Looking for a neighborhood that is within walking distance of two Metro stops, new restaurants, retail and a thriving art scene? Then you should explore Brookland!
Nicknamed Little Rome, Brookland has a storied history. Once the site of Fort Slemmer and Fort Bunker Hill, it is now home to nearly sixty Catholic institutions and a distinctive arts scene. The neighborhood is framed by North Capitol Street to the west, Rhode Island Avenue to the south and North Dakota Avenue to the east.
Brookland is known for its tree-lined streets and single family homes. Many of these homes have housed some pretty impressive figures throughout American history, including the neighborhood’s namesake, Colonel Jehiel Brooks -- a farmer and First Lieutenant during the War of 1812. President Lincoln summered in Brookland, and both Ralph Bunche, the first African-American to win a Nobel Peace Prize, and Lucy Diggs Slowe, the founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, once called the neighborhood home.
The Bediz Group is excited to see so many new developments coming to Brookland. If you have yet to check out Monroe Street Market, we suggest a special trip. The neighborhood has seen renewed popularity with recent updates to Monroe Street and surrounding developments. This is just the beginning. The neighborhood will continue to rise in popularity as more retail, restaurants and residential properties are completed.
Brookland has seen a 10.8 percent increase in home values over the past year. The median home price in October 2015 was $487,500, compared to $440,000 in October 2014. To put that into perspective, over the past year DC saw a 2.8 percent increase in home prices. In October, the neighborhood saw its first home selling for one million dollars.
A living room at the Jil.
Brookland will continue to see change over the next five to ten years, particularly with the addition of New Brentwood Village. This future mixed-use development will boast over 1,700 residential units and over 180,000 square feet of retail space, including a major supermarket. The project is slated to break ground in 2018.
A bedroom at the Jil.
This four-unit condominium building has undergone a complete transformation and features two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. Kitchens at the Jil are equipped with top of the line GE Profile stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, while living and dining areas are flooded with natural light.
The Jil's second level condos have spacious bedrooms, including one with access to a private balcony. The spa-like bathrooms add the final touch to what will be the most coveted condominiums in Brookland. Outfitted with the finest appliances, fixtures, and features, from floor to ceiling, you can be sure to find a space to call your next home at the Jil Condominiums.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/in_brookland_4_new_condos_from_bediz_group_and_much_more/10596
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