A vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhood in the northeastern part of Washington, DC.

Welcome to Trinidad

A vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhood in the northeastern part of Washington, DC.
Named after the beautiful country in the Caribbean, the Trinidad neighborhood is a blossoming and vibrant community located in Washington, DC. Trinidad has flourished tremendously over the last few years, creating more businesses and more attractive housing options for young professionals. Featuring classic Victorian row houses in a residential neighborhood, Trinidad is an affordable spot for young people and families to start their lives. It is centrally located and walkable, bordered by the H Street Corridor and the United States National Arboretum. Trinidad is an excellent choice if you are looking for a hip, up-and-coming community in Washington, DC. 

What to Love

  • Union Market 
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival 
  • Trinidad Recreation Center, a community hub for all ages

Local Lifestyle 

Trinidad is made up of young professionals moving to the DC area for new job opportunities in an affordable neighborhood. Trinidad is highly walkable, providing easy and quick access to local restaurants and businesses. The area has experienced quite a revival over the last few years and has proven to be a popular area for residents to move to. The community has come together to revitalize the district and care for its homes, residents, and overall quality of life. The diverse restaurants and extensive list of events put Trinidad on the map, making it a high-demand area among people moving to the Washington, DC area.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Visit KitchenCray, a restaurant that offers more than just comfort food. It is a community staple spearheaded by chef James “JR” Robinson, whose mission is to bring accessible culinary experiences to the community. KitchenCray brings in celebrity customers and offers menu items like braised oxtails stuffed into deep-fried spring rolls and coconut curry lobster. They also provide cooking classes and a “Cars and Brunch” event. 
Chupacabra Latin Kitchen and Taqueria began its journey in a food truck. They quickly became so popular that they needed to expand to a full-blown restaurant. Their menu offers dozens of delicious Latin options like the al pastor (marinated pineapple pork) and the primavera (a vegan squash and eggplant option). This is a perfect spot to switch up your lunch routine and try one of their incredible Latin dishes. 

Union Market is another go-to spot in Trinidad that offers food and shops in one location. Formerly known as Union Terminal Market, the building underwent extensive renovations to create the Union Market of today. In addition to food and shops, Union Market has a movie theater, ice cream factory, and new luxury apartment buildings.

Things to Do 

While Trinidad is a budding neighborhood, there is no shortage of things to do within its trapezoid-shaped district. The H Street Festival, held in September, is always a blast. The festival is one day only and stretches over 11 blocks with various themes for diverse audiences. 
The National Cherry Blossom Festival occurs in late March through mid-April and celebrates the natural beauty of the cherry trees in Washington, DC. The festival spans over four weeks and brings in over 1.5 million people each year to view the stunning trees and participate in creative community programs. 
Broccoli City Fest is the largest music festival for young people of color. It’s held in October and focuses on using music as a platform to elevate the voices of young people of color in the surrounding community and beyond. 


There are a few notable schools in the Trinidad area. Some of them include:

  • Gallaudet University, a private charter university for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Wheatley Education Campus serves students in PK-8th grade.
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