For more than a decade, we've assisted discerning families, individuals, and businesses with the purchase and sale of unique properties across the Metropolitan DC area. From masterpieces in move-in condition to promising starter homes and everything in between, we'll help you locate the right property for your life and lifestyle.At Bradford Real Estate, we represent buyers and sellers of unique and charming residences and commercial properties. We know the market and the neighborhoods that will best fit your needs.Work with an exceptional teamFrom the moment you partner with us, we'll help your vision become reality. Our experienced and friendly agents live and work in the neighborhoods that we represent, so they understand the subtle nuances that define a great property. They listen carefully, study with a renovator's eye, and make appropriate recommendations for buyers and sellers. In addition to our exceptional one-to-one service, you'll have access to our network of qualified mortgage lenders, title companies, inspectors, and contracting partners to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transaction from initial meeting to closing.I invite you to contact me with any of your real estate needs and questions, as I am here to serve you, the client! I look forward to hearing from you soon! WELCOME TO WASHINGTON DC!Washington, D.C., is the capital city of the United States of America. "D.C." stands for the District of Columbia, the federal district containing the city of Washington. The city is named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States.Washington, D.C. is divided into four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. The axes bounding the quadrants radiate from the U.S. Capitol building. Aerial view of the Washington MonumentDC Statistics2000 Census population: 572,059Male: 269,366 (47.1%)Female: 302,693 (52.9%)Black: 343,312 (60.0%)White: 176,101 (30.8%)Asian: 15,189 (2.7%)American Indian and Alaska Native: 1,713 (0.3%)Other race: 21,950 (3.8%)Two or more races: 13,446 (2.4%)Hispanic/Latino: 44,953 (7.9%)Percentage of population 18 and over: 79.9%65 and over: 12.3%Median age: 34.6 Median household income in 2000: $41,000Motto: Justitia omnibus (Justice to all)Flower: American Beauty RoseTree: Scarlet OakBird: Wood ThrushFlag: Adopted in 1938. Design was based on the shield from George Washington's family coat of arms.Facts and Statistics About DCIn 1790, a survey of the land for the District of Columbia was undertaken by Andrew Ellicott and Benjamin Banneker. Forty stones, laid at one-mile intervals, established the boundaries. The Potomac River was known to Native Americans as the "Co-hon-ho-roo-ta." The first English explorers called it "Elizabeth." The Residence Bill of July 16, 1790, established a site along the Potomac to be the capital. This federal district was first called the Territory of Columbia and the federal city the City of Washington. The name changed to the District of Columbia in 1793. The most popular museum in DC-and on the planet-is the National Air and Space Museum, which had 219 million visitors in its first 25 years. Of adults 25 and older in DC, 42% have at least a bachelor's degree. Washington, DC, is second only to the Silicon Valley, CA region in educational attainment. Map of downtown Washington DC with most tourist attractions listed. The US Capitol; home of the Federal Legislative Branch. Howard University's Founders Library Verizon Center: Home to the Washington Wizards, Captitals, Mystics, concerts and attractions year round. Official Symbols of the District of ColumbiaThe District has many official symbols that are historically tied to the city; you can read about these below. In January 2006, fifth- and sixth-graders from Anthony Bowen Elementary School proposed an addition to this list: the cherry, as DC's official fruit.SealThe District's seal depicts a female representation of Justice hanging a wreath on a statue of George Washington. The seal was created in 1871. Key to the CityThe District's Key to the City, designed by native Washingtonian John Dreyfuss, is typically given to heads of state and other dignitaries. The key bears the inscription "Opportunity for All." FlowerThe District's flower is the American Beauty Rose. This rose is a hybrid perpetual and is believed to have been introduced in 1875.TreeThe District's tree is the Scarlet Oak. This oak is a member of the Beech family and is found throughout the eastern United States. BirdThe District's bird is the Wood Thrush. This songbird is found throughout the eastern United States, though its steady decline in population is causing concern among environmentalists.FlagThe District's flag was adopted in 1938. Its design is based on the shield from George Washington's family coat-of-arms.
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