If you’ve ever wondered “What will be the next hot neighborhood?” Or “Which neighborhood will see the next above-average appreciation?” or even “Where can I move to in order to escape crowds/traffic/$8 coffee/(insert annoyance of downtown life)?” You’re not alone!
In this series I’ll highlight lesser known DC neighborhoods that are gaining in popularity and have unique attributes that make them a great place to call home. Yes, many of these neighborhoods are “east of the river,” but don’t worry, you won’t be needing a boat! These neighborhoods are Metro and bridge accessible. Today, I’m focusing on River Terrace.
Location: Northeast DC, Benning Rd to the north, Anacostia River to the west, East Capitol to the South and 295 to the east.
Why it’s great:
- Waterside living without the typical price tag
- Anacostia Riverwalk Trail: Biker’s paradise + So much green space
- 4 mile (off road) bike ride to Nats Park
- 3 miles to Eastern Market
- Neighborliness, strong community vibes: Check out the River Terrace Community Organization
- Kingman Island
This unit is located at 1810 California Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:
“Spacious, top-floor condo in heart of Adams Morgan overlooks the Monument. A gracious, curved wall lines the living room, w/cherry floors & a fireplace. The den can be easily configured as a home office or to host overnight guests. Restaurants, nightlife & shops right outside your door. 1 mi to metro; easy access to downtown, Dupont & Col Heights. Off-street, off-site parking conveys w/ unit.”
You can see more photos here.
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $549,555 ($396 monthly fee.)
Apple haters rejoice!! Thanks to Mary for sending and also notes: “takes up a huge section of seating area.”
“Coming soon: Homemade small batch gourmet ice cream made right in Brookland, DC.”
There was a “tasting event” last Sunday – did anybody go?
UPDATE: “We’re still in the early stages, it’ll initially be pop ups, catering and farmers markets…still figuring out commercial kitchen space.”
2479 18th Street, NW
Thanks to Tony for sending word that the always under the radar North Sea Restaurant has closed for remodeling on 18th Street:
847 Upshur St, NW courtesy Lulabelle’s
Well this is massive and awesome news.
Ed. Note: It’s fascinating to look at the transformation of this space over the years.
Back in 2008
From a press release:
“We are excited to announce that Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop will soon join the mix of great Upshur Street businesses in Petworth! Lulabelle’s is a collaboration between Julie Wineinger of Willow and Emily Friedberg and Jeanlouise Conaway of Each Peach Market in Mt. Pleasant. Opening later this summer, Lulabelle’s will serve coffee, ice cream, sweet treats, grab and go sandwiches and salads, AND will carry a whole array of fabulous gift items, greeting cards, stationery and other sundries. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in D.C.
1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“GS Delicatessen & Specialty Bar, the new-school delicatessen from cousins and fourth generation Washingtonian’s Nick and David Wiseman, is now open for breakfast seven days a week.
Chef Eric McKamey, who recently joined DGS from acclaimed Mintwood Place, has created a menu celebrating the classic delicatessen, featuring bagel sandwiches, breakfast plates, sandwiches and seasonal specials. The new menu also features an extensive list of housemade sodas and a full coffee and espresso program.
DGS will start selling its housemade provisions, including meats, mustard, pickles, hot sauce and more to go. As always, DGS will feature only the best ingredients: sustainably raised meats and produce from local farms.
After 5 years in operation, David and Nick Wiseman have learned that there is deep nostalgia for the classic delicatessen experience, and our new menu is crafted in that spirit. The menu is a retrospective on the “best of” delicatessen.
Eric’s new menu includes old favorites and a roster of new dishes: (more…)
Thanks to Tracy for sending:
“my husband’s container garden is starting to impress me!”
If you get a great one please send an email to [email protected] with ‘Great Garden Haul’ in the subject line along with a photo and description of your haul including what neighborhood you’re in. Try to get yours in by Labor Day. Thanks!