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(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Riding high after 55

For seniors, staying physically and socially active is easier than ever in these communities.

Where We Live | Worland

Residents say the Potomac, Md., neighborhood offers a sense of community, but also privacy.

    Low-cost condominiums in the trendy H Street corridor

    The building’s 16 units, aimed at first-time buyers, each sell for less than $400,000.

    House of the Week

    Survivalist and eco-friendly underground house in Maryland

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Clinton, Md., home burrows into a mound of dirt, using the earth as insulation.

    Interactive map

    Housing sale trends in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia

    Explore real estate trends from the last 10 years of property sales in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

    Real Estate Matters | High-end upgrades may not return investment for FSBO sellers

    Real Estate Matters | High-end upgrades may not return investment for FSBO sellers

    The owners, who are acting as their own agents, are having problems getting buyers interested. The fact that the house is $300,000 more than comparable listings in the neighborhood could be a reason.

    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

    A hike in the interest rates and/or a government shutdown could have a significant impact on whether house hunters maintain the financial ability and confidence to become buyers.

    Ask the Builder | When designing a home, consider hallways carefully

    Ask the Builder | When designing a home, consider hallways carefully

    To avoid a tight feel, make sure corridors are at least four feet wide.

    $1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

    $1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

    The pricey development is unusual for the neighborhood, which has a median sales price of $645,000.

    Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront

    Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront

    Also Arlington apartments undergo renovations.

    Virginia open houses March 28-29

    Virginia open houses March 28-29

    A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    D.C. open houses March 28-29

    D.C. open houses March 28-29

    A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    Maryland open houses March 28-29

    Maryland open houses March 28-29

    A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    Vern Yip | A souvenir hunter’s guide to avoiding the elephant in the room

    Vern Yip | A souvenir hunter’s guide to avoiding the elephant in the room

    Because, really, anyone can tell you that they belong in the back yard.

    Mistreated by a mortgage company? Now you can tell everyone about it.

    Mistreated by a mortgage company? Now you can tell everyone about it.

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau encourages borrowers to post details about their bad experiences.

    Where We Live neighborhoods

    The Palisades

    A small-town feel keeps families loyal to the Northwest Washington neighborhood even as prices soar.

    Clarks Crossing

    Those wanting to live in the Fairfax County neighborhood near Wolf Trap have to get creative.

    King Farm

    The 430-acre planned community features a diverse mix of people, housing types and transit options.

    Fairlawn

    Some of the 6,000 or so people who live on the streets south of Anacostia Park are hearing from house hunters.