TOP TEN D.C. NEIGHBORHOODS RIDING THE AMAZON HQ2 WAVE.
But who’s Reaping the Benefits?
To keep you informed, The Poduslo Group has compiled a list of the top 10 neighborhoods riding the Amazon HQ2 wave and – subsequently – reaping the benefits. Whether you are a current resident or real estate owner in one or more of these communities, you’ll no doubt want to add these neighborhoods to your watch list today. Amazon’s HQ2 announcement has changed the trajectory of the D.C. real estate landscape and – in the process – it’s elevating the status of several neighborhoods and communities.
Many were already on the rebound or growing but this has only been compounded by the influx of professionals and talent that comes with the retail giant’s location decision. Now, these communities are fast becoming “neighborhoods to watch” in terms of appreciation and speculation over the next four years and beyond as new and current residents clamor for their slice of D.C. in the neighborhood or community that best speaks to their sensibilities.
10. Del Ray
The Alexandria neighborhood of Del Ray – with its treelined streets, fresh farmers market, quirky shops and inviting eateries – has a certain sleepy and authentic small-town charm that makes it the locational equivalent of comfort food. For this reason alone, it’s particularly inviting for the D.C. local looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle that comes with your standard busy metropolitan lifestyle.
9. Logan Circle and Dupont
Within arms-reach of downtown D.C., the uber-urban neighborhood of Logan Circle and Dupont, with accessible and walkable grocery and restaurant options, an abundance of diverse housing, public transit and great places to just “hang out” – including the tables in front of Whole Foods, the outdoor patios along P Street NW and the circle itself – is the quintessential city-dwellers delight.
8. U Street Corridor
Inspired by the industrial-chic vibe of New York City’s Meatpacking District, the U Street Corridor, with its vibrant nightlife, is designed to attract hip young D.C. professionals who like to stay up late and know how to have a good time.
7. 14th Street Corridor
Perhaps nowhere is the district has experienced a more notable transformation than the 14th Street Corridor and, with the announcement Amazon will be opening an 8,000 square foot brick and mortar store in the neighborhood (likely to even include an Amazon grocery store), the buzz is only intensifying as locals and new residents alike are taking notice.
Shaw’s revitalization began in 2015 and catalyzed nearly $1 billion of new investment and a 500 percent-plus increase in property values. Following Amazon’s HQ2 announcement, this African American-infused rowhouse-, restaurant- and the retail-filled neighborhood is red hot, particularly near 8th and U Street where new developments include local and national retailers setting up in the Shay and the Atlantic Plumbing Building.
5. Ledroit Park / Bloomingdale
Dubbed “everyone’s favorite neighborhood” Ledroit Park / Bloomingdale is unassuming, approachable and inviting. Now – with the McMillian Project back on track, construction including 146 townhouses, 531 apartments, eight acres of preserved open space, a community center, medical office buildings and retail and grocery shopping – curbside appeal for this space is only intensifying.
4. Capital Riverfront (Navy Yard)
One of the largest riverfront redevelopment sites in the country and comparable to Boston’s Seaport or Hudson Yards in New York City, Capitol Riverfront has what other parts of the city do not: the fan-favorite amenities of Nationals Park and the recently inaugurated Audi Field, home to the D.C. United’s professional soccer stadium in Buzzard Point which will soon include 1,100 residential units currently under construction.
3. Capitol Hill
One of the city’s most popular places to live, Capitol Hill has always attracted politicos and young professionals (not to mention tourists) due to its proximity to the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Senate but with an abundance of charming 19th-century rowhouses and a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, the influx of Amazon employees are taking notice and hoping to snatch up one the expected 400 residential units under development right now.
2. NoMa / H Street
With the NoMa Meander, a four-block pedestrian corridor lined with mixed-use buildings, current NoMa and H Street residents enjoy access to street-level shopping and dining interspersed with pocket parks and public art and they can soon look forward to an additional 370,000 square feet of retail space. New or relocating residents can look forward to 6,400 new and soon-to-be-delivered apartments currently in development.
1. Columbia Heights / Park View / Petworth
One of D.C.’s most densely populated neighborhoods, the combined communities of Columbia Heights and surrounding Park View and Petworth has long-attracted a mix of creatives and international professionals. Today, this community – universally recognized for Hispanic culture, historic buildings, leafy parks and a healthy sampling of cozy restaurants and bars – has now caught the eye of Amazon professionals looking to lay down stakes.
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