Skyland DC Neighborhood Guide
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SouthEast DC • New Development • Established Neighborhood
1 BR: $962
2 BR: $1147
Transit Score: 88
Skyland is a Southeast D.C. neighborhood that is on the rise. Similar to much of Southeast D.C., Skyland is being revitalized and will soon be a popular neighborhood for those looking to live in the District. The area is encompassed by Good Hope Road, Alabama Avenue, and Fort Stanton Park. It is trending right now due to the affordable cost of living, easy and convenient parking, and the much-anticipated Skyland Shopping Center. While Skyland does not quite rival some of D.C.’s more popular neighborhoods, we don’t doubt that it will soon.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
Capitol Hill Crab Cakes is one of Skyland’s best restaurants. The restaurant is known for delicious seafood, a fantastic location, and a friendly neighborhood feel. Holding true to the name, their crab cakes are delicious, but that is not the only thing that we love on their menu. The crab fries are to die for – crispy French fries topped with lump crab meat and a special sauce are a must-get. Additionally, they have both fried shrimp and fried chicken baskets served with seasoned French fries that make for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
Located in the Skyland and Anacostia area, Uniontown Bar & Grill is a great happy hour spot. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 4:00PM until 8:00PM. While the specials vary, there are always great deals. Their menu has a variety of options, so this is always a great choice for groups. In addition to happy hour, Uniontown frequently has live music, so you are sure to have a good night regardless of when you choose to go. With a prime location, long happy hours daily, and a delicious menu, Uniontown Bar & Grill is our top choice for happy hour in the Skyland neighborhood.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
Our favorite place to get in a great workout in the Skyland neighborhood happens to be outdoors at the Anacostia Park. With 3.5 miles of paved trail, you will frequently see people running, walking, biking, and even rollerblading. Surrounding the trail there are both fields and courts where all sorts of activities take place as well. The entire trail has views of the Anacostia River, so your workout will always be enjoyable. Getting outside, exploring the neighborhood, and working up a sweat all in one – this is why we love the Anacostia trail.
Best Way To Get Around
The best means of transportation in the Skyland neighborhood tends to be either driving or public transportation. Because the area is still in a development phase, there aren’t many places that you are able to walk to just yet. The area is less congested, so driving and parking is rarely an issue. The best public transportation in the area is the bus – there are several bus stops throughout the neighborhood. The closest metro stop is the Anacostia Metro Station, which is on the Green line. The bus system provides easy access to get to the metro. As the neighborhood continues to develop, the means of transportation will as well. With the expected expansion of Skyland, walking and biking will soon be convenient options as well.
The cost of living in Skyland is much more affordable than most D.C. neighborhoods, attracting a variety of residents. Singles, students, families, and elderly all live in Skyland creating a unique and different neighborhood dynamic. With major development underway, the lifestyle will continue to develop as the area does. Skyland Town Center is a major project that is currently underway, and will completely change the area for the better. The center will be 340,000 Sq Ft of residential and retail space. Once this is fully developed, the Skyland neighborhood will become a major competitor in the D.C. neighborhood scene.
Living In Skyland
Skyland Village is the best apartment living that the Skyland neighborhood has to offer. Residents have the ability to choose from an apartment or townhome, and both are a great choice. The floor plans include one bedroom townhomes, two and three bedroom apartments, and one-bedroom flats. Prices at the Skyland Village range from $1,005 to $1,605. Residents can enjoy hardwood flooring, updated kitchens, and great community amenities. On-site parking, an on-site dry cleaner, and a 24-hour service team are just a few perks that the community has to offer. Not only does the Skyland Village have a great location in this up and coming neighborhood, but it also has easy access to the rest of the District. Living here is a great way to escape the congestion of downtown while still enjoying the perks of living in D.C.
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