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they are at different stages of “up and coming”–Petworth/GA has a more market rate housing coming and therefore retail improvements. Other than the new construction right at the metro, there has not been any new or improved restaurants/bars etc at RI (but maybe you don’t care about that). Petworth is also more accessible to grocery stores, columbia heights and buslines etc. There is also an enormous public housing complex just behind the strip mall there (the crappy one with popeyes) that is problematic. 7 years ago I looked at a condo newly renovated at 4th and RI, the realtor kept telling me how up and coming it was and that strbucks was opening on the ground floor. That still hasn’t happened and I ended up buying in Columbia Heights which turned out great. Now I own in Petworth and believe its also a good investment.