Neighborhoods

Mount Pleasant

Multicultural and multilingual, Mount Pleasant is one of DC’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Its main neighborhood serving corridor, Mount Pleasant Street, is the international flair and vibrancy of this community.

With high-density housing close to DC’s largest park, Rock Creek Park, a retail shopping corridor and easy access to downtown, Mount Pleasant provides a unique small town feel.

Multicultural “Main Street”

  • Addis Paris Café—2018 opening
  • Each Peach Market (specialty grocery)
  • Ellē (bakery, restaurant, bar)—2018
  • Logan’s Antiques (antiques shop)
  • Mola (Spanish restaurant)—2017
  • Mount Desert Island Ice Cream—2018
  • Pear Plum Cafe—2017
  • Suns Cinema (theater and bar)—2016

Mount Pleasant Historic District

Qualified property owners of contributing commercial properties in Mount Pleasant have access to tax credits and other incentives to rehabilitate their space.

Burgeoning Restaurant Corridor

  • The Michelin Guide features three restaurants in the area (Ellē, Purple Patch) with Mola included in the 2019 Bib Gourmand list.
  • Ellē was named #1 new restaurant by food critic Tom Sietsema in the Washington Post’s 2018 Spring Dining Guide.

New Development

The Vintage is a new 85-unit residential development (Q2 2017 delivery) that was built on the site of the Meridian Hill Baptist Church through adaptive re-use and new construction.

10-Minute Walk Trade Area

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