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In the D.C. metro area scramble for offices, restaurants, and retail, some established neighborhoods are falling behind newly-gentrifying upstarts. According to the Washington Post, real estate scholar Christopher B. Leinberger thinksthat Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan are poorly poised to take advantage of development, while H Street and NoMa show potential.

“Adams Morgan needs to broaden its place strategy, or it will continue to be lapped by U Street, Logan Circle and H Street,” Leinberger tells the Post. As for Dupont, Leinberger points to its lack of planned streetcar access as a sign that it’s being cut out of the city’s future.

Leinberger classifies neighborhoods as “blue chip,” “upside potential,” or “lagging behind.” The full list, after the jump.

Blue Chip

  • Logan Circle
  • NoMa
  • Downtown
  • Columbia Heights
  • Capitol Riverfront
  • Clarendon

Upside Potential

  • H Street
  • New Carrolton
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • Tysons Corner
  • Crystal City
  • White Flint

Lagging Behind

  • Wheaton
  • Annandale
  • Carlyle
  • Dupont Circle
  • Adams Morgan

Notably absent from any spot on the list (perhaps because they don’t exist?): made-up neighborhoods SoMo and the GaP.

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