I’ve lived two blocks east of the Potomac Ave. Metro for six years, and it seems exceptionally safe. But I am from DC, so, like my neighbors who have been in this particular neighborhood for 25+ years, the change has been so drastic, that maybe we forget it’s not perfect. However, we do have the best ANC rep of all time, Brian Flahaven. He works tirelessly and endlessly to improve the quality of life in our ANC.
I’m a young woman, and I walk home from the Potomac Ave. Metro after 11 p.m./midnight at least once a week, and I always feel safe. I mean, I’m aware and all, but I know my beat police officer and lieutenant, and many of the neighbors on the way. A little more than half the neighbors on my block gather on each other’s porches almost every night in the summer, so the drug dealers stay away. Plus lots of people work from home, so everything’s looked after during the day.