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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1528 S St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$724,950

MLS#: 1002502638
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
2590 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

2232 Nicholson St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$650,000

MLS#: 1006177764
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1200 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

1631 U St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$539,000

MLS#: 1002244266
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2716 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

1514 U St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$528,750

MLS#: 1009963810
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1800 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

1524 19th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$524,500

MLS#: DCDC100698
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1750 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

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2233 Mount View Pl Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$514,500

MLS#: 1009912202
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1440 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

1223 Pleasant St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$504,999

MLS#: 1002333964
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2410 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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1727 16th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$499,500

MLS#: 1002351164
4 Bed, 2 Bath
0.06 Acres
Residential

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1607 Fairlawn Ave Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$489,000

MLS#: 1004248114
4 Bed, 3 Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

1408 T St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$485,000

MLS#: 1009910808
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
0.03 Acres
Residential

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1338 Morris Rd Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$450,000

MLS#: 1003869010
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1400 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

1634 Ridge Pl Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$449,900

MLS#: 1010005300
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
1325 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1406 S St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$435,000

MLS#: 1005293044
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1977 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

2528 Sheridan Rd Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$434,900

MLS#: 1009964442
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1430 Sqft, 0.02 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. 

The listing content relating to real estate for sale on this web site is courtesy of MRIS. Listing information comes from various brokers who participate in the MRIS IDX.Properties listed with brokerage firms other than Compass are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.All listing information copyright MRIS 2018.

Listing information last updated on November 13th, 2018 at 6:04pm EST.