Eckington is Steeped in DC History



One of DC’s oldest neighborhoods located between Bloomingdale and NoMa, Eckington, is undergoing a mixed-use rebirth.  With charming turn-of-the-century row homes and older industrial buildings, new residential developments are springing up.  Eckington is located in the near Northeast section of DC and is conveniently close to two Metro Stations nearby, both Rhode Island Avenue and NoMa-Gallaudet.  The boundaries of Eckington are Rhode Island Avenue to the north, the Brentwood Metro Yard to the east, Florida Avenue to the south and North Capitol Street to the west.

Eckington is a special close-knit community with a storied past. It was developed in the late 19th and early 20th century after a streetcar line was extended to this area.  The neighborhood first included several older subdivisions but the most prominent is Eckington, a neighborhood subdivision platted in 1887 and developed by real estate magnate George Truesdell.  Truesdell initially laid the streets and provided the infrastructure, including the streetcar line that went from T and U Streets, NE, to New York Avenue and 7th Street, NW.  The streetcars provided needed transportation and allowed electric lights for the streets and individual residences, which was considered a valued amenity in those days.

Currently, row houses on the tree-lined streets adjacent to the Metropolitan Branch Trail Bike Path pass through Eckington on its eastern borders.  The community is also home to McKinley Technology High School and its large campus as well as several industrial buildings.  Eckington is adjacent to Bloomingale, which includes shops, convenience stores and a new Harris Teeter market along 1st street. 

Eckington Real Estate Listings:

Eckington Homes And Condos For Sale:

25 Properties
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$2,500,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
3
Beds
3
Baths
5,863
Sq.Ft.
1895
Year Built
51
Days on Site
DCDC2119118
MLS
$1,599,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
5
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
3,173
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
41
Days on Site
DCDC2125552
MLS
$1,409,998
Neighborhood: Washington DC
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,179
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
157
Days on Site
DCDC2109236
MLS
Open 3/2
119 R St NE Washington,  DC 20002
$1,300,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,839
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
46
Days on Site
DCDC2124892
MLS
$1,199,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,040
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
64
Days on Site
DCDC2117658
MLS
Open 3/2
48 R St NE Washington,  DC 20002
$1,175,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,562
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
24
Days on Site
DCDC2123756
MLS
Open 3/3
127 R St NE #1 Washington,  DC 20002
$949,900
Neighborhood: Eckington
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,354
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
20
Days on Site
DCDC2128002
MLS
$925,000
Neighborhood: None Available
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,796
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
33
Days on Site
DCDC2125028
MLS
$880,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,360
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
933
Days on Site
DCDC2008890
MLS
$849,999
Condo: Eckington
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,851
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
47
Days on Site
DCDC2123912
MLS
Open 3/3
1500 Harry Thomas Way NE #505 Washington,  DC 20002
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,470
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
46
Days on Site
DCDC2124928
MLS
$799,000
Neighborhood: Eckington
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,031
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
55
Days on Site
DCDC2123780
MLS

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