ECKINGTON

ECKINGTON

A quiet urban neighborhood that boasts excellent transportation links and convenient shopping.

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Welcome to Eckington

One of DC’s oldest residential neighborhoods.
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Modern-day Eckington occupies the former site of the summer estate of Washington mayor and newspaper editor Joseph Gales, Jr. Gales sold the estate to developer George Truesdell in 1887, and the neighborhood subsequently flourished with the establishment of square blocks, rowhouses, apartment buildings, and a streetcar line.

The calm residential character of modern Eckington has changed little since Truesdell’s development, giving the neighborhood a timeless charm.

THE NEIGHBORS

A quiet haven within easy reach of downtown.

​​​​​​​Eckington’s proximity to downtown and relative affordability have made the neighborhood a popular choice among young urban professionals. Residents enjoy a rare balance of tranquility and neighborliness with easy access to the many cosmopolitan amenities in the surrounding areas.

There are also numerous schools within Eckington, including the highly-rated McKinley Technology High School.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A picturesque and welcoming residential neighborhood near the heart of downtown DC.

Eckington is a beautiful neighborhood characterized by mature elm trees and vibrant rowhouses. Brilliant blues, greens, greys, pinks, slates, and yellows stand out along streets lined with neatly-manicured lawns.

THE LIFESTYLE

A contemporary experience.​​​​​​​
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Eckington’s proximity to downtown is one of its biggest attractions, but residents here also enjoy some of the city’s finest hidden green spaces.

In recent a years, a successful community-led campaign saved the beautiful historic vistas of Eckington’s McMillan Park from development.

The eight-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail runs from Union Station to Silver Spring. Eckington also features the recently-renovated Harry L. Thomas Recreation Center, as well as being situated near the 412-acre National Arboretum.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

A neighborhood with a growing reputation and excellent long-term prospects.

​​​​​​Eckington is one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, with its heritage apparent amidst views of steeply pitched roofs and Victorian-style rowhouses. There is also a wealth of architectural diversity, with taller apartment buildings and flat-roofed Federal structures mixed in with the distinctive bright-colored rowhouses.

Newer commercial and residential developments are springing up at the neighborhood’s edge, including NoMa West and the 21-unit Mint Condominium on Rhode Island Avenue. Coupled with Eckington’s current affordability, the neighborhood is likely to experience steady price appreciation in the coming years.

THE MARKET

Fantastic places to eat and drink.

​​​​​​​While Eckington is primarily residential, there are a number of excellent local businesses to explore.

Big Bear Cafe is one of the neighborhood’s most popular spots. Its cobblestone patio fills up quickly on weekends characterized by flowering herbs and native vines. Visitors enjoy a tranquil outdoor ambience or a stroll through the Sunday farmer’s market.

Excellent barbecue sandwiches are available from DCity Smokehouse. The Washington Firehouse is another excellent local restaurant, serving steaks, burgers, and beers in a converted 19th Century fire station.


Overview for ECKINGTON, DC

5,413 people live in ECKINGTON, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $64,643. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,413

Total Population

34 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$64,643

Average individual Income

Around ECKINGTON, DC

There's plenty to do around ECKINGTON, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

77
Very Walkable
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
70
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Palette Dome Cuisine, Sweet Bobbies Cake Creations, and Capitol Kettle Corn.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.86 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.97 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.67 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.74 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.09 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for ECKINGTON, DC

ECKINGTON has 2,693 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in ECKINGTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,413 people call ECKINGTON home. The population density is 22,364.294 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,413

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34

Median Age

43.17 / 56.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,693

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$64,643

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in ECKINGTON, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby ECKINGTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Langley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McKinley Technology High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Harmony DC PCS - School of Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
McKinley Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5

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