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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20 Properties Found.

6337 16th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,339,000

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

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6218 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,095,000

MLS#: DC10145609
0.04 Acres
Multi-Family

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6218 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,095,000

MLS#: DC10145806
0.04 Acres
Commercial

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1314 Tewkesbury Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$799,000

MLS#: DC10153948
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1800 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

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1360 Underwood St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$765,788

MLS#: DC10132409
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
1620 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

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5903 7th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$749,888

MLS#: DC10154823
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1620 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

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1416 Aspen St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$729,900

MLS#: DC10146031
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2065 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

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1337 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$720,000

MLS#: DC10128415
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1957 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

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1329 Sheridan St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,900

MLS#: DC10127300
6 Bed, 3 Bath
1512 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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407 Missouri Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$624,900

MLS#: DC10157665
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1674 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

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6202 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$594,900

MLS#: DC9864649
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

802 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$530,000

MLS#: DC10149815
2 Bed, 1½ Bath
1212 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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6320 8th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$490,000

MLS#: DC10044385
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1404 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

501 Powhatan Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$475,000

MLS#: DC9781560
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1180 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1000 Rittenhouse St Nw #j

WASHINGTON, DC
$385,000

MLS#: DC10153860
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1029 Sqft
Residential

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717 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$354,000

MLS#: DC10078155
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1054 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1328 Fort Stevens Dr Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$300,000

MLS#: DC10112066
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1692 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Residential

6445 Luzon Ave Nw #405

WASHINGTON, DC
$198,000

MLS#: DC10117540
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1150 Sqft
Residential

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6445 Luzon Ave Nw #417

WASHINGTON, DC
$146,900

MLS#: DC9010766
1 Bed, 1 Bath
700 Sqft
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 us today!

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Listing information last updated on February 18th, 2018 at 4:36pm EST.