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North Michigan Park is a small community near the northern tip of the northeastern quadrant of Washington DC located just five miles from the U.S. Capitol. Historically, North Michigan Park and Michigan Park were designated as separate neighborhoods based on race with South Dakota Avenue NE serving as the dividing line. Today both neighborhoods are vibrant communities with a diverse mix of residents and nationalities. North Michigan Park is distinguished by its high student population with Catholic University on its northern border and DeSalle College to the east. Red Maples line the streets with a number of green spaces and pocket parks, including the Fort Circle Parks, sprinkled around the neighborhood. Read more about North Michigan Park real estate.
Houses typically are two-story red brick duplexes and triplexes with front porches. Many homes include a backyard shed. The majority of these residences were built in the late 1940s to accommodate veterans returning from World War II. Pockets of new construction townhouses and recently renovated single-family homes are also making an appearance on the market. Despite the student population, the neighborhood is largely quiet and residential with most residents doing their shopping in the Fort Totten area.
While North Michigan Park is not served directly by a Metro Station, it is close to the Fort Totten Station which is a transfer point for the Green, Yellow and Red Lines. North Michigan Park sits on the Maryland border with Gallatin Street to the north; Michigan Avenue to the south; Eastern Avenue to the east; and South Dakota Avenue to the west.