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Is Petworth the new "it" DC neighborhood?

A friend just bought a row house here saying it was the newest it spot. You couldn't PAY me to live on his block - looked bombed out and desolate, fronting Georgia Ave. in all its glory. He's going to turn a profit on this?

I've lived on Capitol Hill for years and it's no great shakes - I have been mugged and my house has been broken into - but I've never felt actively unsafe. This neighborhood gave me the creeps, yet my friend is going on about it being the hot place. Uh, why?

by dc dwellerreply 1610/18/2013

OP, here is a recent Datalounge thread on the Petworth neighborhood in Washington DC with 78 posts.

I would not live there

by dc dwellerreply 110/12/2013

There's a guy on DL who hates Petworth. He'll show up eventually.

It was a no man's land when I left DC in 1999, so I know nothing about it.

by dc dwellerreply 210/12/2013

God, this again?

by dc dwellerreply 310/12/2013

LMAO...um, no. I've been in DC for several years and Petworth has been on the cusp of "up-and-coming" the entire time. I dated a guy who lived in the area, and it really wasn't that bad...it just seemed kind of secluded and boring.

by dc dwellerreply 410/12/2013

Petworth was thought to be up and coming even nine years ago in 2004

by dc dwellerreply 510/12/2013

At some point most of the neighborhoods in DC will be "up and coming." I know white people moving to Hillcrest (not that it needs "gentrifying" or anything, but still).

by dc dwellerreply 610/13/2013

Columbia Heights Fever is spreading.

by dc dwellerreply 710/13/2013

Too funny because my husband and I just bought a house on Georgia Ave in Petworth and will be moving in two weeks.

Looks like the gays are flocking there and you know what that means...

by dc dwellerreply 810/13/2013

Bump

by dc dwellerreply 910/17/2013

Anacostia Is where ghetto meets gentrification.

by dc dwellerreply 1010/17/2013

I would rather live in Dogtown, St. Louis, than Petworth, DC.

by dc dwellerreply 1110/17/2013

Only the bargain bin gays are moving to Petworth, and not even en masse. The delusional gays still think Dupont and Logan Circles are the places to be; however, I'd give anything to live in Cleveland Park or Foxhall.

by dc dwellerreply 1210/17/2013

I live at 14th and V, a.k.a. the middle of everything.

by dc dwellerreply 1310/17/2013

[quote]Cleveland Park

Why? There's nothing there.

by dc dwellerreply 1410/17/2013

Cleveland Park is for old people.

by dc dwellerreply 1510/17/2013

Petworth is kind of desolate and seedy. I would not want to live there.

by dc dwellerreply 1610/18/2013
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