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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15 Properties Found.

4880 Glenbrook Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$6,950,000

MLS#: DC10246654
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
6083 Sqft, 0.86 Acres
Residential

4837 Tilden St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,250,000

MLS#: DC10226323
7 Bed, 6½ Bath
7550 Sqft, 0.18 Acres
Residential

5145 Tilden St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,995,000

MLS#: DC10251324
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5615 Sqft, 0.26 Acres
Residential

4920 Indian Ln Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,300,000

MLS#: DC10085554
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
4770 Sqft, 0.37 Acres
Residential

4608 Rockwood Pkwy Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,999,000

MLS#: DC10283754
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
5691 Sqft, 0.25 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10296293

3800 52nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,395,000

MLS#: DC10296293
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5871 Sqft, 0.33 Acres
Residential

5155 Rockwood Pkwy Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,195,000

MLS#: DC10208388
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
4700 Sqft, 0.45 Acres
Residential

4995 Glenbrook Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,089,000

MLS#: DC10225289
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
5250 Sqft, 0.28 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10210043

5020 Overlook Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,054,000

MLS#: DC10210043
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
4750 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10178227

5114 52nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,999,000

MLS#: DC10178227
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5300 Sqft, 0.22 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10233911

4728 Van Ness St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,600,000

MLS#: DC10233911
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3184 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10251477

5127 Yuma St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,595,000

MLS#: DC10251477
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4044 Sqft, 0.17 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10257191

5110 Warren Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,499,000

MLS#: DC10257191
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3953 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10311159

4204 48th Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,199,000

MLS#: DC10311159
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
2776 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

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3909 48th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,175,000

MLS#: DC10317940
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1992 Sqft, 0.15 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.

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

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Listing information last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 11:54pm EDT.