Brookland

Blog posts about the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC

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brookland - washington dc

There’s no doubt Brookland is extremely popular right now, and with good reason. After all, the area is gaining a real following for its tree-lined streets and its lively arts scene. But there’s plenty more to known about Brookland. Here are five little known facts:

Little Rome

While you’ve probably heard the moniker “Little Rome”, the nickname extends well beyond the boundaries of Catholic University of America. There’s also a functioning Franciscan Monastery in Brookland. It’s free to take your own tour or a guided tour.

Historic Sites

Of course, there are plenty of historic sites beyond those tied to the Catholic faith. A CVS pharmacy in Brookland is actually on the National Register of Historic Places. If the pharmacy looks more like

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portrait square - brookland

New townhomes are headed to Brookland where furnished model homes are now available for viewing within Portrait Square at Brookland. A total of 22 new townhomes come together to form one of the area’s newest residential developments in one of DC’s most exciting locations.

Mere blocks from the bistros and pubs of Monroe Street Market, the peaceful community of Portrait Square is gaining interest from buyers drawn in by the appeal of multi levels of living space in a shared environment. Complete with open floor plans and tranquil living space, home designs within Portrait Square are four stories high, complimented by three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths.

Priced starting from the high $800,000s, the townhomes of Portrait Square include your choice of a

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1201 kearny st ne washington dc

For new construction in Brookland, consider the exclusivity of 1201 Kearny. The new residential building replaces a vacant home that once stood at the site. The lot’s since been transformed into a new multi-family property, offering up space for eleven private condominium units.

The building offers mostly two-bedroom condos, and most are in a two-level design. There are also some one-bedroom condos. Construction is just wrapping up on the new project, and several of the new units are currently on the market.

Buyers have their choice of floor plans, including a one-bedroom, one-bath condo with room for in-unit laundry and a walk-in bedroom closet. Other options include a single-level condo, complete with two-bedrooms and two-baths.

There is

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 brookland - washington dc

A virtual small town set in the midst of a much larger city, Brookland provides its residents with a popular location to call home. This Northeast DC neighborhood is well known for its quiet streets, as well as its access to historic landmarks.

Residents often boast about the friendly feel of the neighborhood, where neighborhood pride runs strong and is passed from generation to generation. That’s not to say development hasn’t happened.  In fact, a number of developers have eyed the Brookland neighborhood in recent years. You won’t, however, find many big retail chain stores located throughout the community of Brookland.

Instead, you’ll find a variety of locally-owned and operated businesses, further adding to the charm and appeal of the

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the brooklander - washington dc

For new condos in Brookland, consider taking a look at The Brooklander. This exclusive new condo building houses less than a dozen condos, and is part of a conversion project by Lock 7 Development.

Developers started with two existing retail buildings, constructing the pop-up condo project along 12th Street NE in the Brookland neighborhood. Now an 11-unit residential building, the new building offers a mix of different floor plans for new buyers to choose from.

This includes a trio of one-bedroom, one-bath units and a single one-bedroom, one-bath with a den. In addition, the property offers four two-bedroom/two bath units. The final three remaining units within The Brooklander all include three-bedrooms and at least two-baths.

The new condos

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basilica national shrine - brookland washington dcPhoto: Josh

Filled with charming homes, a generous amount of art and performance space and chapels, Brookland is, in sense, a place where Rome meets Washington. This unique area gains its “Little Rome” moniker from all of the Catholic churches, chapels and monasteries that dot the area.

The neighborhood, after all, is home to the stone buildings of Catholic University, and to North America’s largest Roman Catholic Church. It’s additionally home to a more than century-old monastery, and a shrine dedicated to the legacy and life of Pope John Paul II.

The strong religious connection of the neighborhood, however, is just part of its appeal. Brookland is also home to a large artistic community. You’ll find a number of galleries here, dedicated to

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gallery towns - brookland

From its high ceilings to its modern appeal, Gallery Towns at Monroe Street Market presents the enjoyment of an elegant lifestyle in Brookland. This new townhome community offers the option of around four-dozen residences, with most units within the development including around 1,900 square feet of living space.

Designed to reflect the architecture of some of the city’s older row houses, the homes of Gallery Towns also manage to deliver contemporary living space, complete with a small front porch leading to every private residence. The three different available floor plans are up to 18-feet wide, with some including a fenced-in backyard and basement, while others include garage space.

Arranged in three groupings, the four-level residences come

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gallery towns brookland

DC Condo Boutique team member Matt Koerber represented the seller of a Gallery Towns home located at 613 Lancaster Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 in the Brookland neighborhood. This townhome features 4 BR / 3.5 BA / 1,393 SF and closed on November 3rd, 2017 for $925,000 / $664 SF. Two parking spaces conveyed with this transaction.

High-end luxury finishes abound in this rare end-unit town home including kitchen/bathrooms with quartz counters and Porcelanosa tile, designer lighting and custom millwork. Gallery Towns is located within walking distance of the Brookland Metro, Monroe Street Market and Catholic University.

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brookland real estate for sale

With a small town vibe, the charming community of Brookland continues to attract new residents with affordable homes and charming appeal. The area once marketed towards those looking for a more ‘country-like’ atmosphere outside of DC, has now evolved into a blend of housing, retail and restaurants, with new redevelopment mixed in with older structures.

Mostly centered along 12th Street NE, much of the newer development in Brookland is close to the Metro stops. There are also new restaurants, though, popping up next to more established ones along 12th Street NE. The neighborhood’s walkability and ease of reaching downtown proves appealing to new and established residents.

As well, a future extension of the Metropolitan Branch Trail will take

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brookland mural

Once limited by just a few places to go and visit Brookland is now teeming with the arts, from its decades old theater and community studio to its live music and popular Arts Walk. The area has seen a lot of development in recent years, including the hundreds of newly populated apartments that make up the Monroe Street Market.

While the long standing Dance Place offers affordable dance classes for kids and adults, it has also grown into a place for after-school programs, life-skill classes and job training. Meanwhile the popular weekly Third Thursday during the summer months provides free dance and music to visitors, while also giving local artists a location to show and design their creations within Arts Walk.

Consisting of more than two-dozen

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