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She lives just down the street – it’s a short, charming, tree-lined walk – from this site.

The White Flint Mall site could emerge as one of several Montgomery County locations suggested for an Amazon headquarters, County Executive Ike Leggett told real estate agents on Thursday.

The county is putting the finishing touches on its pitch to Amazon and will submit the proposal by mid-October…


I know. Unlikely.

But a girl can dream.


Plus, like a lot of people, I buy almost everything via Amazon. Once it’s steps away, I won’t even have to order. Just stroll over there and pick it off the shelves.


Oh, but by then I will have sold my insanely over-valued house to some Amazon exec…!

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4 Responses to “UD Real Estate Appreciation Alert!”

  1. Stephen Karlson Says:

    Unlikely that you’d be able to buy any books at Amazon headquarters, any more than you could buy Craftsman tools at the Sears Tower, back when it was the Sears Tower and there were Craftsman tools.

    The books, or whatever else les UDs are buying, will likely come from a warehouse in Wisconsin. Or perhaps be stocked at Whole Foods.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Stephen: I had just that thought right after I finished the post. Of course you’re right.

  3. Stephen Karlson Says:

    And yet, your neighborhood might be a likely future site for this office, as it has convenient access both to rapid transit and to Rent Seeker Central on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Chicago apparently has a bid, but reusing the old Main Post Office? (Now, if Amazon’s logistics system included parcels loaded onto baggage cars attached to trains, that might work as a warehouse.)

    And there are people in Milwaukee putting a proposal together. I think their argument is “it’s not in Illinois.”

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Stephen: Yes – though I’ve already heard people complain that the TWO metro stations within a 12 or so minute walk “aren’t close enough.” (And of course the MARC train is a short walk through… Garrett Park.)

    Still — there are many, many attractive features here. Tons of restaurants and cool new places. . Almost all of the stores are targeted at bourgeois bohemians, and there’s a very nice hotel/conference center just down the street.

    We like our one-level well-located house a lot, and we figure we won’t move out of it… But seriously, if Amazon moves in and makes our house value go through the roof, we might sell it and move to a little ocean-front place on the Delaware shore or something…

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