The red area references the Eckington neighborhood. Although the legal subdivision includes the triangle of land on the west side of North Capitol Street, the neighborhood is usually considered the area on the east side, in the NE quadrant of the city.
Thanks to 10 Square Team member David Walsh for supplying the Eckington year end numbers.
Eckington is a downtown neighborhood of Washington, DC located just east of Bloomingdale. The homes are mostly Victorian and Federal rowhomes, which, like Bloomingdale, vary widely in terms of size, condition, outdoor space, location (proximity to busy street or close to restaurants, bikeshare, etc.) I consider the boundaries to be North Capitol Street NE to the west, Florida Avenue NW to the south, the train tracks or the Met Branch trail to the east, and Rhode Island Avenue NE to the north.
Eckington is home to XM Radio HQ, as well as the main Fedex center for DC. It borders rapidly developing NOMA to the southeast, which includes access to Metro’s red line, Harris Teeter supermarket, hotels, a pet supply store, restaurants, ATF (that would be the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) and recently built luxury residential rental and Class A office buildings. It’s also very close to popular Union Market. It should be noted that the best place to hang out on a summer afternoon in Eckington is the Harry Thomas Rec Center swimming pool on Lincoln Road NE.
Real Estate sales data for Eckington 2013: Continue reading