Moving to a new location can be exhilarating! New restaurants to try, new parks to explore, and new friends to meet. But it can also be a little intimidating. Not everyone is an extrovert who is unphased by trying novel things and meeting people. Here are some helpful tips for exploring your new location within your comfort zone:
The Washington, D.C. Metro Area is a wonderful place to call home because of the endless activities, festivals, and other entertainment offerings throughout the year. As temperatures warm and flowers bloom, there will be plenty of outdoor fun to be had. Mark your calendars for the following Spring 2019 events:
- National Cherry Blossom Festival – This year’s festival takes place March 20 – April 13. The experts predict peak blooms from April 3 – 6. You can check for updates on cherryblossomwatch.com leading up to the festival. The festival draws over one million visitors to Washington, D.C., but if you live at a Polinger Company property you won’t have to travel far! Our communities have easy access to the Metro and public transportation. The Swift Petworth, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, and 4000 Massachusetts Avenue are right in NW D.C.!
- Anacostia River Festival – On April 14, join the 11th Street Bridge Park and National Park Service in celebrating the fifth annual Anacostia River Festival. Events include the chance to kayak, canoe, bike, and play games at the beautiful Anacostia Park – it’s turning 100! This fun activity is a great day trip for residents of Bethesda Place, Rollins Park, Highland House, and Highland House West.
- Maryland Wine Month – March is the best month for wine lovers living in Maryland! With 10 wine trails to tour and an extensive calendar of wine-related activities, there is something to do every weekend. Who wouldn’t love to do a Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing tasting?! Cheers to our Maryland residents who will be partaking!
- Baseball Home Openers – Baseball fans are in luck, home opening games are right around the corner! The Washington Nationals’ Home Opener is on March 28 and the Baltimore Orioles’ is on April 4.
- Sugarloaf Craft Festival – This year’s festival takes place April 12-14 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD. Shop for pieces created by local artisans and view live demonstrations. Kids 12 and under are free and adults can save by purchasing a ticket online. Brighton Village residents won’t have to go far to get crafty!
- Passport DC – This event will take place throughout May and offers guests the opportunity to celebrate the myriad of heritages that comprise Washington, D.C. Explore different neighborhoods with D.C. Neighborhood Heritage Trails and Around the World Embassy Tour. Over 70 embassies will be partaking in the month-long cultural celebration. This activity is perfect for D.C. and nearby Maryland residents alike!
If you don’t already live in the area and are looking to make the move, explore the incredible Polinger Company communities that will keep you close to all the fun! From living right in D.C. to the suburbs, there is a place for everyone.
There is never a shortage of fun and festive events in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas in the winter. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or looking to enjoy spectacular light displays, there is something for everyone! Take a look at events near you:
- Brookside Garden of Lights and Model Trains: November 16, 2018 – January 1, 2019
- Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek Parker: November 23 – December 23, 2018
- Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park: November 23, 2018 – January 1, 2019
- Light Up Chevy Chase at Chabad Chevy Chase: December 6, 2018
- Riversdale by Candlelight at the Riversdale House Museum: December 29, 2018
- Seasons Greenings at the United States Botanical Gardens: November 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019
- National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House: November 28, 2018
- BrewLights at ZooLights at the National Zoo: November 29, 2018
- Candlelight Tours presented by Tudor Place Historic House and Garden: December 13, 2018
- Celebrate Kwanzaa with Harambee presented by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum at THEARC: December 28, 2018
With so many awesome activities going on, why not be close to all the action? Polinger Company manages a multitude of properties in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas. If you are looking to live someplace with frequent, local community events check out one of our wonderful properties! The Swift Petworth, Congressional Towers, and Rollins Park have ZipCar parking to help you get to and from events more easily, or simply hop on the Metro when you live at one of our properties that is just minutes from a Metro station. Discover the perfect property for all your needs.
With much anticipation, spring has finally arrived! Local restaurants and bars were eager to dust off their outdoor furniture and open patios and rooftops to allow patrons to bask in the warm weather.
With our apartment communities being located in the DMV area, all with easy access to transportation, residents have no trouble finding a sun-splashed spot to grab drinks with friends or enjoying a beautiful dinner under the stars.
Below are few restaurants and bars perfect for dining out under the sun, especially with the forecast this weekend!
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC in the Four Seasons Hotel, Bourbon Steak offers contemporary American fare, featuring meat, poultry, and classic seafood dishes.
Their 47-seat outdoor area features sofas and fire pits, where patrons can get cozy and enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail.
Not to mention it’s just five minutes away from our luxury apartment community, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The holiday season should bring joy, not stress over shopping for the perfect gifts. While it’s rewarding to see the happiness on your friends and families’ faces when opening presents, the time and effort it takes to get to that point can be overwhelming.