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
$1,220,000

MLS#: DC9823753
0.04 Acres
Multi-Family

6337 16th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$850,000

MLS#: DC9912413
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1812 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

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1343 Somerset Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$814,900

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

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1368 Underwood St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$768,000

MLS#: DC9903155
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2304 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

1317 Whittier Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,900

MLS#: DC9846385
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1465 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

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841 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,900

MLS#: DC9953338
6 Bed, 1½ Bath
2622 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

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730 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

MLS#: DC9950449
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2570 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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424 Oneida Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$689,000

MLS#: DC9929477
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2484 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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509 Oneida Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$674,999

MLS#: DC9902718
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
1550 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9952044

1315 Underwood St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$674,900

MLS#: DC9952044
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1914 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

6304 Piney Branch Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,999

MLS#: DC9010680
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1242 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

6307 9th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,999

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

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1421 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$599,900

MLS#: DC9905968
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1321 Sqft, 0.05 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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427 Peabody St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$579,000

MLS#: DC9916983
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1279 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9779130

435 Oneida Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$540,000

MLS#: DC9779130
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1772 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

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409 Missouri Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$539,900

MLS#: DC9943595
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1898 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9893377

6115 5th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$525,000

MLS#: DC9893377
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1588 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

809 Quackenbos St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$514,900

MLS#: DC9898467
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1440 Sqft, 0.04 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 May 26th, 2017 at 8:50am EDT.