Tree-lined streets and the pulse of urban rhythms frame a Washington that is both in-tune and apart from the bustle of downtown.

A community of communities, steeped in historic relevance, lies along the Southwest edge of the district. Once home to Frederick Douglass, Ezra Pound and Marvin Gaye, this neighborhood is steeped in history. Shop the local farmer’s market, stroll along the rows of historic brick homes, take in a show at THEARC Theatre, tour the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum or the Frederick Douglass house, or simply meet up with friends in the park and relax in the shade. When hunger strikes, head over to Cole’s Café or Morgan’s Family Fish Fry for some soul food, to The Pizza Place for some authentic New York style slices, or to Secrets of Nature for some of the best vegetarian selections in the city. Bus stops, three Metro stations and abundant parking make for an easy commute, and Nationals Park is just over the Frederick Douglass Bridge.

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