Archive for the ‘Mount Pleasant’ Category

Are We Really That Indifferent To Neighborhoods?

Now, I realize that Daily Candy is just trying to help out one of their sponsors, but are we as bad as the author there suggests? “Folks in these parts just don’t seem to take the same pride in their neighborhoods as those in other towns.”

Sure, we’re no Chicago or New York in terms of our love for neighborhoods and names, and the District doesn’t officially recognize the names of the neighborhoods here, but I’d say there’s some serious love for the neighborhood in DC. Jenn even feels bad she can’t get into the ANC meeting!

What say you readers? Are we as neighborhood apathetic as Daily Candy says? If you’re feeling like you want to represent, though, check out DistrictTees or Neighborhoodies.com.

Where’s my mail?

Dragging after a red-eye back from San Fran, all I wanted to do was grab my mail to read while I soaked in the tub. Then I opened my apartment lobby door and was greeted by this mess.

That big hole – that’s where the mailboxes used to be. A quick search did not reveal the alternate mail location, which makes me wonder: Where is my mail?

Seeing that I followed the mailman tip guide, I’m not too worried that it’s lost, my mailman takes care of me, but it’d be nice to know where the mail went.

Any ideas?

Got Property?

Bubble? Bubble? What Bubble?

Real Estate assessments are up 21% on average. Trinidad is up 47%. Congress Heights up 41%. Median House price in the District is $400,000 right now. But it’s not all painful news, as the homestead exemption’s up to $60,000, and the rate per hundred dollars has gone down to 92 cents, but that does make the annual tax bill on a $400,000 house over $3,000.

I know from personal experience that the assessments went up in Arlington, as I’m looking at yet another net increase in my taxes, though the rates won’t be set until mid April. How’d your assessment go this year?

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