While growing up in Upstate NY, a suburban planned neighborhood where the closest major city was three hours away, I wasn’t exposed to anything resembling city life.I craved a chance to get out and explore, travel, and meet people with totally different backgrounds from mine.
I moved to Washington DC in 1999 to study at GWU but quickly realized that campus life wasn’t really my thing. My solution was to get an off-campus job so I could learn my new city from a citizen’s perspective, not a student’s. My sophomore year I started an internship at the famous 9:30 Club in the U Street corridor and found myself surrounded by amazing people, many of whom were DC natives.
After my stint at the 9:30 Club ended, I continued to attend shows regularly and over time, I was amazed to witness the neighborhood transform. Eventually, I bought a condo in Shaw, definitely in part because it was an easy walk to the Club and to lots of bars and restaurants. Buying a condo close to the things I loved was more important to me than my commute to work or where my friends lived, because those things could easily change.
This is how Places and Spaces DC was born. I’m a licensed REALTOR in DC, MD, and VA who has a passion for all things fun, cool, and interesting in my adopted city, and who loves helping my clients pursue their own version of fun, cool and interesting through the lens of real estate.
I work on The Fowler Group of Compass Real Estate. Please feel free to message me directly if you’re looking for an agent or if you’d like me to profile a place you love too!