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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Close to 2 of the 3 branches of the federal government"

Stanton Park is a great neighborhood of approximately 17,163 residents located in the northeast section of the city on Capitol Hill. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $576,177 with 46% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District.

The neighborhood has six schools including Payne Elementary School, Stuart – Hobson Middle School and Maury Elementary School. Dedicated recreational facilities are located at Sherwood Recreation Center. In addition you will find over 25 places to worship here. One of the highlights of the neighborhood is the large number of excellent restaurants and stores. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood and Union Station is close by. Dedicated green space is available in Stanton Park itself.

Crime does exist in Stanton Park. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Despite the crime risk this is a really nice neighborhood that offers a lot and is close to everything.
Pros
  • quiet, tree lined streets
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Home of Washington Hospital Center"

Stronghold is a institutional neighborhood located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood includes The Catholic University of American, the Washington Hospital Center, the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and the Soldiers Home. In addition you will find the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Golf Course.

The neighborhood does not have any residential uses although some consider Stronghold to extend past the boundaries shown in on the map by StreetAdvisor. The expanded Stronhold neighborhood is home to approximately 1,440 residents. In 2010, the average price for a home sold here was $251,812, with 32% being owner occupied.. Even in the expanded neighborhood, you will find no schools and very few restaurants, shops or recreational facilities, except those generally associated with the institutions.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are rare and that the area is generally safe. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Although the area is nice it will always be dominated by one of these institutions. Although not the place to live the institutions here are excellent, especially the hospital and Trauma Center.
Pros
  • Hospital
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"My favorite neighborhood"

Lanier Heights is a great neighborhood of approximately 7,782 residents located in the northwest section of the city close to the National Zoological Park. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Beach Drive N.W., Harvard Street N.W., Columbia Road N.W. and Calvert Street N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $682,095 with 27% of the homes. being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District. In addition, you will find many apartment buildings as well as condominiums here as well. .

Outstanding restaurants and a variety of shopping options are located within the neighborhood, particularly along Columbia Road N.W. There is no need to travel outside of the neighborhood for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available in Rock Creek Park and of course the zoo is a wonderful place to visit. One of the downsides here is that parking can be very challenging.

Crime within the neighborhood exists. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Despite the crime, the neighborhood is great and I never tire of the zoo so I would love to live here.
Pros
  • Access to parks
  • neighborhood amenities
  • community
Cons
  • Parking
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Live near it all"

Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a neighborhood of approximately 9,768 residents located in the northwest section of the city near the United States Naval Observatory and near the Russian Embassy. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Tunlaw Road N.W., 42nd Street N.W., and W Street N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $617,672 with 40% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be very well maintained typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District. In addition you will find a number of apartment and condominium buildings as well as a detached single-family homes here as well. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.
Restaurants and shopping, including a Whole Foods, are located within the neighborhood, particularly along Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. The Grover Archbold Park, which wraps the neighborhood on two sides, offers dedicated green space. Stoddard Elementary School is located with Massachusetts Avenue Heights as are 5 places of worship.

The neighborhood will appeal to many, as it is relatively safe. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are not common. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I really like the neighborhood and find its location, housing options, and park space very appealing. It has everything that I am looking for.
Pros
  • Park space
  • Whole Foods
  • close to everything
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Traffic can be brutal"

North Capitol Street is a neighborhood in the northwest section of the city to the west of Union Station. In general the boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by Massachusetts Avenue N.W., 4th Street N.W., New York Avenue N.W. and North Capitol Street N.W., The neighborhood is made up of a mixture of commercial and residential structures. The residential component is mainly multifamily units, with a small number of attached single family "row house" type of homes. Residents will find a number of schools within the neighborhood including Gonzaga High School and Notre Dame Academy. There are a number of stores and restaurants here, but many may want to venture outside of the neighborhood for more variety. Public recreational opportunities can be found at the R.H. Terrell Recreation Center ad those that enjoy gardening will like the Gorla D.C. Community Farm. There are numerous Metro Bus stops in the North Capitol Street neighborhood and Union Station is nearby offering access to the Metro and MARC system trains. Commuters will like the easy access to I-395, except during rush hour.

Crimes against people and property do occur here on a fairly regular basis. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk with any neighborhood. I think that this neighborhood has great potential and parts of it are ripe for re-development and the associated benefits of mixed use buildings.
Pros
  • close to jobs
  • lots of business opportunities
Cons
  • traffic!
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"What will the future bring"

Hillsdale is a residential neighborhood in the southeast section of the city. The boundaries of Hillsdale are generally defined by the Anacostia Parkway, Suitland Parkway and Morris Road S.E. Here you will find a mixture of attached and detached single family homes as well as a great number of multifamily units. Residents will find a number of schools here including the Wilkerson Elementary School, Savoy Elementary School, Septima Clark PCS, Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS and the Douglas Junior High School. There are a limited number of stores and restaurants in the area, however many will want to venture out of the area for more shopping and dining options. Recreational facilities can be found at the nearby Wilkerson Recreational facility. The Anacostia Metro station as well as numerous Metro Bus stops are located in Hllsdale offering excellent public transportation options to residents. Finally, there are a number of places to worship here in the neighborhood.

Crime against people and property do occur here on a regular basis. As always you should check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. One of the things that will be interesting in the future will be how the large tracts of undeveloped land within Hillsdale are utilized. As with the success with any neighborhood, crime must be controlled to attract residents and businesses.
Pros
  • Metro
  • Future development
  • forward thinking
  • strong community bonds
Cons
  • Crime
  • close to interstate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Neighborhood with two sides"

This is a neighborhood that I am very familiar with as I traveled thru it daily while working in nearby Chinatown. Located in the northwest section of the city, the boundaries of the neighborhood is defined by M Street N.W., Massachusetts Avenue N.W., and 4th Street N.W. and is the Washington D.C. Convention Center is located. As a result of the convention center, you will find a number of related businesses such as hotels, restaurants and stores located here as well. Green place can be enjoyed at the 10th Street Park as well as the Samuel Gompers Memorial Garden and Mount Vernon Square itself. Metro iBus stops are available as is the Mt. Vernon Square / 7th Street Convention Center Metro station. Primarily a commercial neighborhood you will find a number of apartments and condominiums as well as a attached single family "row house" style homes.

Although the neighborhood has a lot to offer and continues to evolve with a significant amount of new mixed use development occurring, there are still significant challenges. One of these challenges is crime and the other is the number of homeless people on the streets. Crime against people and property does occur on a regular basis. As always check the most recent crime data and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Also be careful when parking here as to the street cleaning schedule as they are ruthless on parking tickets here!
Pros
  • improving
Cons
  • Number of homeless people
  • still has a lot left to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Outstanding"

I absolutely love this neighborhood, which is located in the northwest section of the city near the University of the District of Columbia. North Cleveland Park is one of those neighborhoods with lots to offer its residents including stores and restaurants, upscale single family and multifamily homes. In addition, you will find the Auguste Montessori School and Sheridan School located here as well. Public recreational facilities are lacking, but the neighborhood offers private alternatives. Public transportation is excellent with numerous Metro Bus stops located here as well as the Van Ness-UDC and Tenleytown Metro stations being located nearby. Dedicated green space can be found at the Peter Muhenberg Memorial as well as nearby Fort Reno Park. A negative to living here is that parking can be challenging particularly close to Connecticut Avenue N.E. and the areas near UDC and the foreign embassies.

The neighborhood is relatively safe mainly due to the heavy local and federal Police presence around UDC and the adjacent foreign embassies off of Van Ness Street N.W. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I really like this neighborhood and would love to live here as it has everything I am looking for.
Pros
  • elegant atmosphere
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Love the park"

Lincoln Park is a residential neighborhood that s found in both the northeast and southeast sections of the city on Capitol Hill and is a great place to live. The neighborhood falls within the boundaries of Independence Avenue S.E., Constitution Avenue N.E., 15th Street (N.E. and S.E.) and 7th Street (N.E. and S.E.). Homes here tend to be the typical attached "row house" style home that is found in many Washington D.C. neighborhoods. Most homes are well maintained and have a number of tress on their lots. There are a number of small businesses located here as well.

One of the main features here is the park itself, which is in the focal point of the neighborhood. Nice days will find the park crowded with residents and visitors alike enjoying the day. Although there are a few businesses here as well as a number of churches, it is primarily a residential neighborhood and some residents may not like the lack of stores, restaurants, recreational facilities and schools. There is access to public transportation with numerous Metro Bus stops located throughout the neighborhood. One of the nice things here is that the neighborhood is relatively safe with a heavy Police presence. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk with any neighborhood. One of the great things about living here is that you are close to everything, yet far enough away from everything to enjoy your family and home.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Tourist spot on steroids"

I have lived in the Washington D.C area for over 15 years and never get tired of visiting the Washington Mall. In general, this neighborhood runs from the Potomac River to the bounds of the U.S. Capitol and from Constitution Avenue N.W. to Independence Avenue S.E. It also extends past the White House. Here you will find amazing museums, gardens and national monuments that are open to the millions of visitors every year at no cost In addition, there are numerous government buildings here that see thousands of workers commute into the area during the work week. Although classified as a neighborhood, very few people actually live here with the exception of the first family.

There are four Metro stations within the footprint of the mall that provide excellent public transportation options to workers and visitors alike. There is some crime here, but overall it is safe because of the heavy heavy Police presence. Traffic is bad pretty much everyday, but in the springtime during the Cherry Blossom Festival it is really bad. Food and stores are pretty much geared and priced towards tourists, so beware. When walking around pay attention and you might see Marine 1 landing or taking off from the White House. Soon it will be time to go ice skating at the Sculpture Garden!
Pros
  • historic views
  • location
Cons
  • noise
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Tough place to live"

Washington Highlands is a neighborhood of approximately 11,931 residents located in the southeast section of the city along the Maryland state line. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Mississippi Avenue S.E., South Capitol Street S.E. and Southern Avenue S.E. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $110,745 with 20% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District, along with numerous multifamily apartment projects. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood is home to several schools including St. Thomas Moore School, National Collegiate Preparatory School and Septina Clark PCS. Recreational facilities are located at the Washington Highland Recreation Center. Restaurants and stores are located within the neighborhood, however they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. The Southern Avenue Metro station as well as numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood offers residents excellent access to public transportation. Dedicated green space is available in the Oxon Run National Parkway as well as Oxon Hill Farm. United Medical Center is located here as are 3 places of worship.

Crime is where the neighborhood will lose its appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property occur regularly. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I am going to give this neighborhood a pass. I really feel for the people that are forced to live here due to economic conditions and deal with the criminal element.
Cons
  • crime
  • poor housing choices
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great green space nearby"

Wesley Heights is a heavily wooded neighborhood of approximately 3,280 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Garfield Avenue N.W., Nebraska Avenue N.W. and New Mexico Avenue N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $830,250 with 55% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to large and well maintained detached single family homes situated on large lots.. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well, primarily along New Mexico Avenue N.W.

Although the neighborhood is primarily residential in nature, it is home to Horace Mann Elementary School. There are no dedicated recreational facilities are located in Wesley Heights, so residents will need to look for private alternatives. Although there are a limited number of restaurants and stores along New Mexico Avenue N.W.; they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood, but there is no Metro station nearby. Dedicated green space is excellent, with the neighborhood being flanked on three sides by Battery Kemble Park, Wesley Heights Park and Glover Archbold Park.

Crime is where the neighborhood will appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are infrequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I really like this neighborhood primarily due to the green space.
Pros
  • lack of crime
  • fabulous homes
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Needs more businesses and other neighborhood amenities."

Shipley is a residential neighborhood of approximately 10,376 residents located in the southeast section of the city along the Maryland state line. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of the Suitland Parkway, Southern Avenue S.E. Mississippi Avenue S.E. and Stanton Road S.E. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was only $95,250 with 18% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District as well as a large number of multifamily condominiums and apartments.

The neighborhood is primarily a residential neighborhood and as a result you will not find any schools or places of worship. Restaurants and stores are also very limited in Shipley, so residents will want to travel to other neighborhoods for more options. Recreational facilities are located at the Douglass Community Center. Public transportation is sufficient with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood and the Southern Avenue Metro station being located nearby.

Although housing prices are low, crime is where the neighborhood may lose its appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Hopefully crime can be reduced so the neighborhood can continue to grow and more businesses can be attracted to the neighborhood.
Cons
  • crime
  • not many stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Hard to get excited about this neighborhood"

Randle Highlands is a neighborhood of approximately 5,618 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., Minnesota Avenue S.E., Naylor Road S.E., Park Drive S.E and Branch Avenue S.E. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $257,302 with 26% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be various types of attached and detached single-family homes in various conditions. There are a number of multifamily apartment buildings here as well as a several commercial buildings.

The neighborhood is home to the Naylor Road School as well as Randle Highlands Elementary School. Public recreational facilities are not located within Randle Highlands. A very limited number of restaurants and stores are located within the neighborhood, however they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available at the nearby Angler Park.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. This neighborhood is going to struggle until a long-term solution to the crime problem can be implemented.
Cons
  • Crime
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots of parks"

Petworth is a neighborhood of approximately 19,699 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of 16th Street N.W., Emerson Avenue N.W., New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Rock Creek Church Road N.W. and Spring Road N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $297,787 with 54% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood has five schools including the Preparatory School of D.C., Roosevelt Senior High School and Center City PCS – Petworth Campus. Recreational facilities are located at the Emery Recreation Center. Numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities are located within the neighborhood including a Safeway grocery store. Public transportation is very appealing with the Georgia Avenue Petworth Metro station, as well as numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Excellent dedicated green space is available in the Raymond Playground, Petworth Playground, Grant Circle Park, Sherman Circle Park, Upshur Park, Twin Oaks Community Garden and Piney Branch Park. Currently the neighborhood has over 30 places of worship!

Crime is where the neighborhood may lose its appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Hopefully crime can be reduced so the neighborhood can reach its potential, because it has lots to offer.
Pros
  • brick homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"On the surface a great neighborhood, but below the surface...."

Spring Valley is a neighborhood of approximately 6,492 residents located in the northwest section of the city and home to the main American University campus. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Nebraska Avenue N.W. and Dalecarlia Parkway N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $1,243,705 with 84% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be larger, well maintained detached single family homes situated on large lots, which is not typical for many neighborhoods in the district. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

There are no schools located in Spring Valley with the exception of American University. Dedicated public recreational facilities are not located within the neighborhood, so residents will need to utilize the Friendship Recreation Center, which is located along Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities are located within the neighborhood, primarily along Massachusetts Avenue N.W. However, many may want to travel to other neighborhoods for more options for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available at Spring Valley Park and Little Falls Park, which holds the Dalecarlia Reservoir. Sibley Memorial Hospital is located just outside of the neighborhood.

Recent crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood is relatively safe with crimes against people and property being infrequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Personally, I like the neighborhood, but many may be concerned about the long-term health concerns, as a result of the environmental issues related to the neighborhood’s former use as a military facility many years ago.
Cons
  • arsnic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Hear the bells?"

McLean Gardens is a beautiful wooded neighborhood of approximately 4,874 residents located in the northwest section of the city near the Washington National Cathedral. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Cathedral Avenue N.W., 39th Street N.W. and Rodman Street N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $669,219 with 30% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be a mixture of nicely maintained attached and detached single-family homes as well as multifamily homes including apartments and condominiums. As with many neighborhoods, there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood is the home to the National Presbyterian School and Annunciation Catholic School. Dedicated public recreational facilities are not located within the neighborhood, but private options are available nearby. Excellent restaurants and shopping are located within the neighborhood, particularly along Wisconsin Avenue. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available in the McLean Playground, which provides access to the larger Glover Archbold Park.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are infrequent and that the neighborhood is generally safe. The Metropolitan Police Department also has a station in the neighborhood, which helps. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Hopefully crime can be reduced so the neighborhood can reach its potential. Personally I really like this neighborhood and would love to live here.
Pros
  • history
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Recent crimes troubling"

Kenilworth is a neighborhood of approximately 1,29 residents located in the northeast section of the city and is home to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Olive Street N.E., Douglas Street N.E., the Anacostia River and the Maryland state line. Currently there is only one home for sale in the neighborhood and the list price of the home is $239,965. The data indicates that 38% of the homes in Kenilworth being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be mainly multifamily rentals, with some single-family detached homes. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood does not have any schools or recreational facilities within its boundaries. Very few restaurants and shopping opportunities are located within Kenilworth, so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood and the Deanwood Metro station is nearby. Dedicated green space is available in Anacostia Park as well as in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Residents have 3 places of worship within the neighborhood.

Crime is where the neighborhood may lose its appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent, with two homicides occurring recently. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Although the green space is excellent it is hard to be enthusiastic about Kenilworth given the crime issues.
Pros
  • beautiful surroundings
Cons
  • Crime
  • public housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Great neighborhood with a great future"

Shepherd Park is a neighborhood of approximately 2,412 residents located in the northwest section of the city, just north of Walter Reed Army Medical Center The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Eastern Avenue, Georgia Avenue N.W., Aspen Avenue N.W. and 16th Street N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $558,816 with 84% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be well-maintained detached single-family homes. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

Shepherd Elementary School and San Miguel Middle School are located in Shepherd Park. Restaurants and shopping are located within the neighborhood, particularly along Georgia Avenue. However they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood, as well as the nearby Silver Spring Metro station. Dedicated green space is available in Shepherd Playground. In addition, residents can gain access to Rock Creek Park thru North Portal Park and Beach Parkway Park. Residents do not have their own dedicated recreational center in Shepherd Park and will need to utilize the nearby Fort Stevens Recreation Center. Currently there are 9 places to worship in the neighborhood.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property do occur here with a majority of the crime being property focused. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I am really positive about this neighborhood, which will be even greater when the re-development of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center occurs.
Pros
  • strong civic organizations
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Great place to call home"

Fort Lincoln is a neighborhood of approximately 2,553 residents located in the northeast section of the city along the Maryland state line. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of New York Avenue N.E., South Dakota Avenue N.E., Bladensburg Road and Fort Lincoln Drive N.E.. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $160,000 with 32% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be multifamily apartments and condominiums. The neighborhood includes a senior community as well as a limited number of single-family homes. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well. Lincoln Park offers very affordable homes!

The neighborhood does not have any schools within the boundaries but Marshall Elementary School is very close by. Recreational facilities are located at the Theodore R. Hagans Center. A limited number of restaurants and shopping opportunities are located within the neighborhood, however they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Many that commute into the Maryland suburbs will like the proximity to Route 50 and I-95 appealing. One of the most striking features of the neighborhood is how wooded it is here. There is also dedicated green space with part of Anacostia Park being located here.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are infrequent and that the neighborhood is relatively safe. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.

The neighborhood has much to offer with lots of green space, affordable homes all in a relatively safe environment. The next time you visit the National Arboretum, you should take a look. Fort Lincoln is on the other side of New York Avenue N.E.
Pros
  • nice, inexpensive housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"I want to live here!"

Forest Hills is a neighborhood of approximately 11,300 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Beach Drive N.W., Rock Creek Park, 27th Street N.W., 36th Street N.W. and Connecticut Avenue N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $884,583 with 34% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the larger detached single-family homes as well as multifamily apartments and condominiums. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well, especially along Connecticut Avenue N.W.

The Edmund Burke School as well as the Howard University School of Law are located in Forest Hills. Dedicated public recreational facilities are not located within the neighborhood although there are numerous private options. Excellent restaurants and shopping are located within the neighborhood along Connecticut Avenue N.W. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood as well as the Van Ness – UDC Metro station. Although the neighborhood is heavily wooded, there are many dedicated green space is available including Rock Creek Park, Soapstone Valley Park, Forest Hills Playground and Linnean Playground.

Crime or shall we say lack of, is where the neighborhood will appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are infrequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Looking for a great neighborhood? You have found it!
Pros
  • international elegance
  • family friendly
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Along the Anacostia"

Fairlawn is a neighborhood of approximately 3443 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Good Hope Road S.E., Naylor Road S.E., Minnesota Avenue S.E., Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. and Anacostia Drive S.E. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $290,637 with 38% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical attached “row house” style homes found in many neighborhoods within the District. In addition, there are numerous multifamily buildings within Fairlawn as well as a commercial component to the neighborhood.

The neighborhood has numerous schools including Orr Elementary, Anacostia Bible Christian School, and Anacostia Senior High School. There are no dedicated recreational facilities located in Fairlawn, however Hillcrest Recreation Center is not too far away. Restaurants and shopping are located within the neighborhood, but are focused primarily along Minnesota Avenue S.E. Many residents may choose to venture out for more choices. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available in Anacostia Park, which is very nice, as well as a couple of small public parks. Fairlawn offers at least 7 places of worship.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent and many may deter many from living here. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • desire for change
  • long-time residents
  • privete school
Cons
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"The Smithsonian has a museum here"

Fort Stanton is a neighborhood of approximately 2,742 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of the Suitland Parkway, 15th Street S.E., 16th Street S.E. and Fort Stanton Park. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $302,000 with 18% of the homes being owner occupied. Although you will find numerous multifamily buildings here the majority of the homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood is primarily a residential neighborhood and does not have any schools located within its boundaries, however the Moten Elementary School is located nearby as well as Our Lady of Perpetual High School.. Recreational facilities are located at the nearby Wilkerson Recreation Center. Restaurants and shopping opportunities is not be found within the neighborhood, so residents are required to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available in Fort Stanton Park, which is very nice. The neighborhood offers numerous places of worship as well as well as the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property occur. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Overall the neighborhood may be a good choice for those looking to live in a primarily residential neighborhood in the southeast section of the city.
Pros
  • green space
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great Recreational Center and Green Space"

Eastland Gardens is a neighborhood of approximately 793 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of the Anacostia Freeway, Douglas Street N.E, Anacostia Park and Deane Avenue N.E. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $299,666 with 38% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be detached single-family homes., which are well maintained. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

Kenilworth Elementary School is the one school located here. Recreational facilities are excellent with the Kenilworth – Parkside Recreation Center being located here offering a wide variety of activities. Adjacent to the Center, residents will enjoy Anacostia Park, which offers excellent dedicated green space. A limited number of dining and shopping options are located within the neighborhood, however they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood, as well as the Deanwood Metro station. Residents find several options for places to worship.

Lack of crime is where the neighborhood will appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are infrequent and that the neighborhood is relatively safe. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • interest in education
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots to offer"

Dupont Park is a neighborhood of approximately 3,612 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., Carpenter Street S.E., Pope Street S.E, M Street S.E. and the Anacostia Freeway. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $217,178 with 64% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be attractive single-family homes on wooded lots. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The Howard Road Academy and St. Francis Xavier School are found here. Restaurants and shopping are located within the neighborhood, mainly around Penn Branch Shopping Center and Pennsylvania Avenue S.E.. However they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Those with cars will find the Washington D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles convenient. Dedicated green space is located in nearby Anacostia Park, Twining Square, L’Enfant Square and Pope Branch Park. Residents will have several options for places to worship.

Crime is where the neighborhood will appeal to many wanting to live in the southeast section of the city. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are infrequent and that the neighborhood is relatively safe. There is a fire station and a Police station near by. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Overall, a very nice neighborhood!
Pros
  • beautiful park
  • large homes
  • relatively affluent
Cons
  • surrounding neighborhoods
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Small town feel, with big city house prices"

Chevy Chase is a neighborhood of approximately 20,832 residents located in the northwest section of the city along the Maryland state line. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of 41st Street N.W., Western Avenue, Feesenden Street N.W., Broad Branch Road N.W. and Oregon Avenue N.W.. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $794.060 with 58% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here are typically well maintained detached single-family homes. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood has several schools including St. Johns College High School, Lafayette Elementary School and Blessed Sacrament School. Recreational facilities are located at the Lafayette Recreation Center, as well as numerous private facilities. Excellent restaurants and shopping are located throughout Chevy Chase. Many residents find the numerous Metro Bus stops located in the neighborhood an excellent resource for getting around town. Francis G. Newlands Park as well as in Rock Creek Park provide dedicated green space to the residents of Chevy Chase.

The crime rate in Chevy Chase is low, with recent crime statistics indicating that crimes against people and property are infrequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. All in all a really nice neighborhood, however the pricing for homes is pretty expensive.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Rock Creek Park
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Do I really..."

Central N.E. is a neighborhood of approximately 1,182 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue N.E., the Anacostia Freeway, Benning Road N.E. and 47th Street N.E. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $147,642 with 36% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District, as well as numerous detached single family homes. As with many neighborhoods, there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood is home to Smothers Elementary School and Collegiate Academy. Dedicated recreational facilities are not located in the neighborhood, however green space is available for residents at the Fort Mahan Park. There are a limited number of restaurants and shopping within the neighborhood, however they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood as well as the Minnesota Avenue Metro station. Residents will find 7 places of worship in the neighborhood.

Crime is where the neighborhood may lose its appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. It is hard for me to get excited about this neighborhood.
Pros
  • Affordable homes
Cons
  • high crime rate
  • next to unsafe neighborhoods
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Huge potential"

Brightwood Park is a neighborhood of approximately 19,766 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Missouri Avenue N.W., New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Emerson Avenue N.W. and 16th Street N.W. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $275,715 with 47% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here tend to be the typical “attached “row house” homes found in many neighborhoods within the District. As with many neighborhoods there is a commercial component to the neighborhood as well.

The neighborhood has nine schools including Barnard Elementary School, Parkmont School and the Trusdell Education Campus. Recreational facilities are located at the emery Recreation Center. Restaurants and shopping are located within the neighborhood, however they are somewhat restricted in their offerings so many will want to venture out for these activities. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood. Dedicated green space is available in the Brightwood Recreational area as well as the Rudolf Playground and Hamilton Street Playground.

Crime is where the neighborhood may lose its appeal to many. Recent crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are frequent. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Hopefully crime can be reduced so the neighborhood can reach its potential.
Pros
  • pleasant, neighborly feel
Cons
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice place to live"

Brookland is a neighborhood of approximately 8,332 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The boundaries of the neighborhood are generally defined by South Dakota Avenue N.E, Rhode Island Avenue N.E., 9th Street N.E., Otis Street N.E, 14th Street N.E. and Taylor Street N.E.. In 2010 the average price for a home that sold here was $328,738, with 61% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here are a combination of attached and detached single family homes with some multifamily homes as well.

There are a number of schools in Brookland including St. Anthony's Catholic School, Hyde PCS and Burroughs Elementary School. Howard University School of Divinity is also located in the neighborhood. Shopping and dining opportunities exist in the neighborhood and are primarily located on the boundaries of the neighborhood. Residents are lucky to have the Brookland Cua Metro station as well as a great deal of Metro Bus stops within the neighborhood. Those looking for places to worship with find at least 12 religious facilities here. Taft Recreation Center provides recreational opportunities. Although there are many trees within the neighborhood, you will not find any dedicated green space within Brookland. Fort Bunker Hill Park is adjacent to Brookland, but it does not fall within the boundaries of the neighborhood itself.

The lack of crime according to the most recent statistics will be appealing to many. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • public transportation to MoCo and Downtown on the red line, bus lines run late
  • beautiful surroundings
  • close to everything
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Very bullish on this neighborhood"

Brightwood is a neighborhood of approximately 7,476 residents located in the northwest section of the city adjacent to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by Missouri Avenue N.W., 16th Street N.W., Aspen Drive N.W. and 5th Street N.W. The average price for a home sold here in 2010 was $387,891 with 26% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here are generally your traditional "row home" style home found throughout Washington D.C. You will also find some multifamily structures as well as some commercial buildings as well.

there are a umber of schools here including Jewish Primary Day, Center City PCS - Brightwood and the Learning Book Scholastic Center. The Fort Stevens Recreation Center provides recreational facilities as does the nearby Emery Recreation Center. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Rock Creek Park, which is best dedicated green space in the city. Shopping and dining options are limited to neighborhood style stores and fast food type of restaurants. Currently there are 4 places of worship within Brightwood. Numerous Metro Bus stops are located strategically throughout the neighborhood.

Crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood's crime rate is better than one might expect, although crimes against people and property do occur. As always check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I am really positive about the future of this neighborhood because of the future redevelopment of the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Can anyone say future massive mixed use project?
Pros
  • Future redevelopment of Walter Reed
  • neighborly
  • quiet
  • reasonable cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Neighborhood within a neighborhood"

Foxhall Village s a neighborhood of approximately 3,639 residents located in the northwest section of the city near Georgetown. In general the boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by Canal Road N.W, Glover Archbold Park, W Street N.W. and Whitehaven Parkway N.W.. The average price of a home sold in 2010 was $868,038, with 53% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes here are typically a mix of attached and detached single family homes as multifamily homes.

Foxhall Village is primarily a residential neighborhood with limited amenities. Families here have access to a number of schools including Georgetown Day School - Lower and Middle Schools, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, Our Lady of Victory School and the Montessori School - Washington. Although many of the streets are tree lined, there is dedicated green space in Foundry Branch Park, Glover Archbold Park, Hardy Playground and Reservior Playground. Shopping and dining opportunities are limited, but nearby Georgetown can meet those needs. Residents will find 3 places of worship here as well as numerous Metro Bus stops.

Foxhall is a very safe neighborhood according to the most recent crime statistics with crime primarily being a limited number of property type crimes. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risks in any neighborhood. Anyway, I really like this neighborhood!
Pros
  • Safe
  • plenty of space
  • strong community bonds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Need to go to Neiman Marcus?"

Friendship Heights is a neighborhood of approximately 2,44 residents located in the northwest section of the city along the Maryland border. The neighborhood's boundaries are formed by Western Avenue, 41st Street N.W., Chesapeake Street N.W. and River Road N.W. The average price for a home that sold in 2010 was an incredible $7,504,392, with over 75% of the homes being owner occupied. The homes a mixture of attached and detached single family homes as well as apartments and condominiums. Looking at the home for sale currently you will see condominiums with prices over $600,000 and detached single family homes selling for over $2,00,000.

Residents will find a multitude of shopping and dining opportunities within the neighborhood, especially along Wisconsin Avenue N.W.. Georgetown Day is located here for those seeking private school options. Recreational facilities include the Chevy Chase Recreation Center as well as numerous private facilities. Public transportation is excellent with numerous Metro Bus stops as well as the Friendship Heights Metro station. Residents have a number of places to worship with in the neighborhood.

Recent crime statistis indicate that the neighborhood is pretty safe with most crime being property type of crimes along Wisconsin Avenue. As always check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision before moving into any neighborhood. I really like this neighborhood because everything is there, now if I could just afford it.
Pros
  • everything you need is nearby
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Tough place to live"

Grant Park is a neighborhood of approximately 3,382 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood's boundaries are generally defined by Division Avenue N.E, Blaine Avenue N.E., East Capitol Street S.E, Dix Street N.E. and Clay Place N.E. The average price for a home that sold here in 2010 was $118,415, with 35% being owner occupied. Homes are a mixture of attached and detached single family homes as well as a numerous multifamily apartment buildings.

This is another neighborhood that is hard to stay positive about despite the low cost of housing. Here you will find few neighborhood amenities, such as shopping, restaurants and dedicated green space. The Arts & Technology Academy, as well as the Richardson Elementary School, are located here. The Evans Recreation Center is located just outside of the neighborhood and is available for residents. In addition, residents with children will enjoy the Watts Branch Playground. Public transportation is good with numerous Metro Bus stops being located in the neighborhood as well as the Capitol Heights Metro station. Currently there are 3 places of worship here.

Crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are common. A homicide has occurred within the neighborhood recently. As usual check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk with any neighborhood. I am going to need to give this neighborhood a pass for now due to the crime and really feel bad for the people that own homes here.
Pros
  • inexpenisive
Cons
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Hard to stay positive"

Greenway is a neighborhood of approximately 3,917 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The neighborhood's boundaries are defined by the Anacostia River, g Street S.E., Minnesota Avenue S.E. and East Capitol Street N.E. In 2010 the average price for a home that sold here was $151,871, with 24% of the homes being owner occupied. The neighborhood is a mixture of attached and detached single family homes as well as a significant number of multifamily condo and apartment buildings.

Many will not care for this neighborhood for a number of reasons including the proximity to the Anacostia Freeway and the numerous railroad tracks to the west of the neighborhood and the related noise. Kimball Elementary School is located nearby, but there are no schools in the neighborhood. Dining and shopping options are very very limited so residents typically will venture into other neighborhoods for these activities. There are numerous Metro Bus stops along Minnesota Avenue S.E. There is no dedicated green space or recreational facilities within the neighborhood, although the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail runs thru the neighborhood and links to the Riverside Terrace Recreation Center. Residents will find 5 places of worship here.

Crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property occur on a regular basis. As usual check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. as for me, I am going to give this neighborhood a pass.
Pros
  • inexpenisive
Cons
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nice place to call home"

Hillcrest is a nice residential neighborhood located in the southeast section of the city. In general the boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by Naylor Road S.E., Alabama Avenue S.E. and Park Drive S.E. and boosts and is home to a wide variety of detached single family homes. The neighborhood is mainly residential although there is some commercial businesses along the main roads that define the neighborhood. Homes are affordable here and the neighborhood has a high percentage of owner occupied homes.

Beers Elementary School is located just outside the neighborhood and is the closest school to Hillcrest.. Residents can find some shopping nearby, but will more than likely want to venture into other areas to shop. Restaurants are along the main roads of Hillcrest, but tend to be fast food style eating establishments. There are no dedicated recreational facilities here, but green space can be found at Angler Park. The neighborhood offers two places of worship as well. Metro Bus stops are available in numerous locations within the neighborhood. Some might find the lack of neighborhood amenities a negative, but others will take the neighborhood for what it is.

Crime or lack of is will be a appealing to all as recent crime statistics indicate that this is one of the safest neighborhoods in Anacostia. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk with any neighborhood. I like this neighborhood and hope that it can continue to shine and provide its residents a safe place to call home.
Pros
  • Safe
  • beautiful and green
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"What a great neighborhood"

Hawthorne is a little known neighborhood in the northwest section of the city that is home to approximately 1,016 residents. Located along the Maryland state line, the boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by Western Avenue N.W., Oregon Avenue N.W. and Beech Street N.W. The homes here are detached single family homes on wooded lots. In 2010 the average price of a home that sold here was $765,000, with 91% of the homes being owner occupied.

This neighborhood is strictly a residential neighborhood so do not expect to find schools, shopping, restaurants, places of worship or entertainment here. What you will find is a very nice neighborhood and a great place to live. Hawthorne is serviced by numerous Metro Bus stops and has great green space with Pinehurst Parkway Park and Rock Creek Park. Shopping, dining and entertainment can be found in adjacent Chevy Chase, which is a short drive away.

As far as crime is concerned, it does not get any better than Hawthorne. Recent crime reports show no recent criminal activity. as always check the mot recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Anyway, I am a big fan.
Pros
  • Green space
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"See any Bald Eagles?"

Bellevue is neighborhood of approximately 6,39 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by Atlantic Street S.E., 1st Street S.W., Juliet Street S.W. and Blue Plains Drive S.W.. In 2010 the average price for homes sold here was $169,320, with only 22% being owner occupied. Most of the homes here are attached single family homes although you will also find apartment buildings as well as some commercial buildings.

Patterson Elementary School is located here for those with small children. A unique feature of this neighborhood is Specialty Hospital of Washington and the washington Highlands Interim Library. There is dedicated green space at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center as well as nearby Shepherd Parkway and Oxon Hill Farm, where bald eagles have been spotted. Shopping and restaurants are a challenge however and many residents will chose to go elsewhere to pursue shopping and dining options, including nearby National Harbor. The neighborhood offers residents two places to worship. Public transportation is limited to numerous Metro Bus stops. Those with cars that commute to work will enjoy the easy access to I95 and the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The nearby sewage treatment plant may be problematic to some.

Crime is going to be a major issue for many looking to move here with the recent statistics indicating a mixture of crimes against people and property. As always review the most recent crime data to make an informed decision as to the crime risk with any neighborhood. Although improvements are underway, I think I am going to need to pass on Bellevue until there is a long term downward trend in the crime statistics, but that is just me.
Pros
  • inexpenisive
  • close to Bolling Airforce Base
Cons
  • crime
  • noise
  • poor quality housing
  • too close to a sewage treatment plant
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable with shopping"

Benning is a neighborhood of approximately 2,259 residents located in the northeast section of the city. In general the boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by East Capitol Street N.E., Benning Road N.E. and the Anacostia Freeway. Homes here are affordable an the neighborhood is a mixture of attached and detached single family homes. In 2010 the average price of a home sold here was $130,727 with 34% of the homes being owner occupied.

Nia Community PCS is the sole school here. Residents will enjoy restaurants and shopping opportunities including a Safeway grocery store here Public transportation is nearby with the Benning Road Metro as well as numerous Metro Bus stops throughout the neighborhood. Some may find the railroad tracks along the Anacostia Freeway noisy. Thee are only 2 places of worship here. Although there is no dedicated recreational facilities, residents will find the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center close by. Green space is also available just outside of the neighborhood at Fort Mahan Park.

Recent crime data indicates that the neighborhood is relatively safe. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I think that Benning has lots to offer. Affordable with shopping, what more could you want?
Pros
  • transportation
  • cheap housing available
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Wait and see"

Benning Ridge is a neighborhood located in the southeast section of the city and is the home to approximately 6,275 residents. Located along the Maryland state line, the neighborhood's borders are defined by East Capitol Street N.E., Benning Road N.E., Southern Avenue S.E., Fort Dupont Park and parts of the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center. Homes here are affordable with the average price of a home sold in 2010 being $139,079, with 42% of the home being owner occupied. The neighborhood is primarily detached single family homes.

Davis Elementary School, Free Gospel Christian Academy and Kipp Leap PCS are the schools within the neighborhood. Public transportation is available by Metro Bus stops. As with most residential neighborhoods shopping and dining options are best found in other neighborhoods. In addition to the Benning Stoodert Recreation Center, you will find the Benning Terrace Recreational Center here and the Fletcher-Johnson Recreational Center adjacent to the neighborhood along Benning Road S.E. Green space can be found in these centers as well as Ridge Playground. Woodlawn Cemetery is also located in Benning Ridge.

Crime will be concerning to many. According to the most recent crime statistics, crimes against property and people occur on a regular basis. As always look at the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the risk in any neighborhood. Although the low cost of homeownership is appealing, I am going to take a wait and see approach with this neighborhood.
Pros
  • improving conditions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"This is what I am talking about"

I love this neighborhood! Cleveland Park is an awesome neighborhood of approximately 14,876 residents in the northwest section of the city. In general the neighborhood falls within the Boudaries of the Rock Creek Park, Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Woodley Road N.W., Upton Street N.W and Rodman Place N.W.. Homes here are typically very expensive, but very very nice and well maintained attached and detached single family homes as well as apartments and condominiums. In 2010 the average price of a home that sold here was $909,575, with approximately 44% of the homes being owner occupied.

Restaurants and shopping are available, primarily along Wisconsin Avenue N.W. and Connecticut Avenue N.W.. One of the great things about the neighborhood is the Uptown Theatre for viewing the latest movies. Public transportation is available on the Cleveland Park Metro and there are numerous Metro Bus stops as well. Residents will find the National Cathedral School as well as the Washington International School located in Cleveland Park. Recreation facilities are located at the Hearst Recreation Center and dedicated green space can be found at Rock Creek Park and Macomb Playground. The major downside of visiting here is the parking or lack of it depending upon how you look at it.

Crime statistics indicate that crime against property occurs, but that the neighborhood is relatively safe. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. Anyway, this is a fantastic neighborhood and is everything city living is about. I would love to live here if I could afford it.
Pros
  • architecture
  • family friendly
  • gorgeous houses
  • neighborliness
  • self-sufficient
Cons
  • Parking
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Parks as neighbors"

Colonial Village is a affluent residential neighborhood of approximately 1,358 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by Beach Drive, 16th Street N.W., North Portal Drive N.W and East Beach Drive N.W.. The homes here are expensive, with the average price for a home sold in 2010 being $714,582, with 89% of the homes being owner occupied. Currently, many of the homes for sale here are well above that number.

The Lowell School is the only school that you are going to find in Colonial Village. Many will enjoy living here due to the peace and quiet as this is almost exclusively a residential neighborhood with no shopping, no restaurants and limited places to worship. Residents typically will travel to nearby Silver Spring and Chevy Chase for those options. While many will find the residential aspect of the neighborhood appealing, others may not feel this is what they are after when living in the city. The one thing that everyone will agree on is that the access to dedicated green space is exceptional with Beach Parkway Park, North Portal Park and Rock Creek Park all being within the neighborhood. Public transportation is limited to Metro Bus stops along 16th Street N.W..

Recent crime statistics indicate that this a relatively safe neighborhood. As always look at the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood. All in all a nice place to live, but many will not like the lack of neighborhood amenities.
Pros
  • Parks
  • well maintianed
  • family friendly
  • quiet enclave
  • safe community
Cons
  • distance from downtown
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"The seeds have been planted."

Columbia Heights is another neighborhood that I think has a great future. Located in the northwest section of the city this neighborhood of approximately 31,344 residents, is a mix of commercial and residential uses. Homes are a mixture of attached "row house" style homes as well as detached single family homes. In addition, you will also find a number of apartments and condominiums as well. In 2010 the average price for a home sold in this neighborhood was $479,297, with 18% being owner occupied.

Residents have a number of schools here including Cardoza High School, Benjamin Bannecker High School as well as the Capital City PCS - Lower School. Target and Giant are two of the major stores here in Columbia Heights, but residents enjoy a number of smaller stores as well. Public transportation is excellent with the Columbia Heights Metro station along 14th Street N.W. and numerous Metro Bus stops in the neighborhood. Residents will find at least 15 places of worship here. Restaurants can be found along 14th Street N.W, primarily north of Columbia Road N.W.. One of the nice things about Columbia Heights is the Powell Recreation Center as well as the Girard Street Park and Garfield Park.

Despite what recent crime statistics say, I am still bullish on this neighborhood. Crimes against people and property occur daily here. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. This neighborhood has lots to offer.
Pros
  • Affordable apartments
  • growing and rebuilding
  • easy commute
  • plenty of shopping close by
  • Walking distance to DC's only Target!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great future"

People like think I am crazy, but I think this is a great neighborhood with a great future. Located is the northwest section of the city, this neighborhood is home to approximately 12,038 residents. The boundaries of Cardoza Shaw are Florida Avenue N.W, 15th Street N.W. and S Street N.W.. The average price for a home sold here in 2010 was $517,687, with 27% of the homes being owner occupied attached and detached single family homes. One of the big factors in the great outlook for neighborhood has been the re-development of the U Street corridor, which is in the center of the neighborhood.

There are nine public and private schools here including the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School and Shaw Middle School. Residents will find public transportation to be excellent with the U Street and Shaw Metro stations as well as numerous Metro Bus stations. There are lots of great restaurants here including the famous Ben's Chili Bowl. Shopping opportunities are here as well. The neighborhood has 11 places of worship. Dedicated green space is limited, but residents will enjoy the Harrison Playground. Many students live in the area as well due to the nearby Howard University, which has several buildings within the neighborhood.

Crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property are common. I think that the crime statistics will continue to improve over time as the redevelopment of the U Street N.W. corridor continues. As always check the most recent statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. In the meantime, I continue to be bullish on Cardozo Shaw.
Pros
  • Ethiopian food
  • Every single type of bar/restaurant on one street
  • family friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable homes here"

Fort Davis Park is a neighborhood located along the Maryland state line in the southeast section of the city and is home to approximately 3,133 residents. The neighborhoods borders are defined by Southern Avenue S.E, Massachusetts Avenue S.E, Alabama Avenue S.E. and Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. Here you will find primarily a residential neighborhood of detached single family homes that are affordable. In 2010 the average price for a home sold in Fort Davis Park was $135,162, with over 70% of the homes being owner occupied.

The neighborhood is primarily a residential neighborhood so the services found in other mixed use neighborhoods are not available here. Shopping and restaurants are limited here, so many residents will want to venture into other nearby neighborhoods for shopping and dining opportunities. Residents however will enjoy the Fort Davis Recreational Center here as well as several places of worship. Dedicated green space is found at the nearby Fort Davis Park. Metro Bus stops can be found along the major roads defining the neighborhood. The only school located in Fort Davis Park is the Dupont Park Adventist School.

Recent crime statisti indicate that there are crimes against property and people, however there are other areas that are worse. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk of any neighborhood. Although amenities may be limited, this neighborhood has lots to offer including affordable homes.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • nice and green
  • strong community
Cons
  • must drive to shop
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"College town"

George Washington University is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of the city and is home to approximately 7,634 residents. As the name of the neighborhood implies, everything revolves around the university or as many refer to it, GW. The boundaries for the neighborhood include K Street N.W., F Street N.W., 19th Street N.W. and 24th Street N.W.. in 2010 the average price of a home sold here was $255,900, with 28% of all homes being owner occupied. The neighborhood has a mix of university building as well as some commercial buildings as well as primarily muti-family apartments and condominiums. There a a few "row house" style attached single family homes here as well.

The School Without Walls Senior High School is located here. Non student residents will find little in the way of recreational activities here. Shopping is limited, but there are a number of restaurants in the area. Public transportation is good with the Foggy Bottom Metro station being located at 23rd Street and I Street N.W. There are also many Metro Bus stops in the neighborhood. Green space can be found at Anniversary Park. The George Washington Hospital has an excellent reputation and is a real asset to the neighborhood. The biggest thing that many will find problematic is the traffic here, which can be brutal. Also the protests that occur near the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) can be particularly disruptive.

Crime statistics indicate that this is a very safe neighborhood with most crimes being property type crimes. One of the reasons for this is the George Washington University Police that patrol the neighborhood along with the Metro Police. As always check recent crime statistics to amke an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • George washing University Hospital
  • student influence energy
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Walking distance to the Mall"

Southwest / Waterfront is a neighborhood of approximately 14,174 residents located in the southwest section of the city. Located south of the Mall this neighborhood's boundaries are formed generally by Independence Avenue S.W., South Capitol Street S.E., P Street S.W and Water Street S.W.. This neighborhood is a mix of federal facilities, marinas, commercial buildings, hotels and a variety of attached "row house" style single family and multifamily homes including condominiums and apartmentss. In 2010, the average price for homes sold in the neighborhood $245,202 with 30% of the homes being owner occupied.

The neighborhood offers excellent restaurants, particularly along Water Street S.W. Shopping however is challenging, however there is a Safeway grocery store here. Many will choose ti venture into other areas for their shopping. Public transportation is excellent with four Metro stations being located within the neighborhood as well as numerous Metro Bus stops being strategically placed in the neighborhood. Residents will enjoy he Randall Recreation Center, Jefferson Recreation Center as well as the Town Center Park and Benjamin Banneker Park. Numerous places of worship can be found here as well. Schools include the Jefferson Middle School, Appletree Early PCS - Riverside.

Crime against people and property occur here on a regular basis according to the most recent crime reports. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I like it here because it is near so many things and the area continues to improve. Next time I am here I am going to stop by and see the Titanic Memorial.
Pros
  • Metro
  • Near everything
  • improved housing
  • strong community bonds
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Did you hear a lion?"

I love this neighborhood! Located in the northwest section of the city, this neighborhood is home to approximately 8,666 residents. Located adjacent to the National Zoological Park, Mount Pleasant is a mixture of "row home" attached single family homes as well as rental apartments and condominiums. In general, the neighborhood's boundaries are Piney Branch Park, 16th Street N.W., Beach Drive and Harvard Street N.W.. In 2010, the average price for a home sold in this neighborhood was $625,419, with 31% of the homes being owner occupied. If you bought here 10 years ago, you are more than likely sitting on lots of equity in your home.

Residents here will find numerous restaurants and places to shop in the neighborhood, especially Mt. Pleasant Drive N.W.. Bancroft Elementary School is located on Newton Street N.W.. There are a few places of worship in the surrounding neighborhoods, which will be appealing to some residents. Public transportation is available thru scattered Metro Bus stops in the neighborhood. On thing that is very problematic here in the lack of parking, which is particularly bad on the weekend when zoo visitors look for parking to avoid paying to use the zoo parking lots.

Crime against people and property do occur regularly according to recent crime statistics. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I really like this neighborhood and think that is a great place.
Pros
  • Zoo
  • constantly improving
  • diversity
Cons
  • parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Ok once you get here"

Langdon is a neighborhood of approximately 3,314 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood's boundary's are generally located at New York Avenue N.E., Montana Avenue N.E., Rhode Island Avenue N.E., Bladensburg Road N.E. and South Dakota Avenue N.E. Homes in Langdon sold for a average price of $250,745 in 2010. 57% of the homes here are owner occupied. The neighborhood has a mixture of commercial and industrial uses mainly at the fringes of the neighborhood along New York Avenue N.E. Most of the homes here are detached single family homes.

The are a number of schools within the neighborhood including the Tree of Life PCS and the Langdon Education Campus. Shopping and restaurants are limited, so many residents will want to venture into other neighborhoods for these activities. Residents will find 9 places of worship in the neighborhood. Green space is found in Langdon Park. A couple of things that many may not care for, one being the railroad tracks that bisect the neighborhood and the other is the nightclubs of of Bladensburg Road. Public transportation is available with numerous Metro Bus stops thru out the neighborhood. Traffic getting to the neighborhood is challenging, especially on New York Avenue N.E. during rush hour, however once you get into the actual neighborhood you may like it here.

Crime seems so be mainly focused around the major roads that form the boundaries to the neighborhood with the inner part of the neighborhood being relatively safe. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Never would know it was there"

I must have driven by this neighborhood a thousand times and never noticed it. Located just north of Georgetown University, Burleith / Hillandale is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of the city. In general the boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by the Whitehaven Parkway N.W., Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Reservoir Road N.W. and the Glover Archbold Park. In many ways the homes are very similar to those found in Georgetown, with a variety of attached and detached single family homes found and are quite expensive.

This is a residential neighborhood so dining and shopping options here are very limited, but because of the proximity to Georgetown, many opportunities are nearby. Shopping is also on parts of Wisconsin Avenue N.W., including grocery shopping at a Safeway. Schools include the Washington International School, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Hardy Middle School. Glover Archbold Park is a dedicated green space although you will find many tree lined streets here as well. There are numerous Metro Bus stops providing access to the expanded Metro system.

Recent crime statistics indicate that the area is relatively safe with just a handful of crimes against people and property occurring. Most are located towards the Wisconsin Avenue N.W. part of the neighborhood. As always be sure to review recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • security
Cons
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Like Recreational Centers?"

Marshall Heights is a neighborhood in the southeast section of the city and is home to approximately 5,865 residents. Located along the Maryland state line the boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by East Capitol Street N.E., Benning Road S.E. and Southern Avenue S.E.. Homes here are relatively affordable with the average price for a home sold in 2010 being $116,041. Approximately 22% of the homes are owner occupied. The neighborhood features a mixture of commercial and residential uses. Here you will find a variety of multifamily homes as well as attached and detached single family homes.

One of the striking features of the neighborhood is the number of dedicated recreational centers here. Residents will enjoy Benning Park Recreation Center, Harris Recreation Center, Fletcher-Johnson Recreation Center and the East Capitol Community Center. In addition, the Evans Recreation Center is just outside of the neighborhood. H.D. Woodson Senior High School, Nalle Elementary School and C.W. Harris Elementary School are located here as well. Although residents will find a few markets and restaurants, most will want to travel to other neighborhoods for shopping and restaurant opportunities. There are at least 12 places of worship with Marshall Heights. Capitol Heights Metro station is located at the intersection of East Capitol Street S.E. and Southern Avenue S.E. and residents enjoy numerous Metro Bus stations as well.

Crime is a mixed bag according to the most recent crime data. Most crime appears to be focused upon property crimes, however there have been numerous serious crimes against people as well including sexual assault and assault with a deadly weapon. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risks associated with any neighborhood.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • cheap
Cons
  • violent crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Georgia Avenue is main street here"

Pleasant Plains is a neighborhood of approximately 3,001 residents located in the northwest section of the city, jut north of Howard University. Centered on Georgia Avenue N.W. the boundaries of the neighborhood are generally defined by Harvard Street N.W., 11th Street N.W., Park Place N.W. and New Hampshire Avenue N.W.. The average price for a home sold here in 2010 was $312,900, with 30% being owner occupied. The neighborhood is a mix of commercial buildings, primarily located along Georgia Avenue and attached single family "row house" structures.

Thee are several public and private schools within the neighborhood including E.L. Haynes PCS - Georgia Avenue Campus, Nation House Watoto School and Cesar Chavez 0- Bruce Prep Campus. There are many places to shop and dine within the neighborhood with most places being located on Georgia Avenue N.W.. Residents will appreciate the numerous Metro Bus stations thru out the neighborhood, with the Georgia Avenue - Petworth Metro station being the closest. Bruce Monroe Community Park is along Columbia Road N.W. for the residents enjoyment.

Recent crime reports are mixed as to the crime rate within Pleasant Plains. It appears that most crime is directed against property, particularly cars. Crimes against people occur as well. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision concerning the risk of crime in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • proximity of Howard University
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Check back in a couple of years"

Congress Heights is neighborhood in the southeast section of the city that is home to approximately 8,720 residents. St. Elizabeth's Hospital-East Hospital is located here near the Suitland Parkway, which generally forms the northern boundary of the neighborhood. The other boundaries are formed by he Anacostia Freeway (I295), Mississippi Avenue S.E. and 13th Street S.E.. In 2010, the average price for home here was $119,016, with only 20% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes are a mixture of single and multifamily homes.

There are at least eight schools in the neighborhood including Center City PCS - Congress Heights Campus, Simon Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Leckner Elementary School, Ballou Senior High School, King Elementary School, Imagine Southeast PCS and M.C. Terrell / McGogney School. Although there are numerous neighborhood markets, most residents will want to venture out to do their shopping. while out be sure to get something to eat because there are few restaurants here. Green space and recreational facilities can be found at the Mary Church Recreational Center as well as the Congress Heights Playground. There re numerous Metro Bus stops thru out the neighborhood and residents will find the Congress Heights Metro station useful.

As with many neighborhoods in the southeast section of the city, crime can be a concern. Recent crime statistics indicate a significant amount of crime against people and property. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before venturing into any neighborhood. As for me the crime issues are enough to saty away.
Pros
  • progress
  • desire for better things
Cons
  • violent crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Love it here"

Van Ness is a neighborhood of approximately 1,533 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood,which is within the boundaries of Connecticut Avenue N.W., Rodman Street N.W, Yuma Street N.W. and Reno Road N.W., is the home of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Here you will find a little bit of everything from residential homes, commercial buildings and numerous foreign embassies along Reno Road N.W.. In 2010, the average price of a home sold here was $777,200, with over 61% being owner occupied. Homes are typically well maintained attached or detached single family homes although numerous condominiums and apartments can be found her as well.

The Sheridan School is the only educational facility here besides UDC. Residents will enjoy numerous shopping and dining experiences along Connecticut Avenue N.W.. Public transportation is great with the Van Ness Metro station being located here as well as numerous Metro Bus stops. Once you venture away from Connecticut Avenue N.W. you will find beautiful tree lied streets with dedicated green space found in the Melvin Hazen Park. Residents will need to venture out of the neighborhood to find places to worship. A negative here is that parking can be very problematic at times.

Recent crime statistics indicate that this is a very safe neighborhood, with crime being limited and focused on property type crimes. Contributing to the safety is the special Police at UDC as well as the federal Police protection around the embassies. As always review the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as the the crime risk in any neighborhood. Great neighborhood with lots to offer.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Good Food
  • Metro Station
  • international elegance
Cons
  • Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"No farm here"

It is really hard to find anything to get excited about in this neighborhood located in southeast section of the city and is the home to approximately 2,964 residents. In general, Barry Farm is bordered by the Anacostia Freeway and the Suitland Parkway. In 2010 the average price for a home sold in the neighborhood was $100,750, with only 9% of the homes being owner occupied. The homes here are all multifamily apartments or condominiums. There are few commercial businesses located within the neighborhood.

Birney Elementary School is the only school with in the neighborhood. Residents may enjoy the Barry Farm Recreation Center, which is located next to the school. There are no restaurants here and only a couple of convenience stores. Other than that residents will need to go out of the neighborhood for any substantial shopping. Residents find numerous Metro Bus stops in the neighborhood as well as two places of worship.

Crime is a huge problem here according to recent crime statistics. Crimes against people and property are common with a homicide, numerous robberies and sexual assaults occurring recently. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. As far as Barry Farm is concerned, many will want to pass of it. It is a real shame that many really good people are forced to live in an environment like this due to their economic circumstances.
Pros
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Small neighborhood with few amenities"

Arboretum is a very small neighborhood in the northeast section of the city adjacent to the National Arboretum, which is beautiful and is a fun place to visit and is a really nice feature of the neighborhood. The boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by R Street N.E., Bladensburg Road N.E., Hickey Lane N.E. and New York Avenue. The neighborhood includes several hotels as well as several commercial businesses in addition to the residential area, which is made up of numerous single family homes as well as a few multifamily apartments.

Since the neighborhood is small, it lacks many of the amenities that many residents expect in a neighborhood. Shopping and restaurants are not found within the neighborhood. There are no schools or places of worship here. On a positive note the Arboretum Recreational Center is located in here, offering residents of all ages activities. There are numerous Metro Bus stops along Bladensburg Road allowing residents to gain access to the rest of the expansive Metro system. The location to those that may be commuting by car to jobs in Prince George's County as I95 access is great via Rt 50 and will be a reverse commute for many.

The neighborhood has a bad reputation as far as crime is concerned, however the most recent crime statistics do not support the reputation. The number of crimes reported here in the last 30 days was actually low and focused on a few property related crimes. I am sure that the Police station located in the neighborhood is a bid factor! As always check the most recent crime data to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. I think that the lack of amenities is that would deter me from living here.
Pros
  • Police Station in the community
  • located in a beautiful natural environment
  • low cost of living
  • public transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"On the way back, but...."

Near northeast is a neighborhood of approximately 7,388 residents located in the northeast section of the city north of Union Station. The boundaries of the neighborhood are generally formed by Union Station, G Street N.E., Florida Avenue N.E., 10th Street N.E, and North Capitol Street N.W.. Homes here are actually pretty expensive, with the average cost of a home sold in 2010 being $414,606. Owner occupied homes accounted for 46% of the homes here. The neighborhood has a mixture of government buildings as well as commercial building and of course multifamily homes as well as attached and detached single family homes. Near Northeast has a little bit to offer everyone and while the neighborhood is on the way back, I think prices may be a bit high for the neighborhood.

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary, Two Rivers PCS and the J.O Wilson Elementary School are the two schools found here. J.O. Wilson Recreation Center provides recreational activities for residents of all ages. The neighborhood has a tremendous amount of restaurants offering a wide variety of foods. Shopping can be found here and many will love the Harris Teeter grocery store. Currently there are over 19 churches in Near Northeast. Public transportation including Amtrak, MARC train Metro trains and Metro Buses are located in the neighborhood so a car is not necessary.

Crime is where many will find problems with the neighborhood. While a great deal of progress has been made improve the neighborhood, the most recent crime statistics are troubling. Here you will find a large number of crimes against people and property occurring on a regular basis. This is one area that is going to really hurt the re-development efforts in the long run unless something is done. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood. For now, I am on the sidelines on this neighborhood, cheering them on but not ready to join the team yet.
Pros
  • new businesses
Cons
  • old problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Also known as Woodridge"

This neighborhood of 4,181 residents is located in the northeast section of the city along the Maryland state line. Also know as Woodridge, the border of this neighborhood is defined by Eastern Avenue N.E., South Dakota Avenue N.E, Bladensburg Road N.E. and Shepherd Street N.E.. Homes here are 78% owner occupied and the average price for a home sold in 2010 was 249,289. The homes here are typically single family detached homes with nice yards. Commercial space can be found along Bladensburg Road N.E..

Woodridge Elementary School is the only school found within the neighborhood, although nearby the Howard University School of Divinity can be found. Residents will enjoy Bernard Park and is the main dedicated green space within the neighborhood. Currently there are 6 places of worship here. Shopping is limited as are restaurants, hover some can be found along Bladensburg Road N.E.. Most will want to venture outside of the neighborhood for better shopping and dining opportunities. There are numerous Metro Bus stops here with the Brookland-Cua being the nearest Metro station.

The neighborhood appears to be relatively safe according to the most recent crime statistics, with most crime being property type of crimes including a rash of theft from vehicle reports within the last 30 days. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • High percentage of the residents own their homes
  • well built homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Is this really Penn Quarter?"

There is some confusion as to the Penn Quarter neighborhood and where it is. Most consider it to the south and west of Chinatown, but StreetAdvisor shows it as generally east of 395 and bordered by Columbus Circle N.W., North Capitol Street N.E. and Louisiana Avenue N.W.. My review will be on the area shown on StreetAdvisors map.

This is strictly a commercial area in the northwest section of the city near the Capitol Building and Union Station. In addition to numerous federal buildings including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you will find Georgetown University Law School located here as well. There are numerous hotels here including the Hyatt Regency. Several trade, labor and other special interest associations have facilities here as well, undoubtedly drawn to the neighborhood's proximity to the Capitol for their lobbying efforts. Visitors will find numerous restaurants in the neighborhood, but little shopping. There are numerous Metro Bus stops in the neighborhood and nearby Union Station provides access to the Metro train system as well as MARC trains and Amtrak trains. The Japanese American Memorial is within the neighborhood and is a memorial not visited often. There are no schools or places of worship here.

Crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood s relatively safe with crimes against property more common. As always check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the risk before venturing into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Close to Union Station
  • Close to the Capitol
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of the citys best neighborhoods"

I love Kalorama Heights and spent lots of time here while working on one of the Embassies a few years ago. The neighborhood is home to approximately 3,147 residents and is located in the northwest section of the city. The boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway N.W, Connecticut Avenue N.W., and Florida Avenue N.W.. Homes in the neighborhood are very expensive with the average price of a home sold in the neighborhood being $1,268,070 in 2010. 46% of the homes here are owner occupied. In general, most of the homes are either attached or detached single family homes. Apartments and condominiums can also be found as well some commercial buildings, particularly along Connecticut Avenue N.W.. The homes located along the tree lined streets are beautiful and well maintained.

There are no schools within Kalorama Heights, but there are many foreign embassies located within the neighborhood. In addition to the large embassies found along Massachusetts Avenue, you will find many smaller embassies on the side streets. Connecticut Avenue N.W. is the best place to find to find shopping as well as restaurants. Green space can be found at Rock Creek Park, Sheridan Circle as well as Mitchell Park. Public transportation is limited to Metro Bus stops along the main roads. Parking is a real challenge however with many streets having numerous spots reserved for the cars of the neighboring embassies.

This is one of the safest cities n the neighborhood as shown in the most recent crime statistics. This is more than likely due to the very heavy Police (federal and local) presence around the numerous embassies. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood you are considering. I would love to live here if I could afford it.
Pros
  • very safe
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots to offer but be careful"

University Heights is a neighborhood in the northeast section of the city with approximately 7,000 depending upon how you define the neighborhood. Many consider University Heights to be a much larger neighborhood than is shown on StreetAdvisor. Anyway the neighborhood is located to the east of The Catholic University and i generally defined as falling within the boundaries of Taylor Street N.E., 14th Street N.E. Otis Street N.E. and John McCormack Drive N.E.. The price of homes within the expanded neighborhood sold for an average price of $281,230 in 2010. 35% of the homes are owner occupied. One of the great things about the neighborhood is the mixture of commercial, educational, residential and religious uses into one relatively small neighborhood.

Many will find the facilities at Turkey Thicket appealing with the numerous sports and recreational facilities available including tennis courts, ball fields and basketball courts. Green space can be found in Fort Bunker Hill Park and many will find the large number of trees within the neighborhood appealing as well. One of the great things here is the integration of many businesses into the neighborhood including restaurants, banks and retail shopping stores. The nearby Brookland Cua Metro station as well as numerous Metro Bus stations are appealing as well. Schools including the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS will be appealing to those with children.

The only thing that detracts from the neighborhood is the recent crime statistics indicating crimes against people as well as property. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood. I like it here because it has a lot to offer, but I would need to understand what is happening on the crime front first.
Pros
  • Mix of residential and commercial
  • educational opportunities
Cons
  • crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"The seeds have been planted"

Skyland is a neighborhood located in the southeast section of the city and is home to approximately 1,886 residents. Located to the east of Fort Stanton Park the neighborhood's boundaries are defined by Naylor road S.E, Alabama Road S.E. and Angler Place S.E.. Homes sold in 2010 had an average sales price of $129,504. Only 20% of the homes in the neighborhood are owner occupied. Homes are typically multifamily and a mix of attached and detached single family homes. There is a significant amount of building with commercial uses within the neighborhood including Children's Hospital. Currently there are two multifamily rental buildings for sale in Skyland.

Stanton Elementary School is the only school located here. Residents will find restaurants in the neighborhood, especially near where Alabama Avenue S.E., Naklor Road S.E. and Good Hope Road S.E. join. However many of the restaurants are fast food establishments. Shoppers will appreciate having a Safeway grocery store nearby as well as other places to shop. There are numerous Metro Bus stops thru out the neighborhood. Dedicated green space, such as parks, do not exist within the neighborhood, although Fort Stanton Park is nearby.

Recent crime statistics are encouraging with a limited number of crimes against property and people occurring. As always check the most recent crime data and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood. All in all this neighborhood appears to be on the rebound and had many things that people are looking for when moving into a neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice homes with nice price tags to match"

Upper Chevy Chase is a very nice neighborhood of approximately 2,855 residents located in the northwest section of the city. Located east of Connecticut Avenue N.W. its borders are generally defined by Nebraska Avenue N.W., Oregon Avenue N.W., Tennyson Street N.W.and Broad Branch Road N.W.. In 2010, the average price for a home that sold in this neighborhood was $819,981, with 83% of the homes owner occupied. Homes here, which are detached single family structures, are very nice and range in size and price. Some command very high price tags for their age, style and size.

Upper Chevy Chase is almost exclusively a residential neighborhood with no shopping or restaurants in the neighborhood, so most will travel to other neighborhoods including nearby Chevy Chase. In addition, there are no schools in Upper Chevy Chase, although Lafayette Elementary School is nearby. Residents of the neighborhood can take advantage of the Lafayette Recreation Center. Although most of the neighborhood is wooded, many residents take advantage of the nearby Rock Creek Park. One interesting feature here is the Knollwood Nursing Home located off of Oregon Avenue N.W. Residents will only find one place of worship here as well. Metro Bus has a number of stops within the neighborhood. Traffic can be bad on the feeder roads leading to the neighborhood.

Crime seems to be limited and mostly centered on property crimes according to the latest crime statistics. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision concerning the crime risk with any neighborhood. Overall I really like the neighborhood but am not sure of the value for the dollar.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"The ultimate green space in D.C. is your neighbor"

Carver is a neighborhood in the northeast section of the city with the combined Carver and Langston neighborhoods having approximately 5,594 residents. In general, Carver is defined as the area within Bladensburg Road N.E., Maryland Avenue N.E. and M Street N.E. The neighborhood backs up to the National Arboretum. In 2010, homes in this area sold for a average price of $226,228, with 17% of the homes being owner occupied. Homes with Carver are typically attached single family "row homes" although there are numerous mult-ifamly apartment there as well. Numerous commercial structures are on the perimeter of Carver.

Residents enjoy shopping at a CVS, Safeway Grocery Store as well as other shops. Restaurants are limited within the neighborhood, but there is a Starbucks. The neighborhood enjoys three places of worship. There are no schools located within the neighborhood, but they are nearby in Langston. Carver residents have access to public transportation thru numerous Metro Bus stops located throughout the neighborhood. There are no dedicated recreational facilities within the neighborhood.

Hopefully crime will remain under control here. Recent crime statistics indicate that there have been recent reports of crimes against people and property. As always review the most current crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the risk of crime in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • stable
  • affordable housing
  • strong community bonds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots of reasons to move here"

Queens Chapel is the home to 4,450 residents in the northeast section of the city and lies on the border between the city and the state of Maryland. In general the neighborhood is flanked by Galloway Place N.E., Eastern Avenue N.E., Riggs Road N.E. and the metro train tracks leading to the Fort Totten Metro station. The neighborhood is primarily made up of a mixture of attached and detached single family homes. In 2010 the average sales price for a home that was sold in this neighborhood was $197,742, with 66% of the homes are owner occupied.

There is only one school in the neighborhood and hat can be found a the LaSalle-Backus Education campus. Residents are fortunate enough to have the Lamond Riggs Library as well. Green space can be found at the nearby Fort Circle Parks as well as the Riggs Road Playground. A big draw to many will be the Backus Recreational Center. As with many neighborhoods, shopping is very limited and restaurants are limited to a few take out places. However there is a Giant food store as well as other stores at the Riggs Plaza Shopping Center on Eastern Avenue N.E. just outside of the neighborhood. Although painful to get to the beltway from here, many will enjoy the the Fort Totten Metro station as well as numerous Metro Bus stops within the neighborhood.

Recent crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood is relatively safe, with only a few scattered crimes against people and property. As always, check the recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk in any neighborhood that you are considering moving into. All in all seems like a nice neighborhood.
Pros
  • Stable neighborhood
  • Public transportation
  • recreation center
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nice and quiet"

Manor Park is a nice neighborhood of approximately 8,820 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The boundaries of the neighborhood are generally defined by Rggs Road N.E., Missouri Avenue N.W., 5th Street N.W along Blair Avenue N.W.. Data from 2010 indicates that the average sales price for a home in this neighborhood was $288,010, with 67% of the homes being owner occupied. There is a mixture of commercial and residential uses in the neighborhood with the neighborhood mostly being attached single family "row houses".

There are numerous schools within Manor Park including Paul PCS, Kmit Institute for Magnificent Achievers, Coolidge Senior High School and Whittier Education Campus. The neighborhood offers numerous recreational facilities including the Coolidge and Takoma Park Recreational Centers. Green space can be found at Rock Creek Park, which is not in any way connected to the more well known Rock Creek Park. There are also numerous gardens found near Oglethorpe Street S.W.. Residents will find at least 10 places of worship in Manor Park. Shopping and restaurant opportunities can be found but are limited and spread out. Many will want to travel to other neighborhoods for these activities. Public transportation is focused on numerous Metro Bus stops and the nearby Takoma Park Metro station.

Crime statistics indicate a mixture of crimes against people as well as crimes against property. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • roomy
  • long term residents
  • quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great options for neighborhood schools"

Tenleytown is a very nice neighborhood in the northwest section of the city and has approximately 1,500 residents, depending upon where the borders are drawn. I have spent lots of time here and really love it here. In 2010, the price for the average home sold here was $830,000 with 79% being owner occupied. The neighborhood is a mix of commercial buildings as well as attached and detached single family homes.

There are numerous public and private schools in the neighborhood including St. Anne's School, Janney Elementary School, Deal Middle School and Woodrow Wilson Senior High School. Older learners will find American University's Tenley Campus located here. There are numerous shopping and restaurant opportunities within the neighborhood, especially in the area near the Tenleytown Metro station. Whole Foods has a store in this area. Fort Reno Park provides green space for the residents. There are many places to worship within the neighborhood as well. The worst part of this neighborhood can be the traffic along Wisconsin Avenue as people commute into and out of the city for work.

Crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood is relatively safe although crimes against people and property do occur. As always check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Schools
Cons
  • Traffic on Wisconsin Avenue
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable housing"

depending upon where you draw the boundaries, Garfield Heights is a neighborhood of approximately 4,789 residents located in the southeast part of the city. In general, the neighborhood's borders are formed by the Suitland Parkway, Bruce Place S.E., Ainger Place S.E. and Alabama Avenue S.E. The average price for homes sold in the neighborhood in 2010 was $110,311, with only 16% being owner occupied. The neighborhood has some commercial uses, including a D.C Fire Station, but is primarily a residential neighborhood. Most homes are multi-family apartments and condominiums although you will find a few single family attached and detached homes as well. Currently there is a 3 bedroom 1 bath condominium for sale for $79,900!

The only school in the neighborhood is Garfield Elementary School. There are several places of worship in the neighborhood. Residents will enjoy the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum as well. There are no parks or dedicated recreational facilities within the neighborhood. Public transportation is accessible via numerous Metro Bus stops. As with many neighborhoods in the city, shopping and restaurants nearby are few and far between. Residents will need to venture into the adjacent neighborhoods to shop and dine out.

Although there is a Police Station along Alabama Avenue S.E., crime is a problem and recent crime data indicate that crimes against people and property occur. As always, check the most recent crime data to make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • surrounding neighborhoods
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"More than just the circle"

Logan Circle / Shaw is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of the city with approximately 36,558 residents. this population estimate incorporates the area towards U Street, which many consider part of the neighborhood as well. In general the neighborhood is defined by M Street N.E, 15th Street N.W., S Street N.W and New Jersey Avenue N.W. In 2010 the average sales price for homes sold in the expanded neighborhood was $539,551 with 26% of the homes being owner occupied. Here you will find a mixture of commercial buildings, multi-family homes as well as attached and detached single family homes. Many are quite nice.

There are a number of schools in the neighborhood including Garrison Elementary School, Kipp DC :Will Academy, Center City PCS - Shaw Campus and Community Academy CS - Butler. Recreational facilities include the Kennedy Recreation Center. Shopping and restaurants can be found within the neighborhood as well. Green space is limited but there are several parks for residents to use including Logan Circle Park Cardozo Playground and the Bundy Playground. The neighborhood offers several places of worship. The Mt. Vernon Square Metro station is located here and there are also numerous Metro Bus stops within the neighborhood. All in all a really nice neighborhood that is definitely on the way up.

Crime against people and property does occur frequently according to the most recent crime data. As always, review the most recent crime data and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • growing and rebuilding
  • new life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots of green space"

Naylor Gardens is a neighborhood of approximately 2,064 residents located in the southeast section of the city. The neighborhood is on the Maryland state line and is bordered by Alabama Road S.E., Naylor Road S.E. and Branch Avenue S.E.. In 2010 the average price for homes sold in this neighborhood was $223,883, with 31% being owner occupied. The neighborhood has a mixture of multifamily units, including condominiums and detached and attached single family homes. One of the striking features of the neighborhood is how wooded it is here. Home buyers will find homes ranging in price from approximately $123,000 to $539,000.

Winston Education Campus is the only school located in Naylor Gardens. The Hillcrest Recreation Center, located in the center of the neighborhood provides numerous activities for the residents. Residents will find shopping and a limited number of restaurants within the neighborhood along Alabama Avenue S.E.. Currently there is one place of worship within the area. Residents will find numerous Metro Bus stops within the neighborhood

Crimes against people and property occur here according to the most recent crime statistics. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Trees
  • recreation center
  • strong community bonds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Not sure about the traffic getting here, but once home it is nice"

Lamond Riggs is a neighborhood of approximately 7,080 residents located in both the northeast and northwest sections of the city. Located along Eastern Avenue N.E and N.W., it also has the metro tracks as well as Riggs Road N.E. and Aspen Street N.W. forming it's borders. The neighborhood is a mixture of commercial buildings as well as multifamily homes as well as attached and detached single family homes. In 2010, the average sales price for a home in the neighborhood was $207,739 with 71% of the homes within the neighborhood being owner occupied. There is one shopping center along Riggs Road that appears to be in distress and under utilized. I am sure this is a expensive piece of property.

Hope Community PCS - Lamond Campus, LaSalle - Backus Educational Campus and Mei Futures Academy Public Charter Schools are the educational facilities found in the neighborhood. Shopping and restaurant opportunities are limited, with most being found on either Riggs Road N.E. or Eastern Avenue N.E. and N.W.. There are numerous Metro Bus stops in the neighborhood and the Takoma Park Metro station is nearby. Recreational opportunities are limited in the neighborhood as is green space. However, the neighborhood features many trees and the Lamond Playground is available. Residents will find 5 places of worship within Lamond Riggs.

Recent crime data indicates that the neighborhood is relatively safe although crimes against people and property do occur. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before you move into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • very safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Gateway to...."

Gateway is a neighborhood located in the northeast section of the city near the National Arboretum. Locates within the boundaries of New York Avenue N.E., Bladensburg Road N.E.,and South Dakota Avenue N.E, this is a neighborhood with a mixture of commercial and residential uses. One of the interesting things you will find here is that most of the homes are detached single family homes and not the traditional "row home" style seen in most of the city.

The homes are located more to the north of the neighborhood, while the commercial building, including Washington Wholesale and the Goodwill facility tend to be towards the southern half of the neighborhood. Residents of the neighborhood do not have many options for shopping or dining out, so many will want to venture into other neighborhoods for these activities. Green space within the neighborhood are limited to Dakota Playground although many of the homes here have large lots for the city with tress. Gateway does not have any schools within the neighborhood. There are numerous Metro Bus stops along Bladensburg Road N.E. and South Dakota Avenue N.E. giving residents the opportunity to utilize public transportation. Those with cars will appreciate the ease of access to Route 50 and the I95. There is a set of railroad tracks between New York Avenue N.E. and V Street N.E., which some people may find to be a negative due to the noise.

Crime statistics are mixed with the the most recent statistics showing it is a relatively safe neighborhood. It is almost like the criminal element does not know the neighborhood is there. As always check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood
Pros
  • Detached single family homes
  • Arboretum is pretty
  • near places to work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Hidden Gem"

I must have passed by this neighborhood a thousand times on my way to work and never knew it was there. River Terrace is a community of approximately 3,190 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood's boundaries are formed by the Anacostia River, the Anacostia Freeway, Benning Road N.E. and East Capitol Street N.E. In 2010 the average price for a home that sold in the neighborhood was $157,582, with 46% of the homes here being owner occupied. Here you will find primarily attached "row house" style single family homes. You will also find a few apartments as well as some commercial businesses including Enterprise Rental Cars. In general the homes in the neighborhood are fairly well maintained and the neighborhood is pleasant.

River Terrace Elementary School is the only school in the neighborhood. One of the draws to the neighborhood besides the low price of home ownership, is the River Terrace Recreational Center, which runs along the Anacostia River. Restaurants and shopping opportunities are hard to find here, so residents will want to head to other neighborhoods for that. There is two places of worship in the neighborhood as well as a post office. Mass transit access is good with numerous Metro Bus stops as well as the nearby Minnesota Avenue Metro Station.

Crime appears to be rare in the neighborhood, and involved theft from vehicle and a car theft according to the most recent statistics. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Park
  • community spirit
  • low crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Fantastic green spaces!"

Foxhall Crescent is a neighborhood of approximately 2,328 residents located in the northwest section of the city. In addition to being the home of the home of The George Washington University Mt. Vernon Campus, this neighborhood is one of the most sought after places to live in the city. In 2010, the average price of the homes sold in Foxhall Crescent was $1,750,000, with 67% of the homes being owner occupied. The neighborhood is bordered by the Glover Archbold Park, Wesley Heights Park, Battery Kimble Park and the C&O Canal National Historic Park.

There are numerous private schoools within the neighborhood including the Field School, Our Lady of Victory School and St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. Numerous restaurants are located along MacArthur Boulevard. Shopping opportunities are scarce and most residents will venture to nearby Georgetown. One of the best features of the neighborhood is the access to green space which surrounds Foxhall Crescent. Public transportation is limited to a few Metro Bus stops scattered about in the neighborhood.

It appears from the most recent crime data that there has been no crimes reported in the last 30 days. As always check he most recent crime daa and make an informed decision about the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood
Pros
  • Parks
  • quiet seclusion
  • good schools
Cons
  • must drive to shop
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Not for everyone"

Trinidad is a neighborhood of 6,483 residents located adjacent to Gallaudet University in the northeast section of the city.The neighborhood falls within the boundaries of Florida Avenue N.E., West Virginia Avenue N.E., Mt. Olive Road N.E., and Bladensburg Road N.E.. In 2010 the average price of a home sold in this neighborhood was $193,441, with 30% of the homes being owner occupied. Most homes are the traditional row house style home with many offering parking in the rear yard with access being a shared alley.

The neighborhood features the Wheatley Educational Campus as the single school. Residents will find limited shopping opportunities, but will find approximately 7 restaurants in the neighborhood. Public transportation is limited to numerous Metro Bus stops with the New York Metro Station being at least a 15 minute walk depending upon where you are in the neighborhood. The Wheatley Recreation Center is located in the neighborhood for the use of the residents. A limited amount of green space can be found here as well as at Trinidad Playground. There are at least 7 spaces of worship in the neighborhood.

Crime statistics indicate that this can be a tough neighborhood for residents to live in. Crimes against people and property are common. Recently there was a homicide in the neighborhood. As always, review recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Cons
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Definitely affordable"

Capitol View is a neighborhood of approximately 5,673 residents in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood's borders are defined my East Capitol Street S.E., Benning Road N.E., Brooks Street N.E and 57th Street N.E.. In 2010 homes in this neighborhood sold for an average price of $147,159, with 32% of the homes being owner occupied. The neighborhood has a mixture of commercial building although it is primarily a residential homes. Typical homes are detached single family homes.

There are several schools in the neighborhood including Smothers Elementary School, Maya Angelou PCS : Evans Middle School and Maya Angelou : Evans High School. Residents enjoy the Benning Road Metro Station as well as numerous Metro Bus stops. As with many neighborhoods that are primarily residential in nature shopping and restaurants are in short supply. Recreational activities, including tennis, can be found at the Evans Recreation Center. Residents of Capitol View will find at least 12 places to worship. Although many of the homes have trees on their lots, there is a lack of dedicated green space in Capitol View.

Crime statistics indicate that the area is relatively safe, although there are crimes against property and people do occur. As always check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risk before making moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • comfortable homes
Cons
  • few amenities
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Strictly for the Army Brass"

A few years ago I ran the Marine Corp. Marathon and remember seeing this neighborhood for the first time as I ran along Ohio Drive S.W.. I wondered what was there as I noticed the nice homes. Now I know that I was looking at Fort Lesley J. McNair. This is a army facility located in the southwest section of the city along the Anacostia and the S.W. Waterfront, that is home to the National War College. The main entrance is located off of P Street S.W., which offers Metro Bus access.

In addition to the National War College, military members will also find the Industrial College of the Armed Forces here as well. There are no other schools on the base.The facility is relatively small by military standards, so one must assume that that eating, recreation and other facilities are small in comparison. One would assume that what is on the base is very nice given the nature of the base. One thing is for sure, the homes along 1st Avenue are very very nice!

Crime, well I would not expect that there is any as this is a secured facility with no access to civilians allowed without DOD identification.
Pros
  • Nice homes along 1st Avenue for Army Officers
  • excellent oppertunities
Cons
  • only for army personel
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable"

Kingman Park is home to approximately 8,029 residents and is located in the northeast park of the city near RFK Memorial Stadium. The neighborhood is within the boundaries of Constitution Avenue N.E., 15th Street N.E., Benning Road N.E. and Oklahoma Avenue N.E.. The average sales price for homes sold in 2010 was $264,603 with 40% of the homes in the neighborhood being owner occupied. Most homes are traditional attached row house style homes that are found in many areas of the city. Many have parking at the rear of the homes which is accessed by shared rear alleys.

Residents will find numerous schools here including Miner Elementary School, Friendship PCS-Blow Pierce and Elio Hine Middle School. Benning Road offers residents a majority of restaurant options available here, however it appears that it is mostly fast food. Shopping is challenging in Kingman Park and most residents will want to venture into other neighborhoods to do most of their shopping. There are 10 places of worship within the neighborhood. Access to Metro Bus stops is excellent with numerous stops located on various streets. Residents will enjoy the Rosedale Recreation Center as well as Anacostia Park Section F along Oklahoma Avenue N.E.. Car owners will appreciate having a gas station located within the neighborhood as well.

Recent crime statistics indicate that this is a relatively safe neighborhood with most crime being property crimes. As always research the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"If you cannot have fun here you must be dead"

I love Dupont Circle! This neighborhood of approximately 14,226 residents is located in northwest section of the city. The average price for homes sold in the neighborhood was $543,724 in 2010 and were 32% owner occupied. Here you will find a mix of detached single family homes, as well as attached row house type of homes as well as apartment buildings, all of which are well maintained and quite attractive. In addtion, you will find many offices as well as hotels in the neighborhood. Dupont Circle is everything city living should be!

Ross Elementary School and Emerson Preparatory School are the two schools found in Dupont Circle. Residents will enjoy not only Dupont Circle itself for green space but also Stead Playground. Dog lovers will enjoy taking their pet to the S Street Dog Park as well. Restaurants of all types are everywhere, offering almost too many choices of food. Shopping is also available here on a grand scale. Numerous bars and other nightlife venues are abundant in the neighborhood. Access to the Dupont Metro Station is just north of the circle for those commuting. In addition there are numerous Metro Bus stops within the neighborhood. Parking is painful and many living here do not have cars.

Overall crime statistics indicate that this is a relatively safe neighborhood, with most crime being property crime. As usual check the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the crime risks before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • city living at its best
  • Great restaurants and bars
  • Pretty people run rampant here
  • wide variety of places to live
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nice neighborhood!"

LeDroit Park is a neighborhood of approximately 2,387 residents located in the northwest section of the city. Located just south of Howard University, the neighborhood is within the boundaries of Rhode Island Avenue N.W., U Street N.W., Georgia Avenue N.W., W Street N.W. and 2nd Street N.W.. Howard University Hospital as well as several building belonging to Howard University are located within LeDroit Park. In 2010 the average price for a home sold in this neighborhood was $419,375, with 29% of the homes being owner occupied. The neighborhood has a mixture of detached single family homes as well as attached row style homes that are common to the city. In general the homes are well maintained and the neighborhood is very attractive.

There are no schools in the neighborhood beyond Howard University. Since this is primarily a residential neighborhood, residents will find few restaurants as well as limited shopping. There are several Metro Bus stops within the neighborhood and the Shaw Metro Station is nearby, but not within the neighborhood. Many people will enjoy the nearby Common Good City Farm. There are two places of worship within the neighborhood. Recreational and nightlife options are best found in other neighborhoods

Recent crime statistics are troubling and indicate a mix of crimes against people and property including a homicide. As usual you should review the crime statistics and make an informed decision of the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • near Howard University
  • part of history
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"No where to go but up"

Mayfair is a neighborhood of approximately 3,267 residents located in the northeast section of the city. The neighborhood's borders are the Anacostia Freeway, Benning Road, N.E., Jay Street N.E. and Anacostia Park. The neighborhood also includes a large industrial complex along Benning Road N.E., which appears to be a power plant. Current sales data indicates that a townhouse can be purchased here for $275,000 and vacant lots range in price from $25,000-$38,000. There is public housing within the neighborhood and only 10% of the homes are owner occupied. Interestingly there are a large number of undeveloped and apparently vacant lots within the neighborhood. Hopefully these lots will be developed for owner occupied homes in the future, which will help stabilize the neighborhood.

The two schools located here are Thomas Elementary School and Cesar Chavez PCS-Parkside. There are very very few options for residents in the way of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Two churches can be found within the neighborhood. Green space can be found in Parkside Playground and Anacostia Park. Residents will find the nearby Kenilworth Parkside Recreation Center useful, but will need to either drive or walk to the facility. The Minnesota Metro Station is nearby, although residents will need to cross the Anacostia Freeway to reach it. There are also a number of Metro Bus stops throughout the neighborhood.

Crime can be a problem, although the most recent data does not suggest that it is as bad as one might think. However, crimes against people and property do occur. Potential residents should review the available crime statistics and make an informed decision prior to moving into this neighborhood or any other neighborhood.
Pros
  • Green space
  • low cost of living
  • schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Mixed use in this neighborhood"

Eckington is a neighborhood of approximately 4,138 residents that is in both the northwest and northeast sections of the city. The neighborhoods boundaries are defined by New York Avenue N.E., Florida Avenue N.W., Rhode Island Avenue N.W. and the railroad tracks to the west of Brentwood. In 2010 the average price of homes sold in this neighborhood were $311,169, with 40% being owner occupied. Homes here are typically row style attached residences. In Eckington there are a number of large commercial businesses including Federal Express.

The two schools located in the neighborhood are the Emery Education Campus and McKinley Technology Senior High School. Residents will find at least 7 places of worship as well as numerous restaurants ranging from fast food to carry out. Shopping options are limited although there are several places within the neighborhood. Public transportation is excellent with the Rhode Island Metro station being nearby as well as several Metro Bus stops. It appears that green space is limited in this neighborhood to the area directly around McKinley Technology High School, but most homes have lots of trees in their yards. Some may find the noise from the train tracks nearby problematic.

Crime statistics indicate that crimes against people and property do occur in Eckington. As always check the recent crime statistics and make an informed decision concerning the crime risk prior to moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • beautiful and green
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"I love golf but..."

Living here would be a tough putt. Langston is neighborhood in the northeast section of the city that is home to approximately 5,594 residents. The area is bordered by the Langston Golf Course, Benning Road N.E. and Maryland Avenue N.E. In 2010, the average price for a home within the neighborhood $226,228, with approximately 17% being owner occupied. In the neighborhood you will find mainly attached row homes as well as apartments.

Browne Education Campus, Phelps High School and Spingam Senior High Schools are located in the neighborhood. The neighborhood offers shopping options, including a Safeway grocery store. In addition you will find numerous restaurants here although many are fast food type of establishments. Residents will find numerous Metro Bus stops throughout the neighborhood. In addition to the golf course and associated driving range recreational opportunities in the neighborhood are limited. There are 4 places of worship within the neighborhood.

Crimes concerns will be an issue for many potential residents. Recent crime statistics point to numerous crimes against people and property, including assaults and robberies. As always one should review the most recent crime data and make an informed decision concerning the risk of crime, before moving into any neighborhood. This neighborhood will need to make strides against crimes in order to meet its potential.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • golf course
Cons
  • housing project
  • blight
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5
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"Not for everyone"

What can I say? This neighborhood of 1,063 residents located in the northeast section of the city is a tough place to live and is not for everyone. In 2010, the average price of homes sold was $218,849 with about 40% being owner occupied. The homes here are a mixture of attached row homes as well as detached single family homes. The neighborhood is within the boundaries of Eastern Avenue N.E., Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue N.E. and Division Avenue N.E.

Burrville Elementary School and New Mt. Olive Community Center are the only schools within the neighborhood. There are no recreational facilities in Burrville so residents will need to go to adjacent areas for recreational opportunities. Seniors will be able to use the adjacent Woodson Senior Recreation Center. There are two places of worship within Burrville. Residents will be pushed to find many restaurants or a variety of shopping opportunities here as well. On a positive note, the neighborhood is serviced by a number of Metro Bus stops.

Recent crime data is disturbing and it is a shame that the residents are forced to live with it. Crimes against people, including assault, as well as crimes against property are commonplace. As always check current crime data to make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • cheap housing
  • front lawns
  • parking
Cons
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nice, real nice..."

Barnaby Woods is a very nice residential neighborhood of approximately 1,834 residents in the northwest section of the city. Homes in this neighborhood sold for an average price of $871,437 in 2010. The homes here are very well maintained single family homes. Current homes on the market are selling for up to $2,100,000.

This neighborhood is exclusively a residential neighborhood and residents will need to travel to other neighborhoods such as nearby Chevy Chase. Residents will find one space of worship with in the neighborhood. People who love tree lined streets and access to Rock Creek Park will love living here as there is direct to the park by way of Pinehurst Parkway Park, which is within the boundaries of Barnaby Woods. Although I am sure many residents do not take advantage of the nearby Metro Bus stops, it is there. Finally, there are no schools within the neighborhood so residents with children will need to look into nearby neighborhoods for public and private schools.

Current crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood is relatively safe as the limited crimes seem to be limited to a few cases of theft from vehicle. As usual you should examine current crime statistics to make an informed decision prior to moving into any neighborhood. I wish I could afford a home here!
Pros
  • Access to Rock Creek Park
  • quiet
  • close to good shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Challenges"

Fort Dupont is a neighborhood of approximately 6,370 residents located in the southeast part of the city. Many consider this neighborhood to include Fort Dupont itself as well as the residential neighborhood to the south of the city as well. In 2010 homes in this neighborhood, as well as the residential area to the south of the park, had a average price of $191,838, with 38% being owner occupied. This neighborhood to the north of the park seems to have a high percentage of multifamily style homes, although you will find numerous row style homes as well as a few single family homes.

Schools in the neighborhood include Sousa Middle School, the Seed School of Washington D.C. and Plummer Elementary School PCS. Recreational facilities can be found at the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center. Public transportation is limited to several Metro Bus stops. Restaurants and shopping are not available here and residents will need to venture out to other neighborhoods. Green space can be found within the neighborhood as well in the adjacent Fort Dupont, but one should be cautious as most of the area is wooded.

Crime is a problem according to recent crime statistics with crimes against people and property commonplace. As usual one should look at the most recent crime statistics to make an informed decision concerning the risks prior to making a decision on where to live. This neighborhood has a lot of challenges to overcome.
Cons
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots of green space"

Fort Totten is a neighborhood of approximately 2,440 residents in the northeast section of the city near Catholic University. In 2010, the average price for a home was $322,160, with 26% of the homes being owner occupied. There is a mixture of single family and attached row homes found in the neighborhood that also includes many of the athletic facilities of Catholic University as well as Rock Creek and Soldiers Home Cemetery.

There are a number of schools within the neighborhood including Archbishop Carroll High School, the Community Academy PCS - Rand and William E. Duar Junior PCS - NW Elementary Campus. Shopping as well as restaurants are limited in the neighborhood, so many will want to visit other areas for these activities. The Keene Recreation Center offers residents recreational activities. The athletic facilities of Catholic University will offer many a chance to watch college sports on the weekend. Green space is a big draw to this area as Fort Totten Park is within the neighborhood as well. There are only 2 places of worship within the community. The Fort Totten Metro Station is nearby as well as several Metro Bus stops. There is a fire station within the neighborhood, which some could find noisy.

Crimes statistics indicate that crimes against people occur in this neighborhood as well as crimes against property. As usual you should take a look at recent crime statistics to make an informed decision as to the risk in any neighborhood.
Pros
  • recreational oppertunities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Neighborhood with many uses"

Edgewood is a neighborhood of approximately 7,569 residents located in the northeast section of the city. In 2010 the average price of a home sold in this neighborhood was $234,677, with 29& being owner occupied. Most homes her are attached row homes. One of the unique aspects of this neighborhood which is located near Catholic University and the Washington Hospital Center, is that a large percentage of the neighborhood is occupied by two cemeteries (Glenwood Cemetery and Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery) and three colleges (St. Paul's College, Holy Redeemer College and Trinity College).

In addition to the colleges, residents will find other schools as well including Hope Community Public Charter School, Shared Education Campus, D.C. Preparatory Academy Elementary School and D.C. Preparatory Edgewood Middle Campus. Shopping and restaurants are located in the area as well. The neighborhood has at least three places of worship. Many will find the LVA Library useful. The Rhode Island Metro Station as well as the Brookland-Cau Metro Station are nearby as are numerous Metro Bus stops. Green space can be found at the Edgewood Playground, which offers a sports field as well tennis courts.

Crimes statistics indicate that crimes against people, including assaults, occur a regular basis as well as some property crimes. As always check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Public transportation
  • community spirit
  • reasonable housing costs
  • schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"One of my favorite neighborhoods"

Foggy Bottom is my favorite neighborhood in the city. This neighborhood is located in northwest section of the city and is home to approximately 10,662 residents. The median age is residents here is 27.7 years. In 2010, the average price for homes sold here was $276,476, with only 26% of the homes being owner occupied. The price appears low as many of the homes sold were condominiums. The neighborhood has mainly apartments and condominiums and very few single family homes. The famous Watergate building is located here as well. Over the years as The George Washington University has expanded it has crept into Foggy Bottom and you will find many buildings or dormitories either owned of occupied by G.W.

Here you will find a wide range of residential and commercial buildings, as well some really good restaurants, including those found at the Washington Harbor. Places of worship are nearby as are several museums. Shopping is spread out, but many will enjoy the Washington Harbor. Public transportation is excellent, with the Foggy Bottom Metro located nearby as well as numerous Metro Bus stops. In addition the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, the Embassy of Sweden and the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina are located here as well. Green space can be found along the Potomac and at Rock Creek Park. George Washington University Hospital is located nearby and is one of the best hospitals in the area. Traffic and parking can be difficult. There are no schools within the neighborhood.

Crime appears to be focused mainly on crimes against property, particularly theft from vehicles. This is mainly due to the heavy Police presence in the area related to the Embassies as well as the nearby George Washington University. As always check recent crime data and make an informed decision before moving into ay neighborhood.
Pros
  • culture
  • always something going on
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots of good things here"

Truxton Circle is a neighborhood of approximately 4,817 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The borders of the neighborhood are New York Avenue N.W, Florida Avenue N.W. and New Jersey Avenue N.W.. In 2010 the average price for homes sold in this neighborhood were $384,930. Homes appear to be primarily attached row homes, but a few single family homes can be fund here as well.

Dunbar Senior High School, Kipp DC:Will Academy and the Dorothy I Height Community Academy PCS are the three schools within Truxton Circle. Residents will enjoy a wide variety of eating as there are at least 12 restaurants located here. Shopping opportunities are not quite as robust, but residents have several markets in the neighborhood. In addition, you will find at least 12 places to worship in the neighborhood. Public transportation is good with numerous Metro bus stops here as well as New York Avenue Metro Station and Mt Vernon Square Metro Stations being located nearby, but not in the actual neighborhood. New York Avenue / Dunbar Recreation Center is available to residents. Green space is limited to the New York Playground. Many residents will appreciate that there is a gas station within the neighborhood as well.

Crime can be a problem here with recent statistics indicating that a mixture of crimes against people and property are common. As alway check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision about the risk of crime before moving in to any neighborhood.
Pros
  • friendly atmosphere
Cons
  • some crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Not for me, not yet anyway..."

Buzzards Point is neighborhood located in the southeast section of the city. It is located to the west of South Capital Street S.E. and is bordered by the Anacostia, Q Street S.W., and 5th Avenue S.W. This neighborhood consists of several marinas, multiple industrial areas, several military facilities (National defense University and the U.S. Coast Guard) and a residential area. In general the area is very run down and it only a matter of time before some sort of re-development takes place given the success of the adjacent Navy Yard neighborhood. Interestingly, Nationals Park is just across the South Capitol Street S.E., but it has had no impact on the neighborhood to date.

Besides the National Defense University, there are no other schools located within the neighborhood. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment do not exist or are in very limited supply in Buzzards Point. There is a park along the Anacostia named Buzzards Point Park. The marina and boat yard are attractive to those who own boats. On a positive note, it is a matter of time before this neighborhood is redeveloped. Property along the riverfront is too valuable to remain as under utilized commercial and industrial property.

Crime is a issue as crimes against people and property occur. As usual, check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • near Nationals Stadium
Cons
  • unpleasant surroundings
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Do you like trains?"

Brentwood is a neighborhood of approximately 3,582 residents located in the northeast section of the city. It is borders are formed by New York Avenue N.E., the rail yard to the east of North Carolina Street N.E., Rhode Island Avenue N.E. and Montana Avenue N.E.. In 2010, the average price for homes sold in this neighborhood was $207,176, with only about 33% of the homes owner occupied. Like a number of other neighborhood, this neighborhood faces a number of challenges.

The U. S. Senate Page School is the only school within Brentwood. Shopping is better than many neighborhoods as there is a Home Depot and a Giant Foods located here along with many other shopping opportunities. The Brentwood Recreation Center offers residents entertainment opportunities as well. Residents will also find a library here as well as the museum of the Architect of the Capitol. There are numerous Metro bus stops in the neighborhood and many will take advantage of the Rhode Island Metro station as well. There is only one place of worship in the neighborhood. Noise may issue as Brentwood features a major rail yard where both Amtrak and Metro trains regularly travel thru.

As far as crime is concerned data seems to indicate that the area is relatively safe and most crime seems to be focused on crimes against property, although there are crimes against people as well. As always you should check the recent statistics and make an informed decision before you move into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Metro access
  • Career opportunities
  • police presence
Cons
  • Industrial business
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Oh no"

Ivy City is a neighborhood located in the northeast section of the city that is home to over 1,000 residents. Gallaudet University is also located here as well. In 2010 the average home sold in Ivy City was $125,000, but only 13% of the homes here are owner occupied. The neighborhood is generally defined by by the area within Florida Avenue N.E., New York Avenue N.E. and West Virginia Avenue N.E..

This neighborhood has no other schools located other than Gallaudet University. There are a limited number of restaurants and shopping opportunities available to the residents. Green space is limited to Breantwood Park. The New York Avenue Metro Station is nearby.

This neighborhood faces a number of significant challenges, including local job opportunities. There are a number of commercial and industrial facilities along New York Avenue N.E., which appear to be vacant. Crime statists indicate that crimes against people and property occur regularly, particularly in the adjacent neighborhoods. There was a homicide along West Virginia Avenue N.E. recently. There appear to be some improvements to real estate underway in some parts of the neighborhood, with what appears to be a new home for sale. Hopefully this trend will continue and jobs will come to the neighborhood.
Cons
  • Crime
  • still much left to do
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"What will the future look like?"

Takoma is a neighborhood of approximately 4,884 residents located in the northwest section of the city. In 2010 the average price for a home for sale her was $406,508 and approximately 54% were owner occupied. The neighborhood is generally defined as the area east of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and is bordered by Georgia Avenue N.W, the Maryland state line and Aspen Street N.W. Takoma Park, Maryland is adjacent to the neighborhood.

Residents of Takoma find that Takoma Education Campus and Stayer University are the only schools in the neighborhood. Residents will find 8 places to worship along with numerous restaurants and limited shopping available. The Takoma Metro Station is located in the neighborhood along with numerous bus stops. Recreational activities can be found at Takoma Elementary Recreation Center. This neighborhood also has the Takoma Park Library as well. With the exception of the Takoma Elementary Center, there are no other green spaces although many of the streets are tree lined.

The future here is unknown with the closing of the adjacent Walter Reed Army Hospital, although my bet is that things in the long run will be great once a new use is found for the property that housed Walter Reed Army Hospital. This property will be extremely valuable, especially due to its proximity to a Metro Station. I am sure private developers would love to get their hands on this property!

The crime statistics indicate that most crime is against property. As always, check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision prior to moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Metro Station
  • Great long term outlook
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Very popular and for a good reason"

Capitol Hill is a very popular neighborhood of approximately 24,542 residents. In general the neighborhood boundaries are defined by the Southeast Freeway, 11th Street S.E, Independence Avenue S.W, and D Street S.E. In 2010 the average price for a home sold in the neighborhood was $671,581 with 45% of the homes being owner occupied.

Here you will find 11 public and private schools including Tyler Elementary School, Capitol Hill Day and Hine Junior High School. There are over 15 restaurants located throughout the neighborhood. Shopping is everywhere including the famous Eastern Market. Residents will find over 15 places to worship as well as 8 museums. Specialty Hospital is nearby offering easy access to health care. There are Metro bus stops throughout the neighborhood as well as two Metro Stations. Parking can be challenging at time, especially around Eastern Market on the weekends.Most of the streets are tree lined and the homes are generally very well maintained. Green space is available in numerous parks within the neighborhood including Market and Marion Parks.

Crime data indicates that most crime is theft from vehicle, although crimes against persons occurs as well. As always check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision before moving into any area.
Pros
  • lovely, tree lined streets
  • Beautiful people and houses
  • Metro accessible
Cons
  • Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"I want to live here"

The opening of the Washington Nationals Park as well as the United States Department of Transportation facility in the Navy Yard neighborhood were the two most important factors in the rebound of this neighborhood of 1,847 residents, located in the southeast section of the city. While StreetAdvisor defines this neighborhood as being defined by South Capitol Street S.E., M Street S.E and the Anacostia River, nay include the area from M Street S.E. to the Southeast Freeway in the neighborhood as well. In 2010, he average sales price for a home in the neighborhood was 491,160, however only 15% of the homes are owner occupied. In time this will change as this continues to be a more and more desirable neighborhood for people to live in.

There are numerous restaurants in the neighborhood including a Starbucks. Shopping is challenging unless you are looking for a Nationals tee-shirt, but that will continue to improve in time as well. The Eagle Academy is the one school within the neighborhood, while Van Ness Elementary School is nearby. Residents will appreciate how close the Navy Yard Metro is as well as numerous bus stops along M Street S.E.. I think many of the game day traffic problems that occurred when National Park first opened have been solved as more people choose to take the Metro to the game and leave the car at home.

Recent crime statistics indicate that the neighborhood is relatively safe with a most crimes being centered around theft from vehicles. The reason being a heavy Police (local, federal and military) presence in the area. As always, before making any decision to move into any neighborhood, analyze the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision.
Pros
  • Nationals Park
  • major improvments are underway
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Very nice"

This is a quiet neighborhood located near American University in the northwest section of the city. Generally it is defined as the area within the boundaries of Van Ness Street N.W., Wisconsin Avenue N.W., 39th Street N.W., Idaho Avenue N.W, New Mexico Avenue N.W, and Nebraska Avenue N.W. A very large portion of the neighborhood includes parts of Glover Archbold Park. Homes in Cathedral Heights and adjacent areas were sold at a average price of $578,648 in 2010 with 50% being owner occupied.

Families considering this neighborhood will find a variety of public and private schools including Annunciation Catholic School, Mann Elementary School, Sidwell Friends School and National Presbyterian School. Green space lovers will enjoy Glover Archbold Park and the numerous hiking trails. Although you will find some restaurants and shopping, this is not the draw to Cathedral Heights. Residents will want to venture out o other neighborhoods including Tenleytown or Chevy Chase for better shopping and dining opportunities. One thing is for certain if you are considering moving here, you will need a car as public transportation is limited to a few bus stops and the nearest Metro stop is in Tenleytown. Cathedral Heights offers many places of worship as well.

Crime appears to be centered around theft from vehicle. As always you should review the current crime data to make an informed decision on the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • Glover Archbold Park
  • community spirit
  • comfortable homes
  • stability
  • peaceful small town feel
Cons
  • inconvenient without a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"College town"

A number of years ago I had the opportunity t work in this neighborhood of 6,792 which is located within the northwest section of the city, and really enjoyed the experience. Howard University is generally defined as lying within the boundaries of Hobart Place, N.W., Michigan Avenue N.W., First Street N.W., W Street N.W. and Georgia Avenue. The median age for the residents of the neighborhood is under 26 due to this being a college neighborhood. The average price of homes sold in this neighborhood in 2010 and adjacent streets was $355,042. Only 28% of the homes were owner occupied, suggesting a high percentage of homes being rented.

The neighborhood does not have everything, but it comes close. Here you will find a excellent University, with numerous facilities within the neighborhood as well as nearby including a hospital and Art Gallery. The school has a number of men's and women's sports teams for those that enjoy sports. Schools include Benjamin Baneker Senior High School, Washington Metropolitan High School and the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science. Residents will find some shopping and dining options along Georgia Avenue N.W. Many will want to venture out of the neighborhood for more opportunities. Green space can be found within the grounds of the University. Metro buses run along Georgia Avenue N.W.

Crime data suggests thais is a relatively safe neighborhood with most crime being crimes against property. This is due more than likely to a large Police presence including the Howard University Police force. As always, people considering this neighborhood of any other neighborhood should due their own research and crime rates and make an informed decision.
Pros
  • intellectual stimulation
  • plenty of services
Cons
  • student influenced noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Is this really a neighborhood?"

Downtown is a neighborhood in the northwest section of the city and falls within the boundaries of Massachusetts Avenue N.W., 9th Street N.W, E Street N.W and 15th Street N.W. Here you will find the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which is the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. What is striking about this neighborhood is that it is primarily a commercial center although a few condominiums and apartments are located here as well. Offices and hotels are abundant.

Residents, visitors and workers within Downtown are treated to a wide range of dining and shopping experiences including he Capitol City Brewing Company and Macy's Department Store. The Warner and Ford theaters are also located within the Downtown neighborhood to provide entertainment. Public transportation is fantastic with many Metro busses operating within the neighborhood as well as McPherson Square and Metro Center Metro stops. Green spaces are focused primarily on McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. The only school located in the Downtown neighborhood is Thomson Elementary School. Downtown is pretty much noisy 24 hours a day. Parking during the day can be a real challenge and expect to pay to park anywhere.

Crime is mainly focused on property crimes and that is is not really a problem as a vast majority of the buildings have 24 hour security and there is a heavy law enforcement presence in the neighborhood. As always, check the crime data for yourself and make an informed decision on the risks prior to moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • close to the office
  • always something to do
  • dining
  • shopping
Cons
  • heavier traffic, since it's at the city's center
  • never a quiet moment
  • no real distinguishing factor from the rest of DC, besides being close to monuments
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Own a home for under $100,000?"

Fairfax Village is a neighborhood of approximately 1,447 residents located in the southeast section of the city. In general the neighborhood is is within the boundaries of Alabama Avenue S.E., Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., Southern Avenue S.E. and Branch Avenue S.E. Data from 2010 indicates that the average price for homes sold in the neighborhood was $82,017. It is important to note that most of the homes in Fairfax Village were condominiums and that 50% of the homes here are owner occupied. There is a condominium for sale currently that is under $40,000.

Fairfax Village is almost exclusively homes and does not offer the mixed uses found in many other neighborhoods in the city. The nearest school is Beers Elementary and it is located on Alabama Avenue S.E. and is not really within the neighborhood. There are a few restaurants located in Fairfax Village, but not many. Shopping is scarce as well. Most residents will want to venture outside of the immediate neighborhood for eating out, nightlife, shopping and access to green space. There is one place of worship within Fairfax Village.

Recent crime data indicates that crimes against persons and property are fairly common, but as always check the recent crime data and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood
Pros
  • Low cost of home ownership
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nice and affordable homes"

This neighborhood of 4,781 residents is located in the southeast section of the city and of generally located to the southeast of the Anacostia Freeway and is bordered by Fort Davis Drive S.E., Massachusetts Avenue S.E and Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. Average home prices in 2010 were $192,541, although homes currently on the market are higher than that. 54% of the homes are owner occupied. The architecture of the homes appears to be a mix of traditional ranch style homes and some Cade Cod style homes as well.

Penn Branch has two schools within the neighborhood. One is St. Francis Xavier Academy and the other is Randle Highland Elementary. There are numerous small stores within the neighborhood including a CVS, but residents will need to venture out for more extensive shopping opportunities. Restaurants are limited in the neighborhood as well and are pretty much centered along Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. Better grab a bite to eat wile you are out shopping. Green space can be found at Randle Circle Park as well as Pope Branch Park.

Crime can be a problem as current rime data indicates crimes against people as well as property. Crimes include assault, robberies and theft. As always check recent crime data and make an informed decision before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • some decent homes
Cons
  • crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Not sure..."

I have had the opportunity to venture into this neighborhood for work many times. Although areas of Georgia Avenue have rebounded, I think this area is still struggling somewhat, although it is moving in the right direction. Park View has approximately 6,418 residents living in a variety of single family and attached homes. In 2010 the average price of a home for sale here was $309,834.

Residents have a variety of schools to send their children to including Bruce Monroe Elementary School, Park View Elementary School and E.L. Haynes PCS-Georgia Avenue Campus. Recreational activities are focused on the Parkview Recreation Center that is located in the middle of the neighborhood. Many restaurants are located along Georgia Avenue and there are a few markets and other stores located within the neighborhood. The Washington Hospital Center is located nearby as is the Georgia Avenue Petworth Metro Station.

Crime could be a issue to some potential residents as crimes against people and property occur on a regular basis. As always check recent crime statistics and make an informed decision before moving into any neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Close to Georgetown without the cost"

I have spent lots of time in this neighborhood due to work and really like it. The neighborhood in the northwest section of the city is home to 3,353 residents and is adjacent to Georgetown. West End is defined as the area between Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Rock Creek Parkway N.W. and 22nd Street N.W. Homes are mainly made up on apartments and condominiums although you will find a small number of single family and attached homes as well. In 2010 the average price for a home here was $653,804. Although the neighborhood is nice on it's own merits, many will find this a more affordable alternative to Georgetown while still allowing one to enjoy Georgetown activities.

Residents will find a number of good restaurants and shopping in the neighborhood including a Trader Joe's food store and a CVS. There is only one school in West End and that is Francis Stevens Educational Campus. There is also a Police Station and Fire Station in the neighborhood, which many would consider a benefit. Movie lovers will appreciate that there is a move theater in the neighborhood. West end also houses the Embassies of Qatar and Tanzania. Thee is a single church in the West End.

Parking can be horrible here although many buildings appear to have some underground parking. Crime data indicates that theft from vehicles occur although crimes against people also occur. As usual check the recent crime data to determine if West end is the neighborhood for you.
Pros
  • close to Georgetown without the expense
  • plenty to do
Cons
  • Parking
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"City within a city"

Georgetown is a very popular neighborhood in northwest section of the city and is the home of Georgetown University. Approximately 13,848 residents make their home in this older and more affluent neighborhood where the average home was priced at $1,088,847 in 2010. Many of the homes, which are 51% owner occupied, are relatively small and many are also attached, but they amazing and extremely well maintained. Many streets are tree lined and have the original cobblestone pavement.

Residents here are treated to a city within the city. There are numerous private and public schools including Georgetown Prep, Holy Trinity School, Hyde-Addison Elementary, Hardy Middle School, the British School of Washington and Duke Ellington School of Arts. There are at least 15 places of worship, a wide variety of world class restaurants and shops along M Street N.W. and Wisconsin Avenue N.W. You will also find 16 museums within the neighborhood as well as a movie theater. Green space can be found at Montrose Park and Dumbarton Park as well as Rock Creek Park. The Thai Embassy is located here as well.

Crime seems to be mainly theft from vehicle. As always check the most recent crime statistics to determine if you are comfortable living here.
Pros
  • Historical neighborhood
  • elegance incarnate
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"One of the safest places to live"

Woodland / Normanstone Terrace is a quiet and exclusive neighborhood of 1,181 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood extends from Cleveland Avenue N.M to Wisconsin Avenue N.W. and from Calvert Street N.W. and 34th Street N.W. to the Rock Creek Park. Homes in this neighborhood are very expensive with eight recently listed for over $4,000,000 each. Neighbors will include the Vice President of the United State, who lives at the Naval Observatory, as well as a former President.

The homes here are on beautiful, tree lined streets that are very quiet. However, shopping and dining out are problematic as this is a strictly residential area. Residents will need to venture into the adjacent neighborhoods to find shopping and dining opportunities. There are public parks in the neighborhood as well including Glover Park, Woodland-Nomanstone Terrace Park and parts of Montrose Park. Schools are not in this neighborhood although there are exclusive private schools nearby.

Recent crime data indicates that there have been no crime incidents in this area. I am sure that the heavy Police presence, including the Secret Service is a big factor.
Pros
  • Safe, safe, safe
  • quiet, tree lined streets
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice neighborhood"

Michigan Park is a residential neighborhood in the northeast section of the city along the Maryland border. Eastern Avenue N.E., South Dakota Avenue NE., Gallatin Street N.E. and Shepherd Street N.E. define the limits of the neighborhood. The combined North Michigan Park and Michigan Park have approximately 233,796 residents with 85% of the homes being owner occupied.

Recreational facilities include North Michigan Park Recreation Center and Therrell Smith School of Dance. Green space can be found in a neighborhood park adjacent to the HCS Pediatrics Center, Fort Circle Park and Barnard Hill Park. Stores and restaurants can be found in the neighborhood but many will want to travel outside of Michigan Park for more variety. Families with children will find St, Anselm's Abbey School within the neighborhood. Medical care is nearby and may be too close for some due to the noise and traffic.

As with North Michigan Park, most crime appears to be thefts from vehicles. As always, check the recent crime statistics prior to making a decision to move here or any other neighborhood. There are many commercial uses of the land within this neighborhood and some may not like the amount of traffic here.
Pros
  • reasonable priced housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Great area and affordable!"

North Michigan Park is located in the northeast section of the city. This neighborhood is generally defined as the area bordered by South Dakota Avenue N.E., Taylor Street N.E., John McCormack Drive N.E. and Galloway Street N.E. Providence Hospital Center is located in the center of the neighborhood. North Michigan Park and the adjacent Michigan Park neighborhoods have a combined total of 7,124 residents, with 85% of the homes being owner occupied with a average price being $233,796.

North Michigan Park does not offer much in the way of restaurants or shopping, so residents will need to go to other areas of the city, including neighboring Michigan Park. There is a McDonald's along South Dakota Avenue N.E. if you like fast food. Recreational areas are limited as are parks although you can visit a small park where the St. Vincent De Paul Statue is located. There are a number of schools in North Michigan Park including Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School and the Washington Jesuit Academy. Marist College and Catholic Sisters College are also located here. Fort Totten Metro is nearby as are numerous bus stops.

It appears as if a majority of the crimes committed here are limited to thefts from vehicles, but you should check recent crime statistics to get comfortable with the area before moving here. Traffic can get bad at times here.
Pros
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Has it all...."

I remember running thru this neighborhood of 13,807 residents a few years ago when I ran the Capitol Hill Classic 10K. I liked it then and like it more now. In general the neighborhood is located the southeast section of the city. The borders of the neighborhood in general follow the Anacostia River, 11th Street S.E.and East Capitol Street S.E. In 2010, the average price for a home here was $619,966 and 50% of the homes were owner occupied. The median age of the residents of Hill East was 36.8 years old.

In addition to Congressional Cemetery, RFK Stadium and the D.C. Armory, you will find three Metro Stations located in the neighborhood allowing excellent access to other areas within the city as well as the suburbs. There are a number of public schools here including Eastern Senior High School, Payne Elementary and Watkins Elementary. Th Watkins Recreational Center and Payne Recreation Center provide residents recreational opportunities. There are many restaurants to enjoy in the neighborhood as well as shopping opportunities, including a Harris Teeter grocery store.

Crime seems to be focused on vehicle thefts, although crimes against people occur as well. As always do your own research on current crime statistics to make an informed decision before you move into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • RFK Stadium for soccer fans
  • lovely, tree lined streets
  • strong community bonds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Work here yes, but live here....?"

I am very familiar with this neighborhood as I often find myself there on business. This neighborhood generally runs from the White House to N Street N.E and from New Hampshire Avenue N.W. to 15th Street. Here you ill find a mix of office buildings, retail, hotels, apartments, condominiums, government buildings and museums. K Street is the home to many lobbying firms as well.

This neighborhood is more about business and short term stays in hotels than it is about long term living. Personally, I could never live here because of the large number of people during the week, traffic and the feeling that I was at work all of the time. There are many fabulous restaurants near by as well as Farragut Square and McPherson Square. There are two Metro Stations within the neighborhood as well as numerous museums including the Renwick Gallery. The National Geographic Society is also located in the neighborhood. Also you will find many churches as well, including St. John's Church, which is popular with many Presidents due to it being very close to the White House. The crime rate is low mainly due to the heavy Police patrols.

The main reason I am not a big fan of the neighborhood is that it is just too busy for me Lots of traffic, constant Secret Service motorcades, lots of tourists, noise and it just feels like work here and not home. This neighborhood is not a great choice for those with families.
Pros
  • chic bars and restaurants
  • sleek apartments
  • front-row seat to politics
Cons
  • Feels like work and not home
  • no parking
  • noise
  • traffic
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"I never knew this neighborhood was here!"

North Portal Estates is located in the northwest section of the city along the border with Maryland and Silver Spring. The 596 residents enjoy a neighborhood flanked by Beach Parkway Park and North Portal Park, both of which are linker to Rock Creek Park. Data from 2010 indicate that the average price for a home in North Portal was $619,966. Most homes are well maintained and seem to date back to the 1950's. Currently there are only two homes listed for sale in the neighborhood. One of the striking things about North Portal is that almost seems out of place in the city and is what you would expect to see in an older neighborhood inside of the beltway in Northern Virginia.

North Portal does not have any schools within the defined lines of the neighborhood, but several private and public schools can be found nearby including the Lowell School and Rock Creek Forest Elementary. Shopping and dining out does not exist in this neighborhood either, so your best bet would be Silver Spring. Public transportation is nearby in Silver Spring with the Silver Spring Metro Station and the Silver Spring MARC stations being nearby. In addition, the neighborhood has easy access to Beach Drive as well.

Crime appears not to be a big issue with the most recent data suggesting only a few automobile break ins. As always, do your due diligence on the most current crime statists and make an informed decision where you live. People moving from the suburbs to North Portal Estates will feel right at home.
Pros
  • Public transportation is nearby
  • Not typical city living
  • Park system nearby
  • lovely homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Am I really in Washington D.C.?"

This is an amazing neighborhood of approximately 3,631 residents located in the northeast section of the city along the Potomac River and adjacent historical C&O Canal. The terrain rises steeply from the river but starts to level out as you head towards Loughboro Road N.E., which forms the northern boundary of Palisades. To the east Battery Kembie Park marks the border, while the Maryland state line forms the border to the west. In 2010 the median house price was $853,602.

There is only one school in Palisades and that is Key Elementary. The neighborhood features 4 churches and numerous restaurants and stores. Sibley Memorial Hospital is nearby offering easy access to heath care. "Art in Fiber" is a local museum. Recreational activities are mainly focused on Battery Kembie Park, Palisades Playground and the nearby C&O Canal Park, which is a part of the National Park System. Crime appears to fairly low and focused on property type of crimes. Since the neighborhood is heavily wooded, wildlife is abundant, including deer and foxes. The views from the bluff overlooking the River are fantastic. Hard to believe that you are in the city.

The biggest drawback to living there can be the traffic as commuters will cut thru the neighborhood in an attempt to get into and out of the downtown area. When there are issues on the 495 bridge going into Virginia, many commuters will cut thru the neighborhood to try to cross into Virginia via the Chain Bridge.
Pros
  • view of Potomac
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice neighborhood"

I really like this neighborhood located in the southeast section of the city and drove thru it daily for three years on my home from work. Located along the Anacostia Parkway and bordered by Fort Stanton Park, Good Hope Road S.E as well as Talbert Street S.E and Howard road S.E. this neighborhood is the home of approximately 7,950 residents with a median age of 30 years old (2010 data). The median house price here is $152,799 with 57% being occupied by renters. It has a wonderful and rich history.

Schools in the immediate neighborhood include Ketcham Elementary, Clara Muhammed School, Savoy Elementary and the Howard Road Academy. Recreational facilities include the Ketcham Recreation Center, the Wilkerson Recreation Center and Avalon Playground and the Fort Stanton Park. There are also greater than 15 churches located here as well at least 8 pharmacies and stores of various types. In addition, you will find the D.C. Public Library M.L. King Branch here along with the American Poetry Museum and the Frederick Douglas Memorial. Do not worry about eating because there are numerous places to eat in Historic Anacostia. The closet Metro Station is Anacostia station. Also, baseball fans will like it that it is within walking distance to Nationals Park. Residents with children will like the Health Services for Children clinic.

Crimes against people and property is a issue, so be sure to do your research on the current statistics to be sure that living here is a good choice for you. Hopefully crime will not cause this neighborhood to go in the wrong direction.
Pros
  • limitations due to historic nature
  • Close to highway
  • access to grants and imporvements
  • scenic
  • some commerce
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Affordable, but...."

Douglass is a neighborhood of approximately 5,697 residents (2010 data) and is located east of Bolling Air Force Base in Southeast section of the city. The neighborhood is generally bordered by Matin Luther King Jr. Avenue, the Suitland Parkway, Stanton Road, 16th Street S.E and Mississippi Avenue S.E. The median age of the residents according to 2010 data is 25.7 years. The median price of homes here is $135,92 with approximately 58% being occupied by renters.

The immediate neighborhood has numerous schools including Johnson Middle School, Turner Elementary School @ Green and Malcolm X Elementary School. Recreational facilities include the Hayden-Johnson Recreational Center and the Malcolm X Recreational Center. Metro access is easy with a station being located along Alabama Avenue near St. Elizabeths Hospital-East Campus. Commuters to jobs outside of the immediate area will like the access to 295 and 95. Residents will find at least 4 churches in Douglass with a few restaurants along with some shopping. Residents will need to leave the neighborhood to find extensive shopping and nightlife and other entertainment opportunities. The Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery is also located in Douglas.

Crimes could deter many from living here with crimes against people and property being common place. Potential residents should look at the current crime statistics and make an informed decision prior to moving here.
Pros
  • growing and rebuilding
Cons
  • crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lots of rental homes"

Northeast Boundary is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of the city and has a population of approximately 2,125 residents. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Maryland state line (Eastern Avenue) and is bordered by Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, Division Avenue,Dix Street and Clay Place. The median price for homes in Northeast Boundary was $160,741 in 2010, however approximately 46% of the homes were rentals.

Schools in the neighborhood include Drew Elementary and Cornerstone Beulah Charter Schools. There are numerous other public and private schools nearby, including New Mt. Olive Community College for older students.. Recreational facilities include the Woodson Senior Recreation Center, Marvin Gaye Park and Watts Branch Playground. Capitol Heights Metro Station is close by and will provide access to other areas within the area. You will find 6 churches within the neighborhood.

Restaurants and shopping are a problem for Northeast Boundary. Currently, there are three restaurants located in the neighborhood and only four stores, one of which is a 7-11. Crime against people and property is a big concern for anyone looking to live in this neighborhood. Anyone looking to move into this neighborhood should investigate the current crime situation prior to making a decision. The key to the future of this neighborhood will be increase the number of owner occupied properties.
Cons
  • Lack of owner occupied homes
  • high crime rate
Recommended for
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Affordable Housing"

Deanwood is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of the city and has approximately 5,635 people living here. The neighborhood is located on the Maryland state line (Eastern Avenue) bordered by the Anacostia Parkway, Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue and Division Avenue. The median house price in 2010 was $108,227, which is very affordable for a home in the District.

In addition to the low price of the homes here, many will find the Deanwood Metro Station very appealing. Also the proximity to Route 50 and Interstate 95 for those commuting to jobs in Maryland is ideal. Schools in the neighborhood include Ronald H. Brown Middle School, Houston Elementary School, Burrville Elementary School and Idea PCS-Integrated Design Electronics Academy. Deanwood is also the home to over 25 places of worship. Deanwood Recreation Center is located within the neighborhood as well. Anacostia Park and the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are nearby.

Although there are a number of small grocery stores in the neighborhood, shopping is problematic. Restaurants and places for entertainment are also scarce in Deanwood, Crime of various types, including assault and robbery is a big issue if you are looking to move here.
Pros
  • Closeness to Metro and Route 50 I-95
  • nice, inexpensive housing
Cons
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Surrounded on 3 sides by Parkland"

Crestwood is a neighborhood of approximately 1,383 residents located in Northwest. It is bordered on three sides by Rock Creek Park,which offers numerous outdoor activities, and 16th Street. Single family homes in this neighborhood are more affordable, with the median price in 2010 being $668,715. The median age of Crestwood residents in 2010 was 46.4 years old.

There are numerous schools in the immediate area including public, private and charter schools servicing students from grades K-12. Schools include Parkmont School, Bancroft Elementary and Washington Latin Middle Public Charter School. Older students will find the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and Howard University Law School near by.

In addition to Rock Creek Park, residents will find the Brightwood Recreation Area as well as Piney Branch Park and the Jules Jusserand Memorial within the neighborhood. The Rock Creek Tennis Center is nearby and outdoor music lovers will enjoy the Carter Barron Amphitheater. The closest Metro stations are Cleveland Park and Columbia Heights. Residents will find many places of worship within the neighborhood, particularly along 16th Street. Although crime has been limited to mostly car break is, more serious crimes occur only a few blocks from this neighborhood. Shopping is a challenge, but a few markets can be found nearby. Residents will need to travel outside of the immediate neighborhood to find restaurants, nightlife and other forms of entertainment.
Pros
  • Rock Creek Park
  • location
  • family atmosphere
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Almost like the town where I went to college"

American University Park is a great neighborhood of approximately 11,865 residents, with a median age of 35.1 This neighborhood is located in North West D.C. with Maryland, Massachusetts Avenue, Nebraska Avenue, 43rd Street and River Roads forming the borders. Although the cost of housing is expensive, with the average home price in 2010 approaching $982,426, this neighborhood offers great schools, recreational facilities, shopping and nice homes.

Public and private schools nearby include Georgetown Day School, Janny Elemntary School, National Cathedral School and St. Ann's Academy. In addition you will find American University's Washington College of Law located here as well as other building of American University. Recreational facilities include Friendship Recreation Center, Westmoreland Circle Park and Fort Bayard Park. Shopping is nearby at Spring Valley Shopping Center. The nearest Metro Station is Temleytown Metro, which is short walk down Albermarle Street N.W. There are several Metro Bus stops as well.

This is a pretty safe neighborhood with a low crime rate. Home values increased dramatically during the housing boom, but did not retreat to the extent seem in the suburbs. In many ways this neighborhood reminds me of the town were I went to college.
Pros
  • community feel
  • educational opportunities
  • College town without a college feel
Cons
  • high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Party Town"

This is an neighborhood that seems to be transitioning in the wrong direction recently as a result of it's commercial success. The draw to Adams Morgan has always been the large number of first class restaurants located in this ethnically diverse neighborhood. With the success of the restaurants came bars and nightclubs and even more people, especially of Friday and Saturday nights. Now there is a heavy Police presence at night when the bars close and the crowds disperse. The crowds are good for business, but is hard on the residents trying to live their lives there. You will find a number of apartment and condominium buildings as well as single family homes. Many attached homes in this neighborhood as well. Parking spots are hard to come by. Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo are close by.
Pros
  • GREAT restaurants
  • Fun, upbeat vibe
Cons
  • Crowds
  • Noise
  • Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Almost Heaven"

One of the nicest neighborhoods in Washington D.C. by far as it seems to have it all, starting with a great central location. Connecticut Avenue is the main road thru the neighborhood and serves as the area where most of the stores, shops, entertainment and restaurants are located. in addition, you will find numerous apartment buildings along this road as well. On either side of Connecticut Avenue you will find beautiful and well maintained old homes on tree lined streets. Public transportation utilizing both Metro buses as well as the Metro train system is available. As with most neighborhoods in the city parking can be a challenge. Many will find the cost of owning a home here an issue as well, but rentals are available.
Pros
  • Great location
  • beutiful homes and views
Cons
  • Cost of home ownership
  • Parking
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The worlds neighborhood"

Embassy Row is the section of Massachusetts Avenue that extends from Dupont Circle northwest to Wisconsin Avenue and houses many foreign embassies and consulates. To really appreciate this neighborhood, you need to get out of your car and walk it. The tree lined streets are beautiful and the homes are fabulous, both inside and outside. One of the interesting things you will notice is how many embassies have converted existing homes into their embassies. Sure you will see huge modern structures, but most are just large single family homes that have been converted. Embassies are not the only thing in this neighborhood as the Washington Cathedral is near Wisconsin Avenue and there is a large mosque on Mass Avenue where it crosses over Rock Creek Parkway. Dining and shopping is found near Dupont Circle.

The biggest challenge to this neighborhood is the cost of homes here. If you can afford it you will be in elite company as many of the city's elite live here. In addition, parking is definitely a challenge here do to security and the large number of cars attached to each embassy. Also, this is a very safe neighborhood.
Pros
  • Beautiful
  • international elegance
Cons
  • Parking
  • almost impossible to move to
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Vibrant neighborhood"

Chinatown continues to be a neighborhood undergoing a positive transition. The opening of the nearby Verizon Center, which is the home of the Washington Capitals (professional hockey) and Washington Wizards (professional basketball) was the defining moment of the re-vitilization of Chinatown. Previously this neighborhood was popular mainly with the Asian community, yet today it is a diverse and very popular place to visit as well as live. Besides the Verizon Center, this neighborhood boosts some of the best restaurants in Washington D.C as well as several near apartment and office buildings. The Metro Station at the Verizon Center and numerous bus stops provide affordable public transportation throughout the city as well as Virginia and Maryland. Recently, a Safeway grocery store was opened in the neighborhood making grocery shopping easy. I have always felt safe here as well as there is a significant Police presence in this neighborhood.

The downside to living here would be lack of parking, especially on the days something is happening at the Verizon Center. Traffic is pretty bad during the day as there are many office buildings in the area. In addition, you will see homeless people on the streets and in the nearby park.
Pros
  • Office space and apartments
  • Verizon Center
  • Public Transportation
  • culture
  • shops and restaurants
Cons
  • Homeless people
  • Lack of green space
  • noise
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

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