Housing options consist primarily of single-family homes, including bungalows, ramblers, Colonials, and classic American foursquares. For multi-family dwellings, Kenilworth Courts in nearby Kenilworth provide one- to four-bedroom units. The neighborhood, whose name is congruous with the pride its residents take in landscaping, is appropriately flanked by lush Kenilworth Park, an extension of Lady Bird Johnson's many beautification efforts.
Eastland Gardens Origins
First developed in 1929, Eastland Gardens came about when real estate dealer Howard S. Gott purchased a parcel of the previously acclaimed Benning Racetrack and Training Ground, known as Bealle's Adventure. The land was platted and sold specifically to African-American families, as their privileges of property ownership were unfortunately restricted to Northeast DC at that time. A benevolent man, Gott offered easy financing of his $500 lots, with as little as $5 down. Once owners had paid half, he would build and finance frame houses. Those that could hold out for the full $500 were offered the same deal, but with brick houses.
Eastland Gardens Transportation & Location
Eastland Gardens has no Metro Station, however, the Deanwood Metro Station on the Orange and Silver lines is located nearby in the Deanwood neighborhood. The Anacostia Fwy (I-295) runs along the south eastern border of Eastland Gardens, enabling residents easy access into Washington city center, and quick access outside the District of Columbia to Maryland.
Eastland Gardens is bounded by Anacostia Ave NE to the north and west, Anacostia Fwy to the east, and Nash St NE to the south.
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