To the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to local anchors such as Dance Place, Brookland is a haven for arts and culture. Furthermore, with tree-lined streets, single-family residences, a new town center and Metrorail access, the neighborhood offers tremendous retail and restaurant opportunities close to the heart of the nation’s capital.

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Neighborhood Features

Monroe Street Market

This mixed-use project delivered 57,000 SF of retail/restaurant space and 562 apartments in 2014. Project anchors include The Arts Walk (27 artist studios), Barnes & Noble, Busboys & Poets, Starbucks, and Brookland Pint. Phase II has started and will deliver 156 apartments & 20,200 SF of retail space in fall 2020.

Centrally Located To Five Hospitals

  • Children’s Hospital
  • Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Center
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Veteran’s Administration Hospital
  • Washington Hospital Center

Expanded Culinary Scene

Recent notable businesses openings:

  • Calabash Tea & Tonic – 2019
  • The Bakers’ Lounge (bakery)— 2018 relocation
  • Masala Story (Indian restaurant)—2017
  • Primrose (French restaurant & wine bar)—2017
  • Tastemakers (food incubator)—2018

Top Local Industries

9,849 Total Area Employment*

  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 34%
  • Educational Services: 23%
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): 14%