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Tucked into an Edgewood sweet spot abutting Brookland, Brentwood, and Eckington, 320 Channing St. NE sits enviably in the heart of D.C.-style transformation. Just a block away, for example, plans include full-service grocery, boutique movie theater, and various retail. Construction has already begun! All along the Rhode Island Ave. NE corridor, projects at various stages promise to bring new life to this underutilized swath of close-in D.C. From 320 Channing, you’ll enjoy a front-row seat for this vibrant evolution. As for the 2-bedroom/2-full bath property itself, you’ll be thrilled that the spirit of transformation is already right at home, with a beautiful new roof, new exterior drain in the paved rear yard, new sump pump, new washing machine, and new AC units! If you’ve been looking for your chance to plant your flag before the rush, look no further.
Edgewood is a neighborhood located in Ward 5 of Northeast Washington, D.C. Edgewood is bounded by Michigan Avenue NE to the north, Rhode Island Avenue NE to the south, Glenwood Cemetery to the west, and the Washington Metro’s Red Line to the east. The eastern boundary originates with the establishment of the former Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1873, creating the physical barrier which today separates Edgewood from Brookland to the east.
What is today the neighborhood of Edgewood derives its name from the “Edgewood Estate” of Salmon P. Chase, former U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln. The estate at one time occupied the area that is now between Fourth Street and Lincoln Road, NE, and Adams Street and Channing Street, NE. Edgewood, together with its surrounding neighborhoods, has been at times referred to as “Little Rome” because of the many Catholic organizations and institutions clustered around the Catholic University of America. The university itself does not lie within Edgewood’s borders, but since the Catholic Church purchased the Middletown estate, adjacent to Edgewood, in 1887, many Catholic groups have established themselves there and in the neighboring communities of Brookland and Michigan Park.
In November 2011, D.C. based real estate developer Abdo broke ground on a large mixed-use development spread over a previously underutilized 8.9 acre plot. The project, known as Monroe Street Market, was fully completed in 2014. Despite the word “BROOKLAND” prominently painted on the main building, the entire complex lies within Edgewood. This area includes 27 artists’ studios on an “Arts Walk,” a Barnes & Noble (Catholic University’s bookstore), a Potbelly Sandwich Works, a Chipotle Mexican Grill, a Starbucks, and local chain Busboys and Poets. While there are future projects slated, at least part of the community believes the area is being overly developed, which has led to a few court battles with developers. Edgewood does not have a dedicated Metro station within its borders. Given that the neighborhood’s eastern boundary is the Washington Metro’s Red Line, Edgewood is served by the Brookland–CUA station and the Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood station. The latter was one of Metro’s original six stations opened on March 29, 1976. The Metropolitan Branch Trail travels through Edgewood on its way from the transit center in Silver Spring, Maryland to Washington Union Station in the NoMa neighborhood.