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From this tree-lined stretch of row homes to the view of McMillan Reservoir at the end the block, in a neighborhood brimming with community gardens, 621 Columbia Road is an icon of picture-perfect Park View. Stepping up to the quaint front porch, moving inside, the sense of warmth continues as the front door opens to bamboo floors and an elegant tray ceiling. Through the open living and dining areas, complemented with rustic exposed brick, the kitchen is warmer still, with darker hued wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including gas cooking. Off the kitchen, a smart powder room adds a convenient touch. Upstairs, find three bedrooms, including en-suite master, as well as a second full bath. But with a fully screened porch off the kitchen, you may be spending as much time outside as in. The backyard also features private parking with a solid, automatic roller door. Turning to financials, owning this wonderful property is all the more manageable considering the 1-bed, 1-bath unit below. But while this welcoming home and shaded street offer so much, this growing D.C. neighborhood offers plenty more! Vibrant spots like the Colony Club, Union Drinkery, and NuVegan Café are practically neighbors, while the Columbia Heights Metro and bustling DC USA are just .6 miles away. All in all, this offering is so perfectly Park View.
Park View is a neighborhood in central Washington, D.C., immediately north of Howard University. The name of the neighborhood comes from its views east over the campus of the Old Soldiers’ Home. At the time Park View was developed, and well into the 1960s, the Home’s grounds were open to the public as a park. Those grounds were a designed urban landscape, including pedestrian paths and ponds, modeled along the principles of New York City’s Central Park. A solidly residential community, Park View is a quiet corner of the city. Its one commercial corridor, Georgia Avenue, has its share of liquor stores and empty storefronts, but increasing interest in the corridor has attracted other goods and services to the area. The revitalization of the corridor began with the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Since then, a number of new restaurants and taverns have opened and, along with decades old businesses, continue the commercial revitalization of the community.
The community is well served by two Metrorail stations. Both stations are on the Yellow and Green lines. The most convenient for northern Park View is the Georgia Avenue-Petworth station which is situated at the northeast corner of Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues and just over the Park View border in Petworth.