Suburbs In The City

Situated at the District’s eastern border, Michigan Park and North Michigan Park offer quiet green suburban living within steps of urban conveniences.

Michigan Park and North Michigan Park have long been quiet, almost wholly residential neighborhoods serving as home to many of the city’s professionals, including professors at nearby Catholic, Trinity and Howard universities. In fact, in a city that has been rapidly changing over the past decade, the area’s most prominent feature is probably its consistency over time. In fact, both communities have very active civic associations. A monthly newsletter is distributed door-to-door that provides community updates. 

Home styles vary from rowhouses and duplexes to Colonials, Cape Cods and even the odd mid-century modern ranch-type house — but most homes are fairly modest in size and just about everything is built out of brick. Small, neat yards and tall hardwood trees line the streets.

Just a few minutes to the southwest is the Brookland neighborhood which holds a smattering of sit-down restaurants and an organic market. To the north is the Arts District of Hyattsville MD which is home to funky restaurants and cultural centers. 

ZIP CODE: 20017


Council Member Kenyan McDuffie
ANC 5A Chairman Ronnie Edwards
SMD 5A08 Commissioner Gordon-Andrew Fletcher

BOUNDARIES: Michigan Park and North Michigan Park lie between Eastern Avenue and the Metro tracks to the east and west, and between Gallatin Street to the north and Taylor Street and Michigan Avenue to the south.

SCHOOLS: Brookland Education Campus at Bunker Hill and LaSalle-Backus Education Campus (elementary and middle school), Roosevelt High School.

CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS: Michigan Park Civic Association and North Michigan Park Civic Association.

HOME SALES: The median home value is $539,690 up 13.22% since 2017. 

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Providence Hospital, St. Anselm’s Abbey and school, the Franciscan Monastery Garden, Howard University’s School of Divinity, and Turkey Thicket Recreation Center.

WITHIN 15 MINUTES BY CAR: Washington Hospital Center, Catholic University, Trinity Washington University, Howard University, University of Maryland College Park, Montgomery College, Columbia Heights, Hyattsville, Silver Spring, the National Arboretum.

TRANSIT: Metro’s Fort Totten station, on the Green and Red lines is in the area’s northwest corner, and the Brookland station on the Red line is about a half a mile from the southwest boundary. Buses run along South Dakota Avenue and Michigan Avenue.

[Source: Washington Post]