7.1 out of 10

Near Southeast

38.8782190220912 -77.0002775337683
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"up and coming"

Near Southeast has had a remarkable transformation in recent years. About ten years ago, it was primarily made up of industry and public housing complexes. Along with this came poverty, crime, and overall hopelessness. But, when the Nationals needed a new stadium the city government saw an opportunity. They put a lot of money into building the ball park, and earmarked the waterfront for a nice recreational area. Public housing projects were knocked down, and in its place there are new mixed income housing complexes. A new hotel has gone up, and bars and restaurants are slowly coming into the area. There should be a grocery store soon. Main drawback to living here is its seedy reputation, even though that is a thing of the past. You’d have to leave the neighborhood in order to buy most things at the moment, but with very heavy public transportation coverage, that isn’t so bad. Another concern is that the ball park does make things pretty loud on game nights, and snarls the traffic. Then again, given the ramps onto the interstate are on the edge of this neighborhood, at least everyone will be out fairly quickly. Near Southeast then is a work in progress, but it is nonetheless up and coming.
Pros
  • great for baseball fans
  • always improving
Cons
  • success remains to be seen
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Going for It"

Home of the United States Navy Yard, Near Southeast is a large, changing neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington. While once something of a den of iniquity, the US Department of Transportation office and the Washington National’s Ball Park have replaced many of the seedier businesses. Even as I write this there is a great deal of new residential and industrial construction is going on. The plan is to soon have several new apartment buildings and office complexes in the area, as well as a couple of hotels, four public parks and a River walk path.
Much of the work has already been done. For instance, well known trucking company Florida Rock is already building a new, environmentally friendly corporate headquarters. Also, a new bridge, named of abolitionist Frederick Douglas, is under construction, as is “The Yards” a 40 acre office and housing complex built around a riverfront park. Fially, a local public housing project is being renovated and prepared to be sold as housing for a more affluent population.
For younger families, the Capper Community Center is being completely overhauled to create daycare and recreation centers that will have state of the art computer labs, gyms and game rooms.
Pros
  • always improving
Cons
  • success remains to be seen
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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