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Aneeka Harrison of Brentwood, Md. says her neighborhood is the perfect combination of "country" and "city."
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Aneeka Harrison of Brentwood, Md. says her neighborhood is the perfect combination of "country" and "city."

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Brentwood, Md. and the D.C. neighborhood of Dupont Park.

Brentwood, Md.

Aneeka Harrison says living in Brentwood, Md. is perfect for people who like Washington, D.C., but don't necessarily want to live there.

"My favorite thing about living in Brentwood is that I can go to the city and have fun and see things, and then I can come back to a nice quiet neighborhood," she says. "That's my absolute favorite thing about Brentwood."

Brentwood is located between Mount Rainier and Hyattsville in Prince George's County, and Harrison says the demographics of the community are changing.

"When we moved here, I would say it was a working class neighborhood," she says. "It's still somewhat of a working class neighborhood, but moving more to middle-class. So I see that change with just the people moving into town."

Brentwood's housing includes lots of cottage- and Cape Cod-style homes, but Harrison says developers have been coming into town and building new homes on the site of abandoned properties. The community is also seeing lots of new growth due to its inclusion in the Gateway Arts District.

"There's development going on and things of that nature that we've never had before here in Brentwood," she says.

Dupont Park, D.C.

Barbara Morgan says the Dupont Park neighborhood of southeast D.C. is "the best country-in-city living."

"We have deer in the park," she says. "About two or three months ago, I saw two fox."

Morgan says the community runs from Eli Place to Pennsylvania Avenue, and is often referred to as part of the larger Hillcrest neighborhood. The area is known for its "gorgeous trees," she says, and for its high-quality homes.

"As you ride through, we have beautiful homes over here," she says. "It's unfortunate that our houses are not equated with the houses, price-wise, in Wards 4 or 3. But I wouldn't take anything for living in southeast."


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