I live in the neighborhood. As long as you do not plan to take long walks on Rhode Island Avenue after dark, you should be perfectly safe. Also, do not bike/walk on the Metropolitan Branch Trail alone. Other than those two tips, just use your basic street smarts. We have lots of great new things coming north of that strip, so the area is only getting better. I would love to be that close to the Metro. And it’s so new that it’s a bed bug free zone. Bonus. Oh, and I should probably mention that you will have difficulties hailing a cab in that area. Cabs will take you there, but you will have a hard time getting a cab from that area. Shouldn’t be a problem with the Metro that close though. Good luck.