The community of Eckington in Washington, D.C., is famous for being one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. The land was first developed as a private estate in 1830 and converted to a neighborhood in 1887. Today, Eckington is a charming, family-friendly residential area that attracts people who prefer a small-town atmosphere, while still enjoying all the amenities of big-city life. Instead of offices and industrial complexes, you'll find historic, single-family houses, townhouses, condos and apartments.
Student life thrives here as Eckington boasts both McKinley Technology High School and Howard University. However, the community is more family-oriented than college-oriented. People of all ages can enjoy the Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center, an urban paradise with grassy fields. Nearby, one can enjoy the 412-acre National Arboretum, a botanical sanctuary resplendent with beautiful flowers and trees. Close by is the Howard Theatre, which offers a full roster of live shows and concerts. Eckington restaurants range from fast-food favorites to family-style eateries with D.C.'s nightlife just minutes away.
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