A peaceful, family-friendly neighborhood of sturdy, vintage houses line Rhode Island Avenue, one of Pierre L’Enfant’s original streets, and serves as a major commuter corridor, linking the heart of downtown to Maryland’s suburbs.
Woodridge is bisected by Rhode Island Avenue and bounded by Eastern Avenue, South Dakota Avenue, Michigan Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE and is characterized by an abundance of two-story single-family homes with large lots and beautiful tree-lined streets.
A New Destination for Entrepreneurs
Since 2013, numerous new businesses have opened in the 2000-2300 block of Rhode Island Avenue, including CapoeiraDC, District Dance Arts, Good Food Markets, Eat & Smile Catering, Nido, The Public Option, and Zeke’s Coffee.
Infill Development Along Rhode Island Avenue
- The Violet located at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue will be a 20-unit apartment building with an expected delivery in 2017.
- The new 22,500 SF Woodridge Library was built in 2016 and is the first DC library to have a roof terrace for programming.
- Plans call for a 42-unit residential building with 4,770 SF of retail space at 2027 Rhode Island Avenue.
Sidewalk widths along Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants
Rhode Island Avenue, NE is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2017, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.
*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.