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From Nature to Nightlife
With the National Arboretum little more than a mile to the west, and some of D.C.’s most exciting nightlife venues even closer in all directions, Unit 2 in The Hartford Condominiums is the cute condo that puts you in the middle of a metropolitan wonderland! You likely already know some of the big names, from the renowned Ivy City Smokehouse and Tavern, to Toki Underground and Big Chief. But once you’ve made your home where Trinidad meets Ivy City, just blocks north of the booming H Street Corridor, you’ll begin to discover hidden neighborhood gems. There’s the beloved Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with craft beers and DJ’s, or the gourmet Gravitas, named one of D.C.’s Top 10 2019 restaurants by The Washington Post! You may be inspired by the culinary kaleidoscope to attempt masterpieces of your own in your gourmet kitchen of granite counters and stainless steel. You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from owning a unit completely gutted and renovated in 2015 – all systems less than five years old! Plus parking! Add to that rich wood floors, and the living and dining area can serve as your very own custom café to showcase your entertaining talents. If the arboretum isn’t your perfect setting for burning off any of those extra calories, Planet Fitness is a neighborhood fixture, while the Trinidad Recreation Center, with full gym and pool, is barely three blocks away! From beverages and bites to fitness and foliage, 1643 Montello Ave. NE, Unit 2, sits at the center of a very inviting universe.
You’re hard-pressed to find a block in this fast-changing Northeast DC neighborhood–where the median price rose by about 7 percent last year–without a house (or three) undergoing a gut-renovation. You’ll spot boarded-up windows next door to for-sale signs in fresh sod. Though much of the city remembers Trinidad for the military-style checkpoints set up by police during the violent summer of 2008, it has moved on–dramatically. Trinidad is now primely positioned: a five-minute walk from the restaurant and bar scene along Northeast’s H Street corridor, a ten-minute stroll from Union Market, and less than a 20-minute walk from NoMa (and the Red Line). While those help its real-estate values, the neighborhood itself has a lot going for it on its own. You’ll find 1920s rowhouses on narrow streets and a diverse community of longtime African-American residents, young families and couples of varying backgrounds (gay, straight, black, white), and students from Gallaudet University, which sits along Trinidad’s western edge. The Whole Foods opening a half-mile away is a draw for many house hunters, as is the prospect of owning a four-bedroom, fully renovated rowhouse for $650,000 (or a fixer for less than $450,000). But they’re also attracted to something less tangible: the feeling that Trinidad–unlike, say, the NoMa apartments they might be leaving behind–is a place you move to when you’re ready to call the District home.