NE Washington DC: A Map and Neighborhood Guide

NE Washington DC

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NE Washington DC (also known as Northeast DC) is located north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capitol Street. This part of the city includes part of Capitol Hill but is mostly residential and is known to have a high crime rate relative to the rest of the city. Neighborhoods in NE include Brentwood, Brookland, Ivy City, Marshall Heights, Pleasant Hill, Stanton Park, Trinidad, Michigan Park, Riggs Park, Fort Totten, Fort Lincoln, Edgewood, Deanwood, and Kenilworth. The population of Northeast is predominantly African-American, particularly east of the Anacostia River.

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Exploring the Northeast DC Neighborhoods

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NE Washington DC is also home to Union Station and the rapidly developing NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) neighborhood which is undergoing a redevelopment with plans to include a $3 billion expansion of office, residential, hotel, and retail space in a 35-block area over the next 10 years. Other major landmarks in Northeast include the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Catholic University of America, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Anacostia Park, the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. 

See a Closeup Version of the Map and learn more about the NE Washington DC neighborhoods on the next page.

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Closeup Map of NE Washington DC

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This map shows more details of the major points of interests and tourist attractions in the NE quadrant of Washington DC. Major attractions include Union Station, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Anacostia Park, the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. 

Major Neighborhoods in NE Washington DC

NoMa - The rapidly developing neighborhood is located just north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station and named for its location – North of Massachusetts Avenue.   New office, residential, hotel, and retail spaces have been developed in recent years. 

H Street - This vibrant, rapidly developing neighborhood is home to blocks of upscale apartments, party-ready bars and innovative restaurants. There's also the Atlas Performing Arts Center, an art-deco 1930s movie theater that was converted into an arts complex with multiple theaters and dance spaces.

Ivy City - This historic area is mostly industrial and home to a Amtrak rail yard. The neighborhood borders Gallaudet University, Mt. Olivet Cemetery and the U.S. National Arboretum. The area is being redeveloped and has a mix of residents. In recent years, trendy distillers, brewers, and restaurants have opened in the neighborhood's formerly industrial warehouses. Visit the Hecht's Warehouse, which is now home to apartments and restaurants and bars like Ari's Diner, Compass Coffee, Atlas Brewery and La Puerta Verde.

Fort Totten - The park and neighborhood are located in NE Washington DC  bordered by N Capitol St to the west, Riggs Rd NE to the north, the Red Line tracks to the east, and Hawaii Ave NE to the south. The park was the site of a Civil War-era fort. 

Brookland - The NE DC neighborhood is locate north of Rhode Island Avenue and is home to the Francisan Monastery and near Catholic University and Trinity Washington University. 

Metro Stations in NE Washington DC

  • Red Line - Union Station, New York Avenue, Rhode Island Ave, Brookland, Fort Totten
  • Green and Yellow Lines - For Totten 
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