Eckington

A neighborhood with a unique lifestyle
Eckington is a uniquely structured neighborhood with its canopy of mature elms and its rows of colorful houses. Restaurants like the Big Bear Cafe or the DCity Smokehouse are great places to hang out while The Metropolitan Branch Trail is the best for a relaxed stroll, a bike ride or even an intense skate.

It's a bit removed from downtown DC but easily accessible via public transit. A large host of young professionals live here and the locals refer to it as DC's "quiet little secret". There is a strong sense of community and the area is considered to be very safe.
What Eckington Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
6.0
amenities
7.0
social
6.6
management
6.8
safety
5.7
Median rents in Eckington
Studio
$
1,590
1 Bedroom
$
1,750
2 Bedroom
$
2,490

Living in
Eckington

Cozy
Safe
Proximity To Bars And Restaurants
Developing
Easy Commute
Eckington — 7.2/10 Rating (based on 5 neighborhood reviews)
Eckington is a cozy little neighborhood. I've always felt safe there (or at least as safe as a woman living in a city can feel). It is close to the bars and restaurants of Bloomingdale. I do wish it was closer to the metro.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Indigo Apartments
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
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
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
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
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Getting to Know
Eckington

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: North Capitol St NW to 5th St NE
North to South Boundary: Rhode Island Ave NE to Florida Ave NE
dining
A Deli
DCity Smokehouse
Wendys
grocery
Safeway
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Eckington 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 Eckington _____ own a car.

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

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

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

Best Apartments
in Eckington


Studio $1,800
1 Bed $2,135
2 Beds $2,620

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Studio $1,625
1 Bed $1,675
2 Beds $2,191

Studio $1,717
1 Bed $1,695
2 Beds $2,662

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1 Bed $1,611
2 Beds $2,491
3 Beds $3,026

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Studio $1,540
1 Bed $1,700
2 Beds $2,200

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