About Brookland

Brookland is a quiet, secluded, often understated neighborhood in the northeast area of D.C. Known for its spacious lots and residential feel, Brookland sits right off the Metro line and is home to Catholic University of America (CUA), day schools, outdoor parks, and locally owned restaurants. This area is experiencing a slow rise in population and is often referred to as "the next big place to buy."

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $259,999 to $4,000,000

Closed Prices: $205,000 to $1,550,000

Median Sale Price: $739,000

Average $ per sq ft: $444

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $200/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 377 to 3918 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 7 Bathrooms

Around Brookland

There are tons of historic houses and new construction homes all over Brookland. Nestled in between busier streets, Michigan Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland remains a mystery to many D.C. residents who live in busier neighborhoods. With daycares, churches, and a local police station in the heart of the neighborhood, this is great for those want a lot of space in a big city.

There's not a ton of choices for dining out in Brookland, but there is the occasional coffeehouse, bar, or carry out option. Your best bet might be right near the Brookland/CUA Metro stop where there are several upscale bars, cafes, and generally nicer dining options that are a bit healthier than you would expect.

You can expect to see the area's residents commuting by foot or bike, newcomers moving in or walking their dogs, or people generally just performing upkeep on their homes. There's nothing too rowdy on any given evening as the neighborhood is generally very quiet and calm. Residents may be trickling in and out of the nearby children's charity home, Ronald McDonald House, which sits in Brookland by Fort Bunker Hill Park.

It's generally pretty quiet, even on the weekends. The bars near the Metro may be a bit livelier at happy hour and on the weekends, but don't expect much noise or liveliness. Head to 12th Street NE or Monroe Street NE to grab a burger or pizza with friends over a couple beers. Head to one of the recreation centers nearby for a friendly game of basketball or to watch an indoor soccer game.

There are tons of worship centers. Grab brunch afterward at one of the neighborhood pubs and watch the people go by on the busier streets. Take a walk over to Fort Benton Park or take a tour of the beautiful and luscious Franciscan Monastery Garden, which is open to the public and vast in size.

Locals Love

  • The quiet residential feel
  • Lack of traffic
  • Affordable housing

Locals Don't Love

  • The lack of restaurants
  • Out of the way from downtown

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