I've lived on Capitol Hill for a decade now and have raised my now 11 year old son right here. It's a great place to raise a family! Capitol Hill is a wonderful tight knit community, a little village if you will. And we're just minutes from the lights of downtown. Great school, delicious restaurants, beautiful parks and super friendly neighbors have made me realize moving to Capitol Hill was the best decision for me in terms of where in DC I would live. I love the bright lights/big city feeling of downtown DC, but with kids I must say I've really appreciated the slower pace of the Hill. It's the Cheers version of neighborhood!!... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. Also check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.
I would have to agree with Djana. I am also a Realtor and a mother of three, schools were our deciding factors when our children were younger. DC has many areas that will satisfy your price point as well as your school needs. Please visit my website www.agyemanhomes.com to search for schools and communities.
Serwa Agyeman, CLHMS, SFR
Keller Williams Preferred Properties
I rented in that neighborhood for 4 years and loved it. The area will see some major changes in the coming years as well, making it a great place to invest in my opinion. Amenities for the time being are sparse, but that will change when the developments planned around Michigan & Monroe streets, as well as the Main Street along 12th are completed. I'd say navigating the neighborhood for now is more dependent upon a car. But homes in that area offer tons of space, many have off street parking and most have yards. It's a quiet, family oriented neighborhood despite the student population from Catholic U. Here's a link to a recent Washington Post article about Brookland development.
Disclaimer: I am the marketing director for Federal Title & Escrow Company.... more
Hi Barbmansavage, you should really check with the local police and sheriffs departments for North Portal Estates for this data. They will have the most accurate information. A realtor can't really give you a fully "legal" opinion on this issue for a variety of reasons related to real estate laws and professional liability.... more