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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1605 Underwood St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,379,000

MLS#: 1009912128
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5255 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

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1311 Fort Stevens Dr Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$850,000

MLS#: 1002057598
0.11 Acres
Multi-Family

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1312 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$829,000

MLS#: 1009932652
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2040 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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6219 Piney Branch Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$799,000

MLS#: 1009957386
5 Bed, 4 Bath
1352 Sqft, 0.25 Acres
Residential

6119 14th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$775,000

MLS#: 1003761496
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2400 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

6315 13th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$749,900

MLS#: 1009928610
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
2320 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

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1217 Missouri Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

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

6319 8th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

MLS#: 1009957640
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1639 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

503 Madison St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$679,999

MLS#: 1010012078
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2400 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

509 Sheridan St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$639,000

MLS#: 1006591154
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1054 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

1448 Sheridan St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$600,000

MLS#: 1007891126
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
1600 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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823 Somerset Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$589,999

MLS#: DCDC100040
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1512 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

827 Sheridan St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$575,000

MLS#: DCDC100806
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1860 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1326 Tewkesbury Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$569,900

MLS#: DCDC102266
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2259 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

1384 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$529,000

MLS#: 1009965454
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.03 Acres
Residential

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1332 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$525,000

MLS#: DCDC101748
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1720 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

802 Rittenhouse St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$519,000

MLS#: DCDC100558
2 Bed, 1½ Bath
1212 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

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6317 7th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$474,900

MLS#: DCDC102114
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1581 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

1000 Rittenhouse St Nw #25

WASHINGTON, DC
$403,993

MLS#: 1002506730
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1205 Sqft
Residential

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54055407 9th St Nw #108

WASHINGTON, DC
$275,000

MLS#: 1002061904
1 Bed, 1 Bath
630 Sqft
Residential

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1000 Rittenhouse St Nw #c

WASHINGTON, DC
$249,900

MLS#: 1009962058
1 Bed, 1 Bath
630 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 District Partners at Compass today!

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