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Door to Door: Edmonston, Md. & Lyon Park, Va.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:37:19
And now, our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door," we visit Edmonston, Md. and Lyon Park, Va.

MR. STEVEN BRATLAND

13:37:28
I'm Steven Bratland.

MS. HILARY CHESTER

13:37:29
And I'm Hilary Chester. And we live in Edmonston, Md. We're bordered by Hyattsville on one side, the boundary of the railroad track.

BRATLAND

13:37:37
It's still up and coming because some of the areas, yes, are fully developed. Not really any lots open, but then, like our particular neighborhood which we love, there's still a few houses that people could come in and get a really great deal on a house.

CHESTER

13:37:54
It really is sort of pocketed away. If you walk a couple of blocks in any direction, you hit sort of a natural barrier. Like, you hit the Anacostia or you hit this big kind of industrial area. And I feel like it's just very quiet here. There's not a lot of traffic. It just feels mellow. The green branch trail and the northeast branch trail and the metropolitan trail kind of come together right around here and you can easily ride your bike to the arboretum and the Brookland metro station, can go up to College Park.

CHESTER

13:38:27
There are a lot of Latin-American restaurants and specialize in, you know, Central-American country foods and Mexican foods and then there's some that do, like, wire transfers and then sell music. And so -- but I think those are pretty new, like in the last 10 years.

MS. NATALIE ROY

13:38:42
My name's Natalie Roy. I volunteer with the Lyon Park Citizens Association that represents the community of Lyon Park, which is located in Arlington, Va. We're south of Clarendon. To the east of us is Arlington Boulevard as well as Washington Boulevard. To the west of us is Irving Street. It used to be very sleepy, now it's hopping. On the corridor from Roslin to Boston, you have a lot of high density shops, apartment buildings.

MS. NATALIE ROY

13:39:10
The corridor's very built up and then you have neighborhoods like ours, we come off of that corridor. On this hill, there's some original Sears homes and the Smithsonian has a tour bus that comes through just to look at those homes. We have streets that are narrow, that are winding, very charming. Edgewood Street's one of those. I mean, the streets have been around decades. The great thing about this neighborhood is that we have the metro. Mass transit is great, commuting in is easy.

MS. NATALIE ROY

13:39:35
Now, with Clarendon, we have everything right there.

SHEIR

13:39:41
We heard from Steven Bratland and Hilary Chester in Edmonston and Natalie Roy in Lyon Park. If you'd like us to feature your neighborhood on "Door to Door," send us an email at metro@wamu.org orr you can visit us on Facebook. That’s Facebook.com/metroconnection.org. And to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far and to hear past segments, check out our website, metroconnection.org.
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