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.

Search 16th Street Heights Real Estate & MLS Listings:

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$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
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11 Properties Found.

5801 Manchester Pl Nw


MLS#: DCDC101798
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3712 Sqft, 0.17 Acres

Photo of Listing #1001881690

1527 Farragut St Nw


MLS#: 1001881690
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
5000 Sqft, 0.22 Acres

Photo of Listing #1007906810

1412 Crittenden St Nw


MLS#: 1007906810
6 Bed, 4 Bath
1960 Sqft, 0.05 Acres

4919 16th St Nw


MLS#: DCDC201642
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2797 Sqft, 0.12 Acres

Photo of Listing #1002047558

1445 Madison St Nw


MLS#: 1002047558
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3210 Sqft, 0.12 Acres

1419 Upshur St Nw #3, Penthouse


MLS#: DCDC191604
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
1983 Sqft, 0.08 Acres

4423 15th St Nw


MLS#: DCDC102610
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3464 Sqft, 0.07 Acres

1419 Upshur St Nw #2


MLS#: DCDC191602
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1687 Sqft, 0.08 Acres

Photo of Listing #DCDC101714

1357 Montague St Nw


MLS#: DCDC101714
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1901 Sqft, 0.15 Acres

Photo of Listing #1005621934

1212 Jefferson St Nw


MLS#: 1005621934
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2170 Sqft, 0.06 Acres

1419 Upshur St Nw #1


MLS#: DCDC101390
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1160 Sqft, 0.08 Acres

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 January 23rd, 2019 at 3:45am EST.