Most people don't know what to call the neighborhood sandwiched between South Capital Street, Southern Avenue, and MLK Drive - well, it's Washington Highlands. Honestly, there's no reason for anyone to know its name because, on the surface, there isn't anything particularly desirable about it. Here are some stats according to DC Office of Planning:
- Median Household Income = $27,000 vs DC average of $56,000
- Homeownership rate = 19% vs DC average of 41%
- Average cost of home = $200,000 vs DC average of $400,000
As you can see, we're at the low end on each of these statistics. It's important to note however, that because homes are so affordable, this is a prime location for young folks or first time home-buyers to get their foot in the door. With that backdrop, I'm happy to say there are a number of very energetic and socially active condo associations springing up left and right! Next time you're in the area, take a drive down one of our tree-lined streets and experience how nice and cozy life in Washington Highlands really is. Of course, we have our fair share of SE issues. But let's look at moving to Washington Highlands as an ideal opportunity to really be the change we all want to see in River East!