Neighborhood Profiles

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Neighborhood Profiles, from most recent to least.

Georgetown: Posh If a Little Passé

Georgetown: Posh If a Little Passé

Lillian Dickerson | August 21st 2015

For decades, Georgetown was the “it” neighborhood in DC. However, as areas to the east have grown in popularity, the tony neighborhood finds itself... read »

Takoma Park: A Lighter Shade of Green

Takoma Park: A Lighter Shade of Green

Lillian Dickerson | May 29th 2015 | 3 Comments

Once the unquestionable hippie colony of the DC area, Takoma Park may be transitioning to an ever so slightly more mainstream profile. ... read »

Southwest Waterfront: A Tiny Neighborhood on the Cusp

Southwest Waterfront: A Tiny Neighborhood on the Cusp

Lillian Dickerson | April 24th 2015 | 2 Comments

Five years after profiling it for the first time, UrbanTurf takes an updated look at one of the smallest neighborhoods in DC. ... read »

Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront: After a Rain Delay, the Stadium’s Boomtown Starts to Deliver

Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront: After a Rain Delay, the Stadium’s Boomtown Starts to Deliver

Shilpi Paul | May 23rd 2014 | 3 Comments

After years resembling a ghost town, the southeast DC neighborhood is seeing long-planned projects come to fruition, and the streets are finally... read »

Trinidad: The Difference 5 Years Makes

Trinidad: The Difference 5 Years Makes

Shilpi Paul | February 15th 2013 | 29 Comments

Five years ago, the DC police department was setting up police checkpoints in the Northeast DC neighborhood. Now, homes are selling for upwards of $1... read »

Truxton Circle: A Disputed Name and No Circle

Truxton Circle: A Disputed Name and No Circle

Shilpi Paul | November 2nd 2012 | 9 Comments

Truxton Circle is a neighborhood that sometimes feels like nearby Bloomingdale's younger brother. The homes are smaller and development has lagged... read »

Edgewood: More Substance Than Style

Edgewood: More Substance Than Style

Jenny Rogers | October 19th 2012 | 11 Comments

Edgewood tends to lose top billing to buzzier neighbors, but none of the Northeast neighborhood's residents want it to be the H Street Corridor. A... read »

Foxhall Village: 350 Homes Just West of Georgetown

Foxhall Village: 350 Homes Just West of Georgetown

Dena Levitz | September 7th 2012 | 3 Comments

Foxhall Village, a neighborhood hidden away between Palisades and Georgetown, is home to high-end Tudor homes, top schools and residents who... read »

Takoma: Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park

Takoma: Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park

Jenny Rogers | August 17th 2012 | 11 Comments

You can say a lot of things about the northwest DC neighborhood of Takoma. Just don't call it Maryland. ... read »

Park View: It’s Not Petworth

Park View: It’s Not Petworth

Dena Levitz | August 3rd 2012 | 9 Comments

Often mistaken for Columbia Heights or Petworth, the NW DC neighborhood of Park View is coming into its own as a magnet for development, with new... read »


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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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