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Evan Burfield just moved across the river to Crystal City

Washington Business Journal has the whole scoop on this hot piece of real estate news.

1776 Crystal City. (Photo by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

1776 cofounder and co-CEO Evan Burfield has moved to Crystal City, the Washington Business Journal reports. The #dctech figure traded his two bedroom Logan Circle condo for a $1.6 million, five-bedroom house in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood — about a mile from 1776’s Crystal City location.

Evan Burfield. (Photo via Linkedin)

Evan Burfield. (Photo via Linkedin)

So why is this a big deal?
Realistically, it’s probably not. Burfield can cite any number of practical reasons for the move, like, as he told WBJ, having a lawn for his young daughter. “It’s like anything else,” he said. “You go through different phases in life, and we’re in a different stage in life.”
Seen a different way, though, the move is a further endorsement of the potential of Crystal City as a hub (the first endorsement being 1776’s expansion across the river). According to the WBJ, Burfield compares Crystal City today with the 14th Street corridor when he first moved to Logan Circle eight years ago.
This is a flattering comparison. Because while Crystal City has been working hard to up its own cool factor with new restaurants and tech offices and that WeWork/WeLive location, it’s still got a ways to go to vibrancy:

Burfield isn’t deaf to this perspective, either. “If you had said five years ago we would be excited to be moving into the Crystal City area, I would have looked at you quizzically,” he told WBJ. “But Crystal City has come a long way in a short period of time.”
Burfield, it seems, wants to be around to see what happens next.

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