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Topic - Dan Silverman
Nine years ago, when Michael Henderson checked out a vacant lot in the District's Edgewood neighborhood, he saw possibilities. He was right. Today, that lot is ablaze in summer color. Mr. Henderson is the proud owner of the home across the way, with a few improvements of its own - new drywall in the bathroom and flagstones in the front.
"It's a great neighborhood, close to Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan but a lot cheaper," he says. "It's not Georgetown or Cleveland Park, but it shouldn't have to be. And when you come home at night and hear the crickets chirping and you're right in the city, that's something."
"You don't just buy a house and become part of the community," Mr. Silverman says. "You've got to appreciate the people who already live there."