The row homes near Eastern Market, which is known as the home to D.C.’s oldest public market, are in demand for their proximity to quaint restaurants and shops and the Eastern Market Metro station in the heart of Capitol Hill.
Many of the Victorian or Federal-style row homes near Eastern Market, many of which date back to the early 20th century, are undergoing renovation for modern homeowners. The row homes near Eastern Market are nestled in a “sub-community” roughly south East Capitol Street and north of Pennsylvania Avenue, and bordered by 3rd Street and 11th St. NW.
Many young couples and families are finding the row homes near Eastern Market offer the benefits of living in Washington D.C. without the stronger party scene of Dupont and Adams Morgan areas. Its main business avenue – Barrack’s Row – includes a wide variety of small businesses. The row homes near Eastern Market comprise one of the Districts more established neighborhoods, but sidewalks are ripe with strollers.
The row homes near Eastern Market, like the surrounding small businesses, are well maintained. Many have small yards or gardens out front. Many of these row homes near Eastern Market sell for upwards of $1 million, but home buyers looking for more affordable row homes here can find properties under $500,000. The average listing price in Capitol Hill is $762,171 as of Dec. 5, a bit below the average property price in D.C., according to Trulia.
The American Planning Association named Eastern Market, including its row homes, one of the greatest neighborhoods in America to live in 2007 for its “continued success in balancing the demands of growth and change while preserving the fundamental values of the community.” The Planning Association notes that the neighborhood, with its tree-lined streets, is a thriving residential community with a strong sense of history.
Aside from the renowned public market, Eastern Market offers residents lower-than-city average crime rates and well rated public schools, according to Trulia. That’s likely another reason more young professional families are exploring the listings for row homes near Eastern Market.
For more information:
Eastern Market Corner Store and Cornerstone, Washington Post
Eastern Market: A More European Way of Living, DC Urban Turf blog