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
Michigan Park is a quiet, residential neighborhood in Washington, DC’s northeastern quadrant situated between Fort Totten and North Michigan Park. The community draws its name from Michigan Avenue NE which runs along the southeast side of the area. Built largely in the 1920s and 30s, Michigan Park homes are dominated by brick semidetached duplexes framed by porches and front yards and a lush backdrop of mature oaks and elm trees lining the streets. Triplexes and single-family dwellings, including the occasional colonial, are also available. Read more about Michigan Park real estate.
Home to Providence Hospital and Saint Anselm’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, Michigan Park maintains one of the most active civic associations in the District. The community is known for its plethora of open green space, including the Fort Circle Parks as well as recreational facilities such as the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Two major traffic corridors — South Dakota and Michigan avenues — create a small commercial center. Many residents do the majority of their shopping in Brentwood or nearby Brookland which also offers galleries, shops, and restaurants.
The Brookland-CUA Station on the Red Line is the closest Metro stop while several bus lines — the 80, E, and R — traverse the community. Michigan Park is bounded by Gallatin Street NE on the north; Taylor Street NE to the south; South Dakota Avenue on the east; and Puerto Rico Avenue to the west.