As one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods, Anacostia is rich in history. It is considered one of the oldest suburbs of the District of Columbia dating back to the late 1800s. Impressive architectural structures from classic Victoria and Queen Anne houses to contemporary row houses make this neighborhood unique.
Anacostia is home to many historical and cultural sites like Cedar Hill, the former residence of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. There’s the Anacostia Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, which allows you to examine and explore the impact of historical and contemporary social issues on urban communities.
There’s something for everyone here, from the quirky to the statement-making. Make sure to check out the Big Chair on the corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and V Street, which stands as a symbol of economic opportunity in the neighborhood. After checking it out, you can head to Busboys and Poets, a socially conscious restaurant chain for a quick bite to eat. There is the Anacostia Arts Center for the art lovers, a multi-use arts space for artists and small businesses alike to come and collaborate.
In the summer months, you can enjoy free jazz concerts in nearby Fort Dupont Park and head for a walk on the Anacostia Riverwalk, a 20-mile walk that will leave you minutes from Capitol Hill, Yards Park, and the Wharf.
Maneuvering in and out of Anacostia is made simple due to easy access to I-295, I-695, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Suitland Parkway. If you don’t feel like driving into the city, the Anacostia Metro is conveniently located for your commuting needs. The Metro’s Green Line is just a 10-minute ride into Downtown Washington, D.C. With all the neighborhood amenities, Anacostia is a terrific place to call home.View Listings
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