Lily Ponds is a neighborhood in NE DC, east of the Anacostia river, bounded by Kenilworth Avenue on the east side, East Capitol Street on the south, Anacostia Avenue on the west, and Benning Road on the north. Lily Ponds feels very insulated from it’s immediate neighbors due to being between the freeway and the river, and the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant and features a large green park on the eastern end with a bike trail and playground. Prices are on the rise in Lily Ponds due to the proximity to Capitol Hill and the east end of the H Street Trolley, but buyers can still get a nice front porch brick townhouse for under $400,000.
Lily Ponds does not have it’s own metro but the Benning Road metro is less than a mile away. The eastern end of the H Street trolley is also nearby, although maybe a little too far for everyday use.