Brookland is a quaint neighborhood nestled in the northeast part of Washington, D.C.

Welcome to Brookland

A spacious and peaceful, up-and-coming neighborhood rich in the arts
Brookland is a quaint neighborhood nestled in the northeast part of Washington, D.C., filled with rich history and youthful liveliness. Coined “Little Rome” for its divinely rooted history, this area has been home to the Catholic University of America since the 1880s and hosts some of the most well-known sites in the Catholic faith. But Brookland is anything but stuck in the past and is just as excited about its future. This neighborhood has been recognized as one of Washington, D.C's most popular up-and-coming areas with a growing arts district and attraction of young professionals and families.
The streets of Brookland are lined with mature trees and charming homes that range from Victorian to Tudor and colonial styles and make an excellent fit for families. Modern development districts offer condominium options for singles and professionals. Some of these complexes are complete with restaurants, on-site markets, art studios, and retail space. A wide variety of living options are sprinkled throughout Brookland's open, green spaces. It allows the neighborhood to provide a small-town atmosphere with the convenience of living in Washington, D.C.

What to Love

  • Rich history
  • Access to amenities 
  • Growing arts district
  • Open, green spaces
  • Small-town feel and a close-knit community

Local Lifestyle

Brookland strikes a balance of maintaining its peaceful, small-town feel while investing in amenity-heavy centers. The result is a neighborhood that offers a unique lifestyle and gives you a little bit of everything. There are Catholic-heavy origins, with the Franciscan Monastery right in your backyard and modern, art-centered areas like Monroe Street Market. There is a growing list of things to do and places to eat. You are sure to find your home here in D.C.’s Brookland. Access to the Metro public transportation systems makes it easy to find whatever you need within the area.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

As with most close-knit communities, Brookland takes pride in its locally-owned restaurants, businesses, and shops. Primrose is a neighborhood favorite that offers a taste of France. It has a whimsical menu that’ll make your mouth water and an impressive drink list to help quench your thirst.
Menomale makes a mean pizza that has attracted travelers from all over just looking to grab a slice. Smith Public Trust is a unique pub-like option where you can enjoy classics with an eclectic twist while you listen to live music. The Brookland Tasting Room is a local brewery with a dozen fan favorites on tap at all times.
Brookland brings it together with their two large development centers: Union Market and Monroe Street Market. At the Union, shop from 35 independent businesses and brands as you walk through the open-air market with one of the best views in the city.

Things to Do

It’s safe to say there are quite a few notable places in Brookland. In addition to having the peaceful oasis of the Holy Land in America within its city limits, this D.C. neighborhood is also home to The National Shrine, the largest Roman Catholic Church in all of North America.
Brookland also shares the National Arboretum with Eckington and helps to maintain over 400 acres covered in beautiful greenery, shrubs, various plants, and many paths to walk or bike along.
Among the many art studios that have a home on the Art Walk, Dance Place is one of the neighborhood's favorites and is known for cultivating a one-of-a-kind community among its patrons.
Monroe Street Market is known for being the arts district of Brookland. This area is a haven for creatives, with almost 30 studios along the Brookland Arts Walk equipped for artists of all crafts. It is a place to practice and learn new skills or appreciate and support local artists by shopping their storefronts.


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