Living next to a university campus offers a plethora of benefits. Young minds bring fresh vitality to the community, mature trees and historic buildings dot the landscape, and countless learning opportunities are right at your fingertips.
But look a little deeper and you’ll find a whole host of amenities – from convenient dining options, entertainment, fitness, libraries, shows and sporting events – many either free or impressively affordable.
Just steps from Chancellor’s Row at Brookland Metro are the campuses of Catholic University and Trinity University. Here’s just a sample of what they have to offer:
Catholic University ?
193-Acre Campus (DC’s Largest University)
Sure, the shops on 12th Street are very, very close (and delicious, too), but the impressive 100,000 s.f. Pryzbyla Center on campus is just steps from EYA’s new Chancellor’s Row townhome community and a block from the Brookland-CUA Metro stop. The “Pryz” Food Court on the second floor can cure your craving for just about any kind of food you desire. So if you’re in the mood for Italian, Mexican, or Asian, a sandwich or a salad, or a good old-fashioned cheeseburger, look no further than the Pryzbyla Center. Prefer coffee instead? The Pryz boasts Brookland’s closest Starbucks, so head on up to the 3rd floor grab your favorite Starbucks concoction.
Hartke Theatre & Ward Hall
For classic tales or romantic comedies, visit Hartke Theatre, a 600-seat facility serving the Drama Department at Catholic University. The department serves up musicals, drama, and a variety of other experimental theater. In Ward Hall, just steps away, you can delight in free weekly recitals and perhaps discover America’s next superstar. Or wait for their occasional fully-staged musical productions and operas. Not sold yet? What if we told you the talented departments at Catholic University produced such prominent stars as Jon Voight, Susan Sarandon and Ed McMahon? For the Hartke box office, call 202-319-4000. For the Ward box office, call 202-319-5416.
Trinity Washington University
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After enjoying a round-about of the Pryz Food Court and delighting in a show at Catholic University’s campus, feel free to stretch your legs at Trinity Washington University’s $20 million state-of-the-art gymnasium (Trinity Center), complete with a basketball arena, walking track, swimming pool and spa, fitness center with weight machines and cardio equipment, a dance studio, tennis courts and an athletic field. If you live in the Brookland area, you’re especially in luck. Enjoy discounted membership at $150 per quarter or $520 per year (with an additional $75 initiation fee). Don’t forget to take advantage of the abundance of swimming lessons, personal training, and other fitness classes and programs offered here. Learn more by calling 202-884-9092.