3516 South Dakota Ave NE: One of the Menkiti Group’s new Brookland listings offered at $599,900.
Anyone on the hunt for a reasonably priced house in the DC-area is likely familiar with Brookland—the charming NE neighborhood hailed for its small town vibe, diverse housing stock, and exciting new metro-centric developments.
The majority of Brookland-area single-family detached, semi-detached and row homes range in price from $399,000 to $800,000. “Brookland is one of just a few residential neighborhoods in the city where you can still find a large, renovated single-family home for under $800,000,” says realtor Kymber Lovett-Menkiti of the Brookland-based Menkiti Group, which is currently showcasing seven Brookland homes new on the market with open houses this weekend (more below).
A number of mom-and-pop shops, and restaurants have kept long-time residents in the neighborhood for years. And as Brookland begins to transform, new residents will soon find fewer reasons to venture outside its borders for entertainment. A host of new restaurants have opened up (Little Ricky’s, Askale, and Menomale); the mixed-use development Monroe Street Market, which will open later this summer, includes ground floor retail, artist studios and new luxury apartments; two new playgrounds were recently completed at 10th and Franklin Streets, and 14th and Irving Streets; and Capital Bikeshare has set up shop in several Brookland locations. Brookland also has its own Metro station, Brookland-CUA, and is criss-crossed by a number of Metro bus lines. Spaced out, single-family homes also mean that street parking is usually readily available for residents.
1246 Monroe St NE: Just listed at $675,000
“Brookland has such a strong sense of community. There is a great front porch culture, neighbors are friendly and welcoming, there’s a monthly happy hour and more play groups than I can count” says Mary Hodges, Realtor with Menkiti Group and Brookland mom.
Brookland is located to the south of Michigan Park and just north of Rhode Island Avenue, bordered to the west and east by Edgewood and South Dakota Avenue, respectively (map). While the neighborhood is close enough to the city center to make its residents feel well connected, it’s far enough from downtown to allow for street after street of single-family homes with porches and large yards.
1409 Lawrence Street NE: Just listed at $725,000
The neighborhood has a long, rich history—an aspect of the area that is apparent in its architecture. In the 1800s, large tracts of land in the neighborhood were bought up by the Catholic Church, and now Catholic and Trinity universities, the Franciscan Monastery, and around 60 other Catholic institutions call Brookland home. While the Catholic Church was constructing the iconic Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (the blue and gold dome is visible from around the city), developers were busy building a variety of homes in the area: Victorians, Arts and Crafts bungalows, Colonials, Tudors, and row houses.
502 Ava Way NE: Just listed at $449,900
Interested in taking a look at what Brookland has to offer? Consider attending one or several of the seven Menkiti Group open houses taking place this Sunday, July 14th. For more information, visit the Menkiti Group website here.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/brookland_small_town_vibe_in_the_heart_of_NE/7290.
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