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Photo Tour: Things We Love About Brookland

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Photo Tour: Things We Love About Brookland Blog Feature

By: admin on August 31st, 2010

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While there are numerous new developments coming to Northeast DC and the streets surrounding Chancellor's Row, the Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood of the District has so many lovable characteristics, already.

The Washington Post recently described Brookland as "Victorian homes perched on sprawling lawns alongside children selling lemonade and oatmeal cookies".

This is very true for lots of Brookland's historic streets, adding to the charm of the neighborhood. Here's a list of other things we love about the Edgewood/Brookland communities of Washington, DC:

Beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyards throughout the Brookland/Edgewood neighborhoods, thanks to the endless acres owned by century-old institutions.

EYA's new townhomes are built to environmentally-friendly LEED standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.  So the local hardware store won't be a place you'll frequent.  But the friendly service, unique products and excellent paint selection might keep you coming back.

What looks like a 1950's throwback is, in fact, the area's best Mexican food.  Period.  Great service, delicious eats and tasty margaritas are available at this Brookland favorite.

Locally-owned boutique shopping, such as Yes! Organic Market.  The selection and pre-packaged meals-to-go are a favorite.

Historic structures and buildings make for interesting day tours - apart from the traditional tours of downtown DC (which are, of course, only stops away via Metro).

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