All week long the Curbed sites have been covering the lifestyle of the haves and have mores—where to spot them in public, their favorite amenities, their obsession with getting the color exactly right, etc. So now we end our week with a heat map of where the Whales are migrating to right now. These are the first places the whales look at when they're trying to find a new place to live. Location, style, and amenities are the three most important thing for a whale and everything on this list has that in abundance.Read More
Heat Map: Live Here If You Want To Be A Member Of The Pod
1. 3303 Water Street, NW
Not only is this in Georgetown with waterfront views, it is the building that had the highest priced condo sale in 2012.
2. Turnberry Tower
Arlington, VA 22209
Turnberry has a few famous last names on its resident list (like Albritton and Bush) but people love it for the iPad-controlled amenities. Residents can request their car be brought up from the garage by the valet from their iPad.
3. 22 West Condominiums
The not-subtle building on M Street has many million dollar units inside, but the best ones are the ones on the 'point' overlooking M Street.
4. Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003
Capitol Hill has held the homebuying population's interest for at least the past ten years and it is still one of the hottest neighborhoods to live in.
5. Newseum Residences
One of the more expensive places to rent an apartment, but in such a central location that no one who lives there complains too much.
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
There are a few Ritz-Carltons in the area to choose from, but this one is in a slightly quieter neighborhood so it feels more residential than touristy.
7. Parc Somerset
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Not too far from the DC line is the building that recorded the highest priced condo sale ever for the area (the sale was finalized in December 2012).
8. Landmark Lofts At Senate Square
For a building that used to house a bunch of nuns, this place has come a long way. It is so close to Hopscotch Bridge, Union Station, and the other H street perks.