Eckington is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington. This charming area is located just one mile north of the U.S. Capitol. It is lauded for its proximity to downtown DC and reasonable prices. The name derives from Eckington England: birthplace of James Gales, Jr., who served as mayor of Washington from 1827 to 1830. Real estate in Eckington is made up mostly of century-old row houses and some newer condo developments, including NoMa West at the south end of the neighborhood.
Situated in Northwest DC less than two miles from the Capitol Building, Bloomingdale is best known for its iconic Victorian row houses, which are featured in the opening credits of House of Cards and are among the best-known landmark homes in the city. This area has become a quintessentially DC mix of old and new, with an appreciation for the history of the area and an eye toward the innovative. You will have a choice of residential types in Bloomingdale with a combination of beautifully renovated historic homes alongside new construction in keeping with the character of the neighborhood. Besides the row houses, North Bloomingdale also features some carriage houses that have been renovated into residences.
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