I like deanwood, but like others said it depends on your level of comfort. I think you would also need a car because it is far from everything and their is a lot of weekend construction on that metro line. As an aside: I would caution those who use words like “pioneer” when describing moving into an “up and coming neighborhood” to stop. It is very derogatory. We are not discovering unchartered territory. Every neigbohorhood you move into is a community existing without you.