By Penn Branch
Saturday, September 16, 2006

BOUNDARIES: Pope Branch Park to the north, Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the south, Branch Avenue SE to the west and 38th Street SE to the east.

SCHOOLS: Anne Beers and Randall Highlands elementary, Sousa and Kramer junior high and Anacostia high schools.

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, nine houses sold in Penn Branch from $300,000 to $625,000, according to Scott P. Akers Jr., a real estate agent with Century 21 Ashby & Associates Inc. Three properties are listed from $339,900 to $479,911. Two homes are under contract, with list prices from $319,000 to $426,500.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Fort Dupont Park and Fort Circle hike and bike trails, Pope Branch Park, churches, small shops of Penn-Branch Shopping Center.

WITHIN 5 to 10 MINUTES BY CAR: Capitol Hill, Anacostia Freeway, Interstate 395, Potomac Avenue and Naylor Road Metro stations.

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