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Living in Brookland DC
This easygoing neighborhood offers a welcome change of pace from the rhythms of the big city. A slew of newly opened restaurants, hip galleries, and mixed-use developments is generating buzz, while quiet, tree-shaded streets create a warm and welcoming environment.
There’s a mix of new and long-time residents, many of whom are young professionals and growing families. Brookland is also home to a thriving population of artists.
The neighborhood has a high walk score, and commuting is easy thanks to the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station and the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
Located in Northeast D.C., Brookland is bounded by 9th Street NE, Rhode Island Avenue NE, and South Dakota Avenue.
Brookland Real Estate
Its increasing popularity makes Brookland one of the most desirable neighborhoods in D.C. The housing stock is made up of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos.
Most single-family homes in the area are situated on fairly large plots of land. These homes typically have 2 to 3 bedrooms and 1 to 2.5 bathrooms. Queen Anne, Tudor, Victorian, and Colonial Revival are the prevalent architectural styles.
Luxury homes can have as many as 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, along with detached two-car garages. Vaulted ceilings, attic lofts, and skylights are common features.
Monroe Street Market, a mixed-use development, has a vibrant apartment community along with storefronts, an on-site farmers’ market, and art studios. Gallery Towns, a collection of townhomes, is also located within the complex.
Brookland Artspace Lofts offers condo units with provisions for residential and studio space.
If you want to be part of Brookland’s cohesive neighborhood, call Appleton Properties at (301) 652-2707 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attractions and Recreation
A dazzling array of restaurants, creative spaces, and outdoor attractions – as well as a full calendar of community events – gives residents countless opportunities to relax, have fun, and meet new people.
- The Turkey Thicket Recreation Center has a gym, indoor pool, basketball court, baseball field, and a splash park. It’s also a popular venue for birthday parties and small gatherings.
- The gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America are some of the most exquisite in D.C. Here you’ll find replicas of Holy Land shrines, cloister walks, and an abundance of seasonal flowers that create a serene atmosphere.
- Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market is a pedestrian-only collection of studios and galleries that showcase the works of local artists.
- Watch live performances or join a class at Dance Place, one of the longest-running institutions in the community.
- 12th Street, the neighborhood’s main shopping drag, has retailers like True Value Hardware Store and Yes! Organic Market, a local, family-owned grocery chain that sells fresh, organic produce.
- Brookland’s Finest serves scrumptious dishes like seared salmon, braised lamb shank, and Thai curry shrimp.
- Lemongrass shrimp, tempura kale, and duck tacos are just some of the offerings at Steel Plate. This gastro pub also serves beer and wine.
- Come to Brookland Grille for Belgian waffles, cheeseburgers, and breakfast plates heaped with turkey bacon and scrambled eggs.
- Brookland Pint has over 25 beers on draft and a lovely outdoor patio.
For more information on the community, visit the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association website.