Saturday, January 03, 2009

Washington Post Column on Eckington

"An Urban Neighborhood on the Rise"
By Mary Ellen Slayter
Special to The Washington Post
Saturday, January 3, 2009; Page F01

"Those who choose to make Eckington their home say they are drawn by a diverse, friendly community, the solid housing stock and myriad transportation options. "

also included:

BOUNDARIES: Rhode Island Avenue to the north, Florida Avenue to the south, North Capitol Street to the west and Washington Metro's Brentwood Yard to the east

SCHOOLS: Emery Elementary, J.F. Cook Elementary, Shaw Junior High, Dunbar Senior High, McKinley High

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 19 condos sold, from $189,000 to $519,000, with a median of $305,000, according to Angela Jones of Long and Foster. There were 59 houses sold, from $167,000 to $599,000, with a median of $355,000. There are 38 houses listed for sale, priced from $127,000 to $719,000. Sixteen condos are listed, from $199,742 to $447,000.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Big Bear Cafe, Windows Cafe, Howard University, Catholic University, New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, many corner convenience stores

WITHIN 15 MINUTES BY CAR: In light traffic, U Street NW corridor, Logan Circle, Brookland, U.S. Capitol, downtown Washington

heres the kind of press Bloomingdales been getting recently.

or the gentrification type posts


  1. I live in H'Eckington; it's a Hell hole. Filled with crime, trash, and ghetto brats. Sorry but it's the truf.

  2. I live there as well and it isn't that bad. Yes we have problems, but it isn't anything that can't be fixed with some good ol'fashion grassroots action. Everybody, meet me tomorrow to watch Bond movies in NOMA so we can meet our neighbors, uh, well, I mean our white neighbors...