The Trinidad is a thriving Northeast neighborhood which has proven to be a benchmark example of the potential of urban renewal. Bordered by Mt. Olivet Rd, West Virginia Avenue, Florida Avenue, and Bladensburg Rd., it features colorful homes and is a stone’s throw from the increasingly popular H St Corridor. Local residents maintain a close-knit vibe and sense of pride in their community.
Trinidad is named for the area of land once owned by James Barry, a 19th century spectator and physician who was a native of the Island of Trinidad. Over time, the land would pass to the Corcoran family who held it as their country estate called Trinidad Farm, and then in 1875 to what would become known as Columbian University (known today as George Washington University). Thereafter, the land was sold to Washington Brick Machine Company who excavated clay from the land and sold parcels of the unused land from which the first houses in Trinidad were built.
Why Move to Trinidad
It’s Still A Good Time to Get In – For the past several years Trinidad has successfully transformed and recreated itself from a neighborhood struggling to escape its negative past to one of the hottest neighborhoods in the District. While prices have been steadily increasing, you can still find homes at a decent price point relative to equally hot area neighborhoods. Residential streets are peppered with colorful Victorian and Craftsman-style rowhouses mixed in with modern newly renovated homes.
Walkability – Located in Ward 5, most of Trinidad is within walking distance to the sizzling hot H Street Corridor which has exploded with growth in recent years and is home to a thriving restaurant, bar scene as well as home to most every convenience you would want from Whole foods to Co-working spaces and everything in between.
Metro Stations In and Near Trinidad
NoMa-Gallaudet University station
Schools and feeder schools in the Trinidad neighborhood include Wheatley Education Campus (pre-K to eighth grade), Center City PCS (Trinidad Campus), Langdon Education Campus, Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan, LaSalle Backus Education Campus, Kipp DC Webb Campus, and Paul Laurence Dunbar High.
Parks and Rec in Trinidad
Trinidad Recreation Center
Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center
Brentwood Hamilton Field
Trinidad Neighborhood Associations
Trinidad Neighborhood Association
Best Restaurants Near Trinidad/H Street Corridor
10 Best Restaurants near H Street Corridor/Atlas District – via Yelp
Other Trinidad Resources
Art In The Alley
Buying a Home in Trinidad
Those looking to live in the Trinidad neighborhood can expect to pay between $500,000 and $850,000 If you are a buying a home soon and would like to explore the Trinidad Neighborhood, please feel free to get in touch by giving us a call or text at 202-996-2525.
Trinidad Homes For Sale