16th Street Heights Real Estate, Washington DC

Not many years ago, 16th Street Heights—also spelled “Sixteenth” for those who care about such things—was referred to as a “sleeper neighborhood.” Nestled against Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC, 16th Street Heights real estate for sale has gained in popularity since then. You can still find a diverse smorgasbord of great homes for sale but prices have climbed considerably. 

The traditionally blue collar neighborhood of 16th was once the site of the massive Maple Grove Farm. In the 1850s the land was purchased by a prominent DC horticulturist and landscape architect named John Hennessey Saul who decided to subdivide and develop the land, calling it Saul’s Addition. One of Saul’s quirks was establishing zoning laws requiring that homes for sale in his fledgling community be of the detached single-family variety.

That’s not to say there are no commercial structures or multifamily dwellings in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood. To the contrary—you’ll find a number of porch-front row houses with Mansard roofs, as well as old Art Deco apartment buildings that have converted to Washington DC condos for sale. But, they tend to be situated around the neighborhood’s borders.

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53205322 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,460,000

MLS#: DC10118820
0.04 Acres
Commercial

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5700 16th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,450,000

MLS#: DC10209210
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
4972 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

1527 Farragut St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,399,000

MLS#: DC10272126
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
5000 Sqft, 0.22 Acres
Residential

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4817 Iowa Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,389,000

MLS#: DC10234661
6 Bed, 6 Bath
3268 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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1613 Longfellow St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,250,000

MLS#: DC10279624
6 Bed, 4 Bath
2813 Sqft, 0.25 Acres
Residential

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6337 16th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,199,000

MLS#: DC10148542
6 Bed, 4½ Bath
1812 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

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5008 Arkansas Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,100,000

MLS#: DC10293842
7 Bed, 5½ Bath
3300 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

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4607 16th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,075,000

MLS#: DC10171744
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3250 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

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1507 Crittenden St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$989,000

MLS#: DC10188294
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3144 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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1505 Crittenden St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$979,000

MLS#: DC10198972
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3300 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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1224 Missouri Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$950,000

MLS#: DC10247257
0.03 Acres
Multi-Family

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5213 13th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$915,000

MLS#: DC10269777
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
2585 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

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1234 Hamilton St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$899,900

MLS#: DC10263888
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2760 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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1329 Jefferson St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$859,000

MLS#: DC10255732
5 Bed, 2½ Bath
1826 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

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1513 Varnum St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$849,000

MLS#: DC10280765
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2220 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

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4421 15th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$845,000

MLS#: DC10276338
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3031 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

5310 14th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$750,000

MLS#: DC10246381
7 Bed, 3½ Bath
1650 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

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1423 Montague St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$749,000

MLS#: DC10286269
6 Bed, 2½ Bath
1918 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

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5421 13th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$725,000

MLS#: DC10255728
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2280 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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1357 Montague St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$710,000

MLS#: DC10191223
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1901 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

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1213 Emerson St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$702,000

MLS#: DC10183626
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2258 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

16th Street Heights Neighborhood Information

Homes for sale in 16th Street Heights start around $200,000 for small condo units and climb to around $900,000 at present, with the majority existing in a solid mid six-figure range. For those socially responsible buyers who’ve been priced out of Logan Circle and wish to spend weekends fixing up a cute bungalow and taking the rescue mutt to the park, you can still do that—but the opportunity now comes with a heftier mortgage.

Architecture runs the gamut here—American Foursquare, Sears Roebuck “Craftsman” homes, Tudor, Victorian and those boxy two-story row houses that are also common in adjoining neighborhoods like Petworth and Brightwood. The inventory of active listings is much less than it once was—that’s what happens to neighborhoods in transition.

16th Street Heights Offers a True Neighborhood Feel

Sixteenth Street Heights may no longer be a sleeper neighborhood but it still retains a diverse and somewhat “local” feel, with mom-and-pop stores and fun restaurants like Domku with Scandinavian food and thrift-store furniture; Sweet Mango with awesome jerk chicken; El Torogoz featuring Spanish TV and Salvadoran food and Mad Momos—a beer deck with yummy Tibetan dumplings. For more information about 16th Street Heights real estate for sale, give District Partners at Compass a call today!

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Listing information last updated on July 16th, 2018 at 7:28am EDT.