Eckington

Longtime residents work hard to preserve Eckington's hidden-gem type of charm.

Cut off from its western neighbors by North Capitol Street, Eckington has long been overlooked by developers, businesses, and tourists. That suits the locals just fine: Eckington retains one of the tightest communities in Washington. Newcomers often find that Eckington’s placid, collaborative character changes them more than they change it–which explains why it’s so easy to find a community parklet and so tough to find a decent bar.

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On the Map

Eckington is bordered by Stronghold, Bloomingdale, Gallaudet, Edgewood, Shaw, Brentwood, Near Northeast/H Street Corridor, and Brookland

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Reagan National Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 35 minutes by public transit
Dulles International Airport: 45 minutes by cab without traffic
The White House: 13 minutes by public transit
Georgetown: 17 minutes by public transit

Big Character, Small Town Feel

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Don't let its occasional grit fool you, Eckington is an inviting neighborhood with the feel of a small town.

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Sitting in these stands, it's easy to forget that not so far away the nation's legislature deliberates.

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Eckington's industrial areas seamlessly blend into rows of DC's iconic houses.

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In terms of transportation, besides being on the metro, the neighborhood is also a major cycling area with the Metropolitan Branch Trail running straight through it, together with several streets with bike lanes that connect directly to downtown, Dupont Circle, and Georgetown. The city bike (Capital Bikeshare) sharing program also has several renting stations in the neighborhood, where you can check out bikes by the minute or by the hour."

A Community Bands Together

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Strong public ties preserve Eckington's local nucleus and resolute community.

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Despite recent efforts, outsider businesses fail to lay claim to Eckington's streets.

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Self-sustaining and self-reliant, Eckington residents are doing just fine.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

As a freelance photographer based out of DC, I’ve had a lifelong desire to be submerged in different cultures, meet people of all walks of life, and eat bizarre foods. While my personal favorite escape is surfing remote warm-water breaks in Central America, I loved working on this project and discovering the many hidden subcultures that make up the diverse and often-mislabeled city of Washington, D.C.

Chris Weisler

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