Old City 1 & Old City 2 Real Estate, Washington DC

If you’re hungry for old homes for sale, go to the place that is exactly as it sounds—Old City #1 and Old City #2. These sections of Washington, DC date back to its earliest planning and yes, the District has gone through a lot of changes over the intervening centuries. But many of the incredible old structures remain, standing in sharp juxtaposition to the inevitable result of progress and transition—new mixed-use condos for sale.

There’s a large inventory of condos for sale in Old City 1 and 2, due chiefly to the fact that it’s really not one or even two neighborhoods. Instead, these are simply historic areas of the city that include communities like H Street, NoMa, Truxton, Shaw and the Atlas District. Sometimes the area is called Near Northeast and to be quite honest, there are very few people who can give a definitive answer of where the arcane boundaries actually lie.

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20232025 Benning Rd Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,000,000

MLS#: 1000255022
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #PAPH363288

0 N Columbus Blvd

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$4,500,000

MLS#: PAPH363288
10000 Sqft
Commercial Sale

1723 Connecticut Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,250,000

MLS#: 1009991770
6020 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Commercial Sale

911 V St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,500,000

MLS#: 1000122635
2615 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

1228 9th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,200,000

MLS#: 1010012598
4616 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Commercial Sale

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1128 10th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,000,000

MLS#: 1002282436
5000 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Multi-Family

28 N 3rd St #1

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$2,999,999

MLS#: 1000311438
4767 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Commercial Sale

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1432 12th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,385,000

MLS#: 1007222492
3900 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Multi-Family

33 N 3rd St #4

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$2,250,000

MLS#: 1000404990
2 Bed, 3 Bath
4730 Sqft
Residential

140r S Front St

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$2,249,000

MLS#: PAPH105056
5 Bed, 5 Bath
4800 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1223 5th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,999,000

MLS#: 1003435448
5 Bed, 5 Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

120 Arch St

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$1,900,000

MLS#: 1000297125
8500 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Commercial Sale

737 6th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,749,000

MLS#: 1009939552
4512 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Multi-Family

737 6th St Se

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,749,000

MLS#: 1009939560
4 Bed, 4 Bath
4512 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

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1431 R St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,700,000

MLS#: 1004630736
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3610 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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20 S Letitia St #5b&6a

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$1,699,999

MLS#: 1001413097
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3600 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #1001916384

120 Chestnut St

PHILADELPHIA, PA
$1,690,000

MLS#: 1001916384
8640 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Commercial Sale

1914 8th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,650,000

MLS#: 1002016880
1870 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Commercial Sale

Old City 1 & Old City 2 Neighborhood Information

But does the old city geography really matter when there is such a delightful smorgasbord of real estate listings? This isn’t like some of those fished-out northwestern suburban enclaves, or ultra-trendy hipster neighborhoods like Adams Morgan where so many of the great old row houses have been snapped up. 

Old City 1 & 2 Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

Simply think of Old City #1 and #2 as being a clearinghouse of amazing listings, starting around $200,000 for studio or one-bedroom condos for sale and climbing all the way to $6.5 million for the Pierce School Lofts—now completely renovated and being offered up for sale for the entire 16 bedroom shebang with classrooms that have been converted into loft units and a 9,500 square-foot owner’s residence that includes its own movie theater—pretty casual, right?

There isn’t a lot in the way of single-family homes for sale in this area, although that doesn’t mean there are none. But realistically, the majority of listings are row houses in a staggering variety of styles—Gothic, Beau Arts, Federal, Richardson Romanesque, porch front two-stories with Mansard roofs and towering four-story mini-castles with spires. Add fantastic old commercial buildings that have converted to reasonably-priced condos for sale and of course, the newer upscale modern concoctions, and you’ve got a whole lot of opportunities, right in the heart of the nation’s capital.

To learn more, call District Partners at Compass, (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 2:34pm EST.