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Transitioning D.C. neighborhoods identified in D.C. tax report

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Columbia Heights, Brookland, the H Street Corridor and Anacostia are among a group of neighborhoods that a District of Columbia commission has identified as "transitioning" - or gentrifying - in a new report.

Eckington is one of the 18 neighborhoods named in the report. Photo: Ted Eytan/Flickr

The report from the D.C. Tax Revision Commission, which was obtained and first published by the Washington Business Journal, identifies more than a dozen neighborhoods that fit a unique profile.

They're all areas, according to the commission, where median property value and gross income was below D.C.'s average before 2001 but climbed north of both figures just a decade later.

The report indicates that these neighborhoods saw dramatic changes in average age, income levels, property values and tax liabilities.

The neighborhoods named in the report include:

Anacostia Barry Farm
Brentwood Brookland
Chillum Columbia Heights
Congress Heights Deanwood
Eckington Fort Dupont Park
Ledroit Park Lily Ponds
Marshall Heights H Street NE
Petworth Randle Heights
Sixteenth Street Heights Trinidad

The Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer also points out that other hallmarks of transitioning neighborhoods, including condominium construction and a soaring rate of single tax filings, grew exponentially between 2001 and 2010.

You can read the full report from the D.C. Tax Revision Commission here and more analysis from the Washington Business Journal here.

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