The suburban-like, slowly rejuvenating Woodridge neighborhood is located in the Northeast quadrant of Washington DC. This largely rectangular area borders Maryland and is generally outlined northeast by Eastern Ave. NE, southeast by Bladensburg Rd. NE, southwest by South Dakota Ave. NE, and northwest by Michigan Ave. NE. The area began as woodlands and farms, but the subdivision officially took root in the early 20th century. Presumably named for the wooded and hilly ridges it occupied, this residential neighborhood developed mostly in the 1920s and 1930s. Today, there’s an assortment of comparatively large, detached, eclectically-styled (bungalow, colonial, craftsman, Sears kit) homes with spacious yards to be found. The main commercial corridor is Rhode Island Ave. NW, part of the Great Streets development plan, and has seen several recent business openings (Zeke’s Coffee of DC, Sala Thai, Manny & Olga’s Pizza, and KAAOS Gym). The other commercial avenue is Bladensburg Rd. NE, where DC Brau, a popular local craft brewery, opened.
Woodridge mixes older established residents with younger newcomers, who have been drawn into the area by affordable housing. While the area slowly continues to bloom, prospecting buyers are banking on continued commercial development and rising popularity. In fact, Redfin is calling it one of the hottest neighborhoods for 2015. Needless to say, Woodridge has lots of potential and will continue to prosper.
If you want to buy a home in Washington, then Woodridge is an ideal location to begin your search, before commercial development and popularity further drive up home prices. The neighborhood is known for its hilly quiet suburban streets and mature trees, and the local Friendship Public Charter School is highly sought-after. While the nearest Brookland-CUA Metro station is about a mile away, there are several Metro bus stops available. In addition, Rhode Island Ave. is a major commuter thoroughfare into downtown. When one desires a connecting with nature, the US National Arboretum is in close proximity just south of the neighborhood.
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