5.9 out of 10

Langdon

Ranked 51st best neighborhood in Washington
38.9248382494265 -76.9750032843723
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Langdon Park Area 4/2014"

I been in the neighborhood for about 3.5 years and it is a very nice area with beautiful detached homes, neighbors are very friendly, accessing the metro/metrobus is not an issue. Also have parking in front of the house. Love the green spaces nearby. Homes are average in the $500,000's renovated. Also near the largest dog park in the city. Nice place to live in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
ClayP
ClayP I definitely agree. My husband and I moved to the Langdon Neighborhood in 2013. We were impressed with the homes available, prices and proximity to the metro and downtown. I work downtown and my commute is great. Sometimes I walk to the Rhode Island Avenue metro and other times I drive. We are excited at the new development coming to our neighborhood and that Rhode Island has received the "Great Streets" designation. We need more shops and better grocery options, but overall it is a great place to live and we love our house. Having a yard and off street parking is a real bonus in DC.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Dont stray too far out of the park"

This neighborhood is a questionable one. While this is nearby a lot of lovely greenery, it is also adjacent to several less than splendid areas. Housing appears to be reasonably priced, but those choosing to live here are taking a large risk, given the crime stats are rather high here. Equally reasonable and somewhat safer territory lies just slightly west in the city, in the neighborhood surrounding Catholic University for example, or even Petworth. At least there, the metro is more easily accessible and more retail opportunities are more frequent.
Pros
  • it's green at least
Cons
  • poor quality housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
2yrs+

"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
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"red light district!"

Like many communities near the Arboretum, Langdon is full of low income people. There are subsidized housing units, although there are also a number of single family homes as well. Langdon might be said to have a split personality, with both industrial and residential sides. In addition, it is backed up to the biggest park in the city: the national Arboretum. It is hard to see why such a beautiful place is full of so much blight and sadness, but that’s the way things are.
Apparently, Langdon attracts a lot of unsavory influences: in addition to being full of drugs, it is also a sort of red light district. Single females without such intentions would be wise to stay away from there at night. Schools are really bad, with many of the kids dropping out of high school. Teenage motherhood is way too common. Good role models are few and far between. Needless to say, this isn’t a place I would recommend for raising children, and unless you work in the area and want really cheap housing, there isn’t much to commend living here. If you must live there, make sure that there is tight security in your home, and I would recommend getting a dog.
Pros
  • recreational oppertunities
Cons
  • prostitution rampant
  • poor quality housing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Summer Starts Here"

Langdon is a small neighborhood in northeast Washington DC. All known as Langdon Park, this financially challenge community is predominantly residential, though it has a small commercial area near the center of the area. Unfortunately, the businesses located here aren’t exactly family friendly. Many, in fact, are involved in some sort of alcohol sales or exotic dancing.
The community is not all bad, however. It is the site of Washington’s 9/11 Memorial Grove, a small stand a trees planted at the corner of 18th and Hamlin Streets in memory of Washington residents that died during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Langdon Park, the recreational center of the community, features a favorite neighborhood pool. In fact, this pool made news some years ago when then Mayor Anthony Williams inaugurated a new city tradition. To kick off “DC’s Summer Fun” the mayor himself did a cannonball off the pools main diving board. His antic delighted adults and kids alike, and began a tradition that has been carried out by every DC mayor since.
Pros
  • recreational oppertunities
Cons
  • poor quality housing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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