Much thanks to Audrey Hoffer for profiling Truxton Circle.
Truxton Circle is actually more of a triangle, a small sliver of a neighborhood north of Union Station and adjacent to the better-known communities of Eckington, Bloomingdale, Shaw and Mount Vernon Triangle.
The neighborhood is architecturally diverse — new condo buildings are sprouting up on empty lots next to 19th-century rowhouses. It’s lively, too, with two public libraries, outdoor movies in the summer, and nearby entertainment and cultural venues such as the Howard Theatre, Verizon Center, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
Housing is dominated by two-level, flat-roofed rowhouses, many of them freshly renovated, some with English basements, said Larry Bivins, a sales associate with Long & Foster.
Bates Street, which runs across the neighborhood, exemplifies Truxton Circle. It’s an attractive, tree-lined street with house facades in an array of red, brown, gray and yellow, with flowers in front yards and contemporary numerals on doors.
Florida Avenue Park, at First Street and Florida Avenue NW, is typically teaming with toddlers on colorful play equipment on weekdays.