DC Neighborhoods to Watch – Trinidad, Historic Anacostia and Mount Pleasant
Potential home buyers who are looking for up and coming neighborhoods in Washington DC may not all be looking for the same thing. Affordability is certainly a common denominator but there are many other factors as well, including location, commuter options, architecture and community amenities. Here's a look at three neighborhoods in different parts of the district. Historic Anacostia, Mount Pleasant and Trinidad each posses their own unique sensibility and all on an upward growth trend.
Located on the eastern side of the Anacostia River is Historic Anacostia, sometimes simply lumped in with Anacostia overall. It's also sometimes referred to as “the other side of the river” by those on the Hill and let's be honest, there can be a bit of snobbery when it comes to DC zip codes. Regardless, it's a vibrant community with deep ties to the history of the Navy Yard workforce. There are some true architectural gems here and a commitment to revitalization and when it comes right down to it, the average sales prices here runs around $195.000 and the average sales price on Capitol Hill is $585,000. There's no right or wrongs, we're not judging.
If you're a bird flying from Anacostia, you'll find Mount Pleasant all the way to the north of trendy Adams Morgan and bordered by Rock Creek Park. This charming community dates back to 1727 and has a higher median value than Capitol Hill. So what's it doing in this article? The answer lies in an unusually wide price range, weighted by the high end of the neighborhood. You can actually find some low six-figure bargains here - condos, rowhouses and cottages mostly built from 1900 to the early 20's. And yes there's still some short sales and foreclosures - just be prepared to roll up your sleeves.
Andre Perez | District One Properties LLC | Realtor/Agent/Owner
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