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H Street Corridor Real Estate, Washington DC
Often referred to as the Atlas District due to the restored Atlas Performing Arts Center, the vibrant H Street Corridor is regarded by Forbes as one of “American’s Top Hipster Neighborhoods.” A recent Washington Post article described the neighborhood’s rebirth as “rising from the ashes” while the New York Times raved about the community’s hip factor, and President Obama’s visits to Smith Commons for dinner.
There is some debate about the respective boundaries of Capitol Hill and H Street but generally speaking, the corridor is bordered by Florida Avenue to the north, Maryland Ave to the southeast, F Street NE to the south and Second Street NE to the west. What can’t be debated is the neighborhood’s economic revitalization and the seismic escalation of new construction—resulting in plenty of new homes for sale. For more info about H Street Corridor real estate for sale or other real estate in Washington DC, contact the District Partners team at Compass today!
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The H Street Corridor was one of Washington, DC’s earliest and busiest commercial districts, home to popular retailers like the first Sears Roebuck store in the District. The 1968 riots led to decades of urban blight. Interestingly, it was the arts community that spearheaded a resurgent drive with theaters and nightclubs reopening their doors. Commercial developers gladly hopped on the bandwagon and a new era of success began.
H Street Corridor Real Estate at a Glance
Condos for sale are the backbone of H Street’s real estate market—whether lovely Victorian row houses, old apartment building conversions or adaptive reuse of historic structures. A case in point is Landmark Lofts—once a convent run by the Little Sisters of the Poor that provided sanctuary for less fortunate souls, and now, luxury loft condos for sale. Or the Pierce School Lofts building which is now listed in its entirely with an incredible 9,500 square foot residence plus 15 classrooms integrated into super-trendy individual units. The asking price is $6.5 million.
From historic row house homes for sale to modernist mixed-use developments, this inner-city neighborhood is riding an odd balancing act—trying to preserve a cultural and historic identity from the past while expanding its commercial footprint at the same time. Condos for sale start off around $250,000 and climb well into the millions.
Amenities & Attractions in H Street Corridor
Among countless community amenities are bars and restaurants like the Atlas Room, Toki Underground, Indigo and Ethiopic. There’s also the H Street Fresh Farm Market open on Saturdays from mid-April to late-December, and the annual H Street Festival. Also worth mentioning is the return of the electric streetcar after a 65-year absence, running right along the H Street Corridor.