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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6218 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,165,000

MLS#: DC9949654
0.04 Acres
Commercial

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6218 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,165,000

MLS#: DC9960031
0.04 Acres
Multi-Family

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5938 13th Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$850,000

MLS#: DC10060406
3200 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Multi-Family

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1343 Somerset Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$729,900

MLS#: DC9935473
4 Bed, 4 Bath
1987 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

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1255 Van Buren St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$719,000

MLS#: DC10035355
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1910 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

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505 Madison St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

MLS#: DC10063551
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1953 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

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409 Quackenbos St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$660,000

MLS#: DC10050703
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
2262 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

524 Roxboro Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$625,000

MLS#: DC10037725
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1054 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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521 Powhatan Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$624,950

MLS#: DC10051573
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1144 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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6202 Georgia Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$594,900

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

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6307 9th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$569,000

MLS#: DC9946171
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1152 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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423 Peabody St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$545,000

MLS#: DC10058951
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1458 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

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612 Quackenbos St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$539,998

MLS#: DC10021416
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1466 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

6320 8th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$530,000

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

523 Quackenbos St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$499,000

MLS#: DC10039258
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2263 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

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809 Quackenbos St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$494,500

MLS#: DC9898467
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1440 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

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802 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$489,000

MLS#: DC10043937
2 Bed, 1½ Bath
1212 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

501 Powhatan Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$475,000

MLS#: DC9781560
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1180 Sqft, 0.03 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 us today!

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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2017 at 7:34am EDT.