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Old 09-24-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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I wanted to know what people thought about the upper Rhode Island Avenue area (I'd classify that as anything north east of the metro). I drive through there every morning for work (Bloomingdale to Beltsville) and it appears that there is plenty of commercial space along that stretch. Would you think this kind of development could take off any time soon (next 5 years) or would other neighborhoods develop first before serious investment into the corridor took place? As far as I can see there is only really liquor stores and Chinese carry-outs.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Northwest Suburbs of Denver
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I'm thinking of the area between Rhode Island Avenue and Michigan Avenue ? I think it's a cool looking area. The houses are decent sizes, walking distance from neighborhoods to the main streets. I would suspect that parts of it are reasonable safe, too. I'll bet there are some residents who have lived there forever, and that sort of thing is really nice. I love thinking about what it might have been like back in the day.

If the economy turns around I think that area could be ripe for some development - the challenge though is that a lot of it is not walking distance to a metro.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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I lived there last year, near Rhode Island and 24th Street, and the area was quiet, seemed safe, and was cheap. I moved from Georgetown, though, so it was definitely a step down. I'm not there anymore because I HAD to drive everywhere and there were no local amenities aside from the AMAZING subs at Subbs and a ton of liquor stores. Even the Family Dollar closed down. I loved living in a big house with a big yard for next to nothing, though, and I am closely monitoring the development on RI Ave. Once that street gets some cafes and becomes more walkable, I'll be one of the yuppies moving there. I honestly think it's just a matter of time before that area becomes nice, but don't hold your breath. Things move slow up there.
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