Developed in the late 1890s, the Dupont Circle area built a reputation as a fashionable residential neighborhood that lasted into the early years of the 20th century. The circle itself was originally called “Pacific Circle” and ...Read More
Located at the intersection of Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Anacostia is a historic neighborhood located east of the Anacostia River in the southeast quadrant of Washington DC. One of the District’s first suburbs, Anacostia draws its name from the Nacotchtank Indians, the area’s first inhabitants. Anacostia later became Uniontown, a suburb of Washington that housed workers at nearby military and manufacturing sites, including the Navy Yard just across the 11th Street Bridge in today’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Read more about Anacostia real estate.
With its row houses and turn-of-the-century Victorians, the neighborhood offers first-time home buyers and investors the opportunity to purchase an affordable home in a neighborhood poised for continued growth. Plans for the MLK gateway, a modern mixed-use site in Anacostia’s historic district, promise new housing options, a plethora of retail and dining possibilities as well as an incubator for small businesses.
Dubbed “DC’s High Line,” the 11th Street Bridge Park will be DC’s first elevated park, connecting Capitol Hill to Anacostia across the Anacostia River. The 1.45 mile long elevated landscape also comes with an amphitheater, public plaza, a cafe and numerous green spaces.
Today, nature lovers congregate along the Riverwalk Trail system, a 20 mile continuous trail on both sides of the Anacostia River that accommodates a wide range of users, including cyclists, walkers, runners, and skaters. For the arts aficionado, Anacostia is full of hidden gems — from the sprinkling of art galleries around the historic district to the Anacostia Arts Center and Anacostia Playhouse.
Anacostia is served by the Anacostia Metro Station on the Green Line which also serves as a hub for Metrobus routes in SE DC as well as Prince George’s County, Maryland. Anacostia is bounded by Good Hope Road on the north; Morris Road to the south; Fort Stanton Park on the east and I-295 on the west.