In our new feature Hidden Places, UrbanTurf takes a look at some of the charming, but lesser-known one and two-block streets in the District. This week, Duncan Place NE on Capitol Hill gets the spotlight.
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Duncan Place NE
Situated on Capitol Hill between Eastern Market and the H Street Corridor, Duncan Place offers up two great neighborhoods to its residents, plus a tucked-away place to get away from the noise. The one-way, one-block street (map) is bounded by 12th and 13th Streets NE to the west and east and E and D Streets NE to the north and south. Duncan Place is lined with traditional rowhouses -- Federal style on the south side of the block, while the northern side features mostly Victorian homes.
Prices on the block vary, but this section of the Hill has seen values shoot up over the past few years. A three-bedroom, two-bath home on the street sold for $460,000 in 2009; last year, a three-bed, two-bath rowhouse on the other side of the street sold for just under $700,000.
The neighborhood is highly walkable, and the block's houses are equidistant to a children's park and a dog park (one block in either direction, so no need to pack the running shoes). It's less accessible to easy grocery shopping, though that may change with the advent of an H Street Whole Foods expected in 2016.
Its best feature may be the quiet it offers. Unlikely surrounding streets, which are more frequently used by commuters seeking a shortcut to Capitol Hill, the one-way block doesn't see a lot of vehicle traffic.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/urbanturfs_hidden_places_duncan_place_ne/8317.
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