D.C. Nationals Baseball: Live Near Stadium and See Strasburg Pitch, $649K

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Stephen StrasburgThere are fewer than a dozen homes for sale within walking distance of Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., but if you want to buy a home with the quickest walk to the baseball stadium, you're going to have to come up with $649,000 or more for a condo in the Capitol Quarter.

Public transportation to the ballpark is popular, so if you find another home to buy nearby, getting to the stadium shouldn't be difficult. But for my money, I'll take the two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo at 1020 4th St., SE, with 1,535 square feet -- more than many single-family homes -- that's selling for $651,500, and enjoy the approximately six-block walk to hopefully see rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg pitch.

The only difficulty, however, is that the condo isn't built yet. Interested buyers should contact the builder, who has priced the condos from $649,000 to $829,000. You might not get in to see Strasburg this year, but hopefully by opening day next year, you'll be in and can see the stadium lights at night.
The new neighborhood, being built by the developer EYA, is in its second phase of construction. It has 208 townhomes along seven city blocks. The builder's website says that the "mixed-income community will include market rate homes, workforce homes and affordable rental homes."

The floor plans show that the two-story townhouse that I have my eye on has covered parking and a large garage, a big master suite with walk-in closets and private bath, and another bedroom at the other end with its own bathroom.

The second floor has an optional deck off the living room, which has an optional gas fireplace and optional built-ins, adding up to a lot of options for buyers of this yet-to-be-built home. The dining room is in the center of the second floor, next to the stairway, with the kitchen and breakfast area following. Beyond that is a third bedroom, although it's unclear if the room is part of the unit for sale at the lower price, and a loft beside more stairs, and a roof terrace at the end of the unit.

Features include the town homes being built to standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council for being more environmentally friendly and energy efficient than typical new homes.

Along with being close to the baseball stadium, Capitol Quarter is a short walk to the Navy Yard and Capitol South Metro stations, 8th Street shopping, Barrack's Row, Eastern Market, and Capitol Hill.

Similar homes in the neighborhood have an average for-sale price of $829,219.

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