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SO MUCH TO OFFER! Welcome to The Valencia, a brand new 10-unit luxury building that is the perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity. This luxury 2BR/2BA unit has been developed and architecturally designed with attention to every detail. From custom made two-tone cabinets with Calacatta White Quartz, to spa-inspired bathrooms with Italian White Carrara Tile, this must-see condo will leave you wowed. Each room has a private balcony and AMPLE closet space. Additional features include recess lighting, tankless water heater, Nest thermostat, energy-efficient windows, in-unit washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, solar panels and more. Centrally located in sought after Columbia Heights, and a short walk to coffee shops, restaurants and nightlife, this is the epitome of city living. There is no shortage of activities to fit a variety of interests. NOTE: Seller is offering closing incentives AND assistance with parking!! Please visit: VALENCIADC.COM for more info.
With its mix of grand and humble historic buildings (rowhouses, embassies along 16th Street NW), Columbia Heights reels in a mix of creatives, international professionals and, thanks to its leafy parks, bikers and picnickers. It’s one of DC’s most densely populated ‘hoods, too, supporting a swath of homey restaurants and bars. Plus, a longtime Hispanic population means attractions like the GALA Hispanic Theater and the Mexican Cultural Institute lend the area a multiculti vibe. The area’s main drags are 11th, 14th and 16th streets starting at U Street NW. Along 16th Street, you’ll find embassies and international organizations, most housed in impressive early 19th-century structures with architectural flourishes – turrets, stained glass, balconies. You can check out exhibits on south-of-the-border art and life at the Mexican Cultural Institute, housed in a grand mansion (and one-time Embassy of Mexico) with a mural of that country’s history painted on its interior stairway.
Nearby, Meridian Hill Park, a two-level, European style park with terrazzo walls holds fountains, statues and, every Sunday, a lively afternoon drum circle. Restaurants and bars along buzzing 14th Street and mellower 11th Street fill up with young professionals and stroller-pushing families, particularly on weekends. Consider hot spots like Room 11 for cocktails, small plates and breakfast, Thip Khao for the only place in DC to try Laos’ spicy curries and rice dishes and Bad Saint for Filipino cuisine in a cozy, laid-back neighborhood setting. The area, and neighboring ‘hood Mount Pleasant, are ideal for exploring by bike, especially since multiple Capital Bikeshare stations can be found in the vicinity. Just be warned; the area is hilly!