H Street/NoMa/Trinidad

H Street is D.C.’s hipster headquarters. The corridor is probably best known for trendy eateries and bars, small high-design boutiques, and the neighborhood’s crowning jewel of culinary culture: the bustling, fresh and artisan-focused Union Market. Some call the neighborhood the Atlas District after the lively Atlas Center for the Performing Arts, a full-scale dramatic theater, built in 1939. The neighborhood comes out in full force for the H Street Festival, which attracts over 50,000 people to the area every September.

"NoMa" is short for North of Massachusetts Avenue, and this neighborhood is considered one of the most rapidly changing spots in the city. Currently quiet and residential, large scale developments are announced almost monthly for this area, which will include a boutique hotel, a seven-screen movie theater, and an outdoor, high-design modern art installation made of LED-lights made to look like rainfall. The Business Improvement District also just created a wireless internet connection in most parks and open air spaces in the neighborhood. 

Trinidad is a residential neighborhood where many say prices still haven't caught up with demand for housing. Sandwiched between Gallaudet University, the enchanting National Arboretum, and Union Market, this neighborhood is popular for obvious reasons.

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