LeDroit Park is located in Northwest D.C. near Howard University. The community was developed by Amzi Barber and Andrew Langdon in 1873. Together, the two men worked to transform rural tracts of land into a lively village-like neighborhood.
Many of the homes here were constructed in the late 1870s under the supervision of architect James McGill. Many resources were also directed towards substantial landscaping projects. The result was an aesthetically pleasing community that featured stately Victorian mansions, houses and row houses. In the 1940s LeDroit Park became a focal point for prominent African Americans and later, the Civil Rights Movement.
Quality of Life:
LeDroit Park exudes the ethos of a small town suburb. Many of the community’s original homes are still standing. Although it is primarily residential, there is a commercial area only a short walk away at Rhode Island Avenue and First Avenue, where you can stop by Bloomingdale’s Farmers Market, which is held every Sunday from 10-2. The Big Bear Café is another favorite also located in the nearby neighborhood of Bloomingdale.
LeDroit Park is only a half-mile from both Shaw-Howard University station (Green and Yellow lines) and New York Avenue station (Red line). Metro bus service is also reliable. Outside of longer trips, LeDroit Park residents are within walking distance to numerous amenities, services and restaurants. Rhode Island Avenue and Florida Avenue are easily accessible for city drivers.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles