3502 12th St NE
Washington, DC, DC 20017

Explore the Diverse Culture & Possibilities of "Little Rome"

Nicknamed “Little Rome” for its host of Catholic institutions and historic structures, Brookland is a diverse community filled with interesting possibilities for unique shopping, delicious dining and drinking, and scenic greenspaces and parks. Here, you’ll find beautiful tree-lined streets sheltering older single-family Victorians, charming historic shopfronts, and a bustling new arts district filled with hole-in-the-wall places to explore. Brookland is home to the Catholic University of America, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land of America, and The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (the largest Catholic church in the US and one of the 10 largest in the world), all of which make for breathtakingly beautiful and awe-inspiring visits no matter your religion.

Here in Brookland, you’ll find friendly neighbors with a sense of neighborhood pride. You’ll enjoy easy transportation around the city, and you can expect a diverse offering of reasonably priced homes. So why wait? Come explore today!

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Spotlights of Brookland

beautiful historic buildings

Catholic Institutions

You don’t have to be religious to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Romanesque buildings or lush green lawns of The Catholic University or the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

shopping, dining, and local business

Shopping & Business

Mostly centralized around 12th Street, a wealth of diverse businesses populate the neighborhood. You’ll find grocery at Yes! Organic Market, as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes, hair and nail salons, and more.

bustling monroe street

Monroe Street Market

This bustling mixed-use development features some of the best of the neighborhood—charming local shops, delicious eateries, beautiful new apartments, and outstanding arts galleries and performance venues.

What You'll Love in Brookland

With so many great DC neighborhoods from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Brookland.

arts and entertainment

There's So Much to Enjoy!

Drinks, dining, arts, entertainment, shopping, and more! Enjoy outstanding eats at the popular Menomale, Nido, Busboys & Poets, Steel Plate, or Halsa. Grab a drink at Filer Coffeehouse, or sip craft beers at Smith Public Trust or the Brookland Pint. Visit the Art Walk of Monroe Street Market, a brick pedestrian shopping and dining district of galleries, studios, handmade crafts and goods, thrift stores, and delicious restaurants. Catch a dance troupe or musical act at the Dance Plaza, or even take a class yourself.

ride the bike trail

Scenic Greenspaces Abound

There are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy beautiful sunny days here in Brookland. Take a bike ride along the Metropolitan Branch Trail, an 8-mile paved trail stretching from Union Station in DC to Downtown Silver Spring. The Barnard Hill Park offers scenic forest and fields, as well as a walking path with a picnic area. There’s also the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, which features a baseball field, basketball court, gym, tennis court, and playground, and the premier Turkey Thicket Aquatic Center. And don’t forget a visit to the Franciscan Monastery to tour their breathtaking gardens.

plenty of affordable single-family homes

Housing is Diverse & Affordable

Here in Brookland, you’ll find a wealth of diverse homes and neighborhoods. Along the outsides of the neighborhood, rowhouses and duplexes are more common, while in the heart of the community, quieter streets with detached single-family Victorian and bungalow homes on larger lots offer a more quiet and suburban feel. New construction to the area is bringing more mixed-use developments of new stores, restaurants, arts studios, and residential homes to the neighborhood. Prices range as much as the homes do—everywhere from under $200,000 to over $800,000.

Brookland Attractions

Brookland at a Glance

Getting Around

Metro Station: Brookland-CUA (Red Line)
Metrobus: 80, G8, H1, H2, H4, H6, H8, H9, R4
Other: Capital Bikeshare
Distance from Downtown: 3 miles


Population: 35,567
Zip Code: 20017
Ward: Ward 5
Median Home Value: $604,800

Brookland Real Estate

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