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Dear PoPville – How is the Neighborhood around Rhode Island Ave Metro?

by Prince Of Petworth July 15, 2011 at 10:30 am 75 Comments


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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been looking at rentals near the Rhode Island Avenue metro stop to move around August and was wondering if anyone in PoPville had any insight in the neighborhood. I’m a gay white man and don’t want to be the target of any wrong-doers.

I’ve been there a couple of times and I know it’s a bit “rough around the edges” but it seems not really different than other neighborhoods like Truxton, Bloomingdale, or parts of Shaw. The biggest factor for me looking there is the price – less than $2000/month for a 3 bedroom renovated house less than 2 blocks to Metro is very appealing, whereas a similar house in NW might be upwards of $3000/month. There’s also a lot of budget-minded retail nearby and two grocery stores. I’ll also be moving in with my female roommate, so her safety is also a big concern of mine.”

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