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.See 22 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Big Character, Small Town Feel
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
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.