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“Dear PoPville,

My family is looking to buy our first home in DC and as with most DC-related research, I always check your site. Luckily for me, I found a post on your website from 7 years ago about the Lamond-Riggs area. Now 7 years later, I wonder if there’s been any major changes to the neighborhood in terms of safety, walkability, schools, and things to do. A revisit 7 years later would be super appreciated! Thanks so much!”


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday, May 7, 2018, in the 800 block of Oglethorpe Street, Northeast.

At approximately 9:52 pm, two adult male victims, suffering from gunshot wounds, sought treatment at an area hospital. The first victim sustained life threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Read More


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 104 Peabody St NE
Legal Subdivision: Takoma Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Takoma
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Attached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
HOA monthly fee: $118. Square footage per listing: 3157 square feet
Original List Price: $899,900. List Price at Contract: $899,900.
List Date: 10/12/2017 Days on Market: 22
Settled Sales Price: $900,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/29/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

PoPville first covered The Hampshires in 2012 as construction was getting started. Within relatively close proximity to Fort Totten and Takoma Park Metros, the community built by Comstock, is within a Homeowners Association (HOA) and includes 37 detached homes and 73 townhomes. Monthly fees in fee simple (non-condo) HOAs tend to include general exterior maintenance of common landscaping, snow plowing, etc. Read More



A reader reports:

“A horrific car accident happened around 1pm this afternoon. Car totaled at least 5 cars including their own for the length of the block. Neighbor pulled a woman out of the car and they were taken to hospital. I heard a police officer report other cars were hit at 17th and A SE. It’s a miracle no one else was hurt. I stayed long enough to check the license plate when they were turned over…Maryland.”

Update from MPD:

“Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:20 PM, First Police District Units were dispatched to 17th and A Street N.E for a hit and run accident involving two (2) vehicles. The striking vehicle that fled the scene was described as a blue color Chevrolet Impala bearing a Maryland tag.

A short time later. 1D Officers responded to 500 block of Kentucky Ave. SE for a major accident involved a blue color Chevrolet Impala bearing Maryland tags and several others vehicles. The driver of the blue Chevrolet Impala was taken to a local area hospital due to injuries sustained in this accident.

Further investigation of this blue color Chevrolet Impala bearing Maryland tag was linked to the accident at 17th and A Street N.E and the driver was arrested for Hit and Run.”

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From MPD:

“Around 7:30 PM this Sunday, MPD responded to the report of a shooting in the 500 block of Oglethorpe Street, NE. Three victims were found to have been injured from gun fire. All three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. It is believed that a dark colored vehicle was involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this offense should call the MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

Ed. Note: Earlier Sunday Morning there was a shooting homicide in the 400 block of Riggs Road, Northeast.


From MPD:

“Today [Tuesday] at approximately 1625 hours, an adult male was shot in the 5300 block of Chillum Place, NE. The victim was transported to the hospital where the person is receiving treatment. There is not a usable look out at this time and the case is currently being investigated by the Fourth District Detectives Office. Additional MPD units are being deployed to the area.”

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“Missing dog. Please contact if you have seen him or have any additional information. Jax was lost May 16, 2014 at 7:30pm EST. He went missing from the First Place NE and Rittenhouse NE. He is a mini Australian Shepherd and he is wearing a University of Miami bandana. He is tri-color (black,white &brown), mostly black with white paws and belly. He is super friendly and is not dog or people aggressive. If you have any information please contact me at 202.368.4003.

What: Mini Australian Shepherd (Tri-Color: Black, White & Brown)
When: May 16, 2014 at 7:30pm EST
Where: 6152 1st Pl NE, Washington, DC 20011
Humane Society Information:
Report #428685 ID #22726830″



Wondering about the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood:

“Lamond-Riggs neighborhood? (20012, Near Lamond Rec. Center)
We are considering a move and trying to learn more about the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood. We have done a bit on walking around in the area & reading about the area. But, are not as familiar with it as Takoma DC. Anyone live in or spend a good amount of time in neighborhood specifically near the Lamond Recreation Center/ near Kansan & Eastern Ave (20012)?

Things we are viewing as Pros: There seem to be a number of families staying in the area for a long time. The lots & homes seem to be reasonable size, a number of similar early 1950′s brick detached single family houses. While many of the homes are still only the original 2 bed/1 bath most have basements, off-street parking & space to for additions. Most of the homes/yards look well maintained.
The crime reports look pretty good around the area. It is a fairly easy walk up to the Takoma metro seems to be good lighting & safe walking along Eastern Ave during both night & day times. Fort Totten Metro/ development & Walter Reed development is just a little over a mile away. There also seem to be a number of buses along Eastern Ave.
Of course having the Lamond Recreation Center is a nice perk for kids (and adults). Close to the Takoma DC/Takoma Park, MD amenities without paying higher Takoma Park, MD housing/tax prices. There also looks to be a good amount of business/shopping and such along New Hampshire Ave/MD.

Wondering about:
Continued growth & development in the area & surrounding areas. If the neighborhood is friendly & has active community groups.. are there neighborhood events? What folks think of the neighborhood public & private schools? If the area would be reasonably welcoming to a LGBT family? If those that live in the area feel reasonably safe walking at night to & from metros/buses/shops and just walking dogs. How is the Lamond Rec Center?

Thanks for in advance for constructive & 1st hand information.”

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From a press release:

“3 Stars Brewing Company are bringing together a group of their local brethren for another installment in their ongoing Artists & Artisans Series. The party is slated for Sunday, July 28th from 1-6 p.m. at the brewery (6400 Chillum Pl, NW).

“These festivities have grown over the last two productions, and this installment is sure to be the best yet,” says co-founder Dave Coleman. “The party series is a celebration of local talent – be it chefs, mixologists, DJ’s, distillers, etc. – that gives us the opportunity to host other local DC businesses and personalities in a locavore market setting to expose our beer-loving clientele to other passionate local creatives.”

The lineup for the upcoming festivities is a who’s who of local talent, including:

– Cocktail heavy-hitters Owen Thompson & Sam Babcock from Bryan Voltaggio’s Range
– Rappahannock River Oysters
– Chef Paul Madrid from Sixth Engine
– George Grau from the new Impala Cantina
– Catoctin Creek Whiskey
– Righteous Cheese
– DJ’s Keenan Orr & Smudge
– And of course, special offerings from 3 Stars Brewing Company’s killer lineup of beers

Tickets will be available for purchase online starting on Wednesday, June 26th at 11 a.m., and will likely sell out (the previous event was at capacity). The entry price is $10, including a custom tasting glass and your first beer. All the other vendors will be operating on an a-la-carte basis (prices range $5 – $10 each, cash preferred).”


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