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Price Pick of the Week
905 Kent Place NE
List price: $649,000
Previous sale price: $305,000 (April 2005)
Square footage: 1,200
This “stunning, semi-detached townhouse” is advertised as being located “in the heart of Capitol Hill”—never mind that it’s actually on the outskirts of Trinidad. The Library of Congress is a solid 2-mile walk from your new digs, but if you’re mainly interested in a learned environment, never fear: You’ll be steps away from the halls of Gallaudet University. Fine dining at Charlie Palmer Steak would require a formidable hike, but if you’re just in the mood for a quick bite, the Wendy’s on New York Avenue NE is plenty close. You won’t mind not having tony grocery shops, either—just buy in bulk at the seedy confines of the D.C. Farmers’ Market, just down Florida Avenue NE. And you won’t miss out on the cachet of such historic Hill residents as John Philip Sousa, because you’ll have your own neighborhood legend: fallen crack magnate Rayful Edmond III, who ran his late-’80s drug empire from a town house a few blocks away. —Brian Beutler