Spring Valley Real Estate, Washington DC

Spring Valley has a hidden surprise for you—we’ll get to that shortly. This highly affluent suburb is located in upper northwest Washington, DC, abutting the Maryland border. Plus, it is known for some of the priciest homes for sale in Washington DC—starting around a million dollars and climbing from there. Condos for sale supposedly do actually exist but nobody’s actually ever seen one. That’s not the hidden surprise, though.

While the community dates all the way back to the 1600s, it remained farmland until the early 1900s when the military turned it into a munitions and chemicals testing site known as the American University Experiment Station. After the end of World War I, developers bought the land and planned a lovely neighborhood with luxury homes for sale along curving streets that adapted to the gently rolling terrain.

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4960 Rockwood Pkwy Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,495,000

MLS#: DC9674756
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
4833 Sqft, 0.31 Acres
Residential

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3714 University Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,395,000

MLS#: DC9714201
5 Bed, 5 Bath
7140 Sqft, 0.34 Acres
Residential

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3825 52nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,125,000

MLS#: DC9902897
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5900 Sqft, 0.28 Acres
Residential

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5153 Tilden St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,879,000

MLS#: DC9775322
7 Bed, 5½ Bath
4029 Sqft, 0.41 Acres
Residential

4054 52nd Ter Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,845,000

MLS#: DC9932764
5 Bed, 5 Bath
4686 Sqft, 0.37 Acres
Residential

4740 Quebec St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,699,000

MLS#: DC9929220
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
4241 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

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4965 Glenbrook Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,695,000

MLS#: DC9922024
7 Bed, 6 Bath
6700 Sqft, 0.29 Acres
Residential

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3750 Fordham Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,449,000

MLS#: DC9847936
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5150 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

5155 Rockwood Pkwy Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,395,000

MLS#: DC9953758
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
4700 Sqft, 0.45 Acres
Residential

4995 Glenbrook Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,295,000

MLS#: DC9953832
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
5250 Sqft, 0.28 Acres
Residential

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4923 Hillbrook Ln Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,275,000

MLS#: DC9911564
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3690 Sqft, 0.26 Acres
Residential

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5100 Tilden St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,250,000

MLS#: DC8595725
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
3589 Sqft, 0.44 Acres
Residential

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3812 48th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,995,000

MLS#: DC9915785
6 Bed, 4½ Bath
3108 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

4829 Loughboro Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,850,000

MLS#: DC9938475
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
3171 Sqft, 0.3 Acres
Residential

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4350 50th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,749,000

MLS#: DC9945407
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4281 Sqft, 0.2 Acres
Residential

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3812 Fordham Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,695,000

MLS#: DC9876340
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2246 Sqft, 0.17 Acres
Residential

5025 Upton St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,495,000

MLS#: DC9898737
5 Bed, 4 Bath
2670 Sqft, 0.22 Acres
Residential

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4926 Sedgwick St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,495,000

MLS#: DC9918493
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3249 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

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5106 Yuma St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,495,000

MLS#: DC9946691
6 Bed, 4½ Bath
2944 Sqft, 0.2 Acres
Residential

3908 49th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,485,000

MLS#: DC9908262
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2952 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

4849 Rodman St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,399,000

MLS#: DC9936790
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3200 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

Spring Valley (Washington DC) Neighborhood Information

So here comes the surprise part. The idea that these handsome new 1920s homes for sale might be parked on top of unexploded bombs and nasty chemicals was conveniently left out of the discussion. It just never really came up—life proceeded just fine in this quiet neighborhood where wealthy politicians and business people lived.

But starting in 1993, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers began an ongoing search for things that should not be lurking under the soil in nice upscale neighborhoods. It doesn’t seem to be bothering anyone all that much except that there may be less croquet played lately. And seriously, there’s absolutely no truth to the rumor that gardeners have been asked to poke long sticks in the ground when nobody’s home.

On the more innocuous end of neighborhood information, surrounding communities include Palisades to the south and American University Park to the north. Not to worry, no hidden bombs in those places. 

Spring Valley Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

What’s really important is the tall leafy trees and spacious homes designed in a variety of traditional styles, including Colonial, Georgian, Tudor and Cape Cod. According to Zillow, the median list price currently stands at around $1.755 million which is probably on the conservative side. 

Past presidents like Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush have all lived in Spring Valley at one time or another and former Attorney General Eric Holder is currently a resident. And if those guys didn’t worry about potential pesky metal things under the lawn then why should you? Also worth mentioning is the delightful Wagshal’s Market and Delicatessen, offering quality food since 1925.

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