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POSTED ON 04/22/15 | Share This Post
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Ready, Set, Stroll: DC is the 7th Most Walkable City

DC was recently named the “7th Most Walkable City in the US” by Walk Score, and we’re excited. Walkability often determines the livability of a metropolitan city, and if you live in Cathedral Commons, you’ve no doubt experienced the joy of living in a luxury building in a DC neighborhood where relaxing walks can be an everyday occurrence.

Now that long-awaited fair weather has hit beautiful Cathedral Heights, there are so many reasons to get outside and move. Not only is walking great for your health (especially if you work at a desk all day) – but it’s also an amazing way to explore DC without the hassle of gas and parking. These walks will show you why DC is the 7th most walkable city in the US:

Walk for Charity

Combine the endorphins that come with exercise and with volunteering, and you can understand why it feels so good to walk for a cause! Pick one of the walks below and start training/fundraising today:

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk May 16, 2015
Arthritis Walks May 3, 2015
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer May 2-3, 2015
Race for Hope May 3, 2015
Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure May 9, 2015

Walk Through History

Obviously, you must appreciate history, as your luxury Cathedral Heights apartment is steeped in it! Our recommendation? Take a metro ride or drive to our nation’s mall, and spend the day on an enlightening walk. If you’re new to DC and prefer to check out the sights on your own time, try following this pre-populated Google Map and avoid aimlessly wandering, although that can be fun, too. If you don’t mind traveling with a group, here are some of the best walking tours, most of which are completely free (bring cash for tip):

Walk of the Town DC (varied tour choices)
White House Tour
National Mall and Tidal Basin Tour
Fords Theatre Walking Tour

Walk for Cute Animals

It’s just over a 20-minute walk, and the Smithsonian National Zoo is full of adorable and awe-inspiring animals like these Andean Bear Cubs. Download their app ($1.99) and watch the panda cam, along with six other live animal cams, whenever and wherever. Skip the paper map, and access a GPS interactive map of the zoo on your app as well. You’ll probably want to return, so consider purchasing a membership, and help animals thrive at the zoo!

Walk for Grub

Everyone knows that walking negates the delicious calories you’ll consume at the end of your walk, right? Check out the restaurants below, all close to your comfy home in Cathedral Heights:

Cava Mezze Grill (4237 Wisconsin Ave NW)
Z-Burger (4321 Wisconsin Ave NW)
Nando’s PERi-PERi (4231 Wisconsin Ave NW)
Coming Soon: Raku, Barcelona (right downstairs!)

Walk to a Healthier You

If you crave a healthier lifestyle but feel like you lack the time to keep working out and eating healthy, there’s no better place to live than at Cathedral Commons. Why? Because these four spots are right below you:

Giant Food (3336 Wisconsin Avenue NW) – Buy loads of fruits, veggies, and lean meats without having to set foot in your car – and with a kitchen like yours, you’ll might just be more compelled to cook.
[solidcore] (3308 Wisconsin Ave.) – No more excuses – [solidcore] is right downstairs! If you see exercise as a form of punishment, you’ll appreciate the atmosphere here. Everyone’s in this together, and believe it or not, you can have fun working out!
Pure Barre (3308 Wisconsin Ave NW) – See [solidcore]. Different workout – think micro-movements that have a major positive effect on your muscles – same effect.
Starbucks (3416 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Grab a small coffee before working out, and your workout efforts will be easier. It’s science.

What are you waiting for? Get outside and get walking! If you want to live in a place that is within walking distance of all of the best that DC has to offer, get in touch with us today!

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