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Located west of the Anacostia River in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, DC, Carver Langston is a residential neighborhood drawing a mix of families, young professionals, and retirees. The community is actually a cluster of two neighborhoods — Carver and Langston -- that are traditionally grouped as one. Carver Langston is appropriately named for two famous African Americans — the inventor, George Washington Carver, and John Mercer Langston, an abolitionist and the first African American to serve in Congress. Read more about Carver Langston
The neighborhood is populated by the same turn-of-the-century row houses that line a number of streets in DC. New owners are attracted by the generous front porches, transom windows and moldings that distinguish so many houses of the era. Many are remodeling newly acquired properties to update kitchens and expand bathroom sizes. Other owners are taking advantage of small backyards to add “parking pads.
Carver Langston is bounded by 22nd and 26th Streets to the east, Bladensburg Road to the west, and Benning Road to the south. Maryland Avenue marks the boundary between Langston to the south and Carver to the north. The neighborhood is convenient to Downtown DC as well as Old Town Alexandria and other commuting destinations in Virginia.