Brookland Emerging in Northeast DC
Up-and-coming neighborhood Brookland is a less expensive option than Capitol Hill if young professionals would like to live in proximity to downtown DC and walk to a Metro Station. Tucked in the Northeast quadrant of DC, Brookland is known for its friendly residents, neighborhood pride, and reasonably priced single-family homes with yards. Several mixed-use planned developments will bring in new restaurants, shops, art galleries, new gathering places and residences to the community’s quiet streets.
For commuters, Brookland is an ideal location. The Brookland-CUA Metro Red Line is in the neighborhood, as well as frequent buses, and an easy drive to downtown DC in 12 minutes, and the airport in 15 minutes. Most homes in Brookland are detached single-family homes in Colonial, Victorian and bungalow styles. The boundaries for Brookland are Rhode Island Avenue to the south, South Dakota Avenue to the northeast, and Michigan Avenue to the northwest.
The center of Brookland lies on 12th Street, NE, as the neighborhood’s main shopping hub. It features a mix of old and new businesses like a hardware store, dry cleaners, dentists, restaurants, Yes! Organic Market, and Askale Café. In addition, open green space is widely appreciated in Brookland. Residents enjoy the gardens of The United States National Arboretum, Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, Catholic and Trinity Universities.