For this week’s edition of Hidden Places, UrbanTurf headed to Columbia Heights, where Hertford Place remains hospitable to long-term residents but is also getting a lot of attention from flippers.
Hertford Place (map) is a one-block street situated just off 16th Street, wedged between Oak and Ogden Streets.
“It’s a good mix of cultures and intersections,” resident Jacob cites about what drew him to the block. He moved to the neighborhood about 2.5 years ago from Mount Pleasant, and has already seen a couple of houses on the block get flipped in that time.
One of those likely belonged to Reggie, who grew up on Hertford Place next door to his grandfather who still resides on the street. Reggie sold his house in 2014 for over $700,000; the house was worth about $62,000 when his family moved there in 1967.
Although he has seen the neighborhood go through different phases throughout the years, Reggie is still proud that he can point out all of the long-time residents on the block.
The majority of the housing stock is large three- and four-bedroom rowhouses, with some multi-family housing at Hertford and Oak Street. The shorter side of the street has a wide alley, where residents often hold community barbecues.
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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs_hidden_places_hertford_pl/11718
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