NoMa

Up-and-Coming Neighborhood with Rising Developments
NoMa is an emerging neighborhood and very popular among residents for several reasons, several being its transportation options, its upcoming nightlife and restaurants, its yearly cultural or musical events and its public wi-fi. There is so much in such a small space that post offices, the well-known Union Market, and other amenities are just a short walk away.

Because it's trendy and new, it has a tight-knit community and provides a different feel than the classic downtown DC scene. Shops, restaurants, and housing options are being quickly developed here and offer plenty of options to those looking to make this vibrant neighborhood their new home.
What NoMa Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.5
value
7.2
amenities
8.2
social
7.0
management
7.5
safety
5.8
Median rents in NoMa
Studio
$
1680
1 Bedroom
$
2100
2 Bedroom
$
2830

Living in
NoMa

Urban Neighborhood
Walkable
Unsafe
Grocery Store nearby
Few restaurant and shopping options
Lacks Nightlife
Not Community Oriented
Easy Accessibility
Developing
NoMa — 6.4/10 Rating (based on 17 neighborhood reviews)
Pros: Grocery store, starbucks, and metro all nearby.
Cons: absolutely no neighborhood feel; it is very unsafe; there is construction constantly happening, even in the early mornings on the weekends.
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3
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2M Street
Right across the street from the NoMA / Galludet Metro!
Very close to Union Market, Harris Teeter, Starbucks and a few quick food places! Going out is typically a short Uber ride, but it's quick and cheap. In the next 1-3 years there will be more in the immediate area.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Elevation at Washington Gateway
NoMa is approximately a 35 minute commute to GWU. However, my roommate works on the hill which is less than 10 minutes away. There is a Harris Teeter connected to the building so you don't even have to go outside in order to shop for groceries. The area is still up and coming, so some of the surrounding streets don't seem very safe. However, it is getting better each and every day and it is easy to avoid those streets.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Flats 130 At Constitution Square
NoMa lacks character but makes up for it in amenities and, I guess, effort to be community oriented. The BID is quite active, sponsoring lots of events and fighting for park space. Crime is average for a transitioning neighborhood. Harris Teeter is the best grocery store! Proximity to the red line and Capital Bikeshare means transit is relatively supported.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Camden Noma
I really enjoy living in this neighborhood. It's not too far away from the center of town, so most attractions are 20-30 minutes by metro at the most. There's always new shops and developments popping up, which keeps it interesting. And although it sometimes gets a bad reputation for safety, I've never had any problems.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Gale Eckington
I am not a fan of this area. I do not feel comfortable leaving the apartment after 10 pm because it feels really unsafe. However, there are many shopping sites near here and Chinatown is so close by.
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3
/10
Neighborhood Rating
77H
It's growing like crazy but seriously lacks on the dining/nightlife portion. I like the geography and with the REI opening I'm hoping the nightlife will shift as well.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Flats 130 At Constitution Square
Last week when I was walking my friend's dog around the neighborhood somebody came up and stole it. I was very sad and don't like this neighborhood very much!!!!!!
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
151 Q St NE
Love living in NoMa, and more restaurants/bars are being added all the time, but it sometimes feels a bit out of the way. Great to have the metro and bike lanes so close!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Gale Eckington
NoMa is still transforming from an industrial area to a dense, walkable urban neighborhood of apartments, offices and retail. The main amenities I look forward to having in the future are more bars and local (not chain) restaurants in NoMa, and more park space. I wish the NoMa Parks Foundation success in holding on to enough land to build high-quality parks.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2M Street
CVS, PetCo, Starbucks and Harris Teeter are all within 200 feet of our front door. Yes, the greater neighborhood is still a little sketch but the intersection we live on is so well lit and monitored by MPD that I've never felt unsafe.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon First and M
The neighborhood is fine. The good things include a nice Harris Teeter and proximity to the metro station. The major downside is the fact that it is not the safest neighborhood.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2M Street
there are several restaurants and grocery store right near the metro, and some new places have recently opened, but it still has a ways to go to be great.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Gale Eckington
Close to grocery store, and metro. No bars or sit down restaurants to walk to. High prices for not too much to do around you. We still pay over $1000 to live, yet can't walk to grab a drink and dinner, especially late at night, it is not safe. At all times of the day, we can't walk into our building without a homeless person outside of it on a bench.
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1
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Flats 130 At Constitution Square
Pros: Red line access, Capital Bikeshare stations, Zip car locations, fast foods nearby, one metro stop from Union Station, free neighborhood Wi-Fi
Cons: Not a lot of restaurant options or shopping within walking distance
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Gale Eckington
Very convenient for grocery shopping, CVS, metro and fun neighborhood activities; not the safest place in DC, especially if you go more than a few blocks from the metro
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2M Street
NOMA / Eckington is a very vibrant neighborhood, with lots of restaurants and very good transportation access. Close to Union Market for lots of good food experiences.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Gale
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Getting to Know
NoMa

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: New Jersey Ave NW to 2nd St NE
North to South Boundary: R St NE to Massachusetts Ave NE
dining
Roti Mediterranean Grill
Shake Shack
grocery
Harris Teeter
Washington Cash & Carry
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• NoMa contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in NoMa _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in NoMa is $_______. ____% of NoMa residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of NoMa residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in NoMa is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in NoMa


Studio $1,757
1 Bed $1,790
2 Beds $2,614

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Studio $1,820
1 Bed $2,350
2 Beds $2,635

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Studio $2,088
1 Bed $2,201
2 Beds $2,262

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Studio $1,955
1 Bed $2,215
2 Beds $2,730

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Studio $1,650
1 Bed $2,135
2 Beds $3,055

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1 Bed $2,100

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