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Door To Door: Brentwood, Md., And Dupont Park, D.C.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:09
And now, our weekly trip around the region. On today's Door to Door, we visit Brentwood, Md. and D.C.'s Dupont Park.

MS. ANEEKA HARRISON

00:00:17
My name is Aneeka Harrison. I am 35 years old, and I live here in Brentwood, Md. Brentwood, Md. is located between Mount Rainier, Md. and North Brentwood, Md. We go from Bladensburg Road all the way down to Allison Street, and then from 34th Street down to Volta. We have a variety of homes in Brentwood. A lot of the homes here are, I guess a cottage style house. We have some Cape Cod type houses.

MS. ANEEKA HARRISON

00:00:53
We have this thing now going on in Brentwood where we're having developers come into town and either properties that were abandoned due to foreclosure, or you know, were burnt down for a reason, they're building new homes, so we have a lot of new home building going on in Brentwood as well.

MS. ANEEKA HARRISON

00:01:11
The demographics have changed a little bit. When we moved here, I would say that it was a working class neighborhood. It's still somewhat of a working class neighborhood, but moving more to middle class. So I see that change with just the people that are moving into the town. It's an art district now, we're part of the Gateway Arts District. And there's development going on, and things of that nature happening that we've never had before.

MS. ANEEKA HARRISON

00:01:38
My favorite thing about living in Brentwood is that I can go to the city and I could have fun and you know, go out and see things, and then I can come back to a nice quiet neighborhood. That's my absolute favorite thing about Brentwood.

MS. BARBARA MORGAN

00:01:59
My name is Barbara D. Morgan, and the neighborhood that I live is considered Dupont Park, and for tax purposes, they have us as Hillcrest. We run from Eli Place all the way over to Pennsylvania Avenue, down to Fairlawn, which is right there at, just below the railroad track there, and all the way up to, I would say, Texas Avenue. We have some of the most gorgeous trees, and so forth, in this community. And as you ride through, we have beautiful homes over here.

MS. BARBARA MORGAN

00:02:42
It's unfortunate that our houses are not equated with the houses, price-wise, in Ward 4 or 3. But for me and some of us, I have been here, I wouldn't take anything for living in the southeast. We have deer, which is in the park, and we see those. And about two months or three months ago, I saw two fox. To me, it's the best the best country-in-city living.

SHEIR

00:03:18
We heard from Aneeka Harrison in Brentwood and Barbara Morgan in Dupont Park. If you think your neighborhood should be part of Door to Door, just send an email to metro@wamu.org. Or visit us on Facebook, that's Facebook.com/metroconnection.org. And to see a map of all of the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

00:03:44
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Jacob Fenston, Emily Berman, and Lauren Landau, along with reporters Lauren Ober and Matt M. Casey. WAMU's managing editor of news is Memo Lyons. Metro Connection's managing producer is Tara Boyle. Lauren Landau is our editorial assistant. Our intern is Robbie Feinberg. Lauren Landau, Robbie Feinberg and John Hines produce Door To Door. Thanks, as always, to the WAMU engineering and digital media teams for their help with production and the "Metro Connection" website.

SHEIR

00:04:13
Our theme song, "Every Little Bit Hurts" and our Door To Door theme, "No Girl" are from the album Title Tracks by John Davis, and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. All the music we use is listed on our website, metroconnection.org. Just click on a story and you'll find information about its accompanying song. Also on metroconnection.org, you can read free transcripts of stories. And if you missed part of today's show, you can hear the whole thing online anytime. You can also find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

SHEIR

00:04:41
We hope you can join us next week when we'll bring you a show on energy. We'll visit local communities at the epicenter of fracking and uranium mining debates in our region. We'll talk with the D.C. centenarians about the energy involved in living a long, healthy life, and we'll consider how a neighborhood's energy changes, when new residents come in.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN

00:04:59
I do feel that they don't want me here, and I have been here since '94.

SHEIR

00:05:05
I'm Rebecca Sheir, and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 News.
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