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Washington Post: Where We Live: NoMa, the wrong side of the tracks no more

The Northeast Washington neighborhood of NoMa — north of Massachusetts Avenue — is an oasis of walkable streets.

“We have a car but don’t use it often, just weekends,” said Melissa Thompson, who moved from Mount Vernon Square.

Banks, cleaners, FedEx, a post office and a deli are nearby. Harris Teeter is in NoMa, at First and M streets NE, and Giant Food and Wal-Mart have stores just outside the neighborhood.

“The Metro station, transit connectivity and proximity to downtown are big attractions. Fewer than 15 percent of residents drive to work,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, president of the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID).

“You can easily walk to Union Market a few blocks east and a couple to the north,” said Christine Fletcher, who moved from Silver Spring and bikes a lot.

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