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Door To Door: Lincolnia Hills, Va. And Kent, D.C.

MS. EMILY BERMAN

00:00:06
And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door" we'll visit Lincolnia Hills in Alexandria, Va., and the Kent neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

MS. KATHY HOEKSTRA

00:00:18
My name is Kathy Hoekstra and live in Lincolnia Hills in northern Virginia. It is west of 395 within the Beltway though south of Seminary Road and north of Duke Street or Little River Turnpike. One thing about is it's Lincolnia Hills it's all basically single family homes so we have no apartments or commercial, hardly any commercial buildings. It's mainly just single family homes.

MS. KATHY HOEKSTRA

00:00:47
This which was built up in the mid-50s a lot of the people that were working in D.C., government workers, came and decided to live here and to buy homes here and so many of them were federal workers.

MS. KATHY HOEKSTRA

00:01:00
But obviously some of those people have passed on and their homes have been bought by new families coming in. So we have Hispanics and African Americans and a whole group of everybody else, you know, across the spectrum. So federal workers, white collar workers, blue collar workers, it's a very mixed group, which is wonderful.

MS. KATHY HOEKSTRA

00:01:22
We also have a stream that flows down in this area. We have deer and raccoon and foxes and a lot of wildlife, which I don't think too many people expect within the Beltway, but we have a lot of them.

MS. KATHY HOEKSTRA

00:01:35
The houses in this area are affordable. It's a wonderful neighborhood and it's a very peaceful, quiet neighborhood inside the Beltway, which I think is somewhat unusual.

MS. CONNIE CARTER

00:01:50
My name is Connie Carter and I live in Kent in northwest Washington D.C. Kent is almost the most northwest portion of the city and that the only other neighborhood that's closer to the river is the Palisades.

MS. CONNIE CARTER

00:02:05
The neighborhood of Kent is pretty eclectic one in that it's got families and older people, single family homes. The architecture itself is a mish mash and so I think it attracts a variety of people. The key elementary school is located in Kent on Dana Place down near MacArthur so there are a large number of families and small children as well.

MS. CONNIE CARTER

00:02:27
Chain Bridge Road is not only the oldest or second oldest street in Washington, D.C., but is by far the oldest street in Kent. And it was a street that allowed trucks to go down to the canal and cut through the woods. And I believe there was a railroad or a streetcar at the bottom of the hill, so it was a pretty significant bypass road.

MS. CONNIE CARTER

00:02:51
You can live in northwest Washington and still be in Bethesda out at Tyson's Corner and at Reagan Airport and Georgetown all within 15 or 10 minutes. So it's highly convenient.

BERMAN

00:03:04
We heard from Kathy Hoekstra in Lincolnia Hills and Connie Carter in Kent. If you'd like us to knock on your door so you can talk about your neighborhood send an email to metro@wamu.org or send us a tweet. Our handle is @wamumetro and you can see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far on our website, metroconnection.org.

BERMAN

00:03:31
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00:03:38
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BERMAN

00:03:48
It's just ahead on "Metro Connection," on WAMU 88.5.
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