Anacostia Real Estate, Washington DC

Yes, there are still homes for sale in Washington, DC, with low prices, a proximity to a major body of water and retro-chic Craftsman styles. Anacostia may be on the other side of the river by the same name, but it has been attracting socially conscious urban hipster buyers in droves. So much so that the inventory is way down. Yet, if you’re willing to dig a little, you can still find some incredible deals here. 

What kinds of deals? Try row houses, charming bungalows and Art Deco apartment buildings that have converted to perfect Washington DC condos for sale, ranging from the high-five figure to mid-six figure range. In fact, there have been recent short sales here where single-family homes have actually closed for under $100,000. For more information about Anacostia real estate for sale or other Washington DC real estate opportunities, give District Partners at Compass a call today at (202) 798-3600.

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2318 Nicholson St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,650,000

MLS#: DC10294249
1230 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Multi-Family

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1447 22nd St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,900

MLS#: DC10268304
1880 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Multi-Family

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1349 W St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$574,900

MLS#: DC10208646
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1542 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

1605 17th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$535,000

MLS#: DC10263822
4 Bed, 4 Bath
2720 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

1605 17th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$535,000

MLS#: DC10263976
2720 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Multi-Family

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1615 Fairlawn Ave Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$489,900

MLS#: DC10267234
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1024 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10254202

1408 S St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$460,000

MLS#: DC10254202
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1564 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1621 U St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$449,900

MLS#: DC9955119
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1815 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9955591

1625 17th Pl Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$425,000

MLS#: DC9955591
2800 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Multi-Family

Photo of Listing #DC10277957

1439 22nd St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$419,900

MLS#: DC10277957
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1404 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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2225 Payne Ter Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$399,900

MLS#: DC10251959
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1488 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1905 Fairlawn Ave Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$375,000

MLS#: DC10163471
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1770 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

2252 Mount View Pl Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$359,000

MLS#: DC8651304
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
1488 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

1308 Talbert Ct Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$349,000

MLS#: DC10044492
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1500 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10278369

1137 Chicago St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$330,000

MLS#: DC10278369
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
980 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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2106 Young St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$314,500

MLS#: DC10255065
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
1530 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

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2309 16th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$300,000

MLS#: DC10208533
2 Bed, 2 Bath
884 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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1334 Valley Pl Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$299,900

MLS#: DC10108712
5 Bed, 2 Bath
1540 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

Anacostia Neighborhood Information

To put this into better perspective, a little history is in order. Anacostia was developed in the mid-1800s as “Uniontown”—a blue collar suburb geared toward workers who were employed on the other side of the river at the Navy Yard—once the military’s largest shipbuilding facility. Residences tended to be modest—wood-framed bungalows and Italianate-styles, along with a few larger Queen Anne homes, brick row houses and low-rise apartment buildings.

In time, the blue-collar community took on the name of its adjacent river. Time also brought changes to the shipyard which switched to the manufacture of armaments and gradually rolled back those operations altogether—downsizing into administrative offices. By then, the river had become fouled with industrial pollution and the surrounding area on both sides had fallen into decline and decay.

More About Today's Anacostia Community in Washington DC

In more recent years, the Navy Yard has gone through a massive revitalization process, including a Superfund river cleanup and lots of upscale commercial development. As for Anacostia itself, a transformative process has been slower, but is evident nonetheless. A lot of the underpriced Craftsman cottage fixer-uppers have been snapped up and the downtown Historic District features numerous renovated storefronts. New developments include the announcement that a Busboys and Poets will soon be opening on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE.

 A Closer Look at Real Estate in Anacostia

Homes and condos for sale in Anacostia may not be as plentiful as in recent years but the prices are still incredibly competitive—especially if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and rehab one of the remaining foreclosure listings. And for those looking to move into an already-renovated home, you’ll still spend considerably less than you would on the other side of the river. 

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Listing information last updated on July 17th, 2018 at 12:57pm EDT.