U Street Corridor
The U Street Corridor is a neighborhood located in the NW quadrant of Washington DC that is experiencing gentrification and revitalization. Investment in the U Street neighborhood has followed the opening of the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station in 1991.
This neighborhood has a colorful history as one of the country's African American cultural centers and was home to prominent artists, including Duke Ellington. The U Street Corridor experienced significant rioting after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and was a blighted neighborhood for a couple of decades following the riots. One U Street constant is Ben's Chili Bowl, a neighborhood favorite restaurant spanning five decades. Read more about U Street Corridor real estate.
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The dominant housing style in the U Street corridor is late 19th century Victorian row houses that line its historic streets. Many of these homes have been updated and renovated to become 21st century showplaces. Several new condominium projects have been developed in the U Street Corridor, filling in much of the vacant land created during the 1968 riots. These new projects have helped to re-establish the U Street Corridor as a desirable DC neighborhood.
The borders of the U Street Corridor are generally defined as Florida Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, 6th Street, R Street and 16th Street. Neighboring communities include Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Logan Circle and Shaw. The U Street Corridor is served by the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station.
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