name is John MacArthur and I can be reached at 301-509-5111. Experience the difference Experience makes!

Sandy Spring Maryland…city close but country quiet

Sandy Spring Maryland is located just east of Olney. The town center is located on route 108 a few miles past the intersection with Dr. Bird Road. Sandy Spring doesn’t have much of a town center, it is city close but country quiet.

SANDY SPRING AREA HOME SEARCH

Sandy Spring has a storied history that includes a prominent place in the “Underground railroad” used by slaves moving north during the 1860’s. Information about the history can be found at the Sandy Spring Museum. There is also information abut the “Underground Railroad” available at the Woodlawn Manor Museum, also located in Sandy Spring.

The area has several neighborhood developments and remains high on the list of those moving to the DC area while seeking the comforts of a community lifestyle not found closer to the city. Sandy Spring Meadow is a beautiful community located off Route 108 in Sandy Spring, Maryland within a short distance from Olney, Ashton, Cloverly, White Oak and Silver Spring.

The 52 unit community consists of 25 townhouses and 30 single family homes. All town homes have two bedrooms and a bath, and family homes have three or four bedrooms with 1.5 to 2 baths. The homes are spacious with wall-to-wall carpeting and washer and dryer.

Ashton Manor, Ashley Manor, Ashton Preserve, Ednor Highlands, Ednor Woods, Olney Estates, Sam Rice Manor, Timberland Estates and Quail Hill are other communities located in and around Sandy Spring Maryland. All of these neighborhoods feature beautifully designed single family homes.

Location and schools…schools and location; these are two large motivating factors when people are choosing a neighborhood. Sandy Spring may be a quiet community, but it does offer easy access to Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Columbia MD and Bethesda and Rockville MD as well. The new inter-county connector has access points within minutes of Sandy Spring.

Sandy Spring is home to the Sherwood High School Warriors. Friday nights in the fall find packed bleachers for the home football games. Sherwood High School is truly a community centerpiece. Their annual musical “Rock n’ Roll Revival” has been sold out annually for 40 years.

If you would prefer to avail yourself of the private schools, Our Lady of Good Counsel is right down the road on route 108. Sandy Spring Friends School is also nearby. Sandy Spring offers location and education.

Sandy Spring Maryland is also just minutes away from one of the county’s longest running summer stock programs. The Olney Theatre has been a landmark for years. I remember visiting there with my father back when Father Hartke from nearby Catholic University was involved with the theater. In addition to the summer stock, the theater offers shows year round. Patrons usually follow up the evening with dinner at the Olney Ale House or one of the fine dining establishments located in the Fair Hill area.

Speaking of food, Sandy Spring is located close to the full range of culinary delights. The downtown area has Urban Barbeque and delightful den of sinfully good pastries located at the French Confection. The shopping center just to the east of town has Dempseys and El Andariego. Dempseys will take you back to the days when neighbors met for coffee and breakfast and shared local news and gossip. El Andariego will delight the palate of anyone seeking true Mexican or Salvadoran cuisine.

Other choices with in reasonable driving distance include Lee’s Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, Rays the Classics, the Mannequin Pis and Ricciutis. There is really good food nearby.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention the recreational areas located near Sandy Spring. The Triadelphia Lake and Reservoir are close by. The area is a magnet for those that enjoy a day with nature. Amateur photographers, artists, wild life enthusiast, boaters and those just wanting to get away for a day find this area a Godsend.

If you enjoy a day on the links, there are courses that meet every ones skill level. Hampshire Greens is just down the road, Northwest Park is just around the corner, Blue Mash and Laytonsville and Lake Needwood are just minutes away. The Olney Golf Park is over on Georgia Avenue and offers a full pro shop as well as a heated and lit driving range. Courses within an hours drive include Whiskey Creek and PB Dye. The fact that Montgomery County is a golfer’s paradise is well known.

Sandy Spring Maryland is that rare place that combines the best of yesterday with the nuances of today. If you would like to find out more about the community or nearby areas, I work and live here and would love to share the information with you. You can use CONTACT ME or phone me at 301-509-5111

About the Author: Mr. MacArthur won the JD Power Award for customer service in 2011. Re/Max Chairman and Co-Founder Dave Liniger offered congratulations saying “It truly reflects your professional excellence, your enthusiasm for education, your commitment to distressed sellers, your individual drive and many other qualities that serve the interests of your clients. Your effort to change lives and those people have spoken.”

Mr. MacArthur is licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors. His broker is Century 21 New Millennium. His office is located at 1000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003.

Dave Stevens, the former Assistant Secretary-FHA Commissioner shared “John is a true real estate professional who combines passion, integrity, and deep knowledge of real estate to produce outstanding results.”

Same sex couples find refuge in DC

         Back in March, the District of Columbia began allowing same sex couples the opportunity to marry.  The usual suspects attempted to reverse this decision, but in July the courts upheld the original law.  DC already had a reputation for being “gay friendly” ( I personally think that the term should be “somewhat tolerant if you stay in limited areas and keep your fondness for one another private”).  Friendly is not the word that immediately comes to mind when considering the vitriol and animosity shared by the narrow minded neanderthalic and religious conservatives. To my way of thinking, the human race has bigger fish to fry than expending so much energy on trying to prevent basic human rights and considerations being afforded to EVERYONE.

          I do not live in a vacuum and I am perfectly content to accept that there is room on this mortal coil for people of all persuasions.  As long as one’s chosen lifestyle does not infringe on the right’s of another, they should have the opportunity to seek “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. ( If that sounds vaguely familiar, it is taken directly from the Declaration of Independence. A little document our founders put together without reference to marital relationships. It was directed to everyone, well almost everyone, it took the Civil Rights Act to increase the African American from 3/5th’s to a whole.)

          The DC law has ” leveled the playing field” for same sex couples. Concerns about the right to do something as basic as visiting a partner in the hospital or whom to list as an emergency contact are no longer an issue in the District of Columbia.  The law does not mean that those opposed will be silenced, it does mean that if you are in love and want to be married, DC will grant you that opportunity. It’s about time that the removal of stigmas associated with caring for a same sex partner were legislatively removed.  It’s about time we allowed couples to legally marry.

          I am sure that there will be those that decide to not do business with me because I support this basic human right.  Truth be told, I won’t miss them. I would prefer not to do business with people that have a warped sense of supremacy.  Business transactions are much smoother when you deal with people that are comfortable in their own skin.

         Had the law been passed sooner, I could have attended family members weddings (I was not able to travel to a past wedding that had to take place hundreds of miles away because two people in love happened to be of the same sex.)  I won’t drop that old ” I have lots of (gay,black,jewish, insert any group) friends” line.  Truth be told, everyone has friends from every walk of life and lifestyle (some of you just don’t know it!).

         You see, I don’t care what consenting adults do in their bedroom. Professionally, I want to be sure that they find the bedroom they want.  I don’t care who is relegated to cooking. Professionally, I want to be sure that the kitchen they find is suitable for their culinary skills.  I don’t care about the ethnic, racial, religious or sexual persuasion of the friends enjoying a backyard barbecue.  Professionally, I want to be sure that the backyard is the size they desire. My job is to help people find a place they can call home.  I like what I do.

          I am a Realtor. I am licensed in the District of Columbia.  I don’t believe that your personal comfort zone eliminates me from representing you.  I happen to believe that people want experienced assistance.  The experience may include people from all walks of life, but the common denominator is the ability to find a home, negotiate a transaction while protecting the client’s interests.  The practice of solid real estate is the basis of my business.  I love the challenge of finding the right home at the right price for my clients.  I think everyone deserves that sort of representation.

          I was born in Washington DC and I have seen it go through growing pains and metamorphis into the city it is today. I have watched it move from a sleepy southern town to vibrant metropolis.  I miss Griffith Stadium but love the new ballpark.  I still sneak a bowl of Chili at Bens now and then.  I know the traffic patterns.  I am happy that the P Street beach remains and still find spending an afternoon at Dupont Circle relaxing. I am glad the DC government seems to be functioning more smoothly and I share the angst of many with the foibles that are ongoing in the Mayor’s Office and City Council.  The city continues to improve despite their short comings.

         DC is a Capital City.  DC has taken a large step towards equality for all it’s residents.  DC is a great place to live. If you are interested in moving to the District of Columbia, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you.  I can be reached at 301-509-5111.  Isn’t it nice that same sex couples find refuge in DC?

Used and abused … will I ever find love again ?

Used and abused … will I ever find love again?  Oh, I don’t want to sound like a whiner. I have enjoyed the best of times. I had wonderful years when I was loved and cared for.  I have more than enough memories of laughter and hosting tender moments.  I have seen the joy in young children’s eyes and the never ending miracle of parent’s doing what they do best – parent.  I have also been witness to tears and sorrow (another important component of a well rounded life).

My strongest two memories are they day they came and the day they left.  Upon their arrival, my life began.  As I watched then take one last look at me, before driving off, I had no idea that moment would mark my spiral into misuse, disrepair and neglect.

Others around me had whispered that long distance relationships rarely turn out well.  Good intentions are often hard to fulfill from afar.  Life does get in the way.  Sometimes refusing to let go results in calamities that are difficult to resolve. It is safe to say my existence and condition today are a far cry from what any could have dreamed a few short years ago.

I can still remember the day ( December 2004 ) when Joe and Cindy pulled into the driveway. It was love at first sight.  They came through the front door and Cindy rushed from room to room, excitedly telling Joe about new colors and little changes she wanted to make.  Joe, quite the patient fellow, followed her in her journey, making notes and beaming.  When Cindy declared, “And we can put our Christmas tree right there in the corner by the fireplace”, I realized, they did not just own me … I was going to be their HOME!

I wasn’t a baby mind you, when Joe and Cindy showed up, I was almost 50 years old.  I lived in a quiet neighborhood and there were only 4 other houses just like me.  That’s right, I was the biggest model, featuring 5 floors.  I was the proud product of a local builder and architect.  When I was born,  the Yankees and Dodgers were battling for the supremacy of baseball.  There was a brand new fast food chain opening it’s doors ( I have heard that they actually have golden arches).

Americans were coming home from wars and neighborhoods were springing up surrounding cities across the country.  My design was grand.  I had 3 bedrooms and a full bath on my top floor.  One level down, I had this great open kitchen and dining area adjacent to a family room that was complete with a fireplace. Just off that level, I had this great screened porch ( with skylights no less ).  The next level down was the owners haven.  There was this great den/library/sitting room and a master suite area complete with a full bath.  Below  this level there was a full basement and one level down there was another full basement.  I was big and roomy and ready for lots of people.

Now my first 50 years had been blessed with wonderful owners. Family moments were etched in my memory ( and scrawled on closet walls and door jams ). Who knew that portions of my existence would be used to mark the growth of children, each new inch gained noted and dated with a #2 pencil.

Cindy and Joe were such a delightful couple. She was a spunk and energy and ideas and Joe was the handyman.  They went over me from top to bottom and took an empty house, filled it with love and made a home.  Holiday parties, birthdays and get togethers were shared again and again.  Glasses were raised and toasts made, penny ante poker and VHS movie nights took place.  I was a happy place.  Anytime something stopped working, Joe replaced it.  Anytime something got tired looking, Cindy told Joe and they changed it.  Sharing in caring was a family affair.

Then one day Joe sat Cindy down and told her that the country needed him to move to another base.  Their time in Maryland was drawing to a close.  They talked about what to do.  They could not part with me.  “It has been such a great house, we can’t just sell it.  What if we want to come back to Maryland when we retire?  Let’s just find someone that will rent the house while we are gone.”

With that decision,  I started down the road of misuse and abuse.  Oh Joe and Cindy thought they had found the perfect solution.  They had no idea that the people moving in would treat me so badly.  They did not know that my fine porch would become a kennel for pit bulls.  They could not have dreamed that I would be battered and beaten and knicked up and scuffed.  In their wildest dreams, they never could have seen the hell and horror I would go through.

Oh, when they discovered how I was being treated, they took action.  It took time and money, but finally I was empty again.  I was empty and shell of the house I used to be.  Still have great bones, but the aftermath of the terror-tenants has left me a bit battered.  Cindy and Joe came back and hired workman and had me re-painted.  They scrubbed and scoured and did their best to clean me up.  They brought the same love and compassion back.  It may be hard to see now.  I’m a little bit older and it may take a good imagination to see the joy that can still be found inside. It’s here. I have not moved. I am still in the same location on the same quiet street in the midst of the same wonderful neighborhood.  Come to think of it, that fast food place is still up the street beneath those now famous golden arches.

There is a for sale sign in the front yard and a sentri lockbox on the door.  Cindy and Joe are patiently waiting for the next folks to move in and experience the miracle of making a home.  In this market, prices are difficult to set and always negotiable.  If you read this and are looking for more than a house,  drive by,  take a look…I may be used and abuse, but I sure can be a home.

217 Coronet, Linthicum Heights, MD

         If you would like to see the home,  you have two choices depending on your situation.  If you have an agent, give them a call and they will take you there.  If you do not have an agent, give us a call (John MacArthur/Lourdes Tudela 301-509-5111 ) and we will make sure you have a chance to see the house.  Either way, you hold the answer to the question posed…will I ever find love again?

Nobody does Spring like Washington DC

Washington DC in Springtime

You can read about neighborhoods elsewhere on this website.  You can listen to the nightly news and hear what’s happening or not happening on Capitol Hill.  There is no shortage of news about what goes on in the Capitol of the United States.  What you may not have heard and you may not know…Nobody does Spring like Washington DC.

 

This is but a taste of the visual delights we enjoy each Spring

The area around the Tidal Basin draws the most attention.  There is the Cherry Blossom Festival that draws crowds from all over the world.  It is a spectacular sight, blooming cherry trees against a backdrop of our Nation’s monuments. It is but the tip of the floral iceberg.  If you have the time and inclination, you can drive out Rock Creek Park and enjoy Forsythia, azaleas and tulips and jonquils and a smorgasboard of color.  Weeping willows green up and dance in the breeze.  Tiny flowers spring through soil awakening from and long winter’s nap.  It is Springtime in Washington and we bloom from the shores of the Potomac to the foothills below Sugarloaf Mountain.

If you decide to make the journey, don’t be fooled by the narrow window offered on the festival blooming.  Our area is blessed with a relatively long process. If you miss them on the Tidal Basin, you can see them in Olney. If you would like to find out more about moving to this area, you can contact me via this form.

This is your Nation’s Capitol, Washington DC and I promise you Nobody does Spring like Washington DC