D.C. Housing May be Less Expensive than the Suburbs

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] The conventional wisdom is that living in the city is much more expensive than living outside of it. Taxes, entertainment, and groceries all add up to a slightly higher cost of living in the city. Housing, though, is the expense that tips the scales decidedly in favor of the …

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New Shared-Space Residential Project Made Possible by Tech, Transit

[Written by Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] A new shared-space residential project by Vornado and WeWork, approved in July by the county board, will be Arlington, Virginia’s first micro-unit project, and could be priced affordably. The Crystal City project will be a temporary revamp of the vacant Crystal Plaza 6 office building at 2221 South Clark Street, which is scheduled …

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Transportation Costs Not Considered Enough in Housing Decisions

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab, published on November 25, 2013] The 2010 Census shows that the D.C. metropolitan region has the highest median income in the country, at more than $84,000. In fact, a popular Wall Street Journal article recently touted the “New Gilded Age” of the nation’s capital. So it is perhaps not surprising that no …

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