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Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

Our lease will be coming up and it's time to shop around for something. Just wondering if anyone has an opinion of Flats at Atlas out on H? Anyone live there? Toured?

Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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I got a former roommate who lives there now. He says it's okay for the price but the quality interior-wise is nothing compared to the Flats 130 in NoMA. Just keep in mind that the closest Metro would be at least a mile away and that area where it's located is definitely still in transition
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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the ghetto crossroads.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:20 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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I get the whole "inner" H Street movement, but Maryland and Bladensburg is just too far. However, people said the same things about Columbia Heights pre-Metro and their investment paid off.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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It's not on H. It's on Bladensburg Road which in my opinion is still a transitioning area. It reminds me of what H Street was like 9 years ago. A few places have opened, but the tide of gentrification really hasn't hit yet, and there isn't much there. For the prices I've seen posted, I would prefer to live closer to a Metro station in a more established neighborhood, especially considering that a renter you get very little benefit from neighborhood improvements.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Northwest Suburbs of Denver
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My sister lives near there and I drive past it frequently. It's close to a grocery store, which is nice, and that's it.

Something about it feels funny to me - plunking down fancy expensive condos in an area that has so much poverty. I guess I'm more comfortable when gentrification happens block by block.

But I think it looks odd where it is.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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My sister lives near there and I drive past it frequently. It's close to a grocery store, which is nice, and that's it.

Something about it feels funny to me - plunking down fancy expensive condos in an area that has so much poverty. I guess I'm more comfortable when gentrification happens block by block.

But I think it looks odd where it is.
Yeah I guess so. The rent is a little cheaper than some of the nicer places in better areas. Still close enough to walk to the Argonaught and the other places on that end of H. I would have to deal with that bus stop to get to work each day though which is troublesome.
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