Washington, DC

Thanks to Holden for asking us @PoPville on Twitter, “anyone know of a place to “get out of the city” feel under 1 hour of driving? Might I add: less rigorous than Shenandoah hiking, getting hip surgery in two weeks” Here are the initial responses (please add yours to the comments): Read More


Photo via Zillow

hahaha I am AWESTRUCK.

Thanks to Justin for sending this magnificent specimen:

“he’s like a white whale wearing a bandit mask!”


The house ain’t bad either.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


Thanks to Trinidad resident Grant for sending this desperately needed photo today. While it comes from his trip to Japan and not D.C. given this dreary morning I’ll take it! And to be clear the pig is indeed enjoying a beer with a smile a mile wide and apparently drank the entire beer. Obviously.



“Dear PoPville,

It’s been a great getaway for our family, but the upkeep is too much for my elderly Mom.

Milton DE’s claim to fame is Dogfish Head Brewery, and it’s proximity to local beaches.”

The Listing says:

“Historic In-town Jewel. Classic Architectural Details Abound From This Beautifully Built Victorian Home In The Town Center Of Milton. Awaiting Your Personal Touches, This Home Has Multiple Potential Uses. Amazing Location Allows You To Live & Work With Many Possibilities For Your At-home Business Or Make It Your Own Personal Residence. Features Victorian Ornamental Details Throughout, Including Bay Window With Built-in Bench, Decorative Railing, Hardwood Floors And Stained Glass Window. All This And More Within Steps Of Downtown Milton Shopping & Dining, And Scenic Memorial Park – Not To Mention Only A Short Drive To The Beach!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $169,900.

Ed. Note: OK who wants to go in on this with me? PoPville needs a Milton summer HQ!!



I very much love DC, hopefully that is obvious, but this is giving me pause… Thanks to a reader for sending from Sotheby’s International Realty:

“Belize Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to offer this charming Caye Caulker oceanfront cottage! The home was constructed in 2012 and is being sold completely furnished. The property has split living quarters with two units. Consider living in one and renting the other! On the ground floor you’ll find a 1bed/1bath 650 sq.ft. studio. Up the flight of stairs you’ll have access to a 2bed/ 2 full bath apartment with 1200 sq. ft. including the 3rd floor loft. Tastefully decorated with a Caribbean flair and very unique items. Some reclaimed building materials including doors, decor and accent pieces have been gathered from throughout Belize.The sandy lot measures 99 x 147 and has both mature trees and new growth. Plenty of space for constructing additional indoor/outdoor living space! Very unique and a “must see” for anyone looking for a vacation home, rental opportunity or considering relocating. As an investment, you will gain instant equity, as the property was previously sold at a much higher price, and Belize is now more poplar than ever before! Close to amenities, in a quiet area, right on the water…what more could you ask for?! Caye Caulker has so much to offer with water activities including snorkeling, diving, fishing and wind surfing. On land, join in on birdwatching and enjoy over 100 species, some of which are rarely found elsewhere! Walking around town you’ll notice well over 2 dozen gift shops, many markets, and local artisans. When you are ready to dine, more than 25 restaurants offer Belizean and international cuisine, including fresh seafood with lobster, conch and red snapper as seasonal specialties. Belize is a very special place, and Caye Caulker is one of the many reasons why!”

The 3 bed/3 bath is listed at $489,000.


Photo by PoPville flickr user MJWein

“Hi everyone,

Im new to the area and looking for the best areas near DC (preferably within an hour of the city to go and make a bonfire with some friends. Not necessarily overnight camping, just a place that we can go to hang out around a bonfire, make smores and enjoy a nice cozy fire lit evening

thanks for any advice”

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From an email:

Appaloosa is DC’s (only) Roots Music Festival – now going in to our second year.

We host our festival in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Front Royal, VA on Labor Day Weekend (September 3-4), and have 42 bands on 5 stages, good food, beer, wine – and community. The adults have fun (our headliners include Scythian, The Black Lillies, Mipso, Humming House, Penny & Sparrow, and Socks in the Frying Pan) as do the kids, with children under 13 coming free, and workshops by headliners, camping, and horseback riding. Also – we have late-night jams, discounts for active duty military and veterans, and 10% goes to charity. As for sponsors – we have The Hamilton Live sponsoring our main stage, as well as Starr Hill Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and WAMU Bluegrass Country, among others. We like to consider the community we’re building, as “Music Among Friends.”


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