Click on the link to read the entire Washington Post Where We Live article by Truxton Circle resident Amanda Abrams:
It’s one of Washington’s most distinctive
neighborhoods. Dotted with quirky freestanding homes in a variety of styles,
originally designed as a gated suburb and later the place to be for the
District’s African American intelligentsia, LeDroit Park has always been
And now the Northwest neighborhood is finally
getting its due — in more ways than one. Most obviously, the community
(together with Bloomingdale next door) is the subject of a new Heritage Trail,
one of the city’s self-guided walking tours developed by Cultural Tourism DC.
History buffs can now wander the area’s streets and learn about its rich past
from recently erected signs.
But in a broader sense, LeDroit Park is
prominent these days in a way that it wasn’t even five years ago. After years
of crime and stagnation, homes have been renovated, businesses have sprung up
along the neighborhood’s edges and crime seems to have diminished.