Eckington Real Estate For Sale, Washington DC

Located in northeast Washington, DC, Eckington was initially named for a country estate owned by Joseph Gales, Jr., mayor of the city from from 1827 to 1830. The name itself came from the English village where Gales was born. During the latter part of the century the land was further developed, with wooden cottages, running water and electricity. Eckington is bounded by North Capitol Street to the west, Rhode Island Avenue to the north, Brentwood Yard to the east and Florida Avenue to the south. For more information about Eckington homes for sale in Washington DC, contact District Partners at Compass today at (202) 709-9222.

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Eckington Homes For Sale in Washington DCThe Eckington neighborhood is typified by turn of the century Victorian row houses, older industrial buildings and new mixed use developments that offer an exciting blend of new urban chic and traditional architecture. Commercial footprints from a bygone era still stand, including old railroad tracks and factory buildings. Homes for sale are relatively affordable for such and old, centrally located area. With a median property index of $361,800, this real estate marketplace has shown a sharp increase of 16.1 percent in value over the past year.

Although not typically thought of as a gentrification neighborhood, Eckington has emerged as an intriguing alternative to pricier parts of DC in recent years. The area has distinct sections to it, with the historical old-town sections providing a stark contrast to newer retail and condo developments in what is called the NoMa area. Modern metro has taken the place of the old traditional rail and trolley stops, with the NoMa-Gallaudet U. Station having been built in 2004. The neighborhood has a mixed demographic, ranging from young single professionals to retirees. The median age in the neighborhood is 36, and about 20 percent of the homes have children.

There has been an increase of condos for sale in Eckington as row houses and old, larger buildings have gone through conversions, and as new developments have been built. There are also a few foreclosures for sale, although not as many as in recent years. The new mixed used developments have added to the retail landscape with restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. Located only a mile from the U.S. Capitol, Eckington is a rare combination of old and up-and-coming.

 

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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 2:46am EST.