Burleith Real Estate, Washington DC

As one of Washington, DC’s first “master-planned” communities, Burleith real estate for sale offers a departure from typical urban neighborhoods that have evolved over time. You won’t find a hodgepodge of architectural styles, or businesses of any type. Instead, the limited inventory of homes for sale consist mostly of handsome brick Colonial homes and row houses of similar design, primarily built within a five-year period, from 1923-1928. And prices aren’t cheap—typically ranging from the upper six-figures for townhouses for sale, up into the millions for detached single-family homes. For more information about Burleith real estate for sale or other Washington DC real estate on the market, give us a call today!

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1931 38th St Nw


MLS#: DC9941130
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
1800 Sqft, 0.05 Acres

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3819 S St Nw


MLS#: DC9929320
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1706 Sqft, 0.05 Acres

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1804 37th St Nw


MLS#: DC9899903
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1640 Sqft, 0.05 Acres

Burleith Neighborhood Information

Burleith dates back to the early 1700s—“Berleith” was the name given to a mansion built by an early settler who purchased 1,000 acres of prime land running from the Potomac River to an area north of what is now Georgetown University in popular Georgetown. That northern portion remained farm land until the early 1900s when a few homes were built, along with a block of row houses known as “incubator row” for the number of young children there.

A Look Back at Burleith Development

That all changed when the real estate firm of Shannon & Luchs purchased a major portion of the land and began advertising homes for sale through a mail order campaign as being for “the buyer of moderate means, but of more than ordinary good taste.” During a busy five-year stretch, 450 units were constructed in a basic Georgian style with brick of varying colors, along with stone, wood and plaster to vary the facades.

Over time, an additional 85 homes were built in the same manner as the original layouts—boxy single-family structures on corner lots with row houses in-between. The row house condos for sale comprise the majority of the properties and are either simple Colonial or Federal style, while single-family homes for sale are quite spacious inside, offering from four to six bedrooms.

Burleith Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

This pleasant tree-lined neighborhood is slightly elevated, allowing for cooler temperatures during the summer. Glover Archbold Park provides the entire western border of the neighborhood with Whitehaven Parkway serving as the northern bounds. Homes for sale in Burleith once cost between $8,950 and $13,500—a far stretch from the prices you’ll encounter these days. Nearly a century after those first advertisements went out, Burleith still appeals to buyers of “more than moderate good taste.”

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Listing information last updated on May 29th, 2017 at 9:16pm EDT.