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Trinidad Community Guide An affordable neighborhood close to the heart of DC

History and Flavor

Trinidad certainly fits the bill if you’re looking for an up-and-coming neighborhood with a fair amount of history. Established as a District neighborhood back in 1888, this area didn’t begin to look like an authentic neighborhood until the next century. It was initially named for the estate owned by William Wilson Corcoran, which sat on the land now known as Trinidad.

In Trinidad, you’ll find street after street of sturdy brick row houses similar to the American Craftsman Style with front porches built for socializing. Some areas have newer construction, bringing new life to an area on the rise.  Baseball formerly came to Trinidad in 1901 when the southeastern region was home to the American League Baseball Park

This is a family-friendly neighborhood, with 17% of the households having school-aged children.

You’ll find affordable homes for an area not far from downtown DC. Nightlife and restaurants aren’t far away, bringing the city appeal to the suburb feel. The 446-acre National Arboretum is close by, making Trinidad a quick getaway from the tourist areas and Capitol Hill.

With a strong neighborhood association, Trinidad seeks to challenge some of the more popular areas in DC as a trendy place to live.

Entertainment

Music & Parks

  • Karma DC Live Music Venue– A truly unique venue. An old warehouse feels with a vast stage and hookah lounge. The ambiance is casual, and the music is always great. This is a cool spot for a night out!
  • Alice’s Jazz and Cultural SocietyAlice’s Jazz and Cultural Society is a not-for-profit jazz club in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. All shows are $5 at the door (cash only) unless otherwise noted.
  • Pie ShopGet your pie and your live music in one place! A unique combination, an excellent venue with equally amazing eats.
  • Echostage– A premier hybrid nightclub and concert venue, drawing inspiration from electronic music’s warehouse roots. Echostage is a seminal venue in the dance music scene. Founded in 2012 by Club Glow, the 3,000-person state-of-the-art mega platform quickly became a staple for artists and music lovers along the East Coast.
  • Trinidad Recreation Center– Full-service facility equipped with specialized program areas such as a dance studio, a senior lounge, a collegiate-sized gym, turf field, indoor fitness center, computer lab, crafts room, teen room, and a host of table games such as pool & ping pong. Site staff, as well as contractors with specialized skills and certifications, facilitate programs.  
  • Joseph Cole Community Center– Located near the Wheatley Educational Campus, this facility offers outdoor basketball courts, a turf soccer pitch, a nature-themed playground, Spray Park, and a gym.
  • Langdon Park Recreation Center– Indoor and outdoor activities including; boxing gym,
  • computer Lab, gymnasium / indoor Basketball Court, multi-purpose room, ball fields, horseshoe pits, outdoor pool, skate park, tennis courts, and a playground.
  • Arboretum Recreation Center– Great facility where you’ll find basketball, tennis, gardening (vegetables and plants), and outdoor fitness opportunities. The Arboretum Recreation Center has something for you! 

Shopping/Restaurants 

Popular Shopping and Eats

  • CityCenterDC– A mixed-use development consisting of two condominium buildings, two rental apartment buildings, two office buildings, a luxury hotel, and a public park in downtown Washington, DC. It encompasses 2,000,000 square feet and covers more than five city blocks.
  • Northeast Supermarket– Great convenience store; if you need it, they’ve likely got it. 
  • Bodega MarketYour one-stop shop for beer, wine, and spirits in the Trinidad neighborhood.
  • W.S. Jenks & Son– Neighborhood hardware store with a wide range of tools, paint, building materials & gardening needs.
  • Gravitas– Minimalist, the industrial-chic venue, features New American tasting menus with locally sourced fare.
  • Sospeso– Mediterranean fare served from breakfast through dinner & cocktails in airy, industrial surroundings.
  • Cane– Relaxed eatery offering Caribbean street food favorites & rum-based cocktails in cozy surroundings.
  • Stable DC– Rustic setting with barn wood & alpine murals for locally sourced Swiss-American fare.
  • BAB Korean Fusion– Korean pit-stop for rice bowls topped with spiced meats or tofu & simple street food fare.
  • Atlas Brew Works– Join us on our patios or taprooms to enjoy some flights & pints. Don’t forget the eats a well!

Schools

Best Public High Schools

Best Public Elementary Schools

Public Transportation

Buses/Trains

Trinidad Ave NE & Queen St NE– Bus stop

Trinidad Ave NE & Florida Ave NE– Bus stop

K St NE & 12th St NE– Bus Stop

Union Station Bus Terminal- Bus/Train

Median Home Value

$481,829 as of 2021

Renters: 62%

Owners: 38%

Demographics

Population 8,526

Median household income –  $52,063

Median age: 33

Families with children – 17%

High school diploma or equivalent – 59%

College Degree: 25%

73% African American

18% White

5% Hispanic

2% Asian

2% Other