Topic: Petworth vs Rhode Island Ave. Metro Area (Brentwood)
Petworth vs Rhode Island Ave. Metro Area (Brentwood)
I currently live in Petworth and my apt building’s rent has increased noticeably for a renewal lease. I am exploring other options and I found that Rhode Island Row has reasonable rents lower than Petworth. My question is how safe is the neighborhood in comparison to Petworth. I’ve heard it was similar to Petworth in “up and coming” category but it would be great to hear from someone who lives in Rhode Island Row or lives within that general area to get their perspective. The rent for a brand new building is very reasonable but I have some concerns about the safety of the neighborhood, especially reading a post on Yelp that he was spit on around the metro station. But that comment was from 2010 prior to the new development. I also had my skepticism when I first came to visit Petworth but seeing the new apt, the security and it’s location right above the metro station for the rent at the time, it had me sold. Rhode Island Row seems to be similar in that regard. I will be visiting the apt building in person this week but any input anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!