Eckington is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C., located south of the Prospect Hill and Glenwood Cemeteries. Eckington is less than one mile (1.6 km) southeast of Howard University and exactly one mile north of the United States Capitol. Eckington is also the home of the District of Columbia office of Sirius XM Radio.
Eckington is a uniquely structured neighborhood with its canopy of mature elms and its rows of colorful houses. Restaurants like the Big Bear Cafe or the DCity Smokehouse are great places to hang out while The Metropolitan Branch Trail is the best for a relaxed stroll, a bike ride or even an intense skate.
It's a bit removed from downtown DC but easily accessible via public transit. A large host of young professionals live here and the locals refer to it as DC's "quiet little secret". There is a strong sense of community and the area is considered to be very safe.
The boundaries of Eckington are Rhode Island Avenue to the north, Florida Avenue to the south, North Capitol Street to the west, and Washington Metro's Brentwood Yard to the east.
The closest metro stations serving Eckington are NoMa–Gallaudet U Station, located south of Eckington, and Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood Station, located northeast of Eckington.
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