7.2 out of 10

Lamond Riggs

38.9655419009517 -77.0056684065459
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Retirees

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Perfect for families"

Understated but strong, this neighborhood is safe and has been for years. It is affordable, full of opportunities for community outreach, and great for a family on a dime. Good for families, but not for anyone looking for the hustle and bustle of the city. Although if you have automotive transportation, you'll be able to get anywhere you need to be (provided it's not rush hour) in an hour or less.
The only strike against Lamond Riggs could be that it is so close to Maryland that some may mistake it for actually being in the state. So if you are looking for definitive DC residency, you may want to look elsewhere. But all things considered, that is a small price to pay for domestic contentment.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • very safe
Cons
  • you're basically in Maryland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
2yrs+

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

"Idyllic"

Imagine a place where middle class families purchase homes, and after three generations it is still in the family. Where the residents care about their community, and strive to make it better. Grandparents watch their grandkids during working hours, and after school the older ones play ball in the streets and community centers. Everything that the community needs is very close by, and the crime rate is really low. A neighborhood that is both suburban, and yet so close to the city that a short Metro ride will get you just about anywhere to work. Somewhere that is preferable to the suburban community just across the state line. Imagine that, and you’ve described Lamond Riggs.
The residents are known for one of the most active community associations, and this shows. In fact, they have gotten developers not only to come and build things, but to do it in such a way that preserves community while meeting important needs. Taken together, you can see that the neighborhood is extremely stable, and probably will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Surprisingly, the housing isn’t that expensive by DC standards, and yet it is in pretty good condition. This is probably an outgrowth of Lamont Riggs’ strong sense of community: you take care of what is yours.
Pros
  • very safe
  • easy commute
  • community spirit
Cons
  • fewer services
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Come Over and See Us Sometime"

Lamond Riggs is an older, very stable community in northeast DC. While there are many people in the community who have lived there for decades, there are also more and more young families moving into the neighborhood’s single family homes.
In addition to the quiet stability the area offers, many people are attracted to its close proximity to the DC Metro and the Capitol Beltway. They enjoy the freedom of easy travel to other parts of the area.
That is not to say, however, that they must leave their neighborhood to get the basic necessities of life. In fact, the opposite is true. There are grocery stores and a other small shops in the neighborhood, as well a several family friendly restaurants.
And more’s coming, thanks to the hard work of the Lamond Riggs Citizens Association. It is working with residents to attract newer and more upscale establishments to the community, including retail outlets and coffee shops.
While residents are optimistic about the future, they still have some concerns. One resident told a reporter, “We do want to see redevelopment so we can enjoy the amenities we feel our neighborhood deserves. We just want to keep that community flavor."
By this she means the well-attended street fair and peewee footballs games, as well as children playing safely in front of their homes and neighbors watching out for each other’s safety and welfare.
Pros
  • community spirit
Cons
  • new development
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
SarahG2
SarahG2 A neighborhood is only as good as the people in it. Riggs park has a stable middle class and people raise children, send them off and yes many return to live. Not urban not suburban but a mixed of the best of both worlds. Riggs has a 50 feel, children playing in alleys, riding bikes and elders keeping their yards gardening and sitting on porches watching with cautious eyes on visitors. Plan development would be welcome but not big development that brings traffic, crime or flippers that convert homes to group homes. A nice place to grow old in if you desire slow and cautious progress with an eye on maintaining the status quo.
2yrs+
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