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City Overlook Condos for Sale | U Street Corridor
Located at 1454 Belmont Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
City Overlook is modern four-story condominium in Washington, DC’s super popular U Street Corridor. Located at 1454 Belmont Street NW, it is also considered to be part of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The boutique building was delivered in 2006 with a boxy modern look further defined by grid patterns of giant windows.
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There’s just 18 residences including flats and lofts, with spacious floor plans ranging from 1,057 to 1,862 square feet. Models include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den. Inside, you’ll find incredibly wide floor-to-ceiling windows—some of the units actually have glass walls that span a 40-foot width. Add maple floors, open floorplans, terraces and super-cool kitchens with long granite serving counters, mosaic backsplashes and stainless steel appliances.
Luxury condos for sale at City Overlook have recently listed between around $450,000 to $1.1 million. But the reality of a smallish building in a red-hot neighborhood is that available units are scarce. Those who really crave the U Street Corridor might also been interested in buildings like 2020 Lofts and the Beauregard.
There’s not a ton of common amenities in this four-story building. But it’s pet-friendly, there’s secure garage parking, an elevator, extra storage and a sweet roof deck.
Plus, there’s the terrific location, right between the amazing Meridian Hill Park with its terraced waterfalls, plus exciting 14th Street with its bars and restaurants. It doesn’t stop there, either. U Street is just five blocks south with even more attractions from great dining choices to live theater.
One Condominium and Two Neighborhoods
The close proximity of City Overlook to Meridian Hill Park, less than a block away, would certainly indicate the condo building’s status as being in the heart of the Columbia Heights community. After all, the uniquely terraced urban park with its cascading water, statues and 40-year tradition of Sunday drum circles makes it synonymous with the neighborhood. Columbia Heights is also known more for its colorful row houses and smaller historic apartment buildings that have been transformed into luxury condos than it is for the kind of gleaming glass and steel towers that you’ll find in some other parts of the District.
But City Overlook is also just five blocks north of U Street which puts it in the outer fringes of the U Street Corridor. So who’s to say which neighborhood this boutique modern condo building is actually in? When it comes to nearby bars and restaurants, for instance, there really isn’t any point in debating the issue of locale. After all, 14th Street—one of Washington’s best known restaurant rows—extends through Columbia Heights, south through the U Street Corridor and continues through Logan Circle and into Downtown DC including Penn Quarter. You could spend a month-long odyssey enjoying every meal of the day at a different restaurant along the 14th Street restaurant corridor and still not have visited them all!
The roots of Columbia Heights go way back to colonial era land grants, and later, sprawling estates and farmland. There was an early horse track long ago, and it was the first location for Columbian College which later moved and became George Washington University. In the late 1800s, developers like Senator John Sherman and Mary Foote Henderson (the “Empress of 16th Street”) began purchasing land and building homes and apartment buildings. The name Columbia Heights was derived from Columbian College. Henderson was also the force behind the development of Meridian Hill Park.
The U Street Corridor, which also includes parts of Shaw, also has a long history. Residential and commercial development began midway through the 19th century, and black culture played a major role. In 1853, the 12th Street YMCA—the first black YMCA in the country—opened its doors. In 1857, the all-black Howard University was founded. In time, there would be hundreds of African-American owned banks, stores, law offices, doctor offices, hotels, restaurants and music venues. From the early 1900s to the 1950s, U Street was known as Black Broadway: a term coined by a teenaged Pearl Bailey. Among the many performers that regularly performed at places like Howard Theatre and Lincoln Colonnade were Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Bailey.
Today, both Columbia Heights and the U Street Corridor are thriving neighborhoods, home to diverse populations that represent people from all walks of life and from many parts of the world. Columbia Heights is certainly hillier with winding side streets, while the U Street Corridor is a more quintessential flatland with tons of businesses. Residents at City Overlook don’t have far to go when it comes to public transit—the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station is just a half-dozen blocks away. To learn more about condos for sale at City Overlook, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.