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Old 01-30-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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My girlfriend and I are thinking about renting a 1 bedroom in the Navy Yard neighborhood and we just wanted to get some opinions on the neighborhood. We're not really into the bar scene and building amenities (pool, exercise room, parking, etc) matter more than location (we don't need to live in Dupont to have everything at our fingertips). With that being said, we are concerned about safety and liveliness of the neighborhood (we don't want to be the only people walking around at night, but we also don't need thousands of drunken 22 year olds filing out of bars).

So what is everyone's thoughts on the neighborhood? Are there any particular buildings you recommend looking at or staying away from?
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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its still a re-developing area. its practically nothing down there. but you do have the baseball stadium, a metro/subway station, a CVS, a starbucks, and a few other stores. not really sure but the area is pretty boring at the moment. once all of the construction is complete around
Half street SE it should look like this:
www.halfstreet.com | Half Street | Half Street Condominiums | Ballpark District

but for now its nothing in the Navy Yard, but Eastern Market is close by and within Walking Distance.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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I think it is relatively safe, but like mentioned earlier, it is under re-development.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Any other thoughts on the neighborhood, particularly concerned with safety?
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: DC
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I don't think there's many safety issues, it's just quiet and not a whole lot there just yet (I live right across South Capitol in SW, if that counts for anything). I think they're going to be building a grocery store there sometime in the near future (Harris Teeter?), there's a sandwich shop (Cornercopia), a cafe will open up soon (Justin's), and then there's a couple of places on 8th Street. Other than that it's mostly lunch places and office/condo buildings.

You might find this blog interesting. It's mostly on the redevelopment of the area, but also has a crime news feed, I think.
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