LeDroit Park is a neighborhood in the Northwest Quadrant of Washington, DC located directly Southeast of Howard University. The neighborhood was developed in the 1870s as one of the Districts first "suburbs" and its initial single-family homes were designed by architect James McGill. The neighborhood was positioned as a romantic enclave and to attract new home buyers, the developers planted significant displays of flora and fauna.
As the LeDroit Park neighborhood grew in the 1880s and 1890s, brick and framed row houses were also constructed in the neighborhood. While initially a segregated white-only community, by World War One LeDroit Park was home to many of the Districts influential African Americans. In 1974, LeDroit Park was recognized as a historic district and awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
The LeDroit Park neighborhood is bounded by W Street to the north, Georgia Avenue to the west, Rhode Island Avenue and Florida Avenue to the south and Second Street to the east. Neighborhoods bordering LeDroit Park include Pleasant Plains to the northwest, Shaw to the southwest, McMillan Reservoir to the north, Bloomingdale to the east and Truxton Circle to the southeast. LeDroit Park is served by the Shaw-Howard U Metro Station.
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One of the DC area’s oldest neighborhoods, LeDroit Park continues to attract new residents, now lured by its reputation as a quiet, urban enclave. This newly revitalized neighborhood has gone through a transition of sorts in recent years, yet still retains much of its historic architecture and charm.
With home designs complimented by dozens of late 1800s-era Victorian designs, many of the homes in this Northwest community are unique. The neighborhood features a number of recently reno... Read More
Founded 150 years ago, Howard University has been part of the DC area for generations. As it continues its legacy as one of the nation’s top historically black colleges, the neighborhood around the campus is changing.
Once residing in a primarily working-class area of African American residents, an influx of new residents has begun to change the racial makeup of the neighborhood. The area is also changing visually.
Some of the older, more rundown properties that once existed within... Read More
Packed with history, with landmark buildings and 19th century architecture, the quiet neighborhood of LeDroit Park continues to entice new residents and curious visitors, alike. Known for its narrow streets, named after the trees that line them, the area is also regarded for its extensive landscaping, historic architecture and less ideally, it’s segregated past.
First designed following the Civil War, LeDroit Park began as a “white” neighborhood. Then came the late 1880s when students... Read More
The quiet enclave in the middle of the city, LeDroit Park, is still relatively affordable, near the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station and one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC. LeDroit Park is just south of Howard University and west of Bloomingdale. Residents are drawn to the historic Victorian homes, newer row houses and modest mid-rise brick houses in the neighborhood. Residents now represent a wide variety of ethnic groups; the racial, socioeconomic and gender diversity is what ... Read More
DC leads the country for local community gardens, according to a new report issued by The Trust for Public Land. With the most community gardens per capita, DC has many plots of land often divided up into individual gardens, many owned by the city or National Park Service. Even if residents don’t have a yard, community gardens are one way to enjoy green spaces and do some plantings. There are plenty of plots of land and volunteer opportunities in local community gardens for Washington ... Read More
DC Condo Boutique team members Donna Mank represented the buyer and team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the seller of a newly renovated condo located at 2419 1st Street 1 in DC's LeDroit Park neighborhood. This condo featured 1 BR / 2.5 BA / 2,418 SF, upscale designer finishes and an off-street parking space. This unit sold on September 7th, 2012 for $535,000 / $221 SF.Washingtonians are discovering the charm of LeDroit Park and the strong value proposition associated with this n... Read More
In a city short of vacant land, the adaptive re-use of obsolete buildings has become the norm for developers. One of the best transformations in recent years is the Parker Flats at Gage School project located on the border of LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale neighborhoods. This 92-unit project is anchored by the meticulously restored circa 1904 Gage School which houses 33 loft-style condos. The project also includes two new buildings designed to complement the historic neighborhood and ... Read More
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Listing information last updated on January 20th, 2018 at 7:19pm EST.