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Old 03-01-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Hi,

Could anyone share their thoughts on 13th and K SE vs. 9th and F NE? In particular, I'm wondering how people would compare safety, ease of street parking (I have a car and probably will be street parking), and potential for investment appreciation over the next 5 years. Given the same home, would you pay more for one location over the other?

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Old 03-01-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: H street NE
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Street parking aint bad around 9th and F. Its not great, but it gets worse the closer you get to H. 13th and K is much closer to some projects but its also closer to a Harris Teeter. 9th and F is plenty safe. I have no idea about 13th and K.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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9th and F any day. 13th and K is still a rather rough area. You're near Potomac Gardens, which is always the source of many a gunshot. 9th and F is a lot quieter. Parking is fine at 9th and F too.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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9th and F any day. 13th and K is still a rather rough area. You're near Potomac Gardens, which is always the source of many a gunshot. 9th and F is a lot quieter. Parking is fine at 9th and F too.
The crime stats don't really support this, however. Going back during the last year, there were 93 violent crimes reported within 1500 feet of 9th and F, and 77 reported within 1500 feet of 13th and K SE--which roughly a difference of 17%.

Now, there may be an argument to be made that there is a greater amount of foot traffic at 9th and F, which would somewhat even the stats out in terms of victim likelihood. But even if that is done, it doesn't support the notion that 9th and F is "a lot quieter". If anything, with higher gross crime levels and greater foot traffic, it is much "louder" than 13th and K.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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Default Crime Stats

Thanks for everyone's replies. Regarding crime stats, I had looked at those but they're difficult to compare for this reason -- within the 1500 ft radius of 13th and K SE is the SE/SW Freeway, Potomac River, and random industrial areas. Obviously, there isn't much crime (or much of anything) going on there. So, crime density in the places you might actually walk around may be higher at 13/K even though the stats might be lower.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Thanks for everyone's replies. Regarding crime stats, I had looked at those but they're difficult to compare for this reason -- within the 1500 ft radius of 13th and K SE is the SE/SW Freeway, Potomac River, and random industrial areas. Obviously, there isn't much crime (or much of anything) going on there. So, crime density in the places you might actually walk around may be higher at 13/K even though the stats might be lower.
I am inherently skeptical of crime statistics myself, but I posted those simply to warn against making broad generalizations. The truth is, 9th and F and 13th and K are not worlds apart. Perhaps one is slightly worse than the other, but that's going to end up largely a matter of perception. Personally, I would be fine with either area. There is probably a bit more to do around 9th and F, but neither of them is Georgetown, and neither of them is Barry Farms.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I know someone near 9th and F. Have parked my car at that exact corner many a time. Parking has never been a problem even during the blizzard, of course got the new experience of digging out a parking space, but there's plenty of parking. So this VA boy can co-sign for 9th and F. Good spot fairly quiet. I've never felt unsafe at that corner. At the same time as mentioned neither corner is crime free though. Friend has had his car broken into before. I've never had a problem when visiting though.

The nice thing about the other location is the proximity to the metro but if you have a car then you really don't need the metro anyways.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Offered a job on Potomic Ave.
how safe would I be in that area?
I am a disabled women, and don't know much about DC.
Please give me some advice ASAP!
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Not a Trump Building
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H Street all the way.
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