More About Brentwood
Brentwood Great Streets Corridor
The area has recently been named a “Great Streets Corridor,” and the recipient of funds earmarked to revitalize existing business areas. A number of new development projects are creating buzz for the area, including a recently completed mixed use project with 116 residential units and 5,000 SF of retail/restaurant space. Rhode Island Place, a mammoth shopping center constructed in 2012, is home to a number of restaurants and brand name shops as well as DC’s only Home Depot.
The neighborhood draws its name from the Brentwood mansion built by the first mayor of Washington City in the early 1800s. While the mansion burned down in 1917, the community still bears its name and was once the center of Washington social life in the late 1870s. Many of the row homes date back to the early 1900s with roomy front porches and intricate detailing and ginger breading on historic properties. Other select homes include that rarity of rarity in DC — an outdoor deck or secluded patio. Many of these homes are being updated to include all of the latest conveniences such as larger bathrooms and more expansive kitchens while retaining the original character of the period.
The Rhode Island Metro Station is within walking distance of most neighborhoods in the community and serves as a convenient gateway to the Maryland Metro stops. Brentwood is bounded by Rhode Island Avenue NE to the north; New York Avenue to the south, and Montana Avenue to the east.