16th Street Heights Real Estate, Washington DC

Not many years ago, 16th Street Heights—also spelled “Sixteenth” for those who care about such things—was referred to as a “sleeper neighborhood.” Nestled against Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC, 16th Street Heights real estate for sale has gained in popularity since then. You can still find a diverse smorgasbord of great homes for sale but prices have climbed considerably. 

The traditionally blue collar neighborhood of 16th was once the site of the massive Maple Grove Farm. In the 1850s the land was purchased by a prominent DC horticulturist and landscape architect named John Hennessey Saul who decided to subdivide and develop the land, calling it Saul’s Addition. One of Saul’s quirks was establishing zoning laws requiring that homes for sale in his fledgling community be of the detached single-family variety.

That’s not to say there are no commercial structures or multifamily dwellings in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood. To the contrary—you’ll find a number of porch-front row houses with Mansard roofs, as well as old Art Deco apartment buildings that have converted to Washington DC condos for sale. But, they tend to be situated around the neighborhood’s borders.

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Over $1,000,000
4901 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,260 SqFt

4901 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,499,999
New
5315 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,945 SqFt

5315 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,495,000
1316 Emerson Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,200 SqFt

1316 Emerson Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,399,000 ↑ $76,000
1207 Delafield Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,138 SqFt

1207 Delafield Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,349,000
5011 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,800 SqFt

5011 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,325,000
5610 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,712 SqFt

5610 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,264,900 ↑ $25,000
1616 Missouri Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,306 SqFt

1616 Missouri Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,175,000
1433 Longfellow St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,852 SqFt

1433 Longfellow St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,150,000 ↑ $100,000
5800 Manchester Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,746 SqFt

5800 Manchester Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,139,999 ↑ $29,901
New
4919 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,659 SqFt

4919 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000
1425 Madison St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,025 SqFt

1425 Madison St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000
New
1425 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,301 SqFt

1425 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000
New
5614 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 2,906 SqFt

5614 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,000,000
4720 15th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,610 SqFt

4720 15th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,999
1419 Upshur St Nw #3, Penthouse, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,983 SqFt

1419 Upshur St Nw #3, Penthouse, WASHINGTON

$999,900
1513 Nw Buchanan St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,920 SqFt

1513 Nw Buchanan St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,900 ↑ $39,100
4315 Iowa Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

4315 Iowa Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$977,000 ↑ $22,900
1412 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,960 SqFt

1412 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$940,000 ↑ $50,000
4324 14th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,050 SqFt

4324 14th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$899,900 ↑ $90,000
New
1410 Hamilton St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,945 SqFt

1410 Hamilton St Nw, WASHINGTON

$885,000
4512 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,986 SqFt

4512 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$849,899 ↑ $20,000

16th Street Heights Neighborhood Information

Homes for sale in 16th Street Heights start around $200,000 for small condo units and climb to around $900,000 at present, with the majority existing in a solid mid six-figure range. For those socially responsible buyers who’ve been priced out of Logan Circle and wish to spend weekends fixing up a cute bungalow and taking the rescue mutt to the park, you can still do that—but the opportunity now comes with a heftier mortgage.

Architecture runs the gamut here—American Foursquare, Sears Roebuck “Craftsman” homes, Tudor, Victorian and those boxy two-story row houses that are also common in adjoining neighborhoods like Petworth and Brightwood. The inventory of active listings is much less than it once was—that’s what happens to neighborhoods in transition.

16th Street Heights Offers a True Neighborhood Feel

Sixteenth Street Heights may no longer be a sleeper neighborhood but it still retains a diverse and somewhat “local” feel, with mom-and-pop stores and fun restaurants like Domku with Scandinavian food and thrift-store furniture; Sweet Mango with awesome jerk chicken; El Torogoz featuring Spanish TV and Salvadoran food and Mad Momos—a beer deck with yummy Tibetan dumplings. For more information about 16th Street Heights real estate for sale, give District Partners at Compass a call today!

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Listing information last updated on May 23rd, 2019 at 12:17pm EDT.