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Eckington Homes and Condos for Sale

The community of Eckington in Washington, D.C., is famous for being one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. The land was first developed as a private estate in 1830 and converted to a neighborhood in 1887. Today, Eckington is a charming, family-friendly residential area that attracts people who prefer a small-town atmosphere, while still enjoying all the amenities of big-city life. Instead of offices and industrial complexes, you'll find historic, single-family houses, townhouses, condos and apartments. The Eckington neighborhood also boasts a thriving business community, and is the D.C. home of Sirius XM Radio.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The almost exclusively residential neighborhood of Eckington provides terrific value, beautiful homes, clean parks, easy access to all of the Washington DC area, and a powerful sense of community. Just ten minutes from downtown Washington, nestled between Brentwood, Truxton Circle, and Bloomingdale Eckington is referred to by locals as DC’s “quiet little secret.” The neighborhood was developed in the early 20th century soon after a streetcar was extended into the area. A strong sense of community is apparent with several parks and playgrounds jam-packed with families. This neighborhood is becoming increasingly popular with young families and professionals.

THE LIFESTYLE

Student life thrives here as Eckington boasts both McKinley Technology High School and Howard University. However, the community is more family-oriented than college-oriented. People of all ages can enjoy the Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center, an urban paradise with grassy fields. Nearby, one can enjoy the 412-acre National Arboretum, a botanical sanctuary resplendent with beautiful flowers and trees. Close by is the Howard Theater, which offers a full roster of live shows and concerts. Eckington restaurants range from fast-food favorites to family-style eateries with D.C.'s famed nightlife just minutes away. With so many students in the area, Eckington apartments are always popular, but this real estate market also boasts a diverse array of homes as well as condos and duplexes for sale. Homes for sale in Eckington can range from smaller, single-family units to spacious, three- and four-bedroom homes. Many of the area's houses are beautiful, refurbished Victorian structures, but you'll also find row houses in a range of colors. With so much architectural diversity, there's a residence in Eckington  that fits every taste and lifestyle. With a population just under 4,000, Eckington’s boundaries run from Washington’s Metro Brentwood Yard on the east to Florida Avenue on the south, Rhode Island Avenue on the north to North Capitol Street on the west. The convenient location of Eckington adds to the desirability of the neighborhood.

 Locals enjoy access to a playground, dog park and abundant green space at Alethia Tanner Park, plus the ease of connecting up with the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

THE MARKET

With so many students in the area, Eckington apartments are always popular, but this real estate market also boasts a diverse array of homes as well as condos and duplexes for sale. Homes for sale in Eckington can range from smaller, single-family units to spacious, three- and four-bedroom homes. Many of the area's houses are beautiful, refurbished Victorian structures, but you'll also find row houses in a range of colors. With so much architectural diversity, there's a residence in Eckington to fit every taste and lifestyle.

The industrial atmosphere is confined to the neighborhood’s eastern edge while the rest of Eckington boasts a range of housing options from condos to small and large rowhouses to fixer-uppers to new developments.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT

The same tumult of nearby and booming areas.

Surrounded by some of the city's busiest thoroughfares, Eckington is an unexpectedly quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of its borders. The small neighborhood in Northeast Washington is tucked among Florida Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue and North Capitol Street but is mainly residential within those borders.

The small neighborhood in Northeast Washington is tucked among Florida Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue and North Capitol Street but is mainly residential within those borders. McKinley Technology High School serves as a central point, sitting atop a hill and overlooking the clusters of townhouses that line the surrounding streets.

Walking the streets along Eckington’s eastern half, passersby can hear the trains roaring by the old warehouses and manufacturing plants. For many residents, the grittiness of Eckington’s industrial past provides a real city feel. There’s an asphalt recycling plant and the Amtrak tracks run through here, so it has this feel of true urbanity. 

Despite its traffic woes, Eckington is an extremely walkable neighborhood that offers immediate connection to other parts of the city.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

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In Northeast D.C Eckington offers an oasis of calm amid the commotion of the city.

Residents young and old enjoy spending time at the Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center, with a popular swimming pool as well as basketball and tennis courts, a fitness track, and playground.

The historical Howard Theater brings a variety of live performances including concerts, launch parties, stand-up comedy, and gospel music all without needing to go too far away from home.

Crispus Attucks Park adds to the beauty found in Eckington. Located on the boundary of  Eckington and Bloomingdale, this hidden gem reflects the rich history of the area. The oasis of trees and flowers takes up a little over one acre, stretching a city block. 

Situated at 1105 N. 1st Street North on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FreshFarm Farmers Market has served as a quintessential Sunday morning community gathering place where neighbors and friends meet to socialize while shopping locally for decades. FreshFarm promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access in the northeast region. The nonprofit organization offers “Footprints Summer Camp At Home '' where daily activities such as cooking classes for kids happen on Instagram Live. 

There is a walkable distance to restaurants, bars and groceries stores, and most attractions are 20-30 minutes by metro at the most.

Situated in the northeast part of the region, Eckington is located one mile north of Washington, D.C., and is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, NoMa, Brentwood, and Edgewood. There's quick and easy access to downtown D.C. both by car or Metro.

With so many amenities, it's not surprising that Eckington is a popular choice for those who prefer a small-town atmosphere with big-city conveniences just minutes away.  Metro buses run through Eckington and two metro stations on the Red Line serve the neighborhood as well: NoMa-Gallaudet U at the southeast corner and Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood at the northeast corner. Interstate 395 launches two miles southwest of Eckington, leading to Virginia or DC Route 295 (Anacostia Freeway) via-695.

Newest Eckington Homes and Condos for Sale

$1,199,900
3 Beds 4 Baths
***Up to $15k lender credits and preferred financing through Atlantic Coast Mortgage***Gorgeous 1900’s row home in the Eckington neighborhood has been updated and modernized while retaining original charm and characteristics. This home truly has it all!.. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, dry bar, primary bedroom with en-suite, two balconies, lower level (can be an in-law suite), private back yard and 2 car garage. The location makes living in the city a breeze – walk, bike or scooter to shops, restaurants, museums or the office. This home underwent an incredible transformation and is ready for you to call it “home for the holidays”. As you enter, you’ll love the open concept, gleaming hardwood floors, 10’ tall ceilings and modern fixtures. The main level includes a living room, dining area, dry bar (with custom cabinets and beverage cooler), half bath and gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is a dream come true for cooking and entertaining guests with the over-sized island, pantry, high end appliances and custom cabinets. Hardwood floors continue upstairs throughout the upper level bedrooms. The primary bedroom has dual closets and an en-suite bath with walk-in shower (You can see the top of the Washington Monument from the window!). Two additional bedrooms (one with a private balcony), full bath and laundry encompass the upstairs. The lower level is the perfect flex space, which can be an additional rec room or an au-pair/in-law suite (kitchen/full bath and laundry). Entertaining your guests will continue outside to the private back yard which includes a porch and turf grass which is pet friendly and no/low maintenance. You’ll never have to worry about finding a parking space or personal storage, - the 2 car garage is just off the back yard. Live the perfect city life in this modern row home!

12 Q St Ne, Washington

Listing courtesy of KW Metro Center. Contact: (703) 224-6000