Brightwood Real Estate, Washington DC

Tucked into Rock Creek Park in the northwestern part of Washington, DC is Brightwood, a quiet community that is no longer a best kept secret. Homes for sale here have skyrocketed in value, climbing over 20 percent in the last 12 months and a similar amount the previous 12 months. In other words, those awesome dollhouse Victorians and porch-front row houses that your friends told you about still exist but they cost more now.

With a population of about 11,000, this old neighborhood, often lumped in with the adjacent Brightwood Park community, is located north of Petworth and 16th Street Heights and shares commonality in terms of both architecture and community vibes. Settled by free African Americans in the 1820s, the neighborhood is also home to Fort Stevens which was built to protect the city. During the Civil War, President Lincoln came under attack at the fort. The partially restored fortification lies inside Rock Creek Park and is a popular tourist attraction.

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911 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$950,000

MLS#: DCDC399426
8 Bed, 4 Bath
3982 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

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1351 Underwood St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$859,900

MLS#: DCDC403318
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
2891 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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5938 13th Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$850,000

MLS#: 1004101605
10000 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Multi-Family

5818 9th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$849,000

MLS#: DCDC399608
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3168 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Multi-Family

1312 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$799,000

MLS#: DCDC311068
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2342 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

424 Oneida Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$749,000

MLS#: DCDC398694
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2300 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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6109 7th Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$739,900

MLS#: DCDC399622
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
2050 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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6219 Piney Branch Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$709,999

MLS#: DCDC400164
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1352 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

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6202 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,900

MLS#: DCDC369716
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

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6202 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,900

MLS#: DCDC369872
2600 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Commercial Sale

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841 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,500

MLS#: DCDC310866
7 Bed, 1½ Bath
3406 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

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1217 Missouri Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

MLS#: 1006001814
7700 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Multi-Family

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1328 Fort Stevens Dr Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$649,950

MLS#: DCDC380418
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1692 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Residential

1309 Whittier Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$649,900

MLS#: DCDC347924
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1909 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

732 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$635,900

MLS#: DCDC310650
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1964 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

1355 Sheridan St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$609,900

MLS#: DCDC399560
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2027 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

426 Nicholson St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,999

MLS#: DCDC398636
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1632 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

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415 Oneida Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,000

MLS#: DCDC399730
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2174 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

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6605 13th Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,000

MLS#: DCDC399126
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2495 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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512 Roxboro Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,000

MLS#: DCDC401208
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1054 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC401714

731 Oneida Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$584,900

MLS#: DCDC401714
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1790 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

Brightwood Neighborhood Information

Brightwood went through a new period of growth and development beginning in the early 1920s and the architecture is reflective of that period. Homes for sale are typified by American Foursquare, late Victorian, Side Hall Colonials, Sears Roebuck catalog homes (often referred to generically as Craftsman) and post-World War II Capes and cottages. Condos for sale include two-story row houses, often with Mansard roofs, converted Art Deco apartment buildings and some large 1960s-era structures designed in the International style.

Sometimes referred to as a “boomlet” due to a more subtle transitioning than high-density urban areas to the south, Brightwood still has a quirky and diverse sense of small town charm. Local businesses include the Chocolate Crust bakery and coffee, the Simple Bar & Grill, Wapa Café and Second Wind Crossfit. As for Brightwood real estate prices, homes and condos for sale start around $150,000 and climb to about $900,000. Despite the recent sticker shock at the higher levels, however, there is still a nice inventory of properties in the mid-to-high six figure range.  For more information about Brightwood real estate for sale in Washington DC, contact District Partners at Compass today!

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Listing information last updated on March 24th, 2019 at 10:03pm EDT.