5 Reasons to Put 2M on Your Apartment Hunting List

When it comes to choosing the perfect apartment, we know you have your reasons.  We’re here to give you just a few more.


 

1. 3 Words: Heated Rooftop Pool

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If you are going to have a rooftop pool, shouldn’t you be able to use it as much as possible? Keep swimming laps well into the fall in 2M’s sparkling pool, or just enjoy the breathtaking view of the Capitol and Washington Monument.

If the weather outside is frightful, no worries. We’ve got you covered … literally! Our Skyline Café is completely enclosed and has Apple TV, a chef’s kitchen, but most importantly, floor-to-ceiling windows so you can still enjoy Washington DC’s stunning skyline!

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2. Green Living

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You care about the environment, so do we! We took the extra steps to build to LEED Gold standards. You can read all about that HERE.

What does that mean for you? It means lower utility bills. More importantly, it means we make it easy for you 2Make a difference. (See what we did there?)

 

3. Smart Pricing

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Moving is a pain! If you find a place you love, you sure as heck don’t want to give it up next year because the landlord increased your rent sky high!

We like you and want you to stay in our community! So, 2M has a promise for you.

First, select your lease term anywhere from 6-24 months. When it’s time for you to renew, we guarantee that the maximum rent increase you will get is 5%!!!

We are so serious about this promise we are including it in your lease. We should also mention that 2M isn’t going to charge you silly things like move-in fees or amenity fees. So you can take that promise–and all your extra savings–to the bank!

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4. Transportation Options for Days

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Whatever your preferred method of transportation is, it will be close at hand at 2M.

-Ride the Metro? The Red Line stops just 2 blocks from our front door.

-Is two-wheeling more your thing? We have a bike room in our secured garage and a Capital Bikeshare station right around the corner!

-Speaking of our garage, if you do have a car, we offer reserved spots in our garage and we even have electric car charging stations! (We told you we are serious about the Green thing!)

-Prefer to let someone else do the driving? The bus stop is right outside our front door! We also have an exclusive deal with Green Tomato Cars (the eco-friendly option to Uber).

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5. Live With A Celebrity

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Okay, not really … but she is the cutest bulldog ever! Plus, she’s InstaFamous.

Meet Emmy, 2M’s very own community puppy ambassador. You can meet her in the leasing office and play with her in our internal dog park. She can’t wait to meet you and your pet!

On that note, we should mention, 2M is VERY pet friendly! We welcome your dog or your feline friends. While there is a one-time pet fee, you will NEVER have to pay pet rent here!

 

Still not convinced? Come take a tour!

We know 2M is the place you should call home!

Restaurants on the Red Line-Metro Center

Here at 2M Street Apartments, we adore our proximity to the Metro. With only 2 blocks to the NoMa-Gallaudet Station, it is so easy to access shops, office buildings and restaurants along the Red Line. To make it even simpler, we have compiled our favorite eateries that are just steps from various Red Line stations in the District. Want to explore other neighborhoods without hopping in the car? These Restaurants on the Red Line are here to save the day!  Today we are featuring the Metro Center station.

Restaurants on the Red Line-Metro Center

 

Tosca

Ideal for a special night out, this Italian eatery will ensure an experience you will not soon forget. Tasting and Pre-Theatre menus afford a taste of favorite dishes.

Restaurants on the Red Line-Metro Center-Tosca

 

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

As the name alludes, this venue is one of the best in town for seafood as fresh as it comes. Make reservations for a business dinner or special occasion and your guests are sure to be impressed.

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Bistro D’OC

When you walk through the doors, you will feel as though you’ve been transported to the South of France. Daily additions to the menu are presented to your table on an easel, while some of the favorite mainstays consist of the Croque Monsieur, Crispy Duck Confit and Steak Frites.

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Car Free Living: DC Transportation Options

Car free living is a reality for many city dwellers.  Whether by choice or by necessity, living without a car can be good for your health and for the environment!  2M residents are blessed with an abundance of transportation options.  While 2M offers private parking and electric car charging stations for drivers, there are many transportation options just outside of our doors.

Metro

With the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station just a few blocks from our front door, getting around the district (and beyond) is a breeze.  The Metro is an affordable way to make the commute to work or spend a weekend exploring other neighborhoods.

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Bus

Another affordable option for getting around without a car is the Metro Bus.  With multiple stops dotting North Capitol Street, hopping on a bus is an easy way to travel shorter distances or avoid cases of road rage.  Invest in a SmarTrip Card that you can use on both the Metro rail or bus to make getting around even simpler.

Bike

A bike-friendly attitude is apparent in NoMa, with bike-share programs, secure bike stations, riding trails and a free tire pump spread throughout the neighborhood.

Capital Bikeshare is a great resource for bike sharing, with over 200 stations throughout the Washington, DC area.  You can choose a 1-day, 3-day, 1-month or 1-year subscription.  Simply head to your closest station and grab a bike to ride to work, the Metro, run errands, go shopping, or visit friends and family.

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Another great option for your biking needs is the Union Station Bike Station, offering storage, repairs, secure bike parking, locker room access and retail sales.  This sleek facility is a great addition for those living a green, car free lifestyle.

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When you feel like taking it off of the city streets, the Metropolitan Branch Trail is a great option:

[box] “The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is an 8-mile trail that runs from Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring in Maryland. Following the Metropolitan Branch Line of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, the trail passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods as well as connecting to the National Mall. The MBT is an important transportation route providing connections to homes, work and play as well as access to seven Metro stations. Current plans include connections to the area’s trail network such as the Capital Crescent Trail, Anacostia Trails System, and integration into the East Coast Greenway.”

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Car Free Living DC

 

Uber 

When you are ready for a special night out or are in need of reliable, timely transportation to the airport, Uber is a fantastic option.  Download the free Uber app to your phone and sync up a credit or debit card.  When you’re ready to be picked up, request a car and a luxurious car will be at your doorstep in minutes.  When you arrive at your destination there is no need to tip; your trip summary and the amount billed is emailed to you.

 

With increasing population and increasing concern for the environment, car free living is certainly something to consider.  At 2M, you can rest easy knowing you have an abundance of transportation options outside your front door.

DC Life Hack-HopStop

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Here at 2M Apartments, we like to keep things convenient and stress free.  Living in Washington, DC is a lot of fun, but with so much going on it is easy to feel overwhelmed.  To minimize worry and maximize fun, we’ll be providing our DC neighbors with some District-based life hacks.

Our first life hack is in the form of an app called HopStop.  This transportation-centric app allows users to navigate the abundance of options available in our city (and others).  From the app or website, you can plug in your starting and ending address and get detailed directions with options such as Metro Rail, Amtrak, Bike, Taxi and numerous bus lines; they’ll even give you walking directions.  Other features allow you to search for nearby stations,  view transit maps and schedules, save your most frequent destinations, and report live delays and incidents.  Impress your friends with the up-to-date inside scoop and they won’t be hitting the town without you!

Apartments Near DC Metro Red Line

Apartments Near DC Metro Red Line

Getting Around:
Did you know 2M apartments is within a half mile of NoMa’s numerous bus lines and the New York Ave-Gallaudet U Metro Station, constituting 60+ transit rides per weekday?

Apartments near DC Metro Red Line

In addition, a bike-friendly attitude is apparent in NoMa, with bike-share programs, secure bike stations, riding trails and a free tire pump spread throughout the neighborhood.

Capital Bikeshare is a great resource for bike sharing, with over 200 stations throughout the Washington, DC area.  You can choose a 1-day, 3-day, 1-month or 1-year subscription.  Simply head to your closest station and grab a bike to ride to work, the Metro, run errands, go shopping, or visit friends and family.

Capital Bikeshare Bike Rentals NoMa Washington DC

 

Another great option for your biking needs is the Union Station Bikestation:

Union Station Bikestation NoMa Washington DC

[box] “Bikestation Washington DC houses over 100 bicycles in 1,600 sq. ft. of free-standing ultra-modern glass and steel design. The facility is staffed by Bike and Roll DC 66 hours per week with Bikestation parking available to members 24/7. In addition to secure bike parking, the facility also provides a private changing room and day-use lockers for rent, as well as bike rentals, repairs and retail sales.”[/box]

 

When you feel like taking it off of the city streets, the Metropolitan Branch Trail is a great option:

Metropolitan-Branch-Trail-NoMa-Washington-DC

[box] “The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is an 8-mile trail that runs from Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring in Maryland. Following the Metropolitan Branch Line of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, the trail passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods as well as connecting to the National Mall. The MBT is an important transportation route providing connections to homes, work and play as well as access to seven Metro stations. Current plans include connections to the area’s trail network such as the Capital Crescent Trail, Anacostia Trails System, and integration into the East Coast Greenway.”[/box]

 

At 2M, you can rest easy knowing you have an abundance of transportation options outside your front door.