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At Home on the Hill: Kingman Park is a Well-Kept Secret but not for Long

by HillNow.com — May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

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This sponsored column is written by Mike Lederman, a licensed Realtor© in the District of Columbia and principal of Fulcrum Properties Group, a team of real estate agents located on Capitol Hill that serves Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

One of my favorite things about Capitol Hill is all of the micro-neighborhoods within it. Each block can have its own unique character and feel, and each brings its own set of offerings and charms. I have a particular soft spot for Rosedale or Kingman Park, an extension of the Hill just east of 15th Street NE and north of C Street NE.

My favorite section of the neighborhood sits between 21st Street and Oklahoma Avenue NE. It features classic Federal or Wardman-style homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. With inviting front porches and lush gardens, you find many of the charms and details that are coveted on Capitol Hill, but without the high price tag.

When I speak with clients about this area, the things that get people most excited are:

  • Nature: Kingman Park is next to Kingman and Heritage Islands and their wooded paths that make you forget you are in the middle of a city. The neighborhood also runs right along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, which is being revitalized to provide residents with miles of fabulous waterside foot and bike paths.
  • Transportation: To the south is the Silver, Orange and Blue lines. To the north is the new D.C. streetcar and the bustling H Street corridor.
  • Development: This area is ripe for new retail as creative and start up business owners look for more affordable alternatives to H Street.
  • Community: One of the city’s newest community centers and libraries, the Rosedale Recreation Center, is a fantastic feature to the neighborhood. It has an indoor gymnasium, fitness room, computer lab, public library, new multipurpose athletic field, children’s pool, playground, play courts and more.

Kingman Park is a fantastic neighborhood that is still a bit of a well-kept secret, which means that it is more affordable than some other sections of Capitol Hill. If you want to learn more about this area, give us a call!

The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Hill Now.

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